"Word is that its getting much much harder to make money doing wedding photography."
A person still can earn a decent living with wedding photography and a few other types sprinkled into the business. What I've seen change over the past 5 years or so is a large influx of new photographers & the avenues to get noticed by potential clients. I'm treasurer (my 4th year serving on the board) of our Twin Cities PPA and I have watched it grow tremendously the last few years and we now have over 300 members. We have many vendors who partner with us as well as the Hennepin Vocational School located in Eden Prairie MN. At Hennepin Vo Tech they have a photography curriculum and we encourage students to attend (they can attend for free) our monthly seminars and get themselves noticed by other photographers some who maybe looking to add a person(s) to the business.
There still is and I believe always will be a need for professional photographers as we, as humans, are social creatures with a sense of establishing purpose to our existence here on earth. Photography is a way to share and preserve our existence and treasure memories of events that happen during our lives.
You are correct that the industry has changed and is still changing. Unlike some other industries it is vibrant and alive.
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