Amen to that. I should add that being a professional photographer doesn't necessarily mean good photographer. Think of those portrait operations in a mall. Change the subject, fire the shutter. I think there are probably as many good photographers in the serious amateur ranks per capita than there are in the professional ranks. I've made money doing horse portraits and pictures of factory floors that any serious amateur could do. I've seen professional photographer web sites with images that turn my stomach. I'm not fond of weddings either.