Our favorite local photographer was Elizabeth Medina, but she was not available for date. You are right to be cautious here because none of the other details matter if you don't like your pictures. They are your lasting keepsake. We used Henry Shoots from NYC, and not only are his pictures fantastic, but everyone loved him, He and his assistant moved in and out among the guests, and no one noticed until they were happy to see them again! The cost of bringing a photographer with you is not as great as you might think.
If you can book Elizabeth, I would do it and work through the other details later. Her pictures are up close and intimate, and not over staged with special affects. Florists can do several weddings in one day, but photographers (and entertainment) are limited.
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures that I can share at this time, but Henry might if you want to contact him.