ME AND YOU
Large or small, castle or garden, summer or winter ― the size, location and season adds to your story; but what really matters is capturing
the beauty and individuality of you on your day and all the amazing reactions and emotions in a natural, relaxed and unobtrusive way
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INDIA & TYMAL | PELHAM HOUSE, LEWES
I have been asked more than a few times, “What is the most important part of planning our wedding?”,
and usually my answer is the schedule. Having a proper schedule sets the entire tone for your day. The
timing for photography needs to be right, so that it fits in with the rest of your days plans flawlessly. Of
course each wedding is unique; the following timings are just suggestions that allow for a good amount
of time and flexibility needed for each moment of the day to be photographed thoroughly and properly.
There is so much going on when you’re getting ready and it is a very important part of your day, one that often, from waking to arriving at your venue can be equivalent to a third of your day. Preparation is vital to all we do and is to your day too ― you’ve planned it after all. So this moment in your day should be captured. 2 hours is a good amount of time ― a minimum maybe, for photos of you getting ready; the bridesmaids or groomsmen, stepping into your dress or suit, mum and dad, and the hair, makeup and emotions.
Photographer talk for Group Shots. The family moments and the important friends you’ve collected over the years. These photos can sometimes take a little longer than you might think, as getting the people you know and love to behave, if only for a few minutes, can on occasion take patience and finesses, meaning ensuring we have all the time needed is important.
You will have put a great deal of research, thought, time and effort and money too, into how incredible and personal your day looks and usually especially your reception; so it will be important that these details are photographed. I like to spend a little time before the wedding breakfast begins making sure I have captured how you intended it to look as you and your guests enter for the first time, as well as how it looks when there are 80 empty glasses on each table.
Unless you have something specific in mind or wish to work with me for longer on stylised couple portraiture, I believe that “twenty’s plenty”. We will usually get joined (It is your big day, and everyone will want to celebrate it with you in their own way), so giving ourselves a little extra time gives us flexibility.
Twenty is plenty for couple photos in the day, as I like to steal you away from your guests again towards the end of the day before your evening celebrations commence. The light is softer and more romantic, and makes for beautiful moments. This produces lovely photos and you are more relaxed too. It also gives you a moment away to compose and take a breath, providing us a perfect opportunity to also ensure you look as fabulous as possible before the time comes for you to strut your moves on the dance floor.
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In a word, “relaxed”. I have an off-
best of you on your day. I love moments, real moments; combine them
with creative portraits that keep you engaged and moving, and you get
a coverage of your wedding that is not only beautiful but also authentic.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOUR STYLE?
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All it takes is you getting in touch and then the completion of an online
wedding photography agreement and a £400 deposit ― and then we’re
booked. The balance is due 2 months before your day.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
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Keep it simple ― Any more than 10-
photos are simply a part of the wedding though, as you have quite a
rare opportunity of families getting together. I’ve not photographed that
many weddings without them. Have a think about the people you want
in your shots and run-
HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE FORMALS?
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Yes. Because you know what? Me too! So I understand. I work to get to
know you, which builds familiarity with me for you and takes the edge
off your anxiety. I’ll work with you on your day in a friendly and relaxed
way, and will take photos that you’ll not really be sure if I’ve taken or not.
The results are natural photos full of feeling and authenticity.
I’M NOT KEEN ON PHOTOS, CAN YOU HELP?
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In the UK, really? Boo! Actually, not really. Rain is an opportunity. Your
photos might show lots of umbrellas and guests hiding under trees, but
that adds character.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
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Yes, absolutely. Two tiny polite requests. I ask you not to put any filters
on them, and if you could credit me where possible ― I’d love that.
CAN WE SHARE OUR PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
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It would be kind if you do, but it’s not contracted. Feeding my assistant
or Associate Photographer and I ensures we stay cheerful and mobile,
and don’t end up relying upon forgotten protein bars that have sat at the
bottom of a camera bag since 2017. I do request our drinks be provided
on the day. (Non-
DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU AT THE RECEPTION?
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Of course! I do request I have the space I require; but I don’t mind at
all if they snap away in the background. I don’t allow guests to come
along to the couple photos. But I welcome other cameras during the
dancing and cake cutting. Just no bundling me out of the way ― always
nice to stay standing up, unless it’s me that chooses otherwise.
CAN OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS TAKE PICTURES?
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Completely! ― with Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Should your venue require documentation, just ask. I always carry copies
on the day anyway.
ARE YOU FULLY INSURED?
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I specialise in weddings and focus my attention on my weddings couples.
If there is something else you would like to discuss, please get in touch
and we’ll chat. In the past 18 months I have completed Head-
Boudoir, Modelling, and Corporate requests.
DO YOU TAKE OTHER TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
Q / A
I hope one, some, or all of the answers here were of use to you. But,
and obviously, should you have any others, then please do not hesitate
to get in touch and throw them my way.
HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?
INDIA & TYMAL | PELHAM HOUSE, LEWES
Booking a great photographer should not be hard. You’ll probably have a few questions however; so
I have compiled a list of some I’ve been asked often. Should yours not be here, please contact me
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All you need is love, let me do the rest
Tim Lander Photography | Littlehampton, West Sussex, United Kingdom
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