• Bride and groom smiling and facing the camera, standing in a gap in an old stone wall, with a lake and green hills beyond
  • Bride and groom walking hand-in-hand on a sandy beach, with rocks and the sea in the background, and grass in the foreground
  • A groom smiling at his bride in a church wedding ceremony, with the bride looking at the minister and laughing

Beautiful, natural images and a first-class service
from down-to-earth, trusted Inverness wedding photographe
r, Karen Thorburn Photography

Wedding Photographer of the Year Logo for the 2022/23 LTG Global Awards, featuring white and orange text on a navy background
Logos, mainly in gold lettering, for the Scottish Wedding Awards and Top 3 Photographers in Highland
Wedding photography of a bride facing her groom in an outdoor ceremony under an arch of roses with trees in the background

Congratulations on your engagement! You’ve landed on this page, so I guess you’re looking for the right Inverness wedding photographer for your special day! This is such an exciting time in your life. What do I do? Well, I work with down-to-earth couples, to create natural, beautiful images that will tell the story of your wedding, so that you’ll have a gorgeous collection of photographs to remember your special day, without feeling at all awkward in front of the camera. Of course, it’s not just about the images. I’m equally passionate about providing a top-notch, friendly service, full of personal touches, and keeping the wedding photography side of things stress-free!

Our photographs are out of this world!

Karen took beautiful pictures at our wedding venue and then, as an added personal touch, even took us to a few locations she recommended for additional shots.

A lovely lady who makes you feel at ease. Would highly recommend Karen for a professional, trustworthy and friendly service.”




You want to feel comfortable around your Inverness wedding photographer. Are we going to click? Hop over to my about page to get to know me better!


Natural images without feeling awkward in front of the camera. Classic wedding photography, candid pictures and beautiful details.


This is your wedding day! Don’t forget that the service is as important as the quality of the photography. Read reviews from past clients here.



Portrait of Inverness wedding photographer Karen Thorburn smiling and wearing a white flowery top, with a dark sky behind

Hello! I’m Karen, the smiley face behind the camera! I’m passionate about forming meaningful relationships and I’m a long-suffering perfectionist… I guess that’s why I’m a wedding photographer! I love exploring the countryside on my twee-looking bike, escaping from the twenty-first century in my little touring caravan, listening to The Beatles and laughing at ‘Friends’!

Pink and grey logo with a love heart with the text 'Featured in Tie The Knot Scotland'


Candid photographs

Firstly, I love telling a story with candid photographs. In years to come, you’ll want to look back on real moments showing all the emotions, from the happy tears to the love and laughter. Many of your favourite pictures from the wedding day will be the ones when you didn’t know you were having your photo taken. The same will be true of your guests!

Natural images & classic style

As well as these ‘documentary’ images, I know you’ll also want those timeless couple and group shots. I’ll keep these pictures fairly informal (and enjoyable!), and not overly staged. Your images will be as true to life as possible but I’ll gently guide you here and there so that you feel relaxed and beautiful, and the photos will look very natural.

Those all-important details

Last but not least, so much thought goes into all the wee details; everything from the flowers to the seating plan. After all, they reflect who you are as individuals and as a couple. Of course you’ll want to remember them forever. I know the guys tend not to ‘get’ this but I totally do! I’ll make time to capture it all. I’ll do so in a style that perfectly complements the people pictures.

To Inverness and beyond!

I live in a quiet corner of the Black Isle with my husband Mark and our two fur babies (Woody and Jeemy, our guinea pigs!), about a half hour’s drive from the centre of Inverness. My work mostly takes me throughout the Scottish Highlands and Moray, but I’m happy to travel further afield, throughout Scotland, to work with you. I’ve photographed weddings as far afield as Aberdeenshire, Angus, Perthshire, Kintyre, Glasgow and Edinburgh so, yes, I really do cover the whole of the north of Scotland and the Central Belt!

If I’m going to share in the most special day of your life, see you in your nightie and cringe with you during the speeches, then it’s only fair that I share a little of my story too! Get to know me by clicking the link below and having a peak behind the scenes!




Wedding photograph of a bride and groom standing side by side, holding flowers, in front of woodland

Feel relaxed and look your best

Most of my couples describe themselves as slightly camera shy, but I ensure that this doesn’t come across in their photographs! I know you’re not used to wearing lots of make-up and being the centre of attention but, fear not, you’re going to look stunning yet completely natural and authentic in your wedding photos!

I’ll take the time to get to know you before the wedding. Building up a relationship will help you to feel totally relaxed in front of the camera and look your absolute best in the pictures. And it’ll be enjoyable too! I’m only ever an email or phone call away; we can chat over coffee and cake and run through the plan for the big day; and we can follow each other on Facebook and connect in a genuine way. By the time I’ve delivered your wedding photographs, we’ll no doubt feel like old friends! I’ll be delighted if we stay in touch after the wedding too!



Wedding guests smiling and throwing confetti over a bride and groom as they walk hand-in-hand along a path

The very highest standard of client service

My wedding photography packages include the following as standard: comprehensive pre-wedding consultation; all day coverage; digital editing in my signature, classic style; high resolution printable images; online gallery; and a commitment to providing you not only with beautiful imagery and products, but also the very highest standard of client service. No worries at all if you’re planning a wee wedding and just need a few hours of coverage. I’m pretty flexible and can offer you a bespoke package if needed!



Wedding photograph of an Inverness bride and groom kissing in their wedding ceremony, in front of their bridesmaid and guests

My wedding blog is undergoing a major revamp! Having decided to take my blog in a different direction, I’ve deleted a lot of old posts. I’m working hard behind the scenes to create new content which you’ll find super helpful whilst planning all aspects of your wedding! So, there are only a handful of posts at the moment but expect to see many more over the coming months. I’ll add a link in my website menu when my blog looks a bit less spartan!



Bride and groom holding hands and smiling at each other while walking along a rocky path beneath mountains shrouded in clouds

Book a free no obligation consultation

Whether you’re ready to book or just have some initial queries, please get in touch today to arrange a free no obligation consultation. That sounds a bit official, doesn’t it? Honestly though, it’s not! I just want to have an informal, friendly chat to find out more about your wedding plans (exciting!), answer any questions you might have, and talk you through my photography packages.

My calendar fills up quickly so don’t put it off! Think how good it’s going to feel when you tick another item off your wedding to-do list (and the photography is a BIG tick!). Don’t worry though, there’s no obligation to book me as your photographer after the call. But, let’s get on the phone and find out if we’re a good fit for each other!



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