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Adi and I are so blessed to have the best wedding and portrait clients in the whole wide world. 2007 was the best year of our lives”¦ marriage, business and overall happiness.
I guess this is as good a time as any to let you all know that we’re expecting a baby girl on April 4th!! I’ll be taking about 2 months off completely and then, I’ll be back to shooting for the crazy summer season. Of course, Adi will be busy working hard throughout the year to pay for organic diapers and custom baby bedding (I splurged big time on that one).
Adi and I could not be happier and we hope to share many happy moments in the coming year with our amazing Next Exit family!

  • Trista - omg!!!! congratulations!!!! can’t wait to meet the little one!!

  • Amber - Congratulations! That is SO exciting. What a great year this will be for you…We wish you all the best!

  • Vince Anido - Wow! Congratulations guys! That is so exciting. I’m expecting some stellar pics of the newborn. 😉

  • Kristen - Yay! Congratulations! 2008 is ALREADY shaping up to be an AMAZING year for all! xoxo

  • Erika - Congratulations!!! How exciting! Those are going to be some GREAT pics…

  • Lindsey - Yay! Congrats Cat and Adi! We look so forward to working with you for our wedding this year!

  • Alfarooq - hi cat & adi,
    congratulations! looking forward to see your baby girl photos. happy new year to both of you. me and my wife always visits your website and its almost one year. we’ll keep visiting. take care….

  • Christa - About time you announce!

    ::chanting:: BELLY BLOG, BELLY BLOG!

  • Bree - What an incredible blessing!!!!! I’m so happy and excited for you both 🙂 Congratulations on the wonderful news!

  • Nicole - Congratulations! That is so exciting! I can’t wait to see pics on the blog!

  • Lan - Congrats! we were wondering when you two would annouce this exciting news! april is a great month! ~ my birthday is april 5th! =)

  • ashley parsons - I just happened to stumble upon your work, but it is absolutely beautiful – and on top of that you’re expecting, so it makes you double cool. Congrats and happy new year – can’t wait to see more of what you do!!

  • Lynn - CONGRATS Adi & Cat! What a wonderful blessing and new adventure for you two in 2008 (and beyond).

  • Aubrey - Congratulations Adi and Cat!!

  • Monica - WoW!!! Congratulations on the baby girl guys! 🙂

  • Janice Fangon-Venecio - CONGRATS!How exciting! Life will never be the same – and you’re going to love it!

  • PamN - Awww, a girl! Congrats!

  • Genevieve - That is wonderful news! Congratulations to you both.

    Can’t wait to see photos of the little girl when she comes but until then how about some belly shots???!

  • Jill - OMG congrats! That is such amazing news. We wish you the best – you guys deserve it!

  • Becks - I adore you guys! We’re over the moon for you!

  • Colleen - Hi Cat and Adi-
    I have thoroughly enjoyed viewing so much of your fantastic photography.
    Thanks so much you two and Congratulations!!! Wonderful news 🙂

  • Lynnea - Congratulations!! I’m so excited for you both. What a lucky baby girl to have such cool parents!

  • Nanette - So very exciting! You two are going to be amazing parents, not to mention that you’ll have the most beautifully photographed little girl EVER! 🙂

  • Cheryl - Congrats!!! So excited for the both of you!

  • Rebecca Stone, {duet} Weddings - So thrilled for you both. 🙂
    Congrats, Cat and Adi!

  • Justine - Congratulations!!! That’s so exciting, can’t wait to meet her. Lunch again soon?

  • Kelly Estrada - ohmygosh! I just saw that you are expecting. congratulations!! you two are going to be the most fun parents!

Adi and I both adore Regina and Wilson. They have such amazing spirit and love for one another. And they were total hams for our camera, which we love!!

An all-star line up of fabulous vendors included:
Reception: Universal Hilton
Flowers: My Wedding Blooms
Makeup: Elaine Chou
Car: Classy Chassis
Cake: King’s Hawaiian
Wedding Planner, Video, Lighting & DJ: Aquafuzion
Favors: Custom Wilson and Regina Bobbleheads made in China!!

more down below…

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Auntie Lauren hired Adi to follow Trey around the Brentwood Farmer’s Market with one of Next Exit Photography’s signature “Style of Life” sessions as a surprise for her sister (Trey’s mom). It was a delightful morning running around with such a well-behaved and photogenic three-year-old munchkin. Lauren ordered three gorgeous fine art albums from the session…one for mom, one for grandma and, of course, one for the auntie herself!!!

Here are a just a few spreads from the amazing book.





Adi and I have had an overwhelming number of requests for Christmas Week until New Year’s Portrait Sessions so we’ve decided to stay in Los Angeles during this time to capture all of your adorable families.

The “Style of Life” session fee is $350pt and includes a $50 product credit. We’ll come to your home (within 20ish miles of the studio) or meet up at a local park, beach or whatever we can come up with.

Call Cat at the studio at 310-474-7871 to book your session before it’s too late!

  • Carol Topping - Hi,

    I’m Trey’s Mommy – the little guy you shot at the Farmer’s Market with my sister, Lauren. Lauren gave us our book last night and we cried! It is just so incredibly beautiful. You do beautiful work and I wanted to thank you personally for this amazing gift. I will definately keep you in mind for the future.

    Carol Topping (and Wayne and Trey!)

Adrienne and Gene are so hot, they’re smokin’. We knew that after shooting their insano e-pic session, that their wedding would be filled with killer photographic opportunity”¦and it was. We had such a ball working with the couple in the hallway of the school church, by the dumpster in the parking lot and finally, shoving O.G. Tommy’s Burgers into our faces in downtown Los Angeles. The wedding ceremony was held in one of the oldest churches in the city, The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, founded in 1867! The Chinese banquet reception was held at one Adi’s and my favorite spots in town for Sunday morning dim sum, none other than the famous Empress Pavilion. We were blown away by all of the creative florals designed by by Michelle Brue at Flora By Fauna.
P.S. You’ll note the fire truck photos on the more page”¦well, I won’t go into too much detail, but we had to call 911 when Gene cut his hand on a glass during the toasts!!! He was such a good sport!!


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  • Gene - WTF!!!!!!!!! CAN I KICK IT OR WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Gene - In case anyone is wondering 8 stitches and around 16 months for my thumb to heal/functional.

  • adrienne - i LOVE them! Adi and Cat are the absolute best 😀 Beautiful work like always. Thank you so much and I can’t wait to see the rest!

  • cham faby - You guys did a great job! I love your style of photography. It’s so vibrant! Maybe we should get you guys to take photos of our baby boy??

    I’m really happy Adrienne and Gene are finally married. 🙂

  • Elite - absolutely awesome~~!!!! i love the “couple outside of tommy’s” shot…. it is soooo pretty and super nice~!!!! 🙂
    All the other pictures were amazing too… even though Adrienne has a hard time to “smile”, Adi & Cat have captured all her best photo-ed smiles~!!! not to forget all the super expressive expressions of Gene…
    yay, hurray for the wonderful wedding… hurray for the wonderful memories, especially these beautiful ones which captured by Adi & Cat’s cameras~! 🙂

  • Shirley (nurse friend from CHLA) - Adrienne & Gene, Thank you for the preview of pics from your amazing wedding! I was honored to be among the guests to celebrate your marriage. I am sure Gene is like the black knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: “..oh this? It’s merely a flesh wound…”
    May your life together be filled with love!
    xoxox Shirley

  • Jen - Cheers to the newlyweds!

    And fabulous works of art!

Honestly, it has been very hard to write this blog entry because there is so much to say! When you spend an entire weekend with a family and their friends, and they are just all so wonderful, it really just makes everything we do so worthwhile. Zarin and Ryan were married in Los Cabos, Mexico at the One&Only Palmilla. Adi and I have now photographed three weddings there and we hope that we’ll be booking many more in the future. This particular wedding was perfect in every way. Besides the gorgeous couple, the Pamilla wedding planner, Katia Unger, was just a dream to work with. Sweet perfection. Here are some of the other vendors who helped make this event so extraordinary.
Flowers: Elena Damy
Hair & Makeup: Hive Spa
Ballroom & Lounge Decor: OXTEN
Gifbags homemade trail mix & cookies: Luisa’s Chocolates
Namecards/Menus/Programs/Itineraries, etc: F & M Designs, by Flori Rosenthal
Wedding Invitations: Mimio Papers
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Dresses: Vera Wang
Groom’s Suit: Façonnable
Groomsmen’s Outfits: Pants were from J. Crew/Faconnable

Oh yeah, make sure to see Ryan’s movie, “The Rocker,” starring Rainn Wilson and Christina Applegate coming out in 2008!

and there is more…

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  • Zarin - OH MY GOSH!!! You guys are amazing. I was sitting here in my office, working on a Saturday, thinking that this is a pretty bad way to spend my weekend. But THEN, I see your blog of my wedding and IMMEDIATELY, my day was made! I can’t stop smiling. I had high expectations from you guys, and you surpassed all of them. I am so blown away by these pics, I cannot wait to see the rest!! Thank you for capturing our wedding exactly how I remember it. I couldn’t be happier.

  • Ryan - Phenomenal work. Can’t thank you enough.

  • farzana - What a beautiful couple, love the pictures…
    can’t wait to see the album

  • Fredda - I had great expectations when I heard the photographers were being flown in for the weekend and thought these two better be good! Well, you weren’t just good you were superb. These pictures look like they should be in a magazine. Not only did you do an amazing job, but you were delightful to be around. Thanks for the memories!

  • Leslie (Zarin's friend) - You captured Zarin perfectly, what beautiful work!

  • Katia Unger - I do not know what took me so long to see Zarin and Ryan’s pictures! it was so long ago but looking at the pictures brought me back in time. What an amazing wedding and couple!!!

    It was a real pleasure to work with you; I am no longer in Palmilla; I got married 3 months ago and I am considering to open my own wedding planning business and it will be a real pleasure to work with you again some day.

    What an outstanding work!!!!

    Best wishes!!!

    Katia Unger ( the wedding planner )

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