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Jihan Abdalla Photography

Santa Barbara/los Angeles , CA
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310-545-0180

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An internationally known photographer, Jihan knows how to capture "forever" in a single image. Jihan's photojournalistic background along with her natural insight of people creates the... Read more
An internationally known photographer, Jihan knows how to capture "forever" in a single image. Jihan's photojournalistic background along with her natural insight of people creates the perfect recipe for capturing unique images of your special day. Jihan Abdalla Photography has been selected by her clients and published by "The Knot" Magazines as one of the "Best Picks" of photographers several times, 2008, 2009, and 2011! Read less
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James
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Jihan did an amazing job at my weddin! She was professional and patient with my large, unorganized family. She gave awesome suggestions and was a great help on our big day. The pictures came out fantastic and I would love to work with her again. She is worth every penny and more! Thank you so much!
Jihan did an amazing job at my weddin! She was professional and patient with my large, unorganized family. She gave Read more...
Jihan did an amazing job at my weddin! She was professional and patient with my large, unorganized family. She gave awesome suggestions and was a great help on our big day. The pictures came out fantastic and I would love to work with her again. She is worth every penny and more! Thank you so much! Read less
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Amani
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you Jihan. You are truly unique in every sense, you have heart of gold & not to mention have the most amazing team. You manage to handle our large group with such poise, patience & a pleasant smile that kept assuring us that every thing will turn out just beautiful and it did thank God. Your customer service is just superb. I loved your sincerity and how passionate you are when it comes to your work. You also were very generous in helping us find an excellent videographer that we loved. Between you and him Leena , Mohannad and both families will get to relive & charish their special day for years to come. Thanks again for everything.
Thank you Jihan. You are truly unique in every sense, you have heart of gold & not to mention have the most amazing team. Read more...
Thank you Jihan. You are truly unique in every sense, you have heart of gold & not to mention have the most amazing team. You manage to handle our large group with such poise, patience & a pleasant smile that kept assuring us that every thing will turn out just beautiful and it did thank God. Your customer service is just superb. I loved your sincerity and how passionate you are when it comes to your work. You also were very generous in helping us find an excellent videographer that we loved. Between you and him Leena , Mohannad and both families will get to relive & charish their special day for years to come. Thanks again for everything. Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
my husband and i got married this year on may 28, 2011. our wedding exceeded all our expectations, it was truly the most amazing 2 days of our lives! jihan, our photographer, was a HUGE part of why our wedding was magical and captured EVERY single moment of our wedding! first of all, she and her assistant valerie have such wonderful personalities - that helped our day go so seamless.it was important to the both of us that we have a photographer capture candid moments throughout the day- jihan managed to do just that! our photographs are INCREDIBLE! With as large a wedding as we had (~700 people), they were everywhere capturing every important moment thoroughly. We were so lucky to have found jihan, and she actually not only worked the wedding but she felt like a member of the wedding party. We highly recommend her and guarantee you will not be disappointed!!!
my husband and i got married this year on may 28, 2011. our wedding exceeded all our expectations, it was truly the most Read more...
my husband and i got married this year on may 28, 2011. our wedding exceeded all our expectations, it was truly the most amazing 2 days of our lives! jihan, our photographer, was a HUGE part of why our wedding was magical and captured EVERY single moment of our wedding! first of all, she and her assistant valerie have such wonderful personalities - that helped our day go so seamless.it was important to the both of us that we have a photographer capture candid moments throughout the day- jihan managed to do just that! our photographs are INCREDIBLE! With as large a wedding as we had (~700 people), they were everywhere capturing every important moment thoroughly. We were so lucky to have found jihan, and she actually not only worked the wedding but she felt like a member of the wedding party. We highly recommend her and guarantee you will not be disappointed!!! Read less
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Tarun
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Finding an excellent photographer for our wedding on May 29, 2010 was a top priority. The couple may get older, but the wedding photos last forever. Jihan Abdalla was the perfect mix of artistic, photojournalistic and classy for our tastes. We spoke several times by phone, and I knew right away that she was going to be easy to work with. She was very accommodating, and always willing to adjust to our requests. When we met her for the first time, she jumped right into things and worked with us to help us capture our best photos. We were able to make suggestions (which she listened to), and she had plenty of ideas of her own on how to capture the moments perfectly.

In an Indian wedding, there are A LOT of people to work with, and Jihan did it seamlessly. In fact, after the set photos were done, we didn't even notice her maneuvering her way through the reception. She was completely unobtrusive, yet somehow managed to capture every moment beautifully.

Even after our wedding, Jihan has always been available and helped with photo projects and applied her artistry to help produce gorgeous results. She is an amazing artist and I would recommend her (as I have personally done for family and friends) without reservation. Thanks for the amazing memories, Jihan!!!
Finding an excellent photographer for our wedding on May 29, 2010 was a top priority. The couple may get older, but the Read more...
Finding an excellent photographer for our wedding on May 29, 2010 was a top priority. The couple may get older, but the wedding photos last forever. Jihan Abdalla was the perfect mix of artistic, photojournalistic and classy for our tastes. We spoke several times by phone, and I knew right away that she was going to be easy to work with. She was very accommodating, and always willing to adjust to our requests. When we met her for the first time, she jumped right into things and worked with us to help us capture our best photos. We were able to make suggestions (which she listened to), and she had plenty of ideas of her own on how to capture the moments perfectly.

In an Indian wedding, there are A LOT of people to work with, and Jihan did it seamlessly. In fact, after the set photos were done, we didn't even notice her maneuvering her way through the reception. She was completely unobtrusive, yet somehow managed to capture every moment beautifully.

Even after our wedding, Jihan has always been available and helped with photo projects and applied her artistry to help produce gorgeous results. She is an amazing artist and I would recommend her (as I have personally done for family and friends) without reservation. Thanks for the amazing memories, Jihan!!! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Jihan is BEYOND amazing! She photographed our engagement session (Union Station), our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and our wedding. I couldn't of asked for a more energetic, creative and flat out fabulous photographer. Our pictures look like they are out of a magazine. She will be our photographer for live. Just need to start working on those babies...haha! You can't go wrong with Jihan.
Jihan is BEYOND amazing! She photographed our engagement session (Union Station), our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and Read more...
Jihan is BEYOND amazing! She photographed our engagement session (Union Station), our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and our wedding. I couldn't of asked for a more energetic, creative and flat out fabulous photographer. Our pictures look like they are out of a magazine. She will be our photographer for live. Just need to start working on those babies...haha! You can't go wrong with Jihan. Read less
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Amberesp
Wedding:
1/30/2010
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My husband and I were so fortunate to have Jihan Abdalla photography, shoot our wedding, January 2010.

Jihan and her team went above and beyond to help deliver to us the most amazing, all encompassing wedding album....they didn't miss a single emotion, a single shot.

Not only did they honor all of our ideas, but Jihan incorporated her own brilliant creativity in each shot, producing beautiful photos.

My husband and I, along side our families and friends are so pleased with not only the end results and the amazing photo album, but also, Jihan's professionalism, her flexibility, creativity, and amazing delivery - we would recommend Jihan Abdalla photography to anyone who is looking for something more than the usual wedding photographer.

THANK YOU JIHAN AND TEAM! WE LOVE YOU!

Amber & Tobin Esperance
My husband and I were so fortunate to have Jihan Abdalla photography, shoot our wedding, January 2010.

Jihan and Read more...
My husband and I were so fortunate to have Jihan Abdalla photography, shoot our wedding, January 2010.

Jihan and her team went above and beyond to help deliver to us the most amazing, all encompassing wedding album....they didn't miss a single emotion, a single shot.

Not only did they honor all of our ideas, but Jihan incorporated her own brilliant creativity in each shot, producing beautiful photos.

My husband and I, along side our families and friends are so pleased with not only the end results and the amazing photo album, but also, Jihan's professionalism, her flexibility, creativity, and amazing delivery - we would recommend Jihan Abdalla photography to anyone who is looking for something more than the usual wedding photographer.

THANK YOU JIHAN AND TEAM! WE LOVE YOU!

Amber & Tobin Esperance Read less
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drea1977
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Jihan Abdalla was the photographer for my August 8, 2009 wedding. I was set up with her through another company's referral system. Basically, we were matched with Jihan based on the style of photos we were looking for. After we were referred to Jihan, I scoured the photos on her website and loved them all! I immediately became very excited to work with her at our wedding.
I spoke with Jihan a few times before the wedding and each time she asked me numerous questions about my wedding, the location, and the types of photos I wanted. She gathered very detailed information and began scouting the area for good photo opportunities. I mentioned that I like photos taken in random places so Jihan literally drove through the area near the church to find some unique places. I am so impressed by how she goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her clients.
My fiancee', family, and I planned the entire wedding ourselves down to the very last detail. Because we had put so much of ourselves into planning our wedding, we were hoping for a photographer who would capture those details along with the love and joy we would feel on our wedding day. To say Jihan captured these things well would be an understatement. Our wedding photos are honestly the MOST unique, MOST beautiful, MOST amazing wedding photos I have ever seen. She beautifully captured the most intimate moments on film. The photos have been immaculately edited and are bursting with color. The black and white photos are gorgeous and powerful.
When I saw our photos for the first time, I was in tears, as were many of my friends and family. I have received tons of compliments on these photos and have friends who already want to book Jihan for their 2011 wedding!
Since I began planning my wedding, I have become obsessed with everything wedding related. I scour wedding sites and read wedding blogs daily and can say with 100% confidence that Jihan Abdalla is an amazing artist. We are so very blessed to have her photos as our forever memories of our beautiful wedding day.
Jihan Abdalla was the photographer for my August 8, 2009 wedding. I was set up with her through another company's referral Read more...
Jihan Abdalla was the photographer for my August 8, 2009 wedding. I was set up with her through another company's referral system. Basically, we were matched with Jihan based on the style of photos we were looking for. After we were referred to Jihan, I scoured the photos on her website and loved them all! I immediately became very excited to work with her at our wedding.
I spoke with Jihan a few times before the wedding and each time she asked me numerous questions about my wedding, the location, and the types of photos I wanted. She gathered very detailed information and began scouting the area for good photo opportunities. I mentioned that I like photos taken in random places so Jihan literally drove through the area near the church to find some unique places. I am so impressed by how she goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her clients.
My fiancee', family, and I planned the entire wedding ourselves down to the very last detail. Because we had put so much of ourselves into planning our wedding, we were hoping for a photographer who would capture those details along with the love and joy we would feel on our wedding day. To say Jihan captured these things well would be an understatement. Our wedding photos are honestly the MOST unique, MOST beautiful, MOST amazing wedding photos I have ever seen. She beautifully captured the most intimate moments on film. The photos have been immaculately edited and are bursting with color. The black and white photos are gorgeous and powerful.
When I saw our photos for the first time, I was in tears, as were many of my friends and family. I have received tons of compliments on these photos and have friends who already want to book Jihan for their 2011 wedding!
Since I began planning my wedding, I have become obsessed with everything wedding related. I scour wedding sites and read wedding blogs daily and can say with 100% confidence that Jihan Abdalla is an amazing artist. We are so very blessed to have her photos as our forever memories of our beautiful wedding day. Read less
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Maylene
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
I would rather take all the time in the world shopping around for the perfect photographer than my wedding gown. The most important thing to me about a wedding especially my own are great photographs, which is why we chose Jihan Abdalla Photography. My husband is also a photographer, so we took a while in choosing a wedding photographer who was great with composition and lighting. When I first saw Jihan's work, my eyes started to tear up! Her photos aren't just a snapshot of the occasion, but they tell a story of that particular moment. I couldn't wait to meet her! When I finally did on the actual wedding day, we instantly connected. She has such a great personality, takes her work seriously and goes above and beyond. We are very pleased with our photos and are completely satisfied customers!
I would rather take all the time in the world shopping around for the perfect photographer than my wedding gown. The most Read more...
I would rather take all the time in the world shopping around for the perfect photographer than my wedding gown. The most important thing to me about a wedding especially my own are great photographs, which is why we chose Jihan Abdalla Photography. My husband is also a photographer, so we took a while in choosing a wedding photographer who was great with composition and lighting. When I first saw Jihan's work, my eyes started to tear up! Her photos aren't just a snapshot of the occasion, but they tell a story of that particular moment. I couldn't wait to meet her! When I finally did on the actual wedding day, we instantly connected. She has such a great personality, takes her work seriously and goes above and beyond. We are very pleased with our photos and are completely satisfied customers! Read less
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meghan
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Jihan was amazing. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have Jihan Abdalla Photography capture our wedding day. Jihan was such a pleasure to work with and our pictures are terrific. They managed to think of every detail along the way to ensure that each moment was caught on camera and that the emotion felt throughout the wedding came across in each photo.

Looking at the photographs makes us feel the same joy we felt that day and gives us the chance to experience parts of the wedding we didn't get to take the time to enjoy then. Jihan's dedication and artistic commitment to her craft means we ended up with beautiful photographs that match the beauty of the day for us. Jihan goes above and beyond for you and I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Jihan was amazing. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have Jihan Abdalla Photography capture our wedding day. Read more...
Jihan was amazing. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have Jihan Abdalla Photography capture our wedding day. Jihan was such a pleasure to work with and our pictures are terrific. They managed to think of every detail along the way to ensure that each moment was caught on camera and that the emotion felt throughout the wedding came across in each photo.

Looking at the photographs makes us feel the same joy we felt that day and gives us the chance to experience parts of the wedding we didn't get to take the time to enjoy then. Jihan's dedication and artistic commitment to her craft means we ended up with beautiful photographs that match the beauty of the day for us. Jihan goes above and beyond for you and I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
2/28/2009
5.0/5.0
We knew our photographer, Jihan, through another friend and had seen her unique, "beautiful style photography before we ever start planning the wedding. In addition to that, Jihan has been the Knots photography award the past 2 years. We did not want the same old boring wedding and her style is very creative. We met her 2 hours before the ceremony so we could take pictures with the wedding party on Main Street in Santa Monica; at one point we recreated the Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover while crossing a busy intersection! She listens to your ideas and then incorporates them with her vision. She was easy to work with when we had to do a few of the typical wedding photos as well. During the reception you did not know she and her talented second photographer, Caroline, were even there other than the results of great photos. Jihan is not just a photographer; she is an artist that works in the film industry as well.
We knew our photographer, Jihan, through another friend and had seen her unique, "beautiful style photography before we Read more...
We knew our photographer, Jihan, through another friend and had seen her unique, "beautiful style photography before we ever start planning the wedding. In addition to that, Jihan has been the Knots photography award the past 2 years. We did not want the same old boring wedding and her style is very creative. We met her 2 hours before the ceremony so we could take pictures with the wedding party on Main Street in Santa Monica; at one point we recreated the Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover while crossing a busy intersection! She listens to your ideas and then incorporates them with her vision. She was easy to work with when we had to do a few of the typical wedding photos as well. During the reception you did not know she and her talented second photographer, Caroline, were even there other than the results of great photos. Jihan is not just a photographer; she is an artist that works in the film industry as well. Read less
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