Why hire a wedding or event photographer indeed? I just attended a wedding and OMG there were so many people with cameras, cellphones, etc. swarming. The photographer and his assistant were handicapped. I guess the CEO of Yahoo’s comment that there is no such thing as a professional photographer is sparking folks to ignore pro photographers hired to shoot events. Who cares if the couple and the family paid for professional grade photographs? The couple and family will be able to choose from hundreds of pictures taken by their guests; pictures developed in camera and passed on as keepsakes appear to be in. I, for one, hope not. The care, concern, and professionalism taken via a pro photographer to create a photograph should not fade away to this possible new reality. I am curious what you think? Feel free to let me know your thoughts.