Today, Adi and I received a comment on our blog. Like others, it was an affirmation of the amazing clients who hire us and hopefully of the wonderful photos that we attempt to capture of them. Adi was intrigued by the commenter’s URL and clicked it to find the following post on her blog. Adi called me on my cell (I was shopping at Century City Mall, holiday shopping, eek) and I could barely understand his excitement over the load music in The Gap. It wasn’t until now when I arrived home that I was able to read it for myself. What can I say, Angela? Your words mean so much to us, more than you could possibly ever know! I could go on and on about how much Next Exit has become “us”Â, Cat and Adi, and how much joy it has brought to our lives, amazing new friends, financial stability and most importantly, a deeper love between the two of us. It’s people like you, and Nanette and Sarah, that make what we do so worthwhile. Thank you!!!
“So today, Shirley Tipsy gave me the cutest Christmas Card. It’s got a picture that her dad took of her and her bf, GH (that’s short for Guitar Hero) – and it reminded me that DH and I need to take our Christmas card picture soon (I’m still deciding what to wear – what’s new?). Anyway, her dad took a really great picture, and they look splendid in it.
For some reason, it got me to thinking more and more about how much I want to take good pictures. I don’t know that I’d make a career out of being a photographer (I’m not disciplined enough), but if I had the talent that Cat and Adi from Next Exit have, then I definitely would. They are actually the ones who really got me and DH interested in photography! Well, DH already had an interest in it, but when we heard about Next Exit, he got even more interested, and has been steadily working on his photog skills (which are fabulous – look at the pictures in my blog before this!).
The first time I heard about them was when I was trying to pick out my wedding dress. I showed my friend SS what it looked like, and she said she had a friend who had a similar type of dress and that it came out absolutely gorgeous on film. Well, that friend is NannersP, and she did look so fabulous in her dress, which made me excited to get mine. I have to admit, I looked through pretty much all of NannersP’s wedding photos, trying to get ideas for my own wedding. I realized I was “oohing”Â and “ahhing”Â at all her pictures – mostly because of how great she and her hubby looked together and how beautiful her wedding turned out. But, I was also really captivated by the quality of the pictures. The photos were creative, fun, natural, and they really captured her day so perfectly. I was curious about who her photographers were and I found the link to them on her blog.
I gotta admit, on the day that I went to their site, I was stuck for a little over 3 hours. I looked at every single page in their blog to see the pictures that they took and I was floored by their talent. I was already locked into a contract with my photographer (who did a great job, as well), but I wish I knew about Next Exit first because I would’ve totally booked them right away.
Lucky us, though – SS booked them for her wedding, which meant we were gonna see them in action and SS was guaranteed to have fabulous pictures of her wedding day! I kid you not, I felt like I was gonna meet a celebrity and I was totally giddy! 😉 DH was familiar with their work and their site as well, because I would update him every time they posted up new pictures, so he was excited to see them, also.
I spotted Cat immediately. Okay, okay, the camera totally gave her away. I was scanning the crowd for her and Adi, but I think Adi must’ve been busy because there was another girl there with her. They were really inconspicuous and unintrusive during the wedding and when I wasn’t looking at the gorgeous bride, I was watching them take pictures. It seems to come so natural to Cat, like she’s just snapping away at any ol’ subject. When they took pictures outside, Cat was really funny and got the crowd into getting their picture taken. I thought it was cool that she was being so down to earth and playful – it made everyone relax a little and feel more comfortable having their picture taken. Man, I really wish we chose them for our photographer 🙁
Anyway, I’m sure we’ll use them for photography one day. They do baby pictures now, as well as family and holiday portraits! I’m excited just thinking about it :)”