Commercial Photographer

  • Commercial photograph showing the interior of a luxury exclusive use venue, featuring a couch in a wood panelled room
  • Commercial photograph of the exterior of an estate property, featuring symmetry and beautiful lighting
  • Professional landscape photograph of a single commercial wind turbine on a moorland with blue skies overhead
  • Professional portrait of a business woman captured outdoors in natural light in a woodland on the Black Isle

Thank you for considering me as your commercial photographer! Here’s how I can help your business…

Range of Services

I know how important high quality images are to your business. Maybe you need professional photos for your website, brochure or social media pages. Whether it’s architectural images, interior photography, photographs for an Environmental Impact Assessment or planning application, outdoor portraiture, or something else, I’ll be delighted to get involved!

Creative and Flexible

I’ll work with you in order to understand your business and how best to represent it with high quality photography. I’m very creative and can quickly develop ideas. Of course, I’m also flexible and am happy to follow a more prescriptive approach, if required.

Inverness, the Highlands, Moray and Beyond

I’m based on the Black Isle near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. So, I’m ideally placed to serve businesses in the Inverness area and further afield, throughout the Highlands, Moray and beyond.

Super Reliable

I always conduct myself professionally (but with a smile on my face!). I’m super reliable and fully insured. Furthermore, I have a valid CSCS card. This means that I’m sufficiently clued up on Health and Safety to work on construction sites, if needed.


“Professional, friendly service that offers expertise on a multitude of business pictures and video slideshows for printing and social media presence.”

JOHN CAMERON, CAMERON PAINTERS & DECORATORS LTD

Whether you’re ready to book your commercial photographer or would prefer to arrange a chat first, you can reach out to me by clicking the link below. If you’d like to browse my commercial photography portfolio and a few case studies, then please keep scrolling!

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Professional portrait of Inverness commercial photographer, Karen Thorburn

Commercial Photography Projects: At A Glance

Here are a few case studies from my commercial photography portfolio…

Oliver’s Travels: Interior and Exterior Photography

Oliver’s Travels markets quirky, lavish, unique exclusive-use properties around the world, from Florida and Morocco to… Alness! In 2021, Oliver’s Travels commissioned me to capture new interior and exterior photographs for three of their Scottish properties, including Dalmore House Baronial Mansion, Alness, to improve on their existing bank of images. It was an absolute pleasure to spend a day with my camera in this grand five-bedroom castle. Here are just a few images from this commercial photoshoot. Watch this space, as I’ll be creating a feature post on this property soon.


Isle of Skye Luxury Self-Catering: Interior and Exterior Photography

From the traditional to the ultra-modern! In July 2021, I was commissioned by the owner of a new luxury self-catering holiday let to capture interior and exterior imagery to promote their business. I travelled to Broadford on the Isle of Skye and spent a day photographing this stunning, luxurious property. My aim was to convey the sense of space and natural light in the images. Again, be sure to pop back soon, as I’ll shortly be producing a feature post on this fabulous property.


TEFL Org: Portraiture

In Spring 2021, I was contacted by Inverness language school TEFL Org owners, Jennifer Mackenzie and Joe Hallwood. They required professional portraits to accompany a press release. I do all my portraiture outdoors in natural light, and so I met with Jennifer and Joe at Rosemarkie Beach to capture a range of informal portraits. A selection of the photographs were published in the Inverness Courier.


Cameron Painters & Decorators: Interior and Exterior Photography

In 2020, Dingwall-based Cameron Painters & Decorators commissioned me to capture a few of their projects for their new website.

The first of these was the art deco Inverness High School. Cameron have done a wonderful job of painting the interior and exterior of the school, as part of a multi-million pound refurbishment. It was a pleasure to spent an afternoon at the school, photographing many of the classrooms, corridors and the staff room, in addition to the exterior.

Another of the projects was St Clement’s Parish Church in Dingwall. I captured ‘before’ and ‘after’ imagery and presented this in a video slideshow, to illustrate the extent of the transformation.


Newhall Mains: Exterior Photography

Newhall Mains is an eighteenth century estate building on the north side of the Black Isle (a few miles along the road from my house!). Without compromising the character of the building, Newhall Mains has recently been beautifully restored. The four cottages and coach house offer luxurious, world-class accommodation in private and peaceful surroundings. The other side of the building is now a stunning venue for weddings, other events and private hire. In 2019, Euan and his team commissioned me to undertake architectural photography in a range of lighting conditions. The results have been used on the Newhall Mains website and social media pages.


Assynt House: Interior Photography

Assynt House is a Georgian mansion on the north side of the Cromarty Firth. It boasts seven en suite bedrooms, a beautifully appointed drawing room, study, sitting room, TV lounge, a well-equipped kitchen and six acres of garden. After photographing a wedding at Assynt House in 2018, Elizabeth and Graham invited me back to capture the interior of this magnificent five-star exclusive use venue near Evanton in the Scottish Highlands. It was a pleasure to spend a day in these luxurious and elegant surroundings!


Knockbain Farm: Landscape Photography and Portraiture

In 2018, Richard Lockett at Knockbain Farm commissioned me to capture a portfolio of portrait and landscape images for the family business. Knockbain Farm, located in the hills above Dingwall, is a fantastic example of how agriculture and conservation can go hand-in-hand. Richard and his family have restored wetlands, planted hedges, expanded native woodland and established a community wind turbine, whilst producing high quality food. They welcome visitors to take advantage of their network of paths and tracks, and also provide bed and breakfast accommodation. Spending a day at Knockbain, meeting the Lockett family and photographing all the different habitats and landscapes, was an absolute delight!


Concrete Butterflies Media: Landscape Photography

Landscape photograph of a fence and moorland next to a lake with mountains beyond, overlaid with 'Drama Built On Drama' text

Back in 2017, I bumped into writer and broadcaster Malcolm Fane whilst photographing a wedding on the Isle of Skye. We got talking, exchanged business cards, and I returned to Skye a few weeks later to work with Malcolm. The remit was to undertake some landscape and portrait photography to promote Malcolm’s business, Concrete Butterflies Media. This image was selected for the website homepage, with the company tag line superimposed on it.


Ready to book your commercial photographer? Prefer to have a chat first? Either way, just get in touch today to start the ball rolling! I’m really looking forward to hearing from you.

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