When I go to weddings, people often ask me why I'm not taking more pictures. My answer is two-fold. - I associate photographing weddings a bit with work... so when I go to a wedding, I want to enjoy the wedding and have fun. Not work. So if I don't have a lot of pictures of an event or your wedding... it's because I was having so much fun! - I don't want to prevent the hired professional photographer from doing his/her job. I've noticed that guests sometimes ruin the professional photographers' pictures... i.e. get in the photographer's shot, use flash and blow out the photographer's pictures, get in the way... etc. It's not a bad thing at all that guests want to take pictures... I just think, as a guest, it's important to be aware of the professional photographer.