I have shot several big events over the last several years. There are a lot of tricks and a lot of equipment requirements that I have learned from experience during those years when capturing photos (and lots of photos!) during those live events. I shot a lot without flash or strobes! There are many sporting events, such as boxing, MMA fights, and dance recitals, that I am simply not able to use flash because flash would blind and confuse these athletes. They have very quick and fast action in them and I have been able to freeze that action and get some great shots. I also have done and will do slower moving events such as banquets, family reunions, corporate picnics, homecoming parties, piano recitals, and more.
Fees vary as there are many factors to consider such as how many photos will be shot, duration of event, speed of event, number of persons attending, and so on. I have done large fast paced events with another photographer I hired. We had four cameras and we were shooting different areas and with multiple compositions. We ended up with 5,000 photos/10,000 files to sort through, cull, post process, upload, and deliver.
Whatever your needs are, I can handle it. I have portable strobes and backdrops to bring in for a posed setting. I have low light capabilities so I can shoot without a flash or strobe and still get crisp photos. I have the experience and expertise to succeed with your event. I have many references and photos to prove it.