Karen Rusten of Brown Mouse Photography is continuing on with her amazing tips from some of the very best photographers!

5. DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF…OR THE BIG STUFF

jonathan canlas

via Jonathan Canlas

“So many different things go into the day that 99.9% of weddings don’t go exactly as planned. Don’t let anything get in the way of genuinely enjoying your day: don’t freak out if the cake is strawberry instead of rhubarb, or say the ceremony gets bumped back a half hour due to the fact your brother who is the best man is out getting a slurpee.”  – Jonathan Canlas

6. FORGET ABOUT A WHITE WEDDING

robyn kessler

via Robyn Kessler

“To the Brides: Stop worrying about your dress! It’s White! It’s gonna get dirty. Nobody will notice if the trim has a little dirt and it will be worth it to tromp through a little grass for the picture!” -Robyn Kessler

7. YOU NEED A SHEEPHERDER

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via Greg Neil Photography

“If you have formal group pictures taken at your wedding, assign one or two people who know everybody to help gather guests for desired shots. That way your photographer can spend time taking great pictures instead of tracking down where Uncle Larry wandered off to…” -Greg Neil

8. THIS IS NOT A COSTUME PARTY!

cappy hotchkiss

via Catherine Hotchkiss

“Don’t wear too much makeup or do something with your hair that is not you.   Don’t let anyone tell you that you need tons of make up for photos!  That is totally old school.  You should look like yourself only slightly enhanced.  On the same note, don’t go with no make up at all, even if you’re a super model.” -Catherine Hotchkiss

Once you’ve taken these steps, you can relax and leave the work to the photographer. Your job is to always, always have fun on your wedding day, and this will guarantee that we get the very best shot of you!

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Thank you SO very much to Karen Rusten for putting together this incredible tip sheet for us! Make sure to spend some time checking out each of the photographer’s websites…they are so insanely inspiring, it’s kind of crazy!

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