The amount of paid work I've been getting is increasing every day, enough that I can say I am supporting myself with my photography now. I feel accomplished, but still a little uneasy because this is all new to me. I had my first paid portrait session the first of June, and got the images to the client's and my liking. We had over 500 to choose from, and she chose to keep 26, and use 4 for print. The only thing is, I'm not sure the price I charged her is something that I am interested in charging again because it was a lot more work than I expected. We spent two hours at one location one day, and then two hours at another location another day, got over 500 images, I put the proofs on my server the next day for both of the sessions, and then Photoshopped four images of her choosing. (technically, it was 5 because she wanted one cropped after I touched it up.) Total she paid $200. What do you think of these images she chose and I retouched? She was pretty happy with them, and I was somewhat satisfied (I think there are better ones in the ones she didn't choose.) But, based on the quality of the photos, and everything that was included in her session, do you think this is a fair price, or would it be fair to charge more? What does a photographer base his/her portrait prices on? Thanks for all your constructive comments!