Based on the certain level of experience and postproduction work you require for your photographs, and your personal budget there are a variety of options for you to choose from. Applicable for wedding, bar/bat mitzvahs, cotillion, quinceanera, and any other special event in your life.
Also, were you ever curious as to how your wedding photographer/photography team spends their day? It's not all point in snap, post production work, equipment upkeep, album design, and lab work also take up a large portion of the day. Photographers are businesses as well, they spend their time promoting themselves (social media, advertising, networking), keeping the books up to date, and meeting with potential clients.