I've been charging a "studio fee" for private sessions. It's been $100 for a maximum 2 hour session. $50 each additional half hour. I tell them that includes studio time, light and media, a CD of COPYRIGHTED images, and I give them the whole session, and in RAW. Then, they pay for me, photographer fee, that's been $200, and tell them that will cover the whole session, up to four hours. Photoshop is charged at $10 a pic delivered within 3 days(though it's usually same day or next). Mind you, I'm at this a year, and had no benchmark on which to base my rates. Quoting this rate I've had 5 sessions, all for $350 total, lasted two hours, they picked 5 PSd prints, and everyone, INCLUDING myself, felt appropriately compensated for their investment. I don't know if these prices are right or wrong, I've had a couple photographers chastise me for selling out the art on the cheap, A married couple said that was twice what they were quoted by another photographer (I told them I hoped they still had his number... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] they didn't like that... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]and we didn't work together). The majority felt it was fair. Take this info with a grain of salt, and GOOD LUCK and much success.
This is Alectra, lovely young lady. We shot this in October, and not wanting to drag buggy leaves into my studio and drape them over a pretty girl, I went up on a ladder and harvested them from my maple tree. I really liked this shoot.