I’ve had a super busy wedding season (45 weddings in 2022!) so I haven’t had an opportunity to update this page with this year’s testimonials (it’s on my to-do list for winter!). For bang up-to-date reviews, please check out my business listing on Google here.

I love creating beautiful, natural wedding photography for all my clients.

Here are a few testimonials from some of the lovely couples I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

Wedding photograph of a bride and groom standing and smiling in front of an ornate white gazebo in a garden with mature trees

“Lovely, happy and relaxed atmosphere”

“We travelled over to Scotland from Germany this winter, to get married in the Scottish Highlands! We had a small, intimate wedding at the Coul House Hotel with our closest family members and friends. Karen fitted in perfectly, and helped to create a lovely, happy and relaxed atmosphere for our ceremony, group photos and couple shots. The weather was changeable but Karen was very flexible and worked around this. She captured some special pictures of us outside in the snow, as well as some lovely shots of us and our loved ones inside the hotel. We’re delighted with the pictures and can absolutely recommend Karen to anyone looking for a wedding photographer in the Inverness area.”

Jenny Kriegel and Jens Kehrer-Liebmann
Wedding venue: Coul House Hotel, Contin
Wedding date: 9th February 2022

Wedding photograph of a bride and groom smiling and looking natural in the grounds of a garden with mature trees in summer

“Such beautiful photos and such a lovely, genuine person!”

“Karen came to the house to meet with me a few weeks before the wedding and was so helpful. She helped with timings for the wedding as I didn’t have a clue, she’s amazing!

On the day of the wedding, Karen came to the house to take photos of us getting ready, she was friendly and didn’t make it feel awkward at all (something I really worried about beforehand and one of the reasons we chose Karen). She even zipped up my dress for me before she left to photograph guests arriving at the venue.

During the wedding, Karen was friendly and fit in well with everyone there. She was patient and so helpful. Our wedding photos hold the best memories, they’re so natural and bring back all the emotions of the day every time we look at them. Thank you so much, Karen.”

Charlene O’Hara and Bobby Odubo
Wedding venue: Alness Heritage Centre
Wedding date: 3rd July 2021

Wedding photo of a bride and groom embracing in a colourful garden with a laburnum tree and pink and purple rhododendrons

“We absolutely LOVE the photos!”

“We were looking for a Moray wedding photographer when we met Karen at a wedding fair in Elgin in 2019. We knew right away that she was the photographer for us! We got a great vibe from her, and her natural and relaxed style of wedding photography really appealed to us.

Unfortunately our plans changed a bit due to the pandemic, but Karen was really understanding and patient with us. We got married in a marquee in my mother-in-law’s garden near Forres. As well as catching up with us, Karen arranged to visit my mother-in-law a few weeks before the wedding, to pick out the best spots for our photographs.

We had a wonderful time on our wedding day, and we absolutely LOVE the photos! How amazing! They definitely captured the joy and laughter of the day. The photos also did justice to the beautiful setting, which included the estate grounds.

Thank you so so much again, Karen. We couldn’t have asked for a more chilled out, talented photographer!”

Kirsty and Jack Etherington
Wedding venue: Dallas Estate, Moray
Wedding date: 26th June 2021

Natural photograph of a couple of Indian heritage standing side by side and holding hands, with a leylandii hedge behind

“Karen really cared about our big day”

“We were most impressed by how clear Karen was on expectations and her focus on being natural (which was one of the most important things we wanted for our pictures)! Karen not only was professional but really cared about our big day, came early to the location and planned out beautiful and natural locations to take pictures.

She made us feel so comfortable throughout our event and the photoshoot was simply so well thought out! The best part was the pictures came at a quick turnaround, were absolutely stunning and let our personalities come through. Our 10th wedding anniversary was made even more special knowing we had Karen capture the beautiful moments. Thank you for doing such a great job.”

Shreya Gopal & Sudarshan Gopinath
Vow renewal location: Mountain Tours Scotland, Abriachan, Loch Ness
Vow renewal date: 8th June 2021

Natural photograph of a young couple dressed in casual clothes, standing in front of a loch, celebrating their engagement

“A hugely talented photographer and an even lovelier person!”

“I cannot recommend Karen enough! I was looking for a photographer to capture my proposal to my now fiancée and contacting Karen was the best decision I could have made.

From the word ‘go’ she was completely devoted to making the moment as special for my partner and I as possible. Karen went above and beyond, time and time again, and was incredibly accommodating, even when plans and locations changed! She captured the moment with some breathtaking photos that my fiancée and I will cherish for a lifetime.

By booking Karen you’ll get a hugely talented photographer and an even lovelier person. Thanks again Karen, you’re a star!”

Kyle Speirs & Ellie Lock
Engagement location: Loch Cluanie
Engagement date: 30th May 2021

Wedding photograph of a bride and groom standing beside their horse and smiling, with a landscape of fields and trees beyond

“Wow oh wow!!”

“Karen photographed our outdoor wedding on our croft near Inverness earlier this year and we couldn’t be happier with the photos! They are absolutely amazing! Wow oh wow!! Karen captured all the emotions and all the little details, as well as making the most of the scenery here! She even managed to photograph us with our errant animals (our horse and two dogs), and we’re delighted with the results!

Karen took the time to meet with us, on our croft, before the wedding, so she knew exactly what we wanted from our wedding photography and she 100% delivered on that. Sadly, we suffered a family tragedy in the run up to our wedding. Karen was really understanding and empathetic and was such a support.

On the wedding day, we had a last-minute change of plan with our evening set-up, but Karen was totally flexible and cool with this, and was happy to go with the flow. She even ensured we had time to go and tend to our animals and relax over a drink before heading into our first dance.

Also, we had to cancel our plans for an engagement shoot at the start of 2021 due to the lockdown. Karen was really sympathetic and upgraded our album package instead. She dropped the album off in person and we absolutely adore it – we love the images and the way they’ve been presented. Thank you so, so much Karen. We’re so glad that we chose you to capture our special day. Much love Mr & Mrs B.”

Rebecca & Adrian Burton
Wedding venue: Kiltarlity
Wedding date: 1st May 2021

Natural wedding photograph of a bride and groom smiling and walking on a path in a park in front of a band stand and trees

“The results have taken our breath away!”

“To say we are happy with our wedding photographs would be a massive understatement. Karen captured the day beautifully and we feel so fortunate that she was able to photograph our wedding.

Karen is a fantastic communicator. We had to postpone our wedding and she was very diligent in keeping us abreast of the changing restrictions for weddings over the months.

On the day, Karen proved herself to be a dream at organising our guests by efficiently arranging each group shot and ensuring nobody was standing around for too long so we could all get back to the party.

We were nervous about the couple shots as we are both a bit camera shy but Karen was so relaxing to be around we quickly eased into it and the results have taken our breath away! Karen delivered photographs that we will truly treasure forever.

We cannot recommend her highly enough. Book her to photograph your wedding, you will not be disappointed!”

Lorraine & Duncan McLaren
Wedding venue: Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel, Inverness
Wedding date: 28th November 2020

A bride and groom smiling and standing side by side on grass, in front of beech trees in autumn colours

“So incredibly understanding and supportive”

“We cannot put into words how happy we are to have had Karen at our wedding day. We had so much uncertainty surrounding our day due to the constant changes/restrictions because of COVID-19 and Karen was so incredibly understanding and supportive throughout the run up to our day!

From our first chat at a wedding fair, to the end of our wedding day, Karen was professional, friendly and nothing was a problem! We had some extra requests and Karen accommodated them all without question.

She caught so many moments that we didn’t get to see, as the bride and groom, and it was so lovely to be able to look back on the candid moments of our day. We are looking forward to having Karen come back to our wedding reception next year (postponed due to COVID-19) and capturing the rest of the magical moments!

We cannot recommend Karen Thorburn Photography highly enough! Thank you for everything Karen!”

Melanie & Eoin Colvin
Wedding venue: MacDonald Drumossie Hotel, Inverness
Wedding date: 7th November 2020

A bride and groom, both dressed in suits, standing in front of a red bush and smiling naturally for the photographer

“Thank you for making us feel so relaxed!”

“Thank you for making us feel so relaxed. You put us at ease and we really appreciated that! You were exactly as we thought you were going to be and we’re so glad you were able to be there. We are really, really pleased with our photos, thanks so much. We love the colours, tone and feel of them all. Thanks so much for capturing our little wedding and for being so lovely on the day. You made having photos done feel easy and we really did appreciate that. Thank you Karen!”

Chloe & John Taylor
Wedding venue: Inverness Botanic Gardens
Weddign date: 12th October 2020

Scottish bride and groom facing each other and standing in front of a stone wall beneath a tree turning autumnal

“Words cannot describe!”

“Karen, we’d like to thank you for your incredible work! Everyone loves the photos, and words cannot describe the feeling when we see ourselves in the pictures. You caught the perfect moments; every single image reflects our emotions. Thank you for being part of our big day!”

Nikolett & Sean MacRae
Wedding venue: Glen Mhor Hotel
Wedding date: 19th September 2020

Natural wedding photograph of a bride and groom standing on grass on the opposite side of a fence from a Highland cow

“You captured our day perfectly and more”

“We just want to say thank you so, so much for the beautiful photos you captured of our special day. They are amazing! It was so lovely going through them all, taking us right back to that wonderful day. The wooden pen stick is gorgeous and the album is perfect. We absolutely love it! Honestly Karen, it is amazing!! It was beautifully packaged and the presentation is stunning. You captured our day perfectly and more. You were so easy to work with. We can’t thank you enough for everything you did at the wedding and making it very stress-free!”

Amy & Ally MacKenzie
Wedding venue: Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn
Wedding date: 25th October 2019

A bride and groom holding hands and walking on grass with green trees and a blue sea in the background

“We genuinely can’t speak highly enough”

“Karen did a fantastic job of our wedding. We both found Karen equally approachable and professional, with nothing being too much of a hassle, which helped put our minds at ease on our big day. We genuinely can’t speak highly enough, and we were delighted with our album.”

Carly & Andrew Cormie
Wedding venue: Laichmoray Hotel, Elgin
Wedding date: 21st September 2019

Natural wedding photograph of a bride and groom holding a bouquet of flowers in the woods

“An absolute pleasure to work with!”

“We were delighted to have Karen photograph our wedding last month. Karen made the whole process simple and was an absolute pleasure to work with! On the day we were so relaxed and happy with the way Karen worked, and the photos came out beautifully. We can’t recommend enough and would just like to say thanks for all you’ve done.”

Cheryl & Phil Gosling
Wedding venue:
Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn
Wedding date: 11th August 2019

A bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other as they walk along a sandy beach with the seashore and dune beyond

“Fabulous at capturing those candid moments!”

“Karen is so lovely to work with! The photographs are fantastic; love the shots and she is fabulous at capturing those candid moments! So easy to get in touch with and really fast responses. Nothing is too small! Absolutely would recommend Karen to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! Thanks so much again Karen for everything! Capturing those special moments for us to treasure forever!”

Kylie & Martin Ashman
Wedding venue: Dornoch Registry Office

Wedding date: 22nd June 2019

A bride and groom holding hands and laughing while walking through a field in the rain, with trees behind them

“Genuine, kind and calm influence”

“We can highly recommend Karen as a wedding photographer. Our photos (which I can’t stop looking at) are brilliant and, most importantly, really captured the essence of the day and our guests at the wedding. From first meeting Karen, we could tell she was genuine and kind. She really took notice of the things important to us and our day. She was calm influence on the morning before the ceremony and our guests have spoken highly of how discreetly she moved around the wedding getting pictures of everyone.”

Lorna & Daniel McGee
Wedding venue: Dallas Church & Village Hall, Moray

Wedding date: 25th May 2019

Natural wedding photograph of a bride and groom in the distance, kissing on a grassy cliff top overlooking the sea

“Absolutely fantastic!”

“We couldn’t have been more delighted at having Karen photograph our wedding. From planning beforehand to delivery of the photos, Karen was excellent throughout, and lovely to work with. Most importantly, the photos are absolutely fantastic! We can’t recommend enough!”

Katie & Chris Nicolson
Wedding venue: Uig Free Church &
Skye Gathering Hall
Wedding date: 18th May 2019

Natural wedding photograph of a bride and groom smiling and standing together next to a large indoor Christmas tree

“A delight to work with!”

“Karen was our photographer for our wedding over the Christmas period this year. From booking, discussing photos, through to the day itself, Karen could not have been more professional and a delight to work with! We both appreciated her style and understanding, especially as I had recently broken my ankle and could not stand for long for photos. The pictures are exactly as we wished and both our families love the results. I could not recommend Karen highly enough. Thank you for being a part of our day.”

Chris & Carole Howard
Wedding venue: Murrayshall Country House Hotel, Perthshire
Wedding date: 28th December 2018

Candid wedding photograph of a bride and groom holding hands and walking on a path beneath trees with a white building behind

“Capturing the essence of our wedding and our relationship”

“Karen was our wedding photographer this year at the Old Fruitmarket. I would recommend her for many reasons; her professionalism, making the experience personable, and reassuring us when things got a wee bit stressful on the day! Karen had contacted myself promptly after enquiring, and we discussed what our vision was for the wedding, Karen was able to listen and suggest things that I hadn’t even thought of!

Throughout the course of preparing for the wedding, Karen was reachable at any moment, to discuss other ideas, and areas around the venue for couple’s photos. Karen also met with my family at a time that suited us. As a young family we had bedtime routines to follow. Karen was happy to meet with us after out little one was in bed, and when my husband arrived back from work.

During the day of the wedding, Karen arrived on time, and stayed until she felt was the right time to leave. Karen captured so many lovely and beautiful moments during the course of the day, capturing the essence of our wedding and our relationship. I can’t thank Karen enough for everything she has done for us, I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!”

Sarah & Martin Brown
Wedding venue: City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
Wedding date: 14th July 2018

Natural wedding photograph of a bride and groom laughing while a male celebrant conducts their wedding ceremony in a marquee

“Very informal and natural photos”

“Karen did an excellent job of capturing our wedding day, very informal and natural photos. Every photo taken shows our wedding story from start to finish. She has a lovely calming nature and I was unaware of her snapping away during the service. I was super impressed with the quality of the wooden USB we received in the post. It’s a lovely touch and keepsake, and the video slideshow was also an added bonus.”

Alison & Wayne Gordon
Wedding venue: Bearnock Lodge, Glenurquhart
Wedding date: 6th June 2018

Wedding image of a bride and groom facing away from the photographer, with their arms around each other and a mountain beyond

“So easy going and full of great ideas”

“Karen was lovely to work with, so easy going and full of great ideas. She really allowed us to relax on our wedding day, knowing that she was taking care of preserving our memories. The photographs are beautiful and we loved her style of capturing everything in the moment. We cannot thank her enough. She was so accommodating, we could even say she saved the day when our transportation literally didn’t show. Karen stepped in without a beat and ensured we made it in time.”

Lauren & Matthew Schwertfeger
Wedding venue: Eagle Rock, Applecross
Wedding date: 2nd June 2018

Natural wedding photograph of a bride and groom holding hands and smiling in a garden with yellow daffodils and trees

“A beautiful collection of photos”

“Karen was so good with us from our first meeting! We weren’t too keen on posing all day but Karen made us feel so relaxed and took natural images of our guests and us enjoying the day, just like we wanted. She was so discreet that we hardly even noticed she was there. We’re so happy we chose Karen as our photographer as we now have a beautiful collection of photos that capture the atmosphere of our day perfectly.”

Gillian & Joseph McIntyre
Wedding venue: Abercairny Stables, Perthshire
Wedding date: 21st April 2018

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