Cat Benner

Los Angeles, CA
About Cat

Cat Benner is one of the most sought after headshot, branding, and lifestyle photographers in Los Angeles. Her career spans 2 decades as a full-time photographer and CEO of the award-winning West LA studio, Next Exit Photography that she co-owns and operates with her husband. Cat is known for her magazine-worthy images with an unmatched quality of customer service to her clients. Her clients agree that she’s the queen of getting the perfect shot, whether it’s a modern headshot or selling their personal brand through a collection of bright, natural images. At shoots, clients appreciate Cat’s sense of humor and camaraderie, which she combines with an artistic eye and an acute awareness to capture the most genuine expression. Cat attended Tufts University in Boston, and started working for Martha Stewart in New York in 1997. In her mid-twenties, Cat attended a rigorous school of photography where she mastered the art of lifestyle, portrait and product photography. She has carried her camera to at least thirty countries around the globe where she learned to document the intricate and distinctive details of different customs and cultures. Named Best Photographer in Los Angeles by CBS, ZankYou Magazine, California Wedding Day Magazine, named first in the Hollywood Reporter resource guide, and seven-time winner of the Best of the Knot Award, Next Exit Photography’s work has been published in People, Newsweek, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, InStyle, Huffington Post, Martha Stewart, C Magazine, Wedding Style Guide (Australia), Anhelo Magazine (Japan), and B Magazine (Ireland) and in over 100 other global press outlets.