I think I found my photographer, and in doing my research WedFog was a great resource for discovering photographers in my area. Their directory for both Seattle and Utah is huge, but I am sure there are many options for your area as well. I love that they divide the states up into "metro-areas", so you can truly find someone in your area if you don't want to have to pay for travel. Bonus that almost all of the photographers listed have a "starting at" price listed next to their name so that you can see right off the bat who is out of your price range (because the worst feeling is falling in love with something that you can't afford). Looking through the photo galleries can be kind of addicting, especially because you can browse by color. I LOVE browsing by color.
I am not going with Joy Marie, the photographer who should be credited with the gorgeous photograph above. I'll reveal who it is after I book her. Let's just say that I am so in love with her and can't wait to see what she creates for me.