I run a photo/video production company. Ali hired one of my photographers for an east indian wedding shoot. He refused to pay the agreed upon amount for their services, and when my photographer objected, he publicly humiliated her and tore up the cheque for the amount he had written.
When she agreed to give him the photos at his store (Japan Camera in West Edmonton Mall), he wasn't there but left instructions for his employee to take the photos without payment, stating that he would pay her later. Refusing to leave the master CDs without payment, my photographer called him. He proceeded to issue threats to her.
Our experience with Ali and Alicats Photography were that they practice business unethically - refusing to sign contracts, publicly humiliating and debasing fellow photographers (which is unprofessional) and not honoring his promises.
Avoid doing business with Ali or Alicats Photography. He primarily shoots East Indian weddings in the Edmonton and Alberta region.