Sorry to be hopping onto the bandwagon and hijacking this thread but can I ask something here?
Here's a different scernario to a probably similar case.
My actual day shots were taken and written agreement was on a 2 week basis after my wedding night for my coffeetable album (along with the dinner photos) to be ready and delivered.
2 weeks past by and a call was made to ask where my album was, he delayed. Next 2 weeks I called again and again he said not ready yet. A 'brother' during my wedding saw this same photog at another friend's wedding preparation (almost 9 months after my wedding) so I asked him to ask this photog where the hell is my album.
It took that fella about 10 months to give me my album even after constant reminders from me, my wife and I even got my parents & in-laws to call and remind him. Take note, I did pay a deposit of (I think) $500 for the deposit.
The remainding payment, I wanted to pay but wanted him to come down to my place to give me an explanation WHY it took him almost 10 months to give me my album when the agreement was on a 2 week basis. I had the cheque prepared however he never showed his face and only asked an old man to come down to collect the cheque which I refused to give the cheque to.
After that, he had the cheek to send me an SMS saying he will take legal action against me. I was more than willing to provide the balance payment as long as he came down to my place, and answered my query to why it took him 10 months to provide me my photos. My in-laws, parents, family & friends waited 10 months to get their copy of photos to which, the "mood" of sorts is no longer there.
So in this case, is it justified that my wife & I refuse to dish out the remaining payment?