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Who is Next Exit?

West Los Angeles based wife and husband photographers Cat and Adi Benner have embraced this mantra: "No moment missed, no detail overlooked" since opining their award winning studio in 2003. Their highly experienced team of artists will not only ensure that they capture your unique personalities but also the most intimate, genuine and celebratory moments of your day. Next Exit is widely known for their emotional photographic style, exquisite portraiture, authentic photojournalism, and also for a determined commitment throughout the entire working relationship to deliver masterfully craftsman heirloom products that will last generations to come.

What is included?

Two lead photographers, full event day coverage based on your determined schedule, a personalized and password protected online image sharing gallery, all your beautifully edited watermark-free high-resolution files and an heirloom craftsmen album. Our full service studio offers custom fine art printing and a wide range of heirloom photographic products. Every single image file that you receive will be edited individually and ready for your own personal printing when you receive your complete proof collection. We also offer pre-wedding sessions, engagement sessions, parent albums and rehearsal dinner coverage for an additional fee. At your event, we will formally (or, rather, informally) document your family history using a "must-take" list provided by you. We will guide you through the scheduling process and will be available to you for vendor recommendations and additional wedding day guidance.

Services, Pricing and Packages?

We have packages that come in all shapes and sizes. We know, we know, that you really want us to tell you how much we charge here… But, no two weddings are the same and so we believe in creating a custom experience for every client that books us. Packages are based on the event size and location (local or destination), the number of hours required for photography coverage, and the size of your heirloom album. Please email Cat@nextexitphotography.com to set up a chat to discuss pricing and customize a quote that is perfect for you.

What makes you different from all the other photographers we found?

Having committed to photographing the most legendary occasions, meaningful moments, and epically produced parties in the Los Angeles wedding and event industry full time for almost 2 decades, we feel that our experience sets us apart from most other photographers in our community. We are passionate about delivering the most exclusive and heirloom photographic products to every one of our clients. Our process is approachable and we are very easy to work with. If you feel like we are a good match and you love our style, let's set up a conversation over the phone, a Zoom, or an in-person meeting at the West Los Angeles Studio.

Do you photograph elopements, micro weddings, mini weddings, small backyard weddings?

Of course! We also love small, intimate weddings. Just because there are fewer guests and perhaps a smaller budget, doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve the very best wedding photography in the world! Whether it’s just the two of you and an officiant, or the couple, their parents and maybe a few friends, Next Exit Photography would be honored to photograph your uniquely private vows and exceptional moments. Special 2020 Summer/Fall rates available.

Will you travel to photograph my destination wedding outside of Los Angeles?

To put it simply, the Benners love to travel. We'll visit a shrimp shack in Oahu, a floating bungalow in Tahiti, a vineyard in Napa, a five-star resort in Cabo San Lucas, a farm in the South of France, or the West Village of Manhattan. Oh, the places we'll go to make our clients happy! With passport stamps that would rival a contestant on The Amazing Race, we have made traveling an important part of our lives and our profession. By embracing different cultures and customs, we have become masters at finding the nuances and traditions that define a couple and their family in any setting around the globe.

Do you offer engagement sessions?

Of course! Our pre-wedding engagement session allows the bride and groom to settle those butterflies and learn how to work the camera before show time. Call it “training day” if you must. You will develop rapport with the Next Exit team as they follow you around for an hour or two, dancing in the urban streets of Downtown LA, twirling under the elm trees at a local Westside park, playing in the sand under the Santa Monica Pier, or wherever your fancy. Sure, we'll ask you to do strange and crazy things, like hug and cuddle and smooch, but you'd do that anyway. Trust us, it is so worth it!

What types of camera equipment do you use?

Our top of the line, professional grade photography gear is constantly updated and serviced throughout the year. We rely on Pro Nikon bodies and an arsenal of the best Nikon lenses in the world. We also own the latest and greatest Nikon series flashes and a bevy of softboxes, umbrellas and light sticks. We are ready and experienced for ANY lighting situation and challenge, from dark or dim ballrooms, to vineyards and farmhouses, and even in your parent's own backyard.

Will somebody answer the phone if I call the studio?

We love to answer the phone Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm. If for some reason we miss you, please send over an email and we will respond as soon as we can.

Do you offer incentives or discounts for intimate, off-season or last-minute weddings?

Yes! Please reach out to cat@nextexitphotography.com and let's CHAT! xoxo