Well, yes you can, but ask yourself this: Do you want to put pressure on your friend or do you want them to enjoy your wedding with you? We’ve heard so many sad stories of friends or family members missing key moments. Not being able to cope with dark rooms and changing weather. Or worse still, getting too drunk to produce quality photography. Why take the risk with the most important day of your life? Chances are they will not have the relevant experience nor talent. If you need to save money, find savings elsewhere and leave your memories in the capable hands of a professional.