We have a photographer!!!
It took us forever to meet with someone (don't get me started on FIs 'schedule'), but a friend of a friend is going to do our wedding! I'm really excited because I love his work, and he's doing it amazingly cheap. He's going to do e-pics and spend the entire day of the wedding with us for half what I was hoping to spend, giving us rights to an unlimited amount of high res photos (however many he takes) which he'll post on a site and give us on an external drive, along with an album of our faorites and a few prints.
And since he's not MY friend, I don't have the normal issues of hiring a friend - it's not someone we ever see socially, so I'll have no problem speaking my mind if need be (but I don't forsee that being an issue). Whew, it's a giant relief! If you like to stalk photog websites (like me), here's his:http://www.davegkugler.com/