I put a post up saying I needed a photog. I explained what I wanted (several e-pix, bridals and wedding all on disk with shared copy rights), where I live, and what I could afford. I clearly stated that if they couldn't work with my budget, do not reply. I asked them to provide samples of their work and references.
My inbox was flooded! I've now narrowed it down to 3 photog who's work looks really amazing that I can afford! Hopefully, we'll be able to meet with them next week and sign contracts!
I LOVE CL! I'm thinking about doing the same with all my vendors!