So, this is kind of business related and I apologize if it's inappropriate for this forum. I can remove if needed of course. I have joined other photog sites where people talk more business stuff but frankly they are so large with so many people that I don't have time to participate! I should probably work on that lol. I just hate being lost in a sea of people, it's what has always attracted me to this site.
My best friend's sister is due with a baby in September. She's contacted me to ask about my maternity/newborn availability, pricing etc. I have a package option that includes an on-location mini-maternity session and a newborn session for $250 (prints not included obviously).
I really struggle with charging people I "know." But, we have never been close friends (at all). I know her through my best friend of course, but it's not like we have a close relationship. At the same time I feel bad asking her to pay when I did the same shots for free for her sister, KWIM?
But then I get myself into a vicious cycle where everyone is someone I "know" and I really just won't do this for free anymore unless it's family or a very close friend. It takes a lot of time away from my family and is a lot of work. So what would you do? How would you feel in her shoes? I'm thinking of offering a discount?
I've also been up since 4am with tornado warnings (no tornadoes, just 6-7 warnings, one right after the next...) so I'm exhausted. Hopefully this is coherent lol.