Why does photographers tax models?
Travel to the session
Setup, preparation, talking to the client, etc.
Shoot the photos
Travel from the session
Back up the files on an external drive
2 - 4 hours of Adobe® Photoshop® time edited pics. Proof photos are also ordered.
Possibly meet clients at the studio to review photos. Meeting and travel time average 2 hours.
Hire an MUA or stylist if required
Equipment liability (strobe, lightning, soft box, etc)
You can see how a one-hour session easily turns into an eight-hour day or more from start to finish. So when you see a personal photographer charging a $300 for a one-hour photo shoot, the client is NOT paying them $300 per hour.