I was at a wedding recently and during the reception, the schedule was running late. The paid photographer left and was not able to capture the dances.
I was not told of this and when the dance came on, and I stood up to get a better view with my camera, the MC had asked me just to take a few pictures of the dances. I agreed because I know the bride and MC personally, and they are my old highschool friends.
I ended up shooting the 3 dances with my 85mm (I left my 24-70 at my table far from the dance floor), processed the photos and uploaded them on facebook.
Now my concern I'm anticipating is that they will likely get a photo album from the photographer. If the bride and the groom request for copies of the picture to be included, in the photographer's album, how should I respond? I know the photographer will not likely want to use my pictures since its not their work, but I am anticipating the worst and I'm thinking the following may occur:
-my pictures uploaded will be used in the album
-the photographer may even ask me for my raw files to make the edits consistent with the rest of the album
-i may get requested for higher res jpegs
What are your thoughts on this? I don't know how I feel since this is my work that I'm giving away.
Would you ever give your raw files to someone at request? I could charge for this, but seeing as how several of my friends attended the wedding, it might not make me look good charging for the use of my photos