I have been freaking out for days, and so I'm looking for some advice.
I have two photographers that I've found that seem like viable options. We are trying to keep the wedding as low budget as possible, but we still want everything to look great and photos are really important to us. So here's my conundrum:
One is a husband and wife team who haven't shot a wedding before but have assisted and seem prepared, professional, and personable. No reviews or client testimonials, and not a huge gallery on their website, all because they're a new company though they've been shooting for awhile. They answered all of my questions and seem like they know what theyre doing, but i cant tell if their style matches what I'm looking for. They would edit most of the pictures and give all taken photos to us on a flash drive. They're only charging $800 for two shooters for a full day.
One is two separate companies that often work together as dual shooters. Absolutely stunning galleries, lots of great reviews, awesome style. Would give the edited photos to us on a flash drive (and possibly the unedited ones as well, haven't asked yet, as we originally felt they were out of budget -still do, but they stand out). They're charging $2900 for two shooters for a full day.
Which would you choose and why? I'm paranoid about making the wrong choice, because we won't get a chance to get these pictures again, but it feels so awful spending almost $3000 on pictures.
In related news: anyone know of any good, inexpensive photographers in the Central New York area? -_-'