About a month ago I contacted a photographer because I wanted to get into the wedding business.
He accepted my request and he took me with him to a wedding, now:
The Bride called my up a week ago telling me that she didn't like the photographer images and she asked to have a look at my photographs instead.
I set up a gallery for her and she contacted my back very excited and happy about my work, making me so happy as well.
Photographers say that you have to know your client to work out a price, well I don't know how much their budget was but they hired a Limousine and a Cadillac for their wedding, this is what I've seen.
How much do you think should I charge them for about 30-40 photos, retouching and the time spend at the wedding?
I was thinking between $500 - $600 (Australia)
(By the way I didn't get paid by the photographer and he didn't tell me the client tried to get in contact with me)
Lots of replies to go through (and I haven't) so here are my thoughts.
You are way out of line to sell those images to the client directly, if there was no written or oral agreement in place beforehand.
At a minimum, you need to sit down with the person that took you to his/her event and straighten this out.
Best case, the prime photographer will not care and will allow you to do business with the client. I'd certainly ask about paying a commission.
Worst case is the client is looking to save some dough through using your photos.
Somewhere in the middle is the prime photographer asking for those images and possibly paying you a bit.
Don't think, even for a minute, that the prime photographer won't find out if you sell to his/her client as a sidejob. The client will probably brag about how much "cheaper" you were.