Everyone has a story, some are similar but no two stories are exactly alike. I am inspired by the photographers who show their subjects with the detail that tells that persons story.
Having a photographer for an event that you are planning is a nice touch and in the long run, it is one less stress you have to deal with. Having hosted parties myself, I know that with so much going on, you finish up the party and then realize that you wish you had gotten a photo of something special but your mind with running in every direction that you forgot to get that one photo. As an event photographer, I am there to photograph the entire event and capture all those details while you are busy relaxing.
Photographs are essential to capturing that special day and making it last forever. Hire a professional photographer who will capture those moments that a cell phone can not.