I realize that everyone has to make a living and that being a wedding photographer is a valid occupation, but, I have often wondered, why do couples spend so much money on wedding photos? I have been married for 29 years and have looked at my wedding photos once. The average American marriage lasts about seven years. Am I missing something? I really don't get it. Most of the wedding photos I see are so corny and hoky that it is hard to believe that someone actually paid them to take them. I am not trying to dis all you wedding photogs out there, I just don't understand the importance of wedding photographs in contemporary American life. If anyone can explain it to me, give it a try.