My biggest issue with photography is the cost. I have 2 friends that both paid over $2000 (one closer to $3000) and it seems they came away with little considering how much they spent. So first I went to Craigslist. Tried a person named Matthew Pruitt. To be honest I couldn't tell if he really knew about photographing a wedding. Just way to dark and more interested in his individuality than in my wedding day. I would avoid this person for wedding photography.
The second person I tried was Donna Smith. She was nice but not so good. Her photography looked really dated. I'm starting to think using Craigslist is a bad idea. These were both in the Lansing area. The costs seem lower in Lansing but finding a good one for a reasonable price is hard.
There are 2 more that I have heard about I have looked into.
Town Square Photo and Amanda Williams. I had heard great things about both of them.
More on the interviews when I get a little time.