Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield
The reason they ask that is that Hasselblad happens to be a design icon, like Levi Strauss and Harley Davidson.
Actually, I believe its because nearly everyone (who makes that comment) has been to a wedding and that was the name that was a few feet in front of them. For most people, professional photographer = wedding photographer (that is not meant to disparage any wedding photograhers).