As a way to get my little photography business out there in my local community, I'm doing a little "Free Photo Day" at a local park. Here's the post on my blog explaining what we're doing. Effectively, we're going to do 15 minute time slots for families to come to the park, take a handful of shots, etc. I'm going to edit the best ones, provide a gallery link to the families (individually), and allow them to choose one photo to get a free 8x10 print. When I send the print to them, I will include information on how they will have the option to purchase other photos, or more prints at my normal a la carte rates. The envelope will also have business cards, a brochure, etc. I will also provide a watermarked, low-res version of the photo they chose to allow them to share it via e-mail, Facebook, whatever. Anyway, I'm hoping that I will be able to get 10-15 families to show up. My costs for the day are my time (obviously), $2 or so per print, some small signs directing people to the shooting location, and other postage and print costs. I'd estimate $5-6 per family, not including time. Thoughts on the benefit of this type of marketing? I just want to be able to shake hands, and show people something they will enjoy. Even if it costs me $200-300 to make that happen, plus my time, it seems worthwhile. Input would be appreciated.