Thankfully, a friend of a friend with a masters in photojournalism didn't have anything going on that day. He rode in on his white horse and SAVED the DAY. I know I yell a lot, but this time I MEAN IT. The pictures are fantastic, even better than they would have been with the original photograhper. In fact, I'm so happy with his work, he's getting a free plug:
Peter Hoffman is a name you need to remember when you get married. He was friendly, professional, eagle-eyed, and quick on the turnaround. We got our 2,430(!) pictures back in under three weeks! His website says to allow 4 to 6, which is still way ahead of the curve. I challenge ANY wedding photographer to match that.
His price was less than anything else I encountered, too: $2,350 is his typical flat fee, but he's willing to work within a budget.
Most importantly, the pictures are beautiful. That's one of them above. To see more from other weddings he's done, check out his website. I think it speaks for itself.