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One of our long time assistants felt like getting saucy for the camera and Next Exit photographer, Adi Benner, was up to the task. Adi and I love shooting just about anything”¦ But fashion photography is something that we try to integrate into all of our weddings and portrait sessions. Patricia is invaluable to our company and such a good friend. We met almost 3 years ago in a Black and White printing class. She is hard working, loyal, and above all, a killer photographer who will be making her mark in the industry, trust me.
Jennifer Opeka was kind enough to lend her magic hands and did an extraordinary job applying Patricia’s make-up.

Next Exit Tummy Alert: Alllie

Many of you who read this blog are our past Next Exit Photography clients and know how much I love each and every one of you! So, stop by and visit the new casa de Next Exit, would ya?
Allie is one of 5 Next Exit brides who all work together at the same company! We just shot the fifth’s wedding (Michelle!!) and that wedding will be blogged next week!
Allie and Jason got married in October ’05 and got preggers right away. She looked so beautiful at our maternity shoot (all images taken at our new pad and across the street) and her photographs show all the love. I love doing maternity photography and I hope that you all come in when your tummies are big, round and beautiful!

Candice and Matthew

Candice and Matthew had such a beautiful Orange County wedding set at Rancho Las Lomas, a.k.a heaven on earth. It is a restored California ranch once occupied by coastal Indians full of wild animals and endless photo opportunities.
When we arrived, we found our past bride, Dayna, getting her bridal party make-up done! It is such a pleasure working with our fabulolus wedding photography clients again and so wonderful that they are so kind to refer us to their best friends!
We loved working again with wedding planning guru, Alexandra Doudian, from Enchanted Events & Design. Working with Ashley Video Productions was as easy as it gets. She was a true pro! Dinner was delish by Suzanne’s Catering and the beautiful cake was designed by the Great Dane Baking Co.

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Sandra and Oscar

Ever since Sandra and Oscar treated us to a post engagement session happy hour extravaganza, they were high up in our books. Wink wink.
What an incredible ceremony at one of the oldest Catholic Churches in Southern California. St. Vincent de Paul in downtown Los Angeles is worth a visit to see the stunning architecture “reflecting the late Baroque ecclesiastical style popular in 18th-century colonial Mexico.”
Some of you might know that Adi got his B.A. in photography at the USC Cinema School 12 years ago, so he almost convinced Oscar to go grab a burrito at Chanos Drive-In (his favorite hang-out) after the ceremony. Oh yeah, it was their wedding day! So, I guess we’ll have to go another time.
Rosie, our friend from Just a Girl Events, worked her magic making it all happen with ease. Our other good friend, Joyce Luck, did a phenomenal job with Sandra’s Makeup and Hair. She looked like a queen! City of Commerce Flowers arranged the beautiful flowers. The Gourmet Chocolate Fountain was flowing all night long. The rice crispy treats were just as good as my mom used to make them. Of course, the reception at the Castaway Restaurant was perfect as we all watched the sun set over the hills of the San Fernando Valley.

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Rosie - The first picture is my fave!!! Needless to say you guys did a fabulous job!!!!August 22, 2006 – 3:31 pm

Sandie - Love Love them! the first pic is awesome! that is definetely a “money” shot! oscar is jealous! wink wink! luv you guys! can’t wait to see the rest!

adi.. chano’s anytime!August 18, 2006 – 7:56 pm

Heather and Daniel

Heather and Daniel had a perfect wedding on a perfectly gorgeous day in Ventura County at Maravilla Gardens (one of our new favorite wedding photography locations.) The ring barer (Dollar the dalmation) made us laugh all day long. He even cut into the first dance!!!
Carrie and Ryan Phillips referred us to Heather because they were booked and had been Heather’s sister’s AND cousin’s wedding photographer, so Adi and I had a tough act to follow!
A delicious cake was designed by Skiff’s cakes in Simi Valley. Our buddy, DJ Tom Chandler from Cal Sounds, did a fabulous job getting everybody on the dance floor. The gorgeous decor and delicious Mexican style catering was served up by Command Performance. The stunning florals were designed by A Beautiful Day Productions. Bridal make-up applied by the ever fabulous E.Marie from Bride’s Bliss.

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Samantha and Greg

Samantha and Greg had a beautiful Orthodox Jewish wedding. The whole wedding was planned in about six weeks. One of my mother’s closest friends, Florist extraordinarre Val Eule from Just Flowers ( in Los Angeles, referred us to this amazing couple. Let Val know that we referred you for a Next Exit special.
Totally “beshert” (meant to be) and in love, we photographed this couple’s wedding on a warm Tuesday night in Westwood at the Sephardic Temple on Wilshire. Events lasted from the early afternoon until late in the night and the guests did not stop dancing the horah for hours on end. Bunny, the site’s event planner was a true delight to work for and Pat and Errol Fine (also good friends of my family!) from Pat’s Restaurant in Beverly Hills did a phenomenal job with the Kosher catering.

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