Scottish photographer, speaker & retreat leader

Margaret Soraya

Photographer Margaret Soraya, who is based in Scotland and travels worldwide.


I’m Margaret and this is where you’ll find links to all of my photography workshops, creative retreats, fine art prints and online community as well as my social media accounts, where you can stay in touch.

Creative Haven

Creative Haven is an inclusive, supportive and active online community of photographers of all levels. Whether you’re a professional with bags of lenses or want to capture your life  with your iPhone in a more creative way, you’ll feel at home.

There are also standalone lessons available  that take you through everything from camera basics to raising your social profile.

Photography is a tool to discover and express who you are, what interests you in life and what you find beautiful and intriguing in the world.

I believe that everyone has unique and beautiful work inside of them, as each of us has a unique set of life experiences, personality and vision.

Scottish landscape and seascape photographer Margaret Soraya

Art prints

Seascape prints, books and art from the Outer Hebrides, available for online purchase.

Workshops & retreats

I created the Quiet Landscapes workshops and retreats from a belief in the power of quiet in an increasingly noisy world.

They’re designed to help you discover your own voice through creative photography in some of the UK’s most remote and beautiful locations.

Creative Light Festival

This festival is three days of photography and creativity with inspirational speakers and workshops to fill your creative well in the wilds of Scotland, near Aviemore.

Bring your camera & tripod or your smartphone to workshops with myself and 13 other workshop leaders. This deliberately small festival runs from October 26-29, 2023.

Creative Light photography festival in the highlands of Scotland.


If you’re having an outdoor wedding or beach elopement in Scotland, I could be the right photographer for you. I live on the Isle of Harris and specialise in beach weddings on the Outer Hebrides 

Inverness architecture photographer Margaret Soraya - loch-side architect-designed home.

Commercial photography

I work with many Scottish businesses, taking lifestyle photos that help promote AirBnBs, restaurant food and artisan products.