I'm shooting a wedding tomorrow. It's family, or my girlfriend's family at least. They wanted me to be the primary photographer but I declined because I don't have the required equipment or experience. I will however be doing a lot of candid / photo journalistic stuff for them. I will be hanging around the bride for the getting ready shots, going along for the on-location formals and I took a bunch of photos at the rehearsal dinner/party last night as well. I was worried about intruding on the "hired professional" as I know that some pros don't want amateurs hanging around possibly stealing some of their business. It turns out that the guy they hired is the same guy who shot a previous family wedding. He's just a part timer and usually just shoots and hands over the film...so nothing for me to worry about. Actually, at that last wedding (two years ago), I was just getting into SLR photography but the couple used almost as many of my shots in their wedding album as his shots. Any tips & encouragement would be appreciated.