Wedding rings and engagement ring in a wooden box with an engraved love heart and lace.

There’s a lot to think about when planning your wedding! Grab a cup of tea and sit back and relax while I do my best to answer your questions about your wedding photography!

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How long will you be around for?

This depends on which photography package you choose and your requirements for the day. If you request a full day’s coverage, I’ll arrive in the morning to capture the preparations and will finish after the first few dances of your evening reception. I’m happy to offer you a discounted rate if you don’t need coverage of getting ready or the dancing.

Bride and groom hugging and smiling in their wedding ceremony as guests look on, clapping their hands.

What photographs will you capture?

My passion is to tell a story with candid images capturing all the emotions; and fairly informal couple and group shots with minimal posing.

I’m driven by the excitement of capturing those special moments on a wedding day. Natural, raw emotions. Tears and laughter. I love telling a story with photographs.

Each wedding will typically include a mixture of colour and monochrome images. I love working with colour but find that black and white can look ‘timeless’ in wedding photography. I’ll also take the time to capture the details which you will no doubt have meticulously planned!

Wedding guests gathered around a bride and groom in a sunny garden, waving at the camera.

Do you do formal and group shots?

Yes, absolutely! I’ll ask you to provide me with a list before the wedding. I suggest allocating around 20 to 30 minutes after the ceremony for formal photographs, typically involving the bridal party and closest family members. I’m also happy to organise a group photo of all your day guests (a formal one and a fun one!).

After I’ve captured your couple shots, you can relax and get on with the rest of the wedding day without interruptions! I love working outdoors in natural light (weather permitting!) but I’m also happy to capture your couple shots indoors and showcase your venue. If it rains and you’re happy to brave the elements, I have a large white umbrella which you are welcome to borrow!

Bride and groom laughing and dancing as guests film them on their mobile phones.

Will you stay until the first dance?

I’ll stay until the first few dances if you select either my silver, gold or platinum photography package. I’ll finish for the night when I know I’ve captured everything I need for you. If you select a bespoke package, I’ll be happy to discuss with you the amount of photography coverage that you need.

Bride and groom standing on a large rock looking out to sea, with their arms around each others' waists.

Do you travel?

Yes! I’m based near Inverness and will be happy to travel throughout the Highlands (including Skye), Moray and Aberdeenshire and as far south as the Central Belt for no extra charge. I’m happy to travel further afield but may need to charge a little extra, e.g. to cover ferry fares to the islands.

Bride and groom standing in front of a wooden door and a large Christmas tree decorated with silver and red decorations.

Do you cover winter weddings?

Yes, I do. I’ll probably photograph your group shots indoors, in addition to some of your couple shots. Due to the shorter daylight hours in winter, you may need to give some extra thought to the timing of the ceremony if you’re planning on having some outdoor photographs taken afterwards.

Woman dressed in a kilt giving a piggy back to a woman dressed in a white suit, on a path next to a wall with trees behind them.

Do you shoot same sex weddings?

Yes, absolutely. I would be delighted to capture your special day for you both. I’ll gladly take the time to discuss your vision for your wedding or civil partnership ceremony and exactly what you would like from the photographs.

Do you work alone?

Yes. I’m comfortable working alone but can call on an experienced second shooter for an additional fee, if required.

Do you supply wedding albums?

Call me old-fashioned but I still love to print photographs, even in the digital age! I supply luxury matted albums which are created by Jorgensen in the UK and are beautifully finished using the highest quality materials. The images are presented in mounts (similar to framed photographs) and offer a timeless and robust alternative to printed books. The albums have oatmeal linen covers and gold foil embossing.

Bride and groom smiling at each other, with the man's hands around the woman's waist, surrounded by trees and flowers.

Do you supply framed prints?

I can’t think of a better way to remember your wedding on a daily basis than to have some beautiful wall art on display in your home. I supply professionally framed prints, created in the UK using high quality lustre photographic paper and mouldings in a selection of finishes.

Bride and groom looking at each other, walking along a gravel path surrounded by trees and green ferns.

What photography packages do you offer?

I offer a range of photography packages, with details provided here. With my silver, gold and platinum packages, I offer the following as standard:

  • Comprehensive pre-wedding consultation to discuss the details of the day.
  • All day coverage from getting ready to the first few dances.
  • Post production digital editing with each file carefully selected and edited.
  • High resolution images on a USB drive.
  • Secure online password-protected web page and gallery to share with family and friends and link to social media, with a facility for purchasing prints.
  • Slideshow set to music, bringing to life the best photographs from the wedding day.
  • Commitment to providing you with beautiful imagery and products and the very highest standard of client service.

I’m flexible and appreciate that you might have different requirements, which is absolutely fine! I’ll be happy to discuss a bespoke package with you.

Bride and groom on a distant green hilltop with clouds clinging to mountains behind them.

What happens after the wedding?

I will individually edit and enhance all of the images to a high standard. I am a perfectionist! Your photographs will be presented in a secure online password-protected gallery and delivered to your door on a USB drive. Your images will be ready within eight weeks of the wedding. Often it will be much quicker but it will depend on my workload!

I’ll be happy to provide a small number of images shortly after the wedding for you to use on thank you cards or share on social media etc., if requested. I’ll also create a slideshow of images set to music once the processing of the photographs is complete.

Bride and groom standing in a pasture with a lake, trees and mountains in the distance behind them.

How do we enquire or book?

If you have decided to go ahead and book your wedding photography… brilliant! To confirm your booking, I’ll just need you to complete a booking form and pay a 25% deposit. The remaining balance will be due two months before your wedding.

Don’t put it off! My calendar fills up quickly, sometimes years in advance, and bookings are taken on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Get in touch and let’s start planning your wedding photography. I’m really looking forward to working with you!

Please either schedule a call on my calendar below or complete an online contact form here.

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

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