Took my first "serious" portrait back in 1989. Model was recently retired professional model, worked FT for 16 yrs, also Miss SA finalist, and she was VERY chuffed with the result. It slowly grew from there. Went digital 4yrs ago, and love it.
I am a peoples person, and 99% my models/subjects, walk away from a shoot with a very broad smile, They are blown away by the experience and the quality they receive. Most are back a second or 3rd time.
COST. If I approach a model, and request a shoot, it is TFCD&Prints (a few)
If the model approached me, WELL, maybe different, I can be bribed!!