Quoting ~*Icat*~:" anyone good with designing? i need a cute watermark. also, when any of you started out with free sessions, ... [snip!] ... pictures to your subject at the end of the session? Or did you do like professionals, and give them X amount and keep the rest?"
I can't read through all the pages so I'm just going to jump in here. Why are you doing free sessions? If it's just for fun, then give as many or as few as you want. If it's portfolio building sessions and you're doing it for free in exchange for a signed model release form, then don't waste your time editing all the pictures. Choose the ones you really really like and would consider using in your portfolio and only edit them. When I was starting out with PB shoots, I did them for free, edited the pictures I liked and gave the CD of the edits to my clients for a charge of €50. I also did some PB shoots with really close friends and family and gave them the CD of my picked out edits for free. Now when I do PB shoots in exchange for a signed model release, I give the client 3 free 5x7 prints and the option to buy more prints if they see more of my final edits that they really like.