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Cynthia Abbott Photography

Sudbury , MA

LOCATION

Sudbury, MA 01776 US (map)

PHONE

617-834-5123

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ABOUT US

I specialize in photojournalistic Wedding Photography, and Family Lifestyle Portraiture. I have a storytelling approach, so your photos will convey the mood and emotions of the unique... Read more
I specialize in photojournalistic Wedding Photography, and Family Lifestyle Portraiture. I have a storytelling approach, so your photos will convey the mood and emotions of the unique moments that make up your day.

A wedding photographer only has a split second to capture the essence of a fleeting moment, the glimmer of a look, a laugh, or a tear shed. An effective photographer must have the skill, experience, passion and eye to rise to that demand.

Rest assured you can depend on me to capture the spirit of your day, and relay your stories powerfully and elegantly.

I work in the Boston area, and all over New England, including Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Contact me to reserve your wedding date or to make an appointment to meet with me personally. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I go through each and every image to ensure optimal color, contrast and cropping. I occasionally add different unique color effects (while also providing original color image) and can also do this upon request.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, I have years of experience photographing weddings (and other events) in churches and other venues with limited lighting, as well as outside in the bright sun light.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
I primarily work alone, however a second photographer is an option.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, I am always the primary photographer.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Not usually. There may be times I have two events a weekend, but I generally keep it to one.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, if something prohiibted me from making it to your event (an unlikely scenario) I would do whatever it takes to provide a photographer (with a similar style) to take my place.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Multiple digital cameras, lenses, flashes, tripod(s), lights.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I consider the entire event when determining my price, but the largest factor is how many hours are requested.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. Depending on how long I am booked initially, I charge approximately $200 for additional hour of coverage.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I generally don't take breaks (I always make myself available) however, I generally am provided a meal along with other vendors, while the guests are eating. It's also a good time to let guests enjoy their meal without the worry of being photographed.
Do you charge for travel?
For events 30 miles or more from Sudbury, MA, my fee includes a nominal travel fee, and if I am required to stay the night, reasonable accomodations would be incremental.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Two - four weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
A private digital online gallery, which can be shared with friends and family.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The online gallery is up for 3 months (and can be extended upon request.)
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I give you shared copyrights to the images on a DVD. Meaning, I can use the photos on my website, and you may make your own prins as well.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, though I would check with the couple first.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, I provide the high resolution digital files.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Traditional and more modern flushmount albums, plus parent albums, coffee table books, etc.
When will the client get the final album?
From the start of the album process to album delivery, it takes approximately 8 weeks.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We selected Cynthia because the quality of her pictures was overwhelming. She covered our September 2014 wedding in Newport. She was a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding and even more so the day of.
We selected Cynthia because the quality of her pictures was overwhelming. She covered our September 2014 wedding in Read more...
We selected Cynthia because the quality of her pictures was overwhelming. She covered our September 2014 wedding in Newport. She was a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding and even more so the day of. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were both very happy with the service we received from Cynthia Abbott photography. We hired Cynthia to photograph our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception. From our initial meeting, I felt comfortable with Cynthia and knew she was someone I would want to have at our wedding. My instincts proved to be dead on when guests commented on how nice, polite, and unobtrusive she was throughout the events.

We ended up with over 1000 images, a mix of formals and candid shots, just like we wanted. While Cynthia uploads the photos to a professional site, she also gave us DVDs of the images so we could have them printed when and where we wanted.

All in all, I recommend Cynthia Abbott Photography!
My husband and I were both very happy with the service we received from Cynthia Abbott photography. We hired Cynthia to Read more...
My husband and I were both very happy with the service we received from Cynthia Abbott photography. We hired Cynthia to photograph our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception. From our initial meeting, I felt comfortable with Cynthia and knew she was someone I would want to have at our wedding. My instincts proved to be dead on when guests commented on how nice, polite, and unobtrusive she was throughout the events.

We ended up with over 1000 images, a mix of formals and candid shots, just like we wanted. While Cynthia uploads the photos to a professional site, she also gave us DVDs of the images so we could have them printed when and where we wanted.

All in all, I recommend Cynthia Abbott Photography! Read less
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Marielena
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Cynthia was absolutely wonderful to work with on our wedding day! She was the perfect person for us, as she blended in with everyone and we didn't even know she was there! Cynthia was not at all intrusive with her camera and that is exactly what we wanted for our day! I chose her after viewing her website and photos and just fell in love with the presentation of her photos. We met and knew right away that she was the one for us! Cynthia is a fantastic photographer with a wonderful personality that makes everyone feel at ease at all times!
Cynthia was absolutely wonderful to work with on our wedding day! She was the perfect person for us, as she blended in Read more...
Cynthia was absolutely wonderful to work with on our wedding day! She was the perfect person for us, as she blended in with everyone and we didn't even know she was there! Cynthia was not at all intrusive with her camera and that is exactly what we wanted for our day! I chose her after viewing her website and photos and just fell in love with the presentation of her photos. We met and knew right away that she was the one for us! Cynthia is a fantastic photographer with a wonderful personality that makes everyone feel at ease at all times! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Cynthia was absolutely amazing. She was so easy going and really knew what she was doing. All of our pictures came out amazing. We could not have been more happy with her quality of work.
Cynthia was absolutely amazing. She was so easy going and really knew what she was doing. All of our pictures came out Read more...
Cynthia was absolutely amazing. She was so easy going and really knew what she was doing. All of our pictures came out amazing. We could not have been more happy with her quality of work. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Cynthia was wonderful to deal with! Her quiet, professional manner made everyone feel at ease. My daughter loved how easy she was to work with. All our requests for photographs of different friends and relatives were taken care of. I remember thinking to myself as we went through the hundreds of pictures that she had taken, that she quietly moved around all evening capturing all the moments that we will want to look at over and over, and I never even realized she was there! I've been to many weddings where the photographer was in your face - Cynthia was not. Her pictures are everything my husband and I, my daughter and son could have hoped for and more - she captured every moment of their wedding - their friends, our friends, family, pictures in color and black and white. So many pictures, so many choices!! I look forward to using her again. I would recommend Cynthia without reservation.
Cynthia was wonderful to deal with! Her quiet, professional manner made everyone feel at ease. My daughter loved how easy Read more...
Cynthia was wonderful to deal with! Her quiet, professional manner made everyone feel at ease. My daughter loved how easy she was to work with. All our requests for photographs of different friends and relatives were taken care of. I remember thinking to myself as we went through the hundreds of pictures that she had taken, that she quietly moved around all evening capturing all the moments that we will want to look at over and over, and I never even realized she was there! I've been to many weddings where the photographer was in your face - Cynthia was not. Her pictures are everything my husband and I, my daughter and son could have hoped for and more - she captured every moment of their wedding - their friends, our friends, family, pictures in color and black and white. So many pictures, so many choices!! I look forward to using her again. I would recommend Cynthia without reservation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I would absolutely recommend Cynthia Abbott Photography. Cynthia photographed our wedding last fall, and her work is beautiful, natural, and fun. We met Cynthia for our engagement session, which was great, because we were able to get comfortable with her before our wedding day, and having our pictures taken (something my husband hates!) She was able to get us to relax, which resulted in much more natural pictures than I have every had before. On the day of our wedding, Cynthia was so organized and professional. She seemed to have everything covered, and was so calm about last minute adjustments that I knew we were going to capture the wedding just like I wanted. She caught all the big moments, but, more than that, was able to catch the little details I didn't even realize were happening, and wouldn't have thought to ask for. The day flew by so fast, I am so thankful that Cynthia was there to capture it all as beautifully as it actually was. She caught moments I missed myself, like my flower girl getting her hair fixed by my mother-in-law, and my father-in-law showing my ring bearer how to hold the ring pillow. I couldn't be more grateful for her wonderful work.
I would absolutely recommend Cynthia Abbott Photography. Cynthia photographed our wedding last fall, and her work is Read more...
I would absolutely recommend Cynthia Abbott Photography. Cynthia photographed our wedding last fall, and her work is beautiful, natural, and fun. We met Cynthia for our engagement session, which was great, because we were able to get comfortable with her before our wedding day, and having our pictures taken (something my husband hates!) She was able to get us to relax, which resulted in much more natural pictures than I have every had before. On the day of our wedding, Cynthia was so organized and professional. She seemed to have everything covered, and was so calm about last minute adjustments that I knew we were going to capture the wedding just like I wanted. She caught all the big moments, but, more than that, was able to catch the little details I didn't even realize were happening, and wouldn't have thought to ask for. The day flew by so fast, I am so thankful that Cynthia was there to capture it all as beautifully as it actually was. She caught moments I missed myself, like my flower girl getting her hair fixed by my mother-in-law, and my father-in-law showing my ring bearer how to hold the ring pillow. I couldn't be more grateful for her wonderful work. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used Cynthia Abbott for our wedding last September and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision! Right from the start, she was both outgoing and professional. We contacted her through email as we heard about her through a family friend, and she responded to us within 24 hours. We spoke over the phone and she went through every detail with us (from all of her pricing options, to her style, to suggestions specific to our wedding). This was even before we had signed on with her! She wanted to get to know us as best as she could to make sure we would all be a good fit. Right away I knew she was the one for our wedding.

Cynthia suggested we meet a few months before the wedding for an engagement photo session (included in the package we bought). She said it was a great way to get to know her and to get used to and be comfortable in front of the camera. It went great! Not only was Cynthia laid back but she had great suggestions on different pictures and had us laughing and having fun at the end (which of course turned out to be the best pictures!) Within a few weeks we had a link to all of the pictures and were able to use one of them in our local paper for our wedding announcement.

The day of the wedding itself was perfect and couldn’t have gone more smoothly. To be honest I didn’t realize Cynthia was even there! She was able to get the perfect combination of pictures from before the wedding, to during the ceremony, to the reception. She was so flexible and easy to work with and got along with everyone (our parents loved her!) She ended up taking over 800 pictures which I couldn’t believe. When she sent the link to us after she did all of the editing it was like I was able to relive our perfect day all over again. I would 100% recommend Cynthia as a photographer for your wedding. She not only has a wonderful talent but she is also a great person to know and work with.
My husband and I used Cynthia Abbott for our wedding last September and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision! Read more...
My husband and I used Cynthia Abbott for our wedding last September and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision! Right from the start, she was both outgoing and professional. We contacted her through email as we heard about her through a family friend, and she responded to us within 24 hours. We spoke over the phone and she went through every detail with us (from all of her pricing options, to her style, to suggestions specific to our wedding). This was even before we had signed on with her! She wanted to get to know us as best as she could to make sure we would all be a good fit. Right away I knew she was the one for our wedding.

Cynthia suggested we meet a few months before the wedding for an engagement photo session (included in the package we bought). She said it was a great way to get to know her and to get used to and be comfortable in front of the camera. It went great! Not only was Cynthia laid back but she had great suggestions on different pictures and had us laughing and having fun at the end (which of course turned out to be the best pictures!) Within a few weeks we had a link to all of the pictures and were able to use one of them in our local paper for our wedding announcement.

The day of the wedding itself was perfect and couldn’t have gone more smoothly. To be honest I didn’t realize Cynthia was even there! She was able to get the perfect combination of pictures from before the wedding, to during the ceremony, to the reception. She was so flexible and easy to work with and got along with everyone (our parents loved her!) She ended up taking over 800 pictures which I couldn’t believe. When she sent the link to us after she did all of the editing it was like I was able to relive our perfect day all over again. I would 100% recommend Cynthia as a photographer for your wedding. She not only has a wonderful talent but she is also a great person to know and work with. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Cynthia was amazing. Not only were her photos great, but she was great. On a day that was filled with craziness, Cynthia had a calming presence which helped me through the day. She even helped me into my wedding dress! Cynthia made sure she was in on all the action which resulted in pictures that documented both the formal part of the wedding as well as the excitement of dancing all night long. I would recommend her to anyone!
Cynthia was amazing. Not only were her photos great, but she was great. On a day that was filled with craziness, Cynthia Read more...
Cynthia was amazing. Not only were her photos great, but she was great. On a day that was filled with craziness, Cynthia had a calming presence which helped me through the day. She even helped me into my wedding dress! Cynthia made sure she was in on all the action which resulted in pictures that documented both the formal part of the wedding as well as the excitement of dancing all night long. I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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jacky
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Cynthia was just terrific. She is such a sunny person to have at a wedding. Her photos, all 800 of them, were great. Everything was on time and perfect.
Cynthia was just terrific. She is such a sunny person to have at a wedding. Her photos, all 800 of them, were great. Read more...
Cynthia was just terrific. She is such a sunny person to have at a wedding. Her photos, all 800 of them, were great. Everything was on time and perfect. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/14/2011
4.9/5.0
Cynthia was so easy to work with. I especially appreciated her thoughtful discretion and grace while taking lots of photos on my wedding day. I was amazed at how many photos she had taken in just a few short hours. Her candid shots of our guests are very special to me. Cynthia has a very keen eye for good quality photos- right positioning, lighting, etc. She was also incredibly attentive to taking lots of candids.
Cynthia was so easy to work with. I especially appreciated her thoughtful discretion and grace while taking lots of photos Read more...
Cynthia was so easy to work with. I especially appreciated her thoughtful discretion and grace while taking lots of photos on my wedding day. I was amazed at how many photos she had taken in just a few short hours. Her candid shots of our guests are very special to me. Cynthia has a very keen eye for good quality photos- right positioning, lighting, etc. She was also incredibly attentive to taking lots of candids. Read less
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