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Professional means “paid” not “good”.  In the photography industry, sometimes it means “good at marketing”.

Those are not great photos, but they are not terrible either.  I think it would be difficult to justify putting them on the front page here.  And, the other albums on the FB page look quite similar, so if the bride & groom did due diligence they knew exactly what they would receive.

Weddings are big parties wrapped around a few minutes of legal proceedings.  The rings last longest, followed by the photos, then the couple themselves.  Other than the friendships, everything else stops with the party at night’s end.   No one cares about the photos while the music is playing, they are too busy dancing and eating.  The value of the photos doesn’t really become apparent until 20 or 30 years later when the couple’s children start to take an interest, and the value increases much later when the photos are shown to the grandchildren, or when one of the elders dies.

Tombstone sales people must have a similar experience:  “You want how much money for a piece of rock?!?!”