Actually more of an acquaintance. A DJ guy of mine called me today because he wants to start an Entertainment business. He wants to offer packages for brides such as, pay $xxxx and you get a DJ, videographer, photographer, etc.
With me only having a couple weddings under my belt, it sounds like a good idea because he's known in our area and I know he can get me business. His idea was they would call him, he would tell me what date, I go shoot and he pays me. Thing is, he thinks that the experienced well-known photographers around our area (Chicagoland) charge only $1000...I stopped him there to tell him that price is on the very low side.
From what I got from him, he's only looking to pay me $400-500 for the wedding. I wouldn't mind it if all I did was shoot and give up the card for someone else to edit but that's not the case. So we spoke and he told me to put something together. I was thinking IF I should do this, it would be limited shooting time. I'm not sure how to approach this because I take pride in my work and don't want to be sold short, but it would be nice to build the portfolio.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying pay me thousands of dollars but my time is important to me.
Quick note, this would be almost a side job to my own photography business.
Thanks in advance