I posted the following comment (with a few additions) in a thread below and thought it might be of interest for comments: "Just a thought: I consider a wedding to be a celebration of a very happy moment in the lives of two people, and their families, and their friends. I even enjoy the wedding and the celebration myself! I don't view it as a somber dramatic event where everything must be staged and perfect at all times. I avoid the staged and perfect weddings, and look for those with a more relaxed atmosphere. I love, and look for, those moments when it's relaxed and we can do some fun photos and have a good time. I sometimes like to think that those are the photos the couple will cherish the most, and that's why I'm in this business. I really don't do it for the money. Any thoughts?