Karen Thorburn Photography

  • Unit 421, Inverness
  • From £1,295.00
  • 5 star reviews
  • Relaxed and natural style
  • Covers the Highlands, Moray, Aberdeenshire and beyond
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Bright, beautiful, natural images which tell the story of your wedding.

Hello! I’m Karen, the lady behind the lens! I work with down-to-earth brides (like you!), to create bright, beautiful, natural images that will tell the story of your wedding, so that you’ll have a stunning collection of images to remember your special day, without feeling awkward in front of my camera.

I combine three elements to create my signature style of wedding photography: documentary pictures full of emotion; traditional, timeless images; and artistic shots of all your wee details.

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 totally stress-free!

I'll blend in with you and your bridesmaids, so the hair and make-up session and girly chat can unfold naturally! I'm smiley and cheerful (without being annoying) and this too will put you at ease throughout the day. 

I can step in and organise things when needed but, mostly, I'll be in the background, so you can focus on celebrating with your loved ones, safe in the knowledge that I'll be discreetly working away, with no moody, tacky or overly staged photos! 


  • Beautiful imagery and products
  • The very highest standard of client service
  • Comprehensive pre-wedding consultation
  • All day coverage from getting ready to the first few dances
  • Post-production digital editing 
  • High resolution printable images on a USB
  • Password-protected online gallery
  • Luxury wedding albums
  • Bespoke packages available


From £1295


“So incredibly understanding and supportive”
07 November 2020
“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
“Wow oh wow!!”
01 May 2021
“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
“The results have taken our breath away!”
28 November 2020
“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
“Such beautiful photos and such a lovely, genuine person!”
03 July 2021
“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 & Bobby Odubo
“We absolutely LOVE the photos!”
26 June 2021
“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 & Jack Etherington

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