OK, so I got married on December 26th. Yay :)
I recall there has been a discussion here about digital photography and how most photographs do not like to provide full resolution pictures - just like 'film' photographs do not like to provide negatives, because they prefer to make you pay for the reprints instead.
I'm happy to say I found a photographer who did not give me any hassles - he gave us all the high-resolution pictures he shot (all 850 of them :), and this is just part of his standard contract. Also he came with his wife, who was shooting too - this is nice because she could shoot the guests when he was shotting us and vice versa.
Anyway - for anyone who's looking for a wedding photograph in the SF bay area, I would highly recommend them: http://www.manuelandjulie.com/