Do you have an event you need to capture?
Let a professional photographer "who is not part of your event" photo it for you. Why let the memory of your event fall victim to those who shoot from their cell phones and then forget to share the images? If the location allows, a backdrop can be setup to shoot individual portraits.
I shoot graduations, anniversaries, company functions, wedding receptions, will be a second shooter for a wedding ceremony, family gatherings, etc.