A wonderful article in the Huffington Post today about what couples need to know before hiring a wedding photographer. Highly recommend reading this! My favorite is #9
"9. Some photographers are your friends or are relatives. My advice is: Don't hire them!"
There are so many good reasons not to have a friend or relative photograph your wedding. As someone who has photographed friends and relatives I can say it is harder for me to blend into a crowd where people know me. It's easier to get the candid moments as a stranger that no one is paying attention to.