No one called me back. NO ONE. One guy didn't even have an email or answering machine.
Then I moved on to looking through Weddingbee's vendor page to see if I could find someone in our area. BINGO! A company that has a branch right down the street from us! AW-Some. This works out since Mr. ST travels so far to work and has a very long commute. It would not be hard to set-up an interview. We set a date, and the company sent out a sales rep. She was very nice... however, we only got to see samples of what the photographers work. We would have to book with them before we could meet with any of them. What if we booked, I met photographer A and haaaaaated him????? Then what? So when she called to follow up I simply told her we were still looking and I would get back to her. (The company has since called me once a week for every week since we met!!!).
Mr. ST asked around to other couples we know getting married soon, or that have gotten married recently. He got a few more names. I placed a few more emails and calls. The biggest problem we are having: most of the photographers are far away. We would have to take an entire DAY to meet with one, maybe two of them just to interview with them. I don't know if we are that desperate to be riding around the state all day.
Am I going about this the wrong way? Do brides/grooms/couples still interview photographers? PA-Lease give me some suggestions!! We are in New Jersey, so obviously someone in this state is best, although a little bridey told me about someone who will travel from state to state (<3 you!). HELP!!!