I'm not going to suggest that my site is what you are looking for, as we have different needs, but I can vouch for the work that was done on it by Nick Goward, who designed and programmed it. Site is at http://rafal.net and you can see some of Nick's other work, and contact him, at http://sicklittlefox.co.uk. It should be within your budget, depending on the scope of work you required.
I am still looking for a new website. My old one is here: http://www.haringphotography.com/weddingphotographers/
I would like to have something which looks great on tablets and mobile phones as well. The old one above doesn't align well with smaller screen devices.