Ali and Batoul Photography

Living a Wholesome Life

Living a Wholesome Life

"I want to live a wholesome life".  That's what Ali said to me as we were having our last brunch in Cape Town.  Hayat was snoozing away in her stroller next to us and we were waiting on our hot coffees amidst the chilly morning breeze.  Cafe mocha for me, because I can't pass up on a sweet sugar rush in the morning.  

5 Tips to Prepare for your Engagement Shoot

5 Tips to Prepare for your Engagement Shoot

Wedding season is upon us!  And that means lots of excitement in the house, last minute dress appointments, RSVPs from your family and friends, coffee shop meetings with vendors, stress, stress and more stress.  Basically, it’s a busy, eventful time that can take a toll on the fun of it all.

Let me help you knock off one to-do item from your list of manys so that you can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience:  preparing for the engagement shoot.  For some couples, it’s completely awkward and nerve-wracking to have your photos professionally taken, let alone, romantic and intimate ones with your partner in front of a complete stranger (me!).  Or how about what to wear.  Do you go for your favourite graphic T and or fancy it up with a dress and killer heels?  Do you practice in front of the mirror so you have an idea how to pose in front of the camera?  Do you get your photos taken at the same place your friends did?            

These are some of the many good questions we’ve gotten from our couples, so we've put together some tid bits of advice to help you relax and enjoy this part of your engagement.

Our New Website is Live!

Our New Website is Live!

Friends!  We're so excited to be launching our new name and new website today.  Thanks to Go Live HQ for the rad template that has helped us showcase the combination of fun, adventure and free-spiritedness that define our couples balanced with a modern and approachable vibe.  

The Lemonade Files 02: How it all started

The Lemonade Files 02: How it all started

It was freezing. Everything seemed to be closed by 5 pm. And I learned the hard way that black ice is no joke in Ottawa. Suffice to say, my introduction to Canada's capital six years ago was rough. Every hour I seemed to dream up a different plan of going back to Toronto. But after about a week, I decided slipping deeper and deeper into my misery wouldn't help. Toronto was not getting any closer.