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ABBY JIU

PRINCIPAL, OWNER

 

Abby Jiu has had a passion for gorgeous imagery and creating art since before she can remember. Her style is the best of both worlds, using natural light and film cameras to catch the stolen glances, fits of laughter, and heartfelt emotions sprinkled among the ever-important beautiful details that make each couple’s wedding day unique. She loves having the opportunity to get to know her couples, watching the personalized touches come together and using the relationship she’s built to preserve precious memories on film.

When she’s not behind the camera, Abby fills her time with her husband Jamey, a bossy bulldog named Lola, and traveling abroad. She’s received numerous accolades for her work, including being named one of Martha Stewart Weddings’ Top Photographers and Washingtonian Editor’s Pick. You can see her work on the pages of Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Southern Weddings, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and Southern Living Weddings and many more.

Instagram: @abbyjiu

 

 

 

 

Abby's Passions

  design I get so much inspiration from design. Whether it is a beautiful business card or a well designed kitchen. Great design is definitely at the top of my list!

 

design

I get so much inspiration from design. Whether it is a beautiful business card or a well designed kitchen. Great design is definitely at the top of my list!

  dessert I think I got it from my Mom. But I have a big sweet tooth! I love all things dessert. Ice cream, macarons, wedding cake, you name it, I have a craving for it!

 

dessert

I think I got it from my Mom. But I have a big sweet tooth! I love all things dessert. Ice cream, macarons, wedding cake, you name it, I have a craving for it!

  flowers Fresh flowers in the house make me so happy! I love taking pictures of beautiful flowers and having an arrangement at home too.

 

flowers

Fresh flowers in the house make me so happy! I love taking pictures of beautiful flowers and having an arrangement at home too.


Lisa Ziesing

associate photographer

 

Lisa Ziesing has loved wedding photography ever since she can remember. The moment clicked when she first discovered the rich colors, depth, and crisp feeling that only film photography can create. She’s in love with the details, getting to know the couple’s story as well as the talented teams it takes to bring a wedding from a few ideas to the couple’s big day. She loves how the people she gets to work with push her to go a step further and take her creativity to new heights.

Film photography has taught her to slow down and think about each photo before she takes it, giving her work a feeling of intention and also enabling her to read a room and know when the perfect moment is coming her way. Chances are you’ll find her with a smile on her face and a tear in her eye as the couple exchanges vows–and you’ll have the gorgeous ceremony images to show for it.

INSTAGRAM: @lisaziesing

 

Lisa's Passions

  farmer's market One of my favorite weekend activities is going to the farmer's market with my family. We go to our regulars that save us our favorite apples and cheeses. We take our bounty home and cook for the week. It's such a nostalgic and relaxing tradition.

 

farmer's market

One of my favorite weekend activities is going to the farmer's market with my family. We go to our regulars that save us our favorite apples and cheeses. We take our bounty home and cook for the week. It's such a nostalgic and relaxing tradition.

  ice cream I plan my vacations around ice cream. As soon as we book a plane ticket, I am already researching the best ice cream in town. My favorite spot for local ice cream is Peterson's Ice Cream in Clifton, Virginia.

 

ice cream

I plan my vacations around ice cream. As soon as we book a plane ticket, I am already researching the best ice cream in town. My favorite spot for local ice cream is Peterson's Ice Cream in Clifton, Virginia.

  film I have always known that I wanted to photograph weddings and always to shoot them on film. I love the true and rich tones as well as the ethereal pictures it produces. I love that the medium creates an environment that makes me slow down and really capture the moments.

 

film

I have always known that I wanted to photograph weddings and always to shoot them on film. I love the true and rich tones as well as the ethereal pictures it produces. I love that the medium creates an environment that makes me slow down and really capture the moments.