Hey congrats on your engagement. Now the fun begins of finding a wedding photographer. Choosing the perfect person to capture your special day can be stressful, you need to make sure you have a competent, qualified, and experienced professional. I get asked on a regular basis how much I charge for weddings. So let's get that out of the way first. My starting rate for a wedding is $10,000. What? That has to be a typo right? $10,000 for a wedding? I can assure you that is no typo. So why so much? That's crazy. Honestly, I charge that much because I am not a wedding photographer. It's not where my interests lie, and I have very little experience with weddings, and no real desire to shoot weddings. But if for $10,000 I might reconsider it. :-)
That said I have gotten to know some great wedding photographers in the area, some I have worked very closely with and others I know through their work. All of them I can assure you are much more adept at capturing your special day than I am, and will most likely also be quite a bit cheaper than I am. So take a look at these fine folks for your special day. And keep me in mind when you want a nice piece of art for above your fireplace or photos of your beloved pet.
My number #1 recommendation is Darrel Sharpe. I have worked with Darrell on a few weddings and have admired his work for years before that. Darrell will make sure you have a fantastic and fun experience, delivering beautiful and unique photos to remember your day. His website is http://www.darrellsharpe.com/
If Darrell doesn't suit your needs here are some other local photographers you may want to consider:
Genine Warren Photography - www.geninewarrenphotography.com
Chelsey Lawrence Photography - www.chelseylawrence.com