Intimate Wedding, SMALL WEDDING & Elopement photographer in Ireland
Now booking 2022 & 2023
Hi, I'm Sarah Kate, based in Cork, I cover contemporary and alternative weddings AND destination weddings in Cork, Kerry & all over Ireland.
Whether you’re planning an intimate Irish countryside wedding, or slick city centre celebration, let’s capture it through evocative yet authentic imagery that tells the detailed story of your day.
Inspired by the rugged Irish landscape, history and cinema, my wedding photography has a timeless and romantic feel, and will be the perfect compliment to your love story. This is artistic photography, without the fads, frills and fuss, that will stand the test of time.
wEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR INTROVERTS, EXTRoVERTS,
LUNATICS AND LEGENDS!
As an Irish wedding photographer
I know the lay of the land, I offer natural, wedding photography in Ireland, thats timeless, evocative and good craic.
Natural, romantic Wedding & Elopement Photographer
IN cORK, kerry & Ireland
I shoot adventure elopements, micro, small weddings & intimate weddings throughout Cork, West Cork, Kerry & Ireland. Capturing the rugged beauty of Ireland with your endearing journey. I do small, in a big way.
Do you HATE BEING IN FRONT OF A CAMERA?
Thats ok, I do too! It's bloody awkward, I have a unique ability to make you relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera so those all those elopements, holy matrimony, unholy matrimony, rituals, coupling, soirees and general expressions of unyielding love.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, capturing details
THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME!
Big IRISH SESSION, AHEM, i mean wedding!
Us Irish know how to celebrate in style, and that includes all the big emotions that come with it, the tears, the laughter, the whoopsie daisies! I capture the driving rain, the howling wind and the atmosphere that goes with it too. So matter what the weather, a session will be had!
I'll put you at ease, on your big day
I go the extra mile to get to know you ahead of the wedding, why? Cause it would be super weird not to! If I'm going to be involved in your big day, I want to know how you, how you met, what you love, and where you hope married life will take you.
I offer pre wedding couple sessions ahead of your wedding, as part of my wedding packages! It also puts you at ease in front of the camera and it allows me to get nicer photos on the day, because you know and trust me. Let me be there for you, it will be worth it.
Has Covid changed your wedding plans?
Fear not, changing your dream large or foreign wedding doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact by having an intimate, small wedding in Cork or Kerry, it means you can save money for the big things later on such as a house or trips abroad. I have tailored intimate wedding photography packages which cater for smaller weddings, they take into account the changeability of restrictions. So you still get a great intimate wedding photography package which will capture your day in a big way!
Wildly romantic small weddings in ireland
From big parties to cozy, candlelit ceremonies, all love stories deserve to be told beautifully. No matter what your budget, you can elope to Ireland and not break the bank. You can choose a quirky wedding venue such as a castle, pub or cottage or you can elope outdoors like the Cliffs of Moher, West Cork or along the Wild Atlantic Way. The possibilities are endless, and it makes a wildly romantic boho alternative to a standard wedding. I'm pretty much down for anything so if you want to ride into the venue with a donkey in tow or if you want to go wild swimming, count me in! I'm your ride or die on your wedding day!
Grab some champagne and lets have fun!
Lots and lots of fun, I love having craic and a laugh with my couples and I want to feel like I'm celebrating with you! So lets let our hair down and have fun on your wedding day & book me as your alternative wedding photographer!
Are nervous about having your photo taken?
Some of my pricing and packages include pre wedding photography sessions and its the perfect way to get rid of any pre wedding camera shy jitters! These are my favourite as I get to meet couples ahead of their big day and also go through how your wedding photos will go!
What my couples are saying!
Wow they are amazing!! Thanks so much you did an amazing job. I actually can’t believe how nice they are! You completely hid our social awkwardness!!
Jennifer & Damien
Eleopement Photographer ireland
Traditional might not be your style so the thought of planning a big wedding just doesn't feel right or you might not like the fuss or the limelight.
Instead, you dream to elope to Ireland or an intimate, small wedding, by travelling somewhere beautiful in Ireland and committing your lives to each other in a more intimate and meaningful way.
Whatever the reason for choosing an Irish Elopement, I am glad you found me.
Because I am Irish, I have intimate knowledge of all the best nooks and crannies to get eloped in Ireland and especially, Cork or Kerry. I also know the best places to get a pint of Guinness afterwards to help get the party started.
My wedding photography is perfect for capturing proposals, engagements, vow renewals, anniversary sessions, pre-wedding shoots or simply capturing your travel adventures in a new and awesome place. I enjoy capturing the small intimate moments, and the quirkier your wedding, the better.
I am an inclusive wedding photographer who embraces the LGBTQ community through LGBTQ weddings, elopements, commitment ceremonies, engagements e.t.c.
WHAT BETTER WAY TO BEGIN A MARRIAGE THEN TO HAVE AN ADVENTURE?
Get your best clothes on, pack your hiking boots and a flask of whiskey and let's discover some beautiful backdrops for your Irish wedding.
Where to GET ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY in Cork and Kerry
I shoot intimate weddings, and Irish elopements all over Cork City and Cork County such as: Kinsale, Ballycotton, Clonakilty, Inchydoney, Skibbereen, Bantry, Glengarrif, Baltimore, Schull, Ballymaloe, Castlemartyr, Barleycove, Three Castles Head, Sheeps Head, Mizen Head, Healy Pass, Gougane Barra, Leap, Glandore, Garnish Island and the Wild Atlantic Way and all over Kerry and the Ring of Kerry such as Kenmare, Killarney, Dingle, Mt. Brandon, Castlegregory, Molls Gap, Torc Mountain, Muckross Abbey.
I even know places that are off the beaten track, untouched, and pure and utter Irishness! I'm happy to share those spots with you when you book with me!
I'M LOCAL TO ALL THE BEST OFF-BEAT ELOPEMENT SPOTS IN THE SOUTH OF IRELAND
As a local means I have a expert understanding of where and when to shoot, I understand the weather, the terrain and I understand the unique Irish light, which makes planning your Irish elopement or intimate wedding that bit easier. I grew up 20 minutes drive from Gougane Barra, 40 minutes from Killarney National Park, and 40 minutes from West Cork, so not only am I a local Cork wedding photographer, I know these places inside out. I have connections and memories here, just like you.
I know the cutest spots to watch the sun set, I know where the wind blows a gale down the valley and I know cute little spots to get some adventure wedding portraits. I will work with you and give you guidance on venues which may make your day extra special and I will help you discover just how adventurous you want to be. I am located 40 minutes from all the best West Cork & Kerry wedding locations.
OUTDOOR ELOPEMENTS AND Irish Weather
It is often said that you can get four seasons in one day. Irish weather can be unpredictable, but that just adds to the fun and excitement of the day.
WHEN TO ELOPE?
Spring to summer is usually the safest time to elope outdoors in Ireland. The average temperature ranges from 09/12°C (48/50°F) to 19/20 °C (66/68 °F) in Spring or Summer and7/8 °C (45/46 °F) in inland areas, to 8/10 °C (46/50 °F) along the coasts and milder periods, when southerly air masses reach Ireland, the temperature can reach 15 °C (59 °F) even in winter.
WHAT TO BRING?
It is best to prepare for all-weather possibilities for your adventure elopement. Bring an umbrella, a pair of wellingtons and a woollen or lace shawl to keep you warm.
A hot flask of tea or coffee works well, or even a flask of whiskey or hot toddy if you're feeling extra adventurous.
Get in touch to learn more about my elopement photography packages
Beautiful, adventurous, relaxed couples photographer Cork & Kerry
Capturing the romance, fun and intimacy to create authentic images you’ll treasure forever. Let's go on an adventure! You want photographs that capture your personalities, your love and the bond between you.
Whether you live in Ireland or you are traveling here on vacation, it makes the perfect backdrop for a couple photoshoot! My couple photo sessions are relaxed, fun with a sprinkle of adventure! Its a great way to celebrate your love and relationship. We can go somewhere with epic scenery, somewhere which means something to both of you or pick an urban location with cool backdrops. Wherever we go, you will be left with beautiful images for you to cherish forever.
Pricing for couple shoots in Ireland starts at €350 and include a slideshow off all your images to music and 15 digital downloads!
*Please note that small travel fees may apply if outside a 1 hour radius of Macroom, Co. Cork. I will let you know these ahead of booking if you wish to shoot elsewhere in Ireland.
I'm an inclusive photographer
iNTIMATE, Small wedding & ELOPEMENT photographer prices
If you are planning a small wedding with under 30 guests or if its just the two of you and witnesses and would like information on what I can offer please contact me to be sent my brochure all about wedding photography prices for small Irish weddings. And if you’re after a more tailored collection I am very happy to come up with something that works for you.