I am on a pretty limited budget for a photographer ($2,000 or less). I found a photographer that came highly recommended from multiple people on a local non-wedding board. I am meeting with her in person on Sunday. Her website has a couple of weddings, but it seems she mostly does family photos, babies, etc. I like the style of the posed photos that she's done, and the posed wedding photos she has up look nice too. My one concern is that she doesn't have any "action" shots from the ceremonies and receptions, but I'm finding a lot of photographers don't seem to have those as much, not sure why...is it because they're not good or because they include pictures of people who may not have signed a release to go on a public website? Would it be appropriate to ask her if she has the kind of pictures I'd like to see that she could email to me?
Just trying to figure out if it is worth the risk to save some money and go with this photographer? She's pretty affordable, $1650 for her and a second shooter, for 8 hours. Also includes a free engagement session. Our entire wedding budget is $15,000, and I'm expecting around 150 people, so spending more than $2k on a photographer (which has nothing to do with the guests) is hard to swallow. I've talked to a few other photographers that are up above $2,000, and some of them have more of the photo types I'm looking for on their websites.
I should also say that I'm not really a "picture" person... I don't have tons of pictures hanging around my house and I'm not the type to take tons of photos when out with friends.