So I just found out that a co-worker of mine has been looking for prices for his wedding reception. The details are a few family shots as well as photographing the reception (ceremony was small and happened a few months ago. So the most recent price he was given was $1K and here's what kind of made me mad. The photographer was going to show up about an hour early to take family pictures, shoot for 1 hour during the cocktail hour, and 1 hour of the actual event. This would include (1) photographer and (1) dvd of low resolution photos (I'm not sure what low resolution would actually be, but I'd assume you could at least print 4x6's from them). Then as an extra the photographer would charge 500 for the high res dvd images, and another 500 for an album. I couldn't believe that this photographer wouldn't give the high res. images on the dvd. I know they are trying to maximize their profit, obviously, but I thought that offering high resolution dvds with rights to the images was a "standard" in most packages. Let me know what you guys think. So as a friend and photog. business owner I offered him the following, as I would have been going to this event regardless. $650 to include all night of shooting, before hand included (would probably show up 2-3 hours early to set up flashes and then take pics of the place and with family). My price would include me and an assistant/photographer, as well as a dvd with high res files, including B&W (which my co-worker requested), and the album would be extra if they decided to go that route aftermath. And as part of my present to them I would print 1-2 8x10s and 2-3 5x7s'. What do you guys think? And more importantly whats with that other photographers pricing? 1000 for 3 hours and a low res dvd? I feel they were going to get ripped off.