I've just gotten my first digital SLR, but have been shooting for years. I do decent on-location portraits. I'm going to start shooting weddings and on-location portraits this season with my Pentax K100D & kit lens. I'm planning on getting a nice dedicated Pentax flash soon, and probably a nice used, manual focus 50 mm f/2 lens. Does this sound good? Is there anything else that I will absolutely need? As an option, I will offer to shoot on 35 mm, at the preference of the couple. (Olympus OM1n, 28, 50, 135, 28-85 lenses & dedicated automatic flash) I would shoot for a flat fee, and the couple would keep the copyrights. I really don't want to mess around with print orders, and I think it would be a huge selling point. I would mention that although the couple would keep the originals, I would be able to use them to build my portfolio and advertise the business. I've shot two weddings before. My sister's and my friends'. The understanding was that I wouldn't/couldn't do studio portraits. If they really wanted those, they would have to go elsewhere. I would shoot on location only, and a set of engagement photos at a location of the couples' choosing. Both couples were extremely happy with the results. Both were in 35mm, with my Olympus, so I need to either have the negs scanned or have prints scanned for my website. I'm going to write my own website, which will be very basic and will contain sample images and information. My target group is people that want high quality photos without huge expenses. I'm thinking of charging about $600-800 for 6 hours worth of wedding coverage and an engagement photo session, or $200 for a civil ceremony and engagement photo session. Keep in mind that I work a full-time job, so I don't want this to explode into a full-blown business unless it is apparent that I will do really well. I'm thinking of just shooting 2-3 per month during the peak season and maybe 1-2 per month the rest of the year. Should I charge less at first to build my portfolio, or would that make people not take me seriously? How does this sound? Anything I'm overlooking? Any equipment I should absolutely buy? Any other tips?