First time poster, but I've been benefiting from checking out this board for a few months now! I am getting married in June 2014 in the Upper Cape. I am super overwhelmed with the plethora of photographers mentioned/recommended on this site and others. Here's a few questions - how far in advance did you book your photographer? Do you think it's important that your photographer has shot at your venue before? Does anyone have any recommendations? I don't know quite how to describe my style, but I am drawn to more artistic, vintage, sun-kissed kind of photographs, if that makes sense. A lot of the photographers that I like online are in the mid 3K to low 4K range, but I'm trying to stick to a 3K maximum.
Love to hear your thoughts!