It appears that the out-of-town photographers I adore--even though one of which is only 1.5 hours away from Leesburg--charge a hefty travel and lodging fee which I find ridiculous.
So, I am back in the search, and the search is pressing, as two of the three local photojournalists I've contacted are already booked for October 3, 2009. Absolutely amazing. I'm convinced that brides throughout Virginia, who are getting married in the fall of 2009, already had their dream weddings all planned out with their favorite vendors and just waited until the groom came along. It's a scary briderly world out there, especially when we've only been engaged two months and our wedding's more than a year away, and I haven't wasted a moment! Still, I feel the crunch to square away these major decisions.
Tonight, Chris landed upon a list of wedding photojournalists in the DC area, as photojournalism is definitely the style we want! Of these, we really like the following:
We are also in the process of contemplating CMH photo and Brian Lusby's photography (though we'd have to make a decision before Monday, as another couple is most likely going to book him for the 3rd).
Of these, my favorites are Jennifer Chase and Len Spoden. I've written them both, and hope to hear back soon!