i've got my photographer picked! this talented lady is the one with the job! i can't wait to see how they turn out!
as for engagements (which i need to do asap, and have been stressing over) this also equally talented photographer is doing them!
-side note: problem with having family photographers: they need to be in the pictures! which explains everything.
this was a hard decision and i am glad it is over, and am very happy with my decision. (but how could i not be, look at their work- they are fantastic!)