Hey guys. I have to attend a wedding this weekend and was asked to bring my camera along and just take some shots during the reception - strictly as a favor to the bride. She's hired a photographer and I know that some photographers don't like other people to have cameras at 'their' jobs. That said, I sent a very nice email to the contracted photographer last night explaining that I was a guest at this upcoming wedding and that I would have my dslr with me, as a courtesty to her. Well... lets just say the response I got back has still got me peeved 7 hours later. Rude, condescending and snotty are the nicest words I can use to describe her response. I don't get mad easily (I dispatch truckers, hard to get mad lol) but holy... I am in no way threatening her job, she has a signed contract. I have no intentions of getting in her way, heck I'm there to have a good time and celebrate my friends wedding, not have my camera glued to my face. Do I leave the camera at home, or say the hell with it and bring it with me? Last I'd checked I lived in a free country. If I ever go a professional route in photography, I can't imagine ever saying no to a guest wanting to bring their camera along.