I just want to share this story I found while browsing a while ago.. In this day and age where we are connected 24/7, sometimes our digital habits can get the better of us, it's now come to the point where we have our faces glued to an LCD screen in one form or another be it a TV, mobile phone, tablet or camera. Now there's nothing wrong with documenting every single second of your life, but when it comes to important events, you typically wouldn't want to miss that special moment, but in doing so, your incessant need to capture that moment more likely than not, will cause you to miss that moment altogether. This is the sad state that we are in right now, I know everyone wants to experience that moment but in doing so, are you really there? Are you participating in that moment or are you just a mere observer? I found two articles, one related to the other about exactly these kinds of situations, I'd really like everyone to take heed and read these articles as they apply not just to weddings but other special events as well. http://offbeatbride.com/2011/06/unplugged-wedding http://neilvn.com/tangents/2011/09/08/be-the-wedding-guest-not-the-photographer/#more-9103 All too many times have I experienced this, and not just at weddings, some corporate functions and big galas have these err... "Uncle Bobs" as well. There are times when having paparazzo style events are okay, but sometimes you've gotta ask yourself? Are you a guest or a photographer? How much of that moment do you remember?