Headshots & Bios
Abby Jiu has had a passion for gorgeous imagery and creating art since before she can remember. But in 2009, she picked up a camera and hasn’t put it down since. Her style is the best of both worlds, using film and digital cameras alike to catch the stolen glances, fits of laughter, and heartfelt emotions sprinkled among the ever-important beautiful details that make each wedding day unique. She loves having the opportunity to get to know her brides and grooms, and uses these relationships and her decade-plus of experience to capture precious memories in an intentional way.
When she’s not behind the camera, Abby fills her time with her supportive husband Jamey, their lovable bulldog Penelope, and sweet son Cooper—who like her is always taking in the world around him. Abby loves D.C. but also revels in traveling abroad, finds relaxation in the form of eating something sweet while watching TV on the couch, and has a great appreciation for interior design and fashion.
You can see her work on the pages of Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Southern Weddings, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Southern Living Weddings, People, Inside Weddings, and more. She’s received numerous accolades, including being named one of Martha Stewart Weddings’ Top Photographers and a Washingtonian Editor’s Pick.
Lisa Ziesing has loved wedding photography long before she became the one creating it. She has been shooting film since her high schools days on the yearbook staff and hasn’t stopped since. She’s in love with the details, getting to know the couple’s story, and getting challenged to take her work to new heights by the people she gets to collaborate with.
Chances are you’ll find Lisa with a smile on her face and a tear in her eye as a couple exchanges vows and walks back up the aisle as newlyweds. Though that won’t stop her from taking gorgeous ceremony images!
When it isn’t wedding day, Lisa is most likely taking her high-energy Brittany pup Peaches for another walk, being an amateur food critic with her boyfriend Alex as they debate the merits of various Neapolitan pizza spots around town, and tending to the ever-growing collection of plants taking over her living room.
Lisa’s work has been published in Martha Stewart Weddings and Washingtonian Bride & Groom.
ABBY JIU PHOTOGRAPHY
Established in 2009, Abby Jiu Photography began with just Abby behind the lens. Five years later, Lisa joined her, expanding the team and the scope of weddings and events they cover. Over the years, Abby and Lisa have jointly documented dozens of weddings and traveled together for destination jobs as near as New York City and as far as Ireland and Portugal. They also spend plenty of time together in their stylish Northern Virginia office. And even though they shoot individually too, the bond they’ve formed is undeniable.
This foundation makes them solid partners in business but also great friends. Perhaps it’s in the astrological cards—Abby’s a Scorpio and Lisa’s a Cancer—or maybe it’s just that they can anticipate each other’s needs seamlessly, work off each other’s energy, and share a passion for film photography and documenting special moments. Not to mention, they are both always up for ordering dessert.
Work with them and you might think they share a brain because somehow they communicate without even speaking. With their shared years of expertise and organized methods, this duo makes working with Abby Jiu Photography a sincerely enjoyable experience—from both their perspective and that of their clients’
It’s in Abby’s nature to be a nurturer, and Lisa always thought she’d be a teacher like her mom and sister. And so recently, the duo launched a mentoring program, newsletter, and frequently share helpful tips and information on their Instagram stories. You can also follow along on their adventures—whether they’re on the road, at an industry event, or taking viewers behind the scenes at a wedding—as they share daily on their Instagram stories.