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I’m a full-time professional freelance photographer and writer based on the Black Isle near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. I specialise in wedding and events photography, landscape photography workshops, writing, public speaking, and a wide range of commercial photography assignments. I conduct myself professionally, am very reliable and am also fully insured.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to make an enquiry or booking. I will be delighted to hear from you.

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A bit about me…

I was born in Perth in 1985 and spent my childhood holidays caravanning throughout Scotland; walking, cycling and island hopping. I picked up my first camera when I was six years old and have never looked back. My love of writing has developed more recently but the foundations were there from a young age, as I always enjoyed writing short stories and I have kept journals for many years.

I fulfilled a lifelong ambition in 2013 when I re-located from the Central Belt to the Black Isle near Inverness with my husband Mark. In my spare time, I love nothing more than exploring the Highlands and Islands, walking, cycling, camping and caravanning, reading, learning Scottish Gaelic and enjoying the antics of my guinea pigs!


I’ve enjoyed a wide range of successes over the years, with my career highlights to date including being featured on the prime time BBC show Countryfile and writing a regular column for the popular outdoor activities website, Walkhighlands.

Landscape photography is my favourite pastime but I’m thrilled to have turned a passion into a profession, and have branched out into many other avenues, with wedding photography and commercial work now occupying most of my time, in addition to landscape photography workshops.

Filming with BBC Countryfile on the Fife Coastal Path

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

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