You want to remember all of your hard work and the special moments that went with it. You could take the pictures yourself or have a friend to it for you, but there are several reasons why you should rely on a professional to do it for you.
If your occasion is more romantic than fun, a professional will know how to use certain angles, lighting, and other factors to bring out those feelings in the photos. He or she will look for those romantic moments between people and capture those, rather than goofy expressions or otherwise. An amateur might miss these critical moments.
Once the pictures are taken, an expert can look over the photos and make them even better. The changes will not be noticeable and you will have pictures that focus on the entire moment rather than on any flaws. You want someone who can make the entire experience smooth and worry-free. If you do not want the photos retouched, then you want someone who will capture the moments as best as possible. You have less risk of having a series of bad photos taken with an expert than you do with someone who just points, clicks, and shoots.
You and your guests will not have to miss out on the special occasion because you have to take pictures. One of the worst things anyone has to do is experience a moment through a camera lens. They are often not found in pictures from these occasions because they were behind the camera most of the time. Allow everyone to be a part of your event and hire a professional to do the job right.
These experts are very creative and have their own unique styles. They will think of poses and other factors critically, but they will have the experience to know when to shoot before they miss a moment. You can be very sure that the pictures you will receive from a professional will be so much more artistic and creative than an amateur's attempt.
These experts have the experience to know when to expect certain things to happen at certain events. Whether it is a wedding or the birth of a new baby, photographers who specialize in certain events know exactly what to look for and when.
There are many reasons to hire a professional photographer for your next occasion instead of allowing yourself or a friend to take over the job. You will be much more impressed with the pictures from an expert and won't feel as though you missed out on any special moment at your important celebration that you want to remember forever.