I began taking pictures for family and friends this past August, so almost a year now. In that time, I've done 9 or so sessions (ranging from family to weddings to maternity) and have another 2 or 3 sessions booked. I have two questions:
1. How do you determine what to charge?
2. For a photo shoot lasting an hour, how many pictures do you take, edit, and/or give to the client?
I know this of course depends on how good the pictures are. I put some up every so often on http://jmschrdr.tumblr.com
if you'd like to reference something. I spend a lot of time editing in CS6 and Lightroom 4. Because I have become such a perfectionist I'm trying to calculating how much I'm getting per hour out of the session plus editing time, and it boils down to not much. At the same time I love doing this, so I struggle with charging more.
Any thoughts? What do you all charge, if you do? Thanks!