About

Wedding photographer Scotland - Karen Thorburn smiling and holding a quaich and standing between a bride and groom on a boat

Your Wedding Photographer in Scotland

Hello! I’m Karen. I’m a documentary wedding photographer in Scotland.

I think it’s essential that you feel comfortable so that you can relax in front of the camera. I love getting to know the couples I work with! By the time I’ve delivered your images, I’ll really feel that we are friends. Seeing as I have the privilege of sharing the most special day of your life, it’s only fair that I share a little of my story too!

Wedding photographer Scotland - Karen Thorburn with a camera in the woods, in front of a white car and grey caravan

Photography has been a lifelong love. I picked up my first camera when I was six years old and have never looked back! Landscape photography is my favourite pastime. Nothing makes me feel more alive than heading outdoors with my camera, capturing a beautiful sunrise and having some amazing encounters with wildlife (pop over to my main website if you’d like to see these pictures!).

Every wedding is special to me

Although I enjoy a quiet life, I also love a good wedding! I’m thrilled to have turned a passion into a profession, with wedding photography now occupying most of my time. Every wedding is special to me and I consider it a privilege to witness such a significant milestone in people’s lives.

Wedding photographer Scotland - Karen Thorburn standing with a blue bike in front of a white boat and white cottages

I live on the Black Isle with my husband Mark and our two guinea pigs, Angus and Woody! We’re chasing the ‘good life’, expanding our veg plot and looking to rescue some chickens! As you might have guessed, I’m an outdoor enthusiast! When I’m not busy with wedding photography, I love going for long walks in the countryside or along the coast, and getting out and about with my bike and my caravan.

My love for photography

I was born and brought up in Perth and spent my childhood holidays caravanning around Scotland with my parents and brother. This nurtured my love for photography, maps and exploring the quieter corners of Scotland on foot or on two wheels. I’m obsessed with the Scottish islands! On my 30th birthday, I returned to the scene of my earliest memory; the summit of Goatfell on the Isle of Arran (pictured below). Harris is my favourite island, so much so, that Mark and I got married on the beach at Luskentyre!

Wedding photographer Scotland - Karen Thorburn sitting on a boulder with a walking pole and red rucksack on a mountain summit

What next? Well, if I seem like your kind of person, then let’s start planning your wedding photography! Click the link below and I’ll tell you everything you need to know.

© Karen Thorburn
Tel: + 44 (0)7761985752
Email: karen@karenthorburn.com