What to charge for a small birthday party shoot....

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What to charge for a small birthday party shoot....

Someone has asked me to come over to their house to shoot pictures of a birthday party (it's on a Saturday evening). Pretty casual - will shoot for a few hours, process some pictures (not sure how many yet, probably not a crazy amount) - and upload them for their use (I'll probably just upload them to their site).

I'm working on building my portfolio and client base - I'm curious how most photographers come up with pricing for something like this? Time? There won't be formal shots with a backdrop, etc. - just people interacting and (hopefully) enjoying the evening. Not sure what to charge as I'm new at this. I'm figuring $200 as a starting point off the top of my head... thoughts?

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