How much to charge for one hour of photography?

If you were me, how much would you charge for an hour of photography at a party?

A friend at work asked me to take photos for her grandmother’s 90th birthday party 10 days from now. She expects an hour from me, plus 30-50 of the best photos on a CD.

Of course, she’ll hook me up with free food.

She would probably have various relatives take photos with disposable and/or point-and-shoot cameras, but she loves my photography. I’m stoked.

So, factoring the drive[1. I think the drive will be at least 60 miles round trip.], taking the photos and processing them, what would you charge?

Thanks in advance!

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Trust & Safety Wrangler at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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