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One thing to remember is you get what you pay for. It takes a lot of time to edit photos and create prints, albums, etc. $2100 is a deal if you ask me! I am paying $3500 for my photography. I would definitely search around and look at their portfolios to see their work before deciding. Also, decide what is important to you (time, wedding albums, parent albums, etc). These things are not cheap, so the more time you want the more it will cost. Alot of photographers will let you customize a package based on your needs. If you happen to not want you getting ready included in your time you can eliminate that and bring down the cost. If you happen to not want engagement photos or bridal portraits done, that can also reduce the cost. You just have to decide what's important to you and how much are you really ABLE to spend. HTH!
I think you have to decide the service you want the photographer to provide...if you want one that offers wedding books and 8 x 10 and ect, the price is higher many of them charge between $1500 - $5000 a package...if you want a photographer who will just take the picutres put them on a disc for you to print, you can get one at around $700 - $2000 - ours cost $950 which was a great deal, I found them when they were just starting out....so they've raised prices but for us we got a free engagment shoot and we get 12 hours of wedding time with two photographers for that price...give us all our picutres on a disc...and they give a month of free hosting on their site for family to view....I was happy with that and that is all I wanted in a photographer since sites like Blurb make it easy for you to upload your own pictures to create a professional book of your own memories with some books starting at $20 - $200 depening on what you put in your book. I felt it was smarter to have the rights to our picutres on a disc instead of a photographer owning them and giving us a set number of prints. So just pick and choose by what you prefer, if you want a photographer that is going to be able to create photobooks for you or if you are willing to do that yourself. Also check out the local colleges for art students in photography, and word of mouth recommendations from people in the area, they tend to give better priced photographer than the ones on wedding website. I also found that a good way to look for photographers is to type in google "wedding" and the location you're getting married at, a lot of photographers have blogs so usually you can pull up their sites based on the places they taken pictures at.