(I would welcome comments from professional photographers) I notice that some professional photographers have portfolios of weddings and group photos, online and in publicly accessible. I assume that these events are of a semi private nature. I am curious about the ethical ramifications of publicly publishing these photographs. As I see it, the photographer is using what is essentially an private event for their own public profit. While I understand that the photographer may obtain permission from the bride or groom or their families, it would be impossible to get permission from every person in each of the photographs. BTW. This question was prompted by member of this forum providing a link to their website which publicly showed photographs of multiple weddings. I was surprised that the website or gallery software allowed me the option of purchasing one or more photographs. Personally, I would be upset that a photograph of my wedding was offered for public sale.