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“There are so many photographers near me. Why should I choose you?”

Look no further for beautiful images and a first-class client experience


YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER IN SCOTLAND

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A friendly photographer you can trust

“There are so many photographers near me. Why should I choose you?”

I’m passionate about providing you with a first-class service, and creating beautiful photographs. I’m based in the Inverness area and conduct most of my work in the Scottish Highlands and Moray, but I’m happy to travel further afield, throughout Scotland, to work with you!

I’m a wedding photographer, first and foremost, but I also specialise in family photoshoots, landscape photography workshops, and commercial work including LVIA (Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment) photography for wind farms and other developments.

Please scroll down for more detail on each of these services.


MY SPECIALISMS


DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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I’m hugely passionate about creating high quality natural images which will tell the story of your wedding, and providing a top quality service to all my couples. Most of my brides and grooms would describe themselves as slightly camera shy, but I ensure this doesn’t come across in the photographs! I will take the time to get to know you both before the wedding, helping you to feel more relaxed in front of the camera and look your absolute best.

“Our photographs are out of this world!”

“We had an amazing service start to finish, with plenty of communication from the time of booking last year to the wedding day.

A lovely, bubbly lady who makes you feel at ease.

Our photographs are out of this world!

We got married in the Scottish Highlands and didn’t know the area well. Karen took beautiful pictures at the wedding venue and then, as an added personal touch, even took us to a few locations she recommended for additional shots.

Would highly recommend Karen for a professional, trustworthy and friendly service.”

Stephanie and Daniel Ross


FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

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I’m delighted to be launching a new service; family portrait photography. I love capturing natural images that show your personalities and the connections between you. Kids grow up so fast and our beloved pets aren’t with us as long as we would like. It’s so important to make the time in our busy lives to capture these memories and cherish them in years to come.

“Karen captured this magical time perfectly”

“Karen did a family photo shoot for us with our one week old daughter to mark her arrival. Karen’s professional approach captured this magical time for us perfectly and we really enjoyed the photo shoot.

She was very accommodating with our suggestion to take the photos in our local woodland and her calm, observant approach was invaluable not only for our young children but our pet as well!

The images are gorgeous in a style that suits our family.

Thank you Karen!”

Emily and Sam Hesling


COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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I’ve undertaken a wide range of commercial photography projects over the years, working both with local businesses and well-known national charities. Whether it’s architectural photography, headshots of your staff, local landscapes or something else, I’ll be delighted to get involved. I’ll work closely with you to develop an understanding of your business so that I can capture the images you need for your website, brochure or social media pages.


WIND FARM & LVIA PHOTOGRAPHY

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Before becoming a professional photographer, I worked as a project manager in the renewable energy industry for nearly a decade and gained a solid understanding of the requirements of developers and consultants. I have a sound grasp of the EIA process, including Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment. I’ve undertaken LVIA photography for several proposed wind farms, mobile phone masts and buildings, and am experienced in complying with industry guidance.


LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

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Join me in Scotland’s great outdoors to develop your landscape photography skills. Learn from tutorials, one-to-one tuition in the field and critique sessions which will be delivered in a positive way with the intention of inspiring you, as opposed to denting your confidence!

I run single day workshops in the Black Isle near Inverness, as well as in the Isle of Skye, Wester Ross and Torridon, and Assynt and Coigach. My workshops are suited to beginners and more experienced photographers alike.

“There were many lightbulb moments during the day”

I am so pleased that I booked this photography workshop with Karen at the start of our North Coast 500 tour.

I have been dabbling with my camera off of Auto for a while but had not fully got to grips with the manual settings. Karen quickly assessed my current level of ability and knowledge and built on this starting point.

I was quickly able to make connections between terminology I had heard and its practical application. There were many lightbulb moments during the day as I developed my understanding.

Working one-to-one meant that progress was swift and I came away from the day with many new skills to practice over the coming weeks.”

Linda Anderson


GET IN TOUCH

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Whether you’re ready to make a booking for one of my services or just have some initial queries, please get in touch today! I’ll be delighted to hear from you.



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