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Inverness photographer Karen Thorburn captures beautiful, natural images and provides a first-class service in the Highlands, Moray and throughout Scotland


Weddings & Elopements

Classic and natural wedding and elopement photography in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Invest time in a personal service and images you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

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Candid and naturally posed family, kids and portrait photography in your favourite outdoor location or in your home in Inverness and the Highlands of Scotland.

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Private Tours

A unique experience: combine your couple’s portrait photography with a single day, exclusive private tour of the Scottish Highlands, taking in some of the best scenery in this iconic region.

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Photography Workshops

Improve your compositions and learn camera settings with focused one-to-one tuition on a landscape photography workshop near the North Coast 500 in the Scottish Highlands.

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Maternity & Pregnancy

Celebrate this special time in your lives with an outdoor maternity photoshoot and pregnancy announcement photography.

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Newborns & Babies

Natural newborn photography and baby photography, with the focus on the new arrival, without props and accessories.

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Marriage Proposals

Ask the most important question of your life in a stunning location, with beautiful images capturing all the emotions. Check out my unmissable tips so that everything goes smoothly!

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Couples & Engagement

Celebrate your relationship with a couple’s photoshoot or announce your wedding plans with engagement photography in a relaxed outdoor session.

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Headshots & Branding

Professional headshots, personal branding, solo photoshoots, business portraits and dating profile photography outdoors and indoors, with a photographer who understands your needs.

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Commercial & Property

Commercial photography with an emphasis on ‘hi-spec’ property interiors and exteriors including Airbnbs and property lets, in addition to developments and planning applications.

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“OMG! Karen’s photos are amazing! We’re thrilled with the photos and the turnaround was soooooooo fast!!!!!!!”




Headshot of Inverness photographer Karen Thorburn smiling and wearing a white top and green cardigan with a dark sky behind

Hello! I’m Karen.

So, you’re looking for a photographer in the Inverness area. But it’s not just about finding a photographer, is it? The real challenge is finding the right photographer for you. I’m obsessed with providing a brilliant client experience as well as creating beautiful images.

I love exploring Scotland with my caravan and bike, going to gigs, hanging out with my guinea pigs, and laughing at my ‘Friends’ boxset! You can get to know me and my business better by following the link below.



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Range of Services

I love variety in my work, so I offer a wide range of services. I specialise in elopements and weddings, and work with outdoorsy people who are emotionally invested in their photography. The same can be said of my other portrait services, including couples, proposals, engagements and maternity/pregnancy. I also do natural newborn sessions, as well as headshots and solo photoshoots. I also do commercial photography, mainly for developments and interior/exterior property photoshoots, serving other businesses in Inverness and the Highlands.

The Client Experience

Excellent service and top quality photography are equally important! Without a first-class service, even the most perfect images would be tainted. I’ll make the whole process stress-free and personable, regardless of which of my services you’re using. My core business values include transparency, personal touches, as well as clear, prompt and friendly communication. It’s important to me that all my clients feel genuinely looked after and valued. I love working in the beautiful landscapes of the Highlands and building relationships with all my clients, and this comes across in my work.

Scotland-Wide Coverage

I live on the Black Isle near the North Coast 500 and conduct most of my work out of Inverness, the Scottish Highlands and Moray. However, I’m happy to travel further afield, throughout Scotland, to work with you. I’m no stranger to working in Aberdeenshire, on the Western Isles and Orkney, or in the Central Belt. I always welcome an opportunity to travel around this wonderful country of ours! I might even bring my little touring caravan with me; I’m always looking for an excuse to use it! However, I should mention that additional travel fees may apply for work beyond the Inverness area.



Portrait of Inverness photographer Karen Thorburn holding a quaich and standing on a boat between a bride and groom

If you’re looking for information, please navigate through my website using the menu. I’ve tried to be as transparent as possible by providing pricing for all of my services and by answering frequently asked questions. Maybe you’re ready to book, in which case you can hop over to my contact form by clicking the button below. When you get in touch, please provide as much information as possible so that I can provide a comprehensive response to your enquiry (thanks!). I’ll look forward to hearing from you (and hopefully working together if we’re a good fit for each other!).


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