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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

You have put so much thought into every detail: the perfect dress, the cool venue, the elegant centre pieces, but at the crux of every wedding is a very meaningful and soulful human affair.

Hello, I'm Lorna, and I want to capture and preserve your wedding story through a beautiful collection of sensitive and emotive wedding photographs. I have worked as a London-based wedding photographer for over 10 years, capturing couples across all faiths and cultures in this amazing city. Trends come and go, but I strive towards timeless imagery, using light in a sensitive way, using classical framing and keeping colours true in post-production. My style is elegant and effortless, and my strength lies in my ability to catch the 'in-between' moments that are so often missed.

If you are looking for a photographic storyteller with a calm presence, who works in a fluid and fuss-free way, leaving you with a compilation of precious moments that you didn't even know were captured, get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

All packages include a collection of beautifully edited images in an online gallery ready to share, print and download. Full days include usb and slideshows. Handmade modern albums are available

How far in advance should I contact you?

Up to 12-18 months in advance

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Are you able to travel?

Yes, whole of UK

What is the charge for traveling?

I offer bespoke quotes per request

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I look for the best natural light to flatter you, but am also good at bouncing flash and creating very soft light, so that you end up with a cohesive collection of photos thoughout the day

What kind of equipment do you use?

Canon Mark 111 with various prime lenses, flashguns in the evening

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, online gallery and slideshows

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

£150 per hour

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer

How do you work?

My approach is very discreet and sensitive, capturing everybody at their most natural and relaxed, stepping in to coax people when needed

Served in

East Central London, East London and West Central London

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Francesca I. Married on 25/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The photographer you really need.

Story wedding photography is what you need on your day. Story wedding photography is Lorna, a professional photographer but also a lovely and wise person who will really understand your point of view and with an energetic and positive attitude, she will make you feel comfortable and free to be yourself on a day so full of emotions. If you are looking for special pictures of your special day, choose a special person and a professional photographer.
Diane K. Married on 11/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded all expectations

Lorna Milburn worked quietly in the background, she has a skill, able to capture, naturally, gorgeous moments. The pictures taken reveal her natural eye, recognising those warmer moments between family and friends. I didn't notice the recording of those moments, Lorna moves elegantly, it doesn't surprise me really at her ability to quietly weave between people.

Lorna designed our album and on opening it I relived that day from the most satisfied perspective. Our immediate family group picture is so joyful, everyone looks as happy as we are. On reflection it's clear that Lorna has an ability to engage with a group of very diverse people, everyone clearly felt very comfortable. Eternally grateful and would highly recommend. Thank you Lorna.

Mr&Mrs Kisiel.
Clare R. Married on 13/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Lorna was amazing and we can’t recommend her highly enough!

Not only did her photos capture the day perfectly, she was so lovely to have around on the day. She completely put us at ease and our guests loved her too. I still can’t stop watching our slide show!

Ruth-Ellen Married on 30/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Superb and Speedy Pictures

Lorna was an absolute dream from the initial meeting where she took time to understand what we wanted but also how we were as a couple, right through to the interactions with us and guests on the day. We barely knew there was a photographer present, and the photos of all our friends and family enjoying themselves prove she moved around the room without interrupting the flow of the day, BUT there were so many guests that commented on how lovely Lorna was.
Our couple photos are gorgeous and show Lorna’s eye for detail (particularly east London detail) and they were so efficient we were the first to arrive at the reception. We specifically said we don’t want to miss out on the day and Lorna delivered. The editing is perfect, so natural and beautiful.
The first looks that Lorna sent the day after the wedding filled our hearts with joy and she delivered the entire wedding album within 2 weeks - crazy speed but not compromising quality. We can’t recommend Lorna enough 🥰
Monia B. Married on 16/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much wonderful Lorna!

Lorna at Story is a true pro and a real artist! Her beautiful photos speak for themselves - but she is also a lovely calm and gentle person, who made me feel so at ease in every moment on my day. I cried when I saw the slideshow, and all my guests said they were the most natural wedding photographs they'd seen. I would highly recommend.
Emma R. Married on 16/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Story Wedding Photography Made Our Special Day Perfect.

Lorna Milburn made our Wedding day special in every way, capturing every important moment from the small, intimate details, the ceremony, the celebration and above all, the love we feel for each other and the people who were present. The photographs are beautiful and Lorna created an album, which we will treasure and enjoy the rest of our lives. The ultimate professional with a sensitive and artistic touch, which I would recommend one hundred percent.
Adam M. Married on 02/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

An outstanding professional wedding photographer

We're so happy we chose Lorna to be our wedding photographer. She was a real pleasure to work with and paid great attention to the smallest details. Lorna's photos were stunning and exceeded our expectations. Since our wedding, we've hired Lorna to take family portraits and we're always delighted with her pictures. We would highly recommend Lorna to anyone looking for an outstanding professional wedding photographer.
Jane J. Married on 28/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Over the moon

We wanted our wedding day to be as simple and hassle-free as possible - but, of course, also magical! The day itself was perfect - glorious sunshine, happy guests...but when it was all over we were delighted to find that the photographs were even better than we dared to hope. Lorna's a lovely person, easy to communicate with, and she just fitted in with the guests while discreetly recording everything, and the end results are stunning. Beautiful, luscious pictures and altogether a very positive experience which I'm happy to shout about from the rooftops! Thank you!
Patricia Married on 28/02/2010
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous photos and lovely photographers!

I was introduced to Story when a colleague showed me the beautiful printed album they provided her with following her wedding last summer. After meeting various photographers my husband and I immediately warmed to Story's main photographer Lorna - she was friendly, calm and organised. In the chaos of the big day Lorna and her assistant were a real pleasure to have around and really got the best out of everybody with their gentle amicable approach. When we got back from our honeymoon a fortnight later we were thrilled to recieve 400 amazing photos on disks and the leather photo album telling our wedding story from start to finish. The spirit of our day was truly captured, so much fun and laughter, and I have had so many compliments I cannot recommend them enough!
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you Story and Lorna!

We can't thank Lorna and Story Wedding Photography enough for the brilliant job they did at our wedding. Lorna was available, understanding and enthusiastic in our planning, and a friendly, patient presence on the day. She struck the perfect balance between being relaxed enough to capture the more spontaneous moments, and organised enough to get our unruly guests in line for group shots! We loved the photos and now have a beautiful range of images to remember our day by. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Story, both for great pictures and a photographer who was also a very welcome guest!
5 out of 5 rating

Choose a real professional for the day!

My name is Sam Norman I am a media and celebrity make-up artist who has been lucky enough to have worked with many wonderful names such as The Observer, Marie Clare, American Elle and so on. I am writing this review to very much recommend Lorna's Story Wedding Photography for your wedding day. I have now completed well over 150 weddings and thus far can name just a few that really stand out. Lorna is one of these photographers. This is beacause Lorna also photographs for media and fashion names which makes all the difference. Her photos are beautiful like your very own Vogue style images mixed with wonderfully touching reportage images. This is what wedding photography should be, images that capture the day like no other person could. Ive seen so many average photos, choose wisely and have photos that your cousin Joe wouldnt be able to take!
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