no wonder other photographers can not pay their bills and couples are so cheap - you are charging 1000$ for a half day?! Up your prices stupid! $1500 for half a day and $3000 for a full day.This is the third time I got emails from an anonymous photog asking me to raise my prices. The first two I ignored but this one really got me. no wonder other photographers can not pay their bills Just because one chooses photography as a career, one hasn't automatically earned the right to put food on the table doing so. couples are so cheap I'm not the most expensive guy out there. I charge $1K for a 4 hour shoot, edit and burn to disc. 8 hours I charge $1500 and $150/hr overage, no album. Most full day wedding I make between $1500-$2000. With album it'll be close to $3K. Are couples so cheap to hire me? Most of the couples who hired me for half a day can't afford a decent reception. I felt priviledge that the couplds without means chose to spend money on me. $1500 for half a day and $3000 for a full day. This doesn't make sense. If you charge $1500 for 1/2 day, you cannot charge double for a full day, maybe $2500 at the most. The more you buy the lower the unit cost should be.