I'm looking for some advice on hiring a second shooter for weddings. I have found someone who I believe would be absolutely perfect to shoot with, and I'm trying to work out how to go about paying her, what contracts I need to have in place, etc.
I don't want to call her my "assistant" because I think we're on around the same level as far as skill and experience goes, so I'm not sure if I can hire her on a "sub contract" basis? Can she just invoice me for her time, at an agreed hourly rate? (I don't think a flat rate would be suitable because I'm not at the stage where I'm charging a great deal for weddings, and I'm worried I may end up ripping myself off).
Is there any other advice anyone can give me regarding payment/contracts/the business side of things?
Thanks in advance :-)