A&P Shoot Pricing...help

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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    Hey guys, I need some advice.

    I did an engagement shoot for a good friend. I didn't ask for any money, nor did I expect any.

    The friend called me today and wanted to know what she "owed" me. What do I say?

    Last time I shot engagement pictures, I charged $100, sans prints, for my time.

    Do I charge them, give them a reduced rate, etc. Thoughts?

    I spend about two hours with them.
     
  2. percent

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    i dont have any experience selling photography, but if you want to be nice to the friend, try going for something cashless. I would suggest a case of beer or a dinner or something like that.
     
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    that sounds good to me too, if you are good friends with them just have them take you out to dinner or something.
     
  4. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    Ask yourself this, how much of a hassle was this to you? Did you have to change your plans to do this for them? If you didn't have anything else going on and you did it for them, then let this one go as a favor. Who knows what the future hold where you might need a favor from them??
     
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    Maybe since they knew I did paid shoots, the were expecting to pay? :dunno:
     
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    FlashhslaF New Member

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    i dunno, for me it would all depend on the relationship that I've had with that person and how much of a hassle it was for me to do this.

    In the past have you guys done favors for each other or is this the first time you are crossing this field?
     
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    wizeguy4 New Member

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    You did not ask for money nor did yo expect any.

    You tell her this and if she presses teh issue, maybe suggest her and her fiance and you and your SO go to dinner.

    This is what I tell people. I do alot of remodeling crap (mostly electrical) and I help friends alot. and never accept money. I had one press the issue so I took and they were over soI went bought dinner and had it delievered for everyone
     
  8. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I did a shoot for a friend and they just took me out to lunch afterwards, and I get a small profit from the prints they order off smugmug :dunno:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    if they are close friends, tell them not to worry about it and you gave it to them as an engagement gift :)
     

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