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M4/3 kit lenses aren't expensive. Once you look at "specialized" lenses, then it becomes more expensive, but it is my experience that M4/3 lenses can be affordable. Like others said, the EF-S 50mm 1.8, and also Nikkor 50mm 1.8D are "anomalies". I have managed to collect some micro four thirds lenses, in addition to the body, and it did not end costing me ...
I would suggest to think of the future: do you want to do more shoots? Think about that in your choices. You could agree that this time you do not charge anything but you use the photo's in your portfolio. This way you could earn money over the photos. And see the loss as money spend on learning. And learn from it. As told by others before. Agree upon a ...
shootdotedit are used by a lot of photographers, especially in the wedding arena, and their processing and pricing would be a useful model to judge against. http://shootdotedit.com/pricing-plans/
I have used retouchers in China like these guys that charge $5/picture (and less for large quantities) and aren't bad for basic retouching. For more skilled retouchers $10/picture is common. For pros that are more on the "graphic artist" level the rates I see run $50-$100/hour.
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