I get an email from a client wanting to hire me to just shoot 4 hrs of her reception and then 1 hour of a private group session. My Website states that I have a "Design your own" pacakge which is 150.00 / hr typically 5 hrs or less. I responded to her email letting her know that would be the rate. She emails back saying she really likes our work but that is above her budget and she wants to negotiate a different price and was hoping I would take something off to just have 1 Photographer shoot instead of 2 (since all of my packages include 2 photographers). Well i shoot with 2 because my Husband also shoots and it is not money out of my pocket. I prefer to have 2 photographers because it's less likely you will miss something. It's not extra work for me. I don't feel that 150/hr is too much and Im trying to find a nice way to respond without coming off wrong. I have a hard time with wording things sometimes in a professional manner but still trying to explain why I really cannot come down. Any suggestions? Also, do you feel I am wrong? IMO, Most of the work involved in a Wedding is the reception (because of the hours spent shooting ) and the group photos. The ceremony itself is only an hour long most of the time and most of the photos taken are pretty much the same photos of them at the alter. So, I dont feel i should come down for the reception and group shots.... ?