Business of Photography/Videography / Re: The Bride chose my images instead of the photographer, how much should I charge?« on: April 04, 2014, 12:24:20 PM »
Assuming he is okay with you selling the photos, I would expect to split the sale at least 50/50 as he did the majority of the work in terms of marketing to and securing the client, planning the shoot, etc. and was kind enough to let you work with him.
On the other hand, if you want some quick cash, make the sale. Just don't expect to shoot any more weddings or have any photographers help you out again.
This sounds right to me. I would not go behind the guys back to make a few bucks. Your reputation is worth more than the money you'd get from the sale. You should turn over your images to the contracted photographer and let him deal with the fulfillment. You could ask him for compensation if he sells your work to the client. Perhaps it will be less than what you might make from a direct sale but he preserves his relationship, assumes the responsibility for the deliveries and gets to sell his work as well as yours. I don't think you have to cow tow if the client contacted you and if the photog says he can't compensate you chalk it up to experience and move on. If your goal is to be a professional in this field your reputation and your business relationships have greater value than whatever you can charge the bride. Think long term.