Wedding Info

Congratulations on your wedding plans and thank you for considering me as your photographer!

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Choosing a photographer is a big decision. The photographs are one of the most important purchases you’ll make for your wedding day; these are the memories which you will cherish for a lifetime. This keeps me on my toes at every wedding and I would love to capture those special moments for you and your families. Whether you’re getting married on a beach, in a church, registry office or hotel, with a couple of witnesses or over a hundred guests, I will be thrilled to be a part of your special day.

My passion is to tell a story with a mixture of candid images capturing all the emotions; as well as the all-important details which you have planned so meticulously; and semi-posed but relaxed and natural couple and group shots.

My approach is enthusiastic and passionate yet unobtrusive, considered and calm, allowing you to focus on the occasion and spending time with your family and friends, safe in the knowledge that I will be discreetly capturing those perfect moments. I understand that you want to spend the day enjoying time with your loved ones and not posing awkwardly for the camera, and so the couple and group shots are captured with minimum fuss and in a relaxed fashion.

I’m based in the Highlands but will gladly travel throughout Scotland or further afield to photograph your wedding. I offer a range of photography packages to suit different budgets. Typically, I start the day with the preparations in the morning and shoot through to the first few dances in the evening reception, but I can offer a reduced fee if you don’t need a full day’s coverage. I’m very flexible, always open to ideas and happy to provide a customised quote as I appreciate that every wedding is unique.

Please feel free to browse my frequently asked questions and do not hesitate to contact me for further details or just to have a chat. I will be delighted to hear from you!


“Karen was fantastic. We are so glad that we chose her. She blended in seamlessly without trying to be the life and soul of the party, like I’ve seen some photographers try and do. She arrived early to get an idea of the scenery and to get some good ideas for some shots too. Karen was very professional. She knew what we were looking for from the get-go and effortlessly delivered on her promises. All her photos captured the mood and setting of our wedding perfectly. She was very happy, friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend her.”
– Simon and Aileen Hepple, Forres


“Karen recently shot our September wedding. She has beautifully captured the mood of the day and all the wee details for us! We faced some challenges with the rain and the midges but you wouldn’t know by looking at the photographs. As well as her images, Karen’s communication was superb and I have no hesitation in recommending her.”
– Heather and Nick Shaw, Conon Bridge


About me…

Filming with BBC Countryfile in Fife
Filming with BBC Countryfile in Fife

Photography has been a lifelong passion of mine. I picked up my first camera when I was six years old and have never looked back. I’m also a dedicated landscape photographer meaning that I love working with natural light and always enjoy the opportunity to capture a wedding in beautiful surroundings. Please feel free to find out more about my landscape photography at www.karenthorburn.com.

Goatfell, Isle of Arran

I live on the Black Isle near Inverness with my husband Mark and our two guinea pigs, Bubble and Zebedee! In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the Highlands and Islands, walking, cycling, camping, kayaking, canoeing, bird-watching, reading and learning Scottish Gaelic. I am also a Director of the St Kilda Club charity and a member of Inverness Camera Club and Inverness Chamber of Commerce.

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

© Karen Thorburn