« on: April 04, 2014, 12:51:05 PM »
First of all, congratulations on having some shots that someone wants to pay you for--that's a very exciting moment!
Secondly, as many others have said, any money you could potentially make on this are more than lost in a law suit and potential future revenue due to bad word of mouth.
Additionally, I want to caution you about too much patting yourself on the back. Maybe you took some great shots, and maybe the "pro" really sucks. But then again, maybe not. I've been on shoots (not weddings though) where I knew that I had a backup and that they were relatively inexperienced. Both to help them be successful and challenge myself, I've set them up in the best/easiest "guaranteed" spots/shots and worked the more challenging angles/lighting etc myself. And when it was all said and done, most of their shots turned out better than mine. And trust me, they were not better photographers than I am (not that I'm that great, but they were really raw in their skills.)
And on the flip side, I've done a couple of weddings where I was the backup, and because the main photog was working the "must have"/guaranteed shots, I was able to get more creative and ended up with some of the better shots, not because I was the better shooter but because I had more time and opportunity to get creative.