I'm a photographer, so hiring a photographer for MY wedding is killing me!! There's very few photographers I like that are available for the day. The one photographer I was referred to by 2 friends who recently married. She charged them $300 and they were given a CD with images and print-release. I contacted this photographer and she wants to charge me $6,000 and I have to order prints! I'm pretty sure she's just jacking up her prices because of my name.
I wanted to ask the local college for some photography students, but the photography teacher is someone new and said that I was trying to advertise and it wouldn't be allowed!
Any other tips on where to find an affordable photographer? I was thinking of asking friends, but none of them really take "amazing" pics :-( My sister and cousin do, but they're both part of the wedding party.