I mostly shoot sports, and the occasional family event, but I have a friend who has asked me to shoot his daughter's Sweet 16 party. I have shot one similar party in the past (2 years ago), and it was my present to the guest of honor.
I assume that, if it is going to be a paid gig, that I should treat it essentially like shooting a wedding. Here are some of my questions:
Party is from 7PM - 11PM, what is a reasonable rate? I realize that this is also determined by what the deliverables are.
Deliverables. I spoke w/ the girl's mom last night, and she said her daughter would like a disc/flash drive w/ the images. She was also going to check on what, if any post-processing her daughter would want. That being said, what is an appropriate file size / resolution? Should I watermark the images (discretely)?
Any other tips/pointers would be greatly appreciated. I will get a 2nd body (most likely a crop), as well as a 2nd flash. I was thinking one body w/ my 17-55 f/2.8, and one w/ my 85 f/1.8. Or maybe a 5D as the 2nd body w/ the 85. Any input is greatly appreciated.