Last night my husband and I met with the photographer we were most interested in. We both LOVED her gallery and she came super highly recommended from the staff photographer at work (they've shot weddings together) - but we just had to make sure we clicked in person too. And she's a total sweetheart and I think we all hit it off. So, yaaay.
Now I just have to figure out when I can come to town to eat myself sick on cake samples... so many bakeries, so little time, and I am a serious cake snob so this is important to me!
As always, thank you all for your help and suggestions. I felt a lot more confident meeting with her to talk about photography because talking to you guys gave me half a clue what I was doing.