hi guys, i'm really new to child portraits, in fact the client i'm mentioning is my first of the nature. she thinks i'm asking too much, i think i'm giving her a decent deal. i'm fairly comfortable asking what i am from her, but i wanted some opinions. so here goes. my client wants a few shots of her daughter for christmas. the theme isn't going to be christmas (i can't do that!), but the shots are gifts for family. so i said "okay, normally not my thing, but you're a friend of a friend, so.." $200 and for that price, prints of the (2 or 3) images and a cd of hi-res files of the whole shoot. i feel that it's fair. the prints are going to cost 30-40 dollars, so my profit is around 160 for 4-6 hours total (after shooting, processing, printing..) work it would work out to ~$26/hr. someone take a side and give me a second opinion! :mrgreen: thanks.