I have a friend who would like me to do wedding photography and I'm not sure what to charge. It will be my first experience photographing a wedding. Here's what I know she is looking for so far:
- Photographing of a small legal ceremony and reception afterwards
- Digital Files
- Has a small budget (didn't give me a range), but if it helps, take into consideration she is a young adult with a part-time job that pays $10/hour. I assume she's not hiring someone with more wedding photography experience because she doesn't want to/can't afford professional prices.
She's not 100% on how long the ceremony will be yet or where it will be, but I know I will need to consider gas money, editing time, and upload time, as well as shooting time. Since she doesn't want prints, I won't have to take printing or ordering costs and time into account. But I'd like to have her pick the photos that she wants so I can edit just those ones for her.
I'd like to be able to offer her a range of prices based on some sort of basic packages. In example, how many photos she's going to want. Perhaps I can throw a few free prints into a couple options? And because she's a friend I would like to certainly be fair about everything.
In addition, another friend asked me to shoot her wedding but hers is going to be a bigger one. That one is farther away, but it may be good for me to start thinking of that too.