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Since opening the Next Exit Photography Studio in 2003, husband and wife photographers Cat and Adi Benner have embraced this mantra: "No moment missed, no detail overlooked."

We will capture your unique personality and both the most intimate and celebratory moments of your day. We are known for our classic photographic style, exquisite portraits, authentic photojournalism, and also for our determined craftsmanship throughout our entire working relationship.

What is included?

Two photographers, event day coverage based on your determined schedule, a personalized online image gallery, all your beautifully edited high-resolution files and an heirloom craftsmen album. Every single image that you receive will be edited individually and adjusted for color saturation, white balance, and sharpened for personal printing. We also offer 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.

Services, Pricing and Packages?

We have packages that come in all shapes and sizes. Packages are based on event location (local or destination), the number of hours needed for photography coverage, and the size of your heirloom album. Please email 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 worked photographing in the 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 very best product to every one of our clients. Our process is friendly 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 or in person at the West Los Angeles Studio.

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

Of course! We 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! We have been photographing beautifully intimate weddings for almost 2 decades and we have to say that it’s one of our favorite types of wedding to capture. Whether it’s just the two of you and Officiant, the couple and 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 spotting the nuances and traditions that define a couple and their family in any setting.

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 Cat or Adi as they follow you around for an hour or two, dancing in the urban streets of downtown, twirling under the elm trees at a local park, playing in the sand under the 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 equipment do you use?

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