Hi Folks - I have the following situation: I will be doing my first wedding for a friend this coming September. Their budget for photos is zero (they decided this before I offered). So I am doing their photography for free as their present from me. I've been on this forum long enough and I've done enough basic people shoots to know that wedding photography is a pain in the arse and post-processing takes even longer (generally 5-10x as much time in pp as you spent shooting, right?). And I'd effectively be providing a ~$500+ service. Now it comes to the question of prints: I have not said anything about prints to them, just said that taking the photos would be their present. Plus it gets me experience and something to add to the portfolio. However, I would like to charge them for prints. I would charge them VERY close to cost, so if, say, an 8x10 costs me $1.50, I would charge them $1.75. And I got the impression they're okay with that (I briefly mentioned it to them, but I will be talking with one of them for awhile about the photos in 2 weeks). But now we come to the complicated part: I plan on giving them a CD with the final images on it, full-res, JPG, and of course, once I do that, they'll be physically able to make as many copies as they want and get the photos printed how every many times for however many people. But, what I would like to do, is have business cards at the wedding reception with my name on one side and a web address on the back where guests will be able to view the final pictures (web-sized images, likely 288x432 px (4x6 at 72 ppi)). What I also want to do is offer ordering ability for people from that site where I will print the pictures and then send them off to them. I would also want to charge a bit more (so if an 8x10 costs me $1.50, charge $2.00 or so on the website). My reasons for doing this are at least two-fold. First, I really would like to try to recoup SOME money for this work. I also have to fly in to the wedding and I'm investing an additional $600 in equipment for it (though of course I'll keep the equipment for later work). Second, as others on this board have mentioned before, I would like to have some control over the print quality. I don't want them to go to the local quick-n-print of their choice and then years later say that my pictures suck because their printer was sub-par. However, I have the issue of, why would they order from me if they can print on their own from a CD? A friend suggested that I make it clear on the site that there will be a CD eventually made available, but that they could go through me now (then) where I have a printer, can control color, quality, and will mail it to them, etc., at a very reasonable rate. The bottom-line is that whatever I do, I would first run it by the couple to make sure it's okay in terms of marketing to wedding guests. But otherwise, I'm uncertain of what to do here. I've given my reasons for wanting to do the prints myself, but I'm not sure if they're "valid," nor of the best way to articulate them to the couple. I'd appreciate advice on this matter!!