The other week, I was at a nice reception as a "plain" guest. We were all well dress, no tuxedo but half of the people suits and the other half with nice casuals. There was a photographer with 2 Canon 1D Mk3 cameras with an assistant holding a wireless flash with a small Lumiquest softbox. Too bad it wasn't me doing the reception. The photographer was dressed in jeans with a smart-ass t-shirt and runners.
He was in everybody's face, interrupting people, rearranging everybody by pushing and shoving people with his assistant. Worst of all, this guy was a very loud and obnoxious. Every third word was either:
By the end of the reception, he was projecting, on a screen, photos from the reception. These photos were good, very good. I was amazed how well it turned out.
He will never be hired again! Why? Because he left such a bad taste in the mouth of most of the participants, including the organizers. At least a couple of people at the reception could have hired him for corporate portraits, but that won't happen either and all because of his bad attitude.
How professional are you?