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I’m really sad that I won’t get to shoot Nicole and Josh’s wedding. They had already hired a wedding photographer by the time they found me to shoot their e-pics and there was no turning back. You know how it goes”¦ I’m so honored that they double dipped with Next Exit! They are one of the nicest couples EVER and I had such a fun afternoon shooting them at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, despite the fact that we “almost” got kicked out by security. Don’t despair; Cat can get you out of any jam. (especially when she talks about herself in the 3rd person)

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  • Christa - Beautiful!

    (Don’t they know you there by now??) 🙂

Spending the afternoon at the Los Angeles Zoo with Jill and Daniel was such a blast! They are such sweethearts!
We even got to stay an hour past closing time”¦that’s when the real fun began. All the animals were let out of their cages and we all sang and danced to Disney tunes. 😉
We are so excited to shoot their wedding this July at Rancho Las Lomas!

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  • Jill - These pictures are amazing. We had so much fun and can’t wait to take our wedding pictures!

  • Sue Colson - You two look so happy together! And Jill, you look so beautiful! I wish you both much happiness! Marriage is a wonderful journey, I hope you both grow with the experience…..

  • Erin - The engagement pictures are beautiful! I can’t wait for the wedding! Only 12 more days! YEAH!

  • angel swanson - gorgeous pics! i love her colorful dress; it really pops in these photos.

  • Vickie - Really nice Jill, you both look very happy!

Ella came in for her first birthday photo shoot. And, she ate some cake.
Make sure to sign up for your “baby’s first year” photo pacakge which includes a next exit birthday cake smash.
Or, you can just come in for the one session. Either way, your munchkin will have the time of their life.
You just can’t go wrong.

before the cake arrived…

such a lady…

  • Nicole - Mommy - Thanks Cath for this amazing shoot. She loved the cake!

  • Heather & Mike - Aaaaaaaaaaaaah! These baby photos kill me!

  • Belinda - What gorgeous pictures!!! Happy Birthday Ella!!!

  • BJK - adorable

Joyce and Brian warmed up like butter on toast. At first, their shyness was just like most, but with just a few minutes of practice they were posing like they were long time naturals. I can’t explain how it happens, it just works that way. That’s why it is so much better to have that “breaking in” period at the engagement session instead of on the wedding day. I can’t wait to shoot these new naturals on their wedding day this October at the Glendale Hilton.


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  • joyce - wow how did this happen? i remember being soo stiff during the shoot? love it! thanks guys

  • Brian - All I can say is WOW! The pictures are perfect. We had so much fun during the shoot! You guys are the best! Thanks!

  • Kathy - What wonderful photos of an equally wonderful couple! The brick wall and b&w pics are your money shots! Love them to pieces. These needs to go on exhibit during the wedding!

  • Jo Ann - These shots are made for wedding magazines! They look so natural, not all stiff! Needless to say, you two look soo good together, enhanced so much better in pics taken by a skilled photographer. They did a very good job here 🙂

  • Nicky - That picture wall is awesome. I love these!

  • joyce - just so everyone knows, we had to climb that high rust colored solid wall (pic # 8). i was looking up at the clouds, begging god for mercy for all my sins…in the event we fall… haha trully worth the risk!

  • Allan - One word: AWESOME PERFECT BEAUTIFUL !!

  • jen - these picutres speak volumes about your wonderful personalities. great job guys.

  • Awu Apopoy - I can feel the happiness they feel for one another.
    Almost moved me to tears and its not even the wedding pictures yet. I could just imagine how the father of the bride-to-be feels.


  • Stephanie Williams - I can’t wait to shoot in some of those alleyways. So fun! Awesome work!

  • Angela - BEAUTIFUL, you guys! Nice work! 🙂
    Ganda nung wall 🙂


  • Bunsoy - mahn… i dont know why im posting now… but… i… love…it… can wait till the wedding photos are done… COME ON!!!! WHERE ARE THE WEDDING PICTURES!!! IM GETTING ALL TINGLY WAITING FOR’M

Before I tell you all about this wedding, I should mention that the person who found me online, searching blindly through the vast web for the perfect wedding photographer for her daughter, was none other than Melissa’s mom in far away Eastern Canada! Thanks, Mom, I owe you! 😉 I’m hoping that all of the gorgeous bridesmaids will now bring me across the border to shoot their weddings, because there had to be something in the water in the tiny town that they grew up in, cause I want some of it!
We started off the day at the Grafton Hotel and then headed over to the couple’s suite at the Standard. We even crashed the Sky Bar (until we got kicked out). We hit the House of Blues and Pink Dot for some killer fashion magazine style wedding photography on the gritty streets of Hollywood. We then limoed to Topanga State Beach for a quick and casual wedding. I was on the sand about 3 feet away from the couple for the entire ceremony because all of the guests were crowded around the chuppah to get the best view. It was amazing. I couldn’t figure out if I was getting splashed by all the flowing tears around me or the mist in the air.
Then, back to the Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Hyatt for an amazing dinner reception at The Restaurant. This was an intimate wedding of the closest of friends and family and I was truly honored to be a part of their day.
Evan can now stop emailing me every day to find out the status of his wedding pics, right? 🙂
Make sure to check out their e-pics if you haven’t already seen them!

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  • Evan and Melissa - Ok, so how awesome is our photographer? I mean we’re pretty good looking, but she made us look amazing! ok ok, cat I think the photos are incredible and I can’t wait to see more… but… I will NOT stop emailing you until I see everything! hahaha… you’re the bomb, we love the pics. keep em comin. Love, Evan and Melissa

  • Erika - Wow,was I right or was I right!! I knew they would be amazing! Cat, you did a beautiful job of capturing the feeling of the day. You captured the energy,love and all the emotions in the images.Thank you so much for your hard work and patience with the huge wedding party…you certainly were up for the challenge!Looking forward to seeing all of them…

  • angel swanson - LOVE the 3rd and 4th pics, as well as the one in front of the little red wall. looks like it was an awesome time! 🙂

  • Kristl - Wow, I was very upset that I could not make it to your wedding, however, looking at these pictures makes it feel like I was there with you, seeing the same things the other guests did, I have never seen so many great pictures that truly captured so many great moments. I LOVE THEM!!! You look so so happy Evan and Melissa, Luv Ya!

  • Jen - Us Canucks are crazy. 🙂 LOVE the bed shot. You guys rock.

  • Trista - These are soooo fun!! Love the group shots!!

  • Harvis Kramer - GREAT PICTURES, so pissed I missed the wedding. But seriously coming from someone in the photo biz who sees wedding photos all day long this guy did an amazing job for you guys.


  • Blair & Tracy Korschun - Awesome wedding and great pictures. Here’s to seeing Evan and Melissa many many times in the future with many more great pictures to come of the happy new couple.

Melissa and Ian are such a perfect pair. Ian is a 1st Lieutenant Officer in the United States Army and Melissa will be flying over the Pacific to join her new hubbie in Hawaii! The beautiful wedding ceremony was at Our Lady of Perpetual Help followed by a rockin’ reception at the Long Beach Hyatt Regency.
Ian will be shipping off to Iraq later this year and we send our support and prayers to him and all of our troops stationed overseas.

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