My family and I were invited to a wedding as guests of the bride. She has been a family friend for years now who we think the world of. Naturally, I thought , I'll bring my camera, and I'll get some shots for the couple . Now, I knew they had hired a photographer, and believe me, I would NEVER get in his/her way because I know what that is like. If I had a dollar for every time some Aunt or Uncle stood up right in front of me while I'm trying to get the pivotal shot , I'd be a rich man. So I vowed, I will not leave my seat during the ceremony, I will not pull the bride and groom aside later for ME to take their photo, and I will not "compete" with the hired photographer. As much as it pained me, I followed my own rules and got what I could while shooting from the hip. Congratulations Katie and Albert!