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Abby Jiu Photography

Arlington , VA

LOCATION

Arlington, VA US 22201 (map)

PHONE

202-246-2016

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
both
How many photographers do you work with?
2
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
yes
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
yes
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
both

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Abby Jiu's incredible photographic abilities are immediately apparent when viewing her website. Her professionalism was apparent from the moment we contacted her. Her contracts, fees, and personalization of services is all in writing up-front. The only unforeseen surprise - and it was a pleasant one - was that we had no idea about the amount of extra time and effort Abby puts into her work.

Abby Jiu's photography is beautiful. She made us shine in each of our photographs. Part of the reason for this is because she is such a joy to be around. It is hard not to smile when someone as friendly, patient, and hardworking as Abby is standing in front of you helping you to look your best.

My wife and I never needed to look around to find the photographer. Either Abby or her assistant were by our side at all the most important moments. Somehow, they also caught other significant moments that we weren't even aware were happening. They knew where to be, where to look, and exactly what to focus on at all the key moments; an ability that only comes from experience and keen intelligence.

It was a pleasure to work with Abby. I highly recommend her in all categories.
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
There really isn't much to say other than Abby is the BEST.
She's talented, professional and a pleasure to work with. At the end of the day, all you have left are your pictures, and Abby is the perfect photographer to capture those memories for you. If she's available on your date, book her asap.
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Abigail
Wedding:
12/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I was already in love with all of Abby's work, so when our wedding planner told us she was available for our wedding we were thrilled!! We didn't feel the need to do any meetings with her ahead of time, or give her a shot list because we really wanted her to just do her thing! Abby was simply perfect! She has such a great personality and helped keep it fun when I was getting nervous by having me look up a video she knew I would love! I was almost in tears I was laughing so hard and was able to relax and enjoy the process instead of being so nervous. Abby is very professional, yet she was still able to make us feel so comfortable. She genuinely captured all of our special moments. She was so patient with us, and worked through our guests as they hugged and congratulated us, she captured it all. She just floated around magically capturing every special moment! Abby's assistant helped out tremendously with our 4 year old daughter and was still able to capture such lovely photos. We received a preview of our gallery and pictures within days. Abby captured the day in a way only she could, she told our story through her pictures in such a natural and beautiful way.
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Sandra
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Abby was wonderful to work with! She is very organized and kept us all on schedule the entire day (which is an impressive feat because I'm always late for everything). You can tell Abby has photographed a lot of weddings, because she was very professional and always knew exactly what to do. I felt like she really cared about us and our special day, since she focused on so many details and tried so hard to get all the shots I wanted. We got along so great with Abby and we felt so comfortable with her as our photographer. You could tell everyone was relaxed and having fun when taking pictures!

Not only did Abby photograph our wedding, but she took engagement shots too. I love how all our pictures turned out! It's like she has a magical camera that makes everyone and everything so beautiful! If you hire Abby, you will NOT be disappointed!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! Abby was so easy to work with. The engagement photos were wonderful. At the Church and the reception she was everywhere but not pushy.
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
When I first met Abby, I knew right away I wanted her to photograph my wedding day! She was so laid back and easy to talk to. Her portfolio was breathtaking, with such rich colors and amazing lighting captured in each of her photos. Our engagement session, which was included in our wedding package gave us the opportunity to get to know Abby and allowed us to get comfortable in front of the camera. Our photos turned out beautiful and I knew that our wedding photos would be just as wonderful. Abby was great to work with on our wedding day, she was so flexible and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. Our photos were stunning! I can't say Thank You to Abby enough, she captured the most perfect memories for my husband and I.

Nicole, married on November 10, 2012 at Stone Manor Country Club
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Abby photographed both my engagement session and my wedding and did a fantastic job. We looked at the pictures on her website and loved them. Her pictures were a good mix of casual, posed, and unique shots and they all had that "pretty" look. Further, unlike many in the DC area, she uses primarily film rather than digital cameras. She will take less photos than but her frames are well thought out and deliberate.

Another aspect we loved is Abby's flexibility - she was willing to listen to our ideas and patiently answered all the questions we had about her work. This was important to us as we interviewed over ten photographers and found some to have a "don't question me about my work" attitude. Especially if this is your first (and hopefully only) wedding, you probably will have a ton of questions!

We highly recommend doing the optional engagement session with Abby. She knew we hadn't ever worked with a professional photographer before and so gave us a lot of advice for us on preparing for the engagement shoot. It was a great dry run for the wedding - helping us understand what to expect and making us more comfortable with her and in front of the camera.

Our wedding day was also perfect. Abby came on time, prepared, and gave us just the right amount of direction. Needless to say, everyone loved our wedding photos and many commented that ours were the best they've seen!
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
It was pleasure to work with Abby and Helen, her assistant that day, during our wedding and reception. We were impressed with her professionalism and attention to detail. During our first meeting, Abby even presented us with a little travel-sized folding picture frame with a black and white photo of our venue! Abby's vendor website was very easy to use in terms of setting up and finalizing the contract, as well as completing the questionnaires. Abby was also receptive to the list of family/bridal party photos that we wanted to occur and seamlessly worked them into the photos that she wanted of us. During the reception, it felt like she and Helen were everywhere - our guests even commented about this later - and our pictures were evidence of this. They caught some truly great moments. At the very end of the evening, she gave us another little picture frame with two black and white photos of us taken that very day! It was nice to have even those pictures so quickly because the day seemed to fly by (like we were told it would) and our memories were already fuzzy - we took it with us on our honeymoon too! Thanks, Abby! We really appreciate it!
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Izumi
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Abby is a great photographer! We are so in love with the pictures she takes. We love the light, colors and nostalgic feeling in her pictures! We are VERY happy with our wedding pictures!
We were also very impressed with her hard work and great consideration for us! She listened to our wishes carefully. She responded to all of our questions quickly. We were so grateful to be able to have a mini- engagement session with her as well!
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
After seeing her work and first meeting Abby, we were certain we wanted to work with her. We are glad that we did because we had a wonderful experience with our engagement and wedding photography. She was flexible in scheduling our engagement shoot around our hectic schedules and provided great advice about attire, location, etc. She was interested in learning about the wedding along the way and did a beautiful job capturing many of our favorite details. Abby is professional, easy-going, and friendly, and is able to make you feel completely at ease while she works. We absolutely love our wedding photos. Her work takes a little longer to develop and process since she shoots in film, but the end results are well worth the wait. Abby includes so many special touches along the way and is very pro-active and responsive to any communication. It was lovely to work with someone who has such a sincere interest in our wedding day!
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Abby has a great eye and it really shows with her photos. She has the ability to find beauty in all of the details. She was also a pleasure to work with. Being a DIY bride, she was a great help with guiding me, giving me tips and pitfalls to look out for. She is passionate about her work and it really shows.
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Abby’s standout quality as a photographer is her awareness of all the technical aspects of the photo- she studies the light, the composition, the angles; she really thinks about what she shoots and the images she captures show that thoughtfulness. Abby shot both our engagement pictures and wedding. My husband and I aren’t super comfortable in front of the camera, and it sometimes takes positioning and repositioning to get the right shot. Abby was great at giving us direction and suggesting poses and encouraging us to enjoy ourselves. On the wedding day Abby was professional and on time, both she and her assistant were great, and accomodating of last minute requests (not to mention patient with large groups and eccentric family members!). I have some beautiful pictures, really just iconic pictures, that perfectly capture the glory of our wedding day. Abby was also wonderful at capturing all the little details- family mementos, ceremony programs, DIY elements- that created the atmosphere of our day.
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Marie
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough fabulous things about Abby. From start to finish, she was the utmost in professionalism, talent, flexibility, and kindness. She is so organized that everything was a snap to arrange. Her photos are absolutely amazing, and she made me and my family completely at ease through the stressful process of planning a wedding! Everyone who sees our photos comments on how wonderful they are, and we couldn't be happier. Abby captured EVERYTHING we wanted for our wedding day, from the preparations, to the family shots, to the candids throughout the day and evening. Our memories of the best day of our lives will be preserved forever, and we can't thank her enough.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We can't possibly praise Abby adequately - she's fun, friendly, and sweet, and her work is absolutely gorgeous! On the day of the wedding she was very helpful keeping us on schedule, and - miraculously - she managed to get us all our photos less than a month after the event! Abby gives you a CD with all your images, which was really nice - she does not pile on upcharges. The one extra charge we would highly recommend was the portrait studio - our guests LOVED it, and the pictures we got were really priceless.

Abby's work speaks for itself, but coupled with her good humor and professionalism we feel like we hit the wedding photographer jackpot!
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Mary Kay
Wedding:
3/5/2011
4.4/5.0
Abby did a fabulous job with our wedding photos. We are extremely happy with how they turned out and our guests rave about them. She is very responsive when we ask questions. Abby also tries to personalize the experience and is very punctual, which can be helpful or stressful if you have family that always runs late. Her fee is on the higher side but on par with photographers of excellent caliber. If you want your photos to be beautiful you can't go wrong with Abby Jiu!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
12/4/2010
4.9/5.0
Abby was an amazing person to work with. She is much more than a photographer. She went above and beyond her work as a photographer to help me plan my wedding and make it perfect. She drew my attention to certain details to make my wedding extra special. Her enthusiasm was there from the start and she was always quick to respond to my questions and concerns. When it came to the big day, Abby helped me plan my schedule and took a phenomenal number of photos over 1000. She captured every detail and emotion beautifully and naturally in a variety of settings from great lighting to low lighting. If you want someone who will be there for you every step of the way and with the talent to capture the mood, atmosphere, and emotion of your wedding then Abby Jiu is your girl.
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November12
Wedding:
11/12/2010
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Abby! We knew she was the right photographer for us the moment we first met her. She was wonderful to work with both during the planning stages and on the actual wedding day. We received our photos just a few short weeks after our wedding day. Her work is gorgeous and we have received so many compliments from family and friends on our photos. I would highly recommend her!
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Katie
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Abby has a real eye. We LOVE our photos. And she's a real joy to work with too!
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Kblair87
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Abby was a pleasure to work with! She took our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos. The pictures turned out amazing! I've heard horror stories of other newlyweds not getting their photos until a year after their wedding or not at all! Well, it's 3 weeks after our wedding and we just received our pictures! Not only is Abby efficient and professional, we trusted her with the outcome and we were not disappointed! She is so easy to work with and so reliable. She was not one of "those" photographers that was really bossy or got in the way of things. She blended right in and was able to capture the story of our day with perfection. Thanks Abby! If you pick Abby, you will NOT be disappointed.
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Tara
Wedding:
6/4/2010
4.8/5.0
Abby has a great sense of creativity and style about her photography that goes beyond your standard photographer. Those that have seen the photo's are amazed at how well she was able to capture the day. I do not regret not having a videographer because the photos captured it all! Just having trouble deciding which one's will go in frames!
Thank you Abby
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Laura
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Choosing a photographer was one of the hardest parts of wedding planning, but I am so glad I chose Abby! Her prices are similar to other photographers in the DC/Baltimore area, but her style of shooting is on par with much more expensive, “trendy” photographers.

Abby responded to my million emails quickly. She was very flexible, meeting us all the way in Harpers Ferry, WV to shoot our engagement pics and coming up to the Baltimore area to shoot our wedding. She also arranged for a second shooter for our wedding, something that I was initially interested in but wasn’t included in our package.

Abby managed to capture our wedding perfectly through her photos. She really blended into the background, and got pictures that I never expected or noticed her taking. We have also gotten rave reviews from our friends and family. Thank you Abby!!
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Betsy
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Abby was the best part of my wedding (besides the whole getting married part). She was professional, courteous, and flexible - not to mention creative and a wonderful photographer. We are so happy with our photos and even more happy that we picked the right photographer to take them. She makes you feel at-ease behind the camera and produces beautiful images that you will have for the rest of your life.

I would recommend Abby to anyone and everyone. Her style is unique and beautiful – you will not be disappointed.
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Mhyle
Wedding:
4/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Abby Jiu is truly one of the most talented wedding photographers. She was extremely professional and was such a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Abby Jiu Photography to any future bride. I can guarantee that they will absolutey love their photos and will truly enjoy working with Abby Jiu on their special day.
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travelgirl
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Abby was such a pleasure to work with from the get go. She took the time to get to know us, what we wanted, and just made sure we were happy and comfortable with things. You get quality photos for a very reasonable price, professionalism, and the turn around rate was 2 weeks! She is very meticulous with her work, artistic, and captures everything without even noticing she's there. She also put together a lovely 2 minute slide show that was set to music with about 40 photos which really captured the essence of the wedding and it allowed guests to digest the photos and not have to go through the whole database of photos; a really nice memento to have and VERY well put together. You won't be disappointed with Abby and I've already recommended her to a fellow colleague and would recommend her to you.
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MeghannParlett
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Abby Jiu is a pleasure to work with and took such beautiful & creative photos of our October wedding! She really goes the extra mile to meet with you ahead of time and to make sure your photos are perfect.

Abby has a unique knack for capturing special, candid moments. I still can't stop looking through our photos! :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Abby really is exactly what you're looking for in a photographer-- she has a great vision of capturing the moments that make weddings unique. Her photos help us re-live the fun, the emotion and the sweetness of our wedding day.

Not only will you get great photos, but Abby is a joy to work with. She is highly organized and will keep track of all the details, be prepared for every meeting and event, and listen to what is important to you. Choosing Abby to be our photographer was easily one of the best choices we made in planning our wedding.
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Elizaspain
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Abby was very easy to work with - in the planning process she was readily available to answer questions, make suggestions, etc. And on the day of, everyone commented on her flexibility and friendliness. We loved her engagement photos, so I'm sure we'll love the wedding ones; she has a fresh style that I couldn't find anywhere else.
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ProfAlliRich
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Abby was an awesome photographer! She was on time, on budget and incredibly talented, to boot! Not many photographers can capture the day in a photojournalistic way. Abby was very deft, however, in capturing both posed moments and spontaneous shots. I loved the way she captured our day! She will definitely be photographing our family in years to come!
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Brittsthebride
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Abby was... simply put "The best part of my wedding." She was flexible, easy to get a long with and extremely professional. From our engagement session, to our wedding, Abby had every fine detail taken care of. When it rained (5 inches!) on the day of our wedding she was quick to think of a back-up plan to get unique pictures. She has both a traditional and artistic approach to her photography that satisfies all needs for a wedding. My husband and I, as well as our families were beyond satisfied with our photos-There was something for everyone. Any bride would be lucky to work with her.
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mkiken1
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Amazing Amazing Amazing! The quality of personal care (we were like friends emailing throughout the process), the attention to detail (she brought parasols to our wedding to take pics) not to mention the caliber of artistry (see for yourself: http://www.abbyjiu.com/blog/2009/07/marta-and-eddys-wedding-at-shade-trees-and-evergreens/) is unsurpassed (and we tried out other photographers too). If you want your wedding day, which goes by at lighting speed, to be preserved in a way that makes you proud to show to everyone forever, go with Abby!
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photobliss
Wedding:
7/5/2009
4.9/5.0
Abby did a wonderful job with our wedding photos. Her style is very fresh and contemporary but she also captures very classic images too. We love our photos!
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