“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”
— Edward Steichen—

It really is that simple. It is not about the technical stuff or the fancy camera. It is about you and me working together to create beautiful portraits full of meaning to you. Portraits that will take pride of place on your walls, in an album or on your website.

So, tell me, what kind of portraits are you are dreaming of creating? Let’s work together to make it a reality.


I photograph families and weddings in the greater Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, and Mayo area.


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Communion girl at church


Capturing beautiful family memories to take pride of place on your walls.

Having a family changes your whole life. Your little ones are the best thing that ever happened to you and you cherish them with all your heart. You also know they won’t stay small for long. You want to capture your toddler’s beautiful expressions before he grows out of his quirky ways. Not to mention his curls, that are already starting to grow out. You want to capture the excitement of your middle child in her Communion dress and you would just love to have one great family portrait before the eldest heads off to college so that it can bring a smile to your face when you miss them the most.


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Framed prints of children outdoors


Magical wedding portraits to remember your day forever.

Perhaps your dream contains a magical wedding day full of emotional moments and you want a photographer who understands and appreciates all the hard work that has gone into planning this day. You also know that this day will be over so quickly and when this wonderful whirlwind has passed, it will be hard to remember it all. You need someone who unobtrusively captures all the smiles, the tears and the details, so that when you flick through your beautiful wedding album or look at that showstopping portrait on your wall a few years down the line, you will be brought right back to the moment when you said “I do.”


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Framed prints of couple in bedroom



A photography session with me is highly personalised to your wishes and needs. We start with a complimentary consultation in the convenience of your own home or workplace. This meeting is when we start planning the session and establish what type of portraits we will create.


We plan out everything in advance - location, what to wear, what style of portraits you want and how and where they will be displayed. Once we have the session, everything is planned out so well, we just enjoy it!

Order Meeting

I will show you the best portraits from your session at the order meeting and you will pick your favourites to buy. My clients love watching the slideshow that I have created of their best photographs and there are usually a few happy tears being shed. We then select your favourites and choose how they are going to be displayed. We finalise your order and you pay for it at the end of the meeting.


I will personally deliver the purchased portraits to your home or workplace so you don't have to worry about a thing. I believe in making the whole process as relaxed and stress-free as I possibly can for my clients.

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Kitchen wall gallery of boys


Originally from Sweden, I have lived in Ireland since 2003. I am the wife of a Limerick man, a mother of two girls and a lover of natural light, framed prints, books and mugs of tea.

I know how busy life can get with kids, wedding planning and running your own business, which is why I come to you for all our meetings. I do my utmost to ensure that you have an enjoyable and stress-free experience throughout, starting from your first enquiry and all the way to having your portraits personally delivered by me to your doorstep. I photograph families and weddings in the greater Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, and Mayo area.

My work has been exhibited in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre , Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim and in Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden. I hold a diploma in Photography and an honours degree in Interior Architecture and have gotten a few awards and recognitions along the way as well.

Read more about me and what I can do for you on my about page.

"It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
— Paul Caponigro—

Let’s create beautiful portraits together that show the world who YOU are.


Portrait of boy at church


“Thank you so much.... you honestly will never know how grateful we are for you taking photos of our kids. You are amazing.”

“Sara, thank you for photographing my boys and I. The finished prints are absolutely amazing and they are hanging proudly in my hallway. I would like to commend you on your professionalism. You were extremely easy to work with, flexible with your time and open to all suggestions. I would highly recommend you as a photographer and I look forward to working with you again someday.”

“Sara thank you so much for the pictures. You put so much work into them and I love them. I cherish the memory.”

“Sara photographed our wedding over the summer and did an absolutely amazing job. Her attention to detail is second to none and not to mention her professionalism and the presentation of her work. Sara was so easy work with from beginning to end and had great ideas, as you will see from her work to date. We will cherish Sara's photos forever. Would highly recommend her to everyone!”

“I've been raving about you to everyone! One word, amazing!!”


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Forest family photo


Are you looking for a thoughtful gift for your loved ones? Gift cards for Sara Leahy Photography are available to purchase right here on my website.


Framed portrait of sisters in sligo forest