I have talked before about the difference between hiring a professional versus a family friend to help at your wedding. I came across this article about Uncle Bob vs. A Professional Wedding Photographer and thought it was amusing. It shows in a humorous way why a professional photographer is worth their weight in gold. Again, you can still hire uncle Bob, you just need to know that you are not going to have the same level of photography as a professional. One of the few things that last after your wedding is the photos, so take the time and find a professional that you love and they will capture your day forever.