I know this will vary greatly depending on your location just as the typical cost of average wedding photography. However, just out of curiosity, how much would those of you who are pros (and do this for a living) pay a second shooter? I have a co-worker who is interested in photography and her friend (who is a pro w/ a studio etc) told her that he would pay her $15/hr to help shoot the ancillary wedding photos such as bride getting ready etc. He told her that there were pros that he worked with occasionally who would do this for each other who would accept $25/hr for doing this? At the end of the day, they would just hand over their SD cards and he would take it from there. First, I don't know any pro who would consider helping another pro for $25/hr when they could book their own wedding and make $1500 minimum for the day. Second, I don't know any pro who would consider hiring a second shooter who has no experience and trust them to provide coverage. That whole thing just sounded odd to me, not that I really have a dog in the race so to speak. Thoughts on this? I just don't want to see her being taken advantage of. I have no idea how much he charges for a wedding though.