Business of Photography/Videography / Re: The Bride chose my images instead of the photographer, how much should I charge?« on: April 05, 2014, 08:33:51 AM »
I haven't made a living by photography in a very long time (I find more joy in being a hobby shooter) but it seems to me that you were present at the wedding as a guest of the contracted photographer for a learning experience. I sense an ethical dilemma in "poaching" sales even though the bride preferred your shots. In fact, I would have turned down her request to view them. If you had been a guest of the bride or groom at the wedding then I wouldn't see the same problem.
I'd say that arrangements should have been made in advance and that is the fault of the paid photographer. I think what he should have done was say your images can be kept in your portfolio, but the sale of the same will be split. Having said that, he probably got a package rate, so he didn't sell individual images.
I suppose the issue is do you want to keep him as a resource? If not... don't worry about how he feels. If yes... I'd tell him the bride was unsatisfied and maybe that bit of criticism will help him figure out whether he needs to change his technique. Then ask if he would wanta portion of the sale. I would probably say no... but if he says yes, then ask him what a fair price should be.