Thanks girls... so how did you go about finding these awesome photographers?
I'm bringing a local photog from home. I found her at our wedding show. There were about 45 different photogs there so I just looked for ones that I liked their style then went by price. I'm paying $2000 for the full day package (she charges $6500 for the same package here at home) then $1500 for travel. Plus I get the day after shoot. I'm sure I could have found someone cheaper but my fianc© is a photographer as well (not wedding) and very picky about the work they do and so I guess you can say I'm trained at what to look for ( framing, lighting, lines, ect) and telling the difference between someone who has trained and practised for a long time And someone who just picked up an digital camera and bought photoshop. To me it's amazing how many resort photographers are actually horrible at their job yet charge ridiculous amounts of money.