Bride and groom walking hand-in-hand on grass overlooking the sea, captured by a wedding photographer

Beautiful, natural images and a first-class service from a down-to-earth
wedding photographer in Inverness, the Scottish Highlands and Moray

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 wedding photographer in the Inverness area! This is such an exciting time in your life. What do I do? Well, I work with down-to-earth brides like you, 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! Anyway, don’t just take my word for it! Let’s kick off with some testimonials…

We had an amazing service start to finish.

A lovely lady who makes you feel at ease.

Our photographs are out of this world!

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

Would highly recommend Karen for a professional, trustworthy and friendly service.”

stephanie and daniel ross


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

What can you expect from my pictures? Essentially, I specialise in three things…

Candid photographs

Firstly, I love telling a story with candid photographs. In years to come, I want you to look back on real moments showing all the emotions, from the happy tears to the laughter.

Classic yet natural couple photos and group shots

As well as this ‘documentary’ approach, I think it’s really important to capture those timeless couple and group shots. I’ll keep these pictures fairly informal (and enjoyable!), and not overly staged. I want your images to 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 including your accessories, flowers, the cake, the seating plan, favours… The list goes on! Of course you’ll want to remember them forever! I know the guys don’t ‘get’ this but I totally do! I’ll make time to capture it all.

To Inverness and beyond!

I live in a quiet corner of the Black Isle with my husband Mark and our two fur babies (Angus and Woody, 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 better by clicking the link below and having a peak behind the scenes!




Wedding photograph of a bride and groom with a celebrant, laughing during their ceremony in a white marquee

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

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! It’ll be back soon, full of past weddings and inspiration to help you plan the big day.


Wedding photograph of a bride and groom holding hands and talking to each other while walking along a sandy beach

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 for 2021 and 2022 is filling 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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