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xxpreciousxx144
Wedding: 6/29/2014
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Definitely Recommend! posted 7/14/2014

Abacus studios was great and very helpful throughout my whole wedding planning process! On site the day of the photographer and videographer were great, they made everyone feel at ease and were very professional. I was very satisfied with my photos.

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adavey87
Wedding: 6/27/2014
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My husband and I recently got married at The Lambertville Inn in NJ. We chose to use Abacus Studios to do the photography for our wedding because my sister had also used them for her wedding the year before and her photos had come out beautifully. We hired 2 photographers, Doug and Chris, to cover every moment. Not only did they do a fantastic job of getting all the photos we wanted, they were in the thick of the party taking photos of all our family and friends throughout the reception. We even met with Doug about a month before the wedding to walk through the town together and choose some locations that would work for our photographs. While he didn't have to do this for us, it was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders on the big day knowing that our photographer was familiar with the area and had an idea of the vision I had for our photography. Abacus Studios was very professional and made sure they everything we needed was in place before the big day. I would highly recommend Abacus Studios to my friends and family for their wedding photography!

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Wedding Channel Member 2013
Wedding: 3/1/2014
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march 22 posted 3/25/2014 (modified 3/26/2014)

The amount was a bit more. I don't remember the exact amount. I had video and photography. I am very pleased with their work. They were very respectful and on point. They had ideas and focused on their work. They really knew what they were doing! I have their info for any future event we may have. And the price they gave us was great!

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hbs160
Wedding: 10/17/2009
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Buyer Beware posted 6/14/2014 (modified 6/16/2014)

I will be interested to see what many of the other reviewers here say AFTER their weddings. We, too, fell in love with Alex and the entire staff at Abacus and happily signed a contract for them to photograph our October 2009 wedding. Throughout the entire planning process and even the day of the wedding, they were professional and (we thought) detail- oriented. The day of the wedding, our photographer Michelle was present everywhere she needed to be but not at all intrusive. When we got our first set of proofs back, we were so excited! Michelle had done an amazing job! However, that's where things took a turn for the worse. We had pre- paid for all our photos as well as three studio albums. The process of trying to work with Gabe, the graphic artist, to design the albums was agonizing. Emails went unread, instructions ignored, details missed. It took until Jun 2012 (ALMOST THREE YEARS!!!!) to get our final wedding album. And then, once it arrived, among other issues, the title was wrong and the very first page was completely off- center! Abacus refused to correct any of it stating that I had approved it as- is. (My approval did NOT show the cover at all and during the entire editing process when I had repeatedly asked about centering and other spatial issues, I had been told over and over again that the graphic artist would review and correct everything before it was sent to the printer- my job was to approve content). Our wedding album is just a complete disappointment. Do NOT waste your money! You will be far better off creating and editing your own album online- which is what we had to end up doing. You will save time, aggravation, and a LOT of money! I gave them three stars overall because the photographs themselves are wonderful and I am so glad we were able to capture the day. If you plan to hire Abacus (and specifically Michelle) to photograph your wedding, I do not think you will be disappointed but by all means DO NOT WASTE A PENNY on albums from Abacus.

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On behalf of Abacus Studios we are sorry to learn, that we did not exceed your expectations regarding your album. With a decade of service in the wedding industry, this is our first review in which the client was not completely satisfied however, it ...

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emilier12
Wedding: 11/9/2013
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Can't Wait to See the Pics! posted 12/1/2013 (modified 12/2/2013)

We went with Abacus based on reviews and after contacting multiple vendors, they were also the best value. Alex, who runs Abacus, was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout all of the planning. We even added video at the last minute and he accommodated us with our requested videographer. I had read reviews about how great Michelle and Damian were, so I asked for them. The reviews were right! Michelle was so helpful the entire time--I was totally relaxed because of her! She was doing everything from carrying my dress to adjusting my hair in the wind outside! Michelle and Damian were both troopers outside in the November weather and even though Michelle was sick, you would have never known! I can't wait to get everything back!

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Wedding Channel Member 2008
Wedding: 9/7/2013
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Michelle is awesome! posted 10/16/2013

From day 1, Abacus (and team) were very responsive and attentive to our wedding day needs. They were flexible with meeting at night. We met the photographer prior to the wedding which was great because we were able to see some of her previous work and tell her our thoughts. A couple of weeks prior to the wedding, they have a form you fill out with all the specifics of your wedding day (addresses, specific pictures you want, etc.). So aside from Abacus being great, Michelle (our photographer) was fantastic. From the moment she walked through the door, I felt comfortable with her. She was able to capture every picture we wanted, made people smile in way I've never seen before...she's was awesome! She had such creative ideas that I was overly pleased with once I saw our photos. Overall, I was very impressed with her and the quality of her work. I definitely recommend Abacus Studio!

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Wedding Channel Member 2012
Wedding: 9/28/2013
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Abacus Studio was the best photography revive that I could dreamed of! Our photographer, Michelle was absolutely the BEST; she was very innovative, creative and downright fun! She used techniques that had my entire wedding party, completely wowed! I can't not wait for my profs to arrive (just married, last week), because I know they are going to be the greatest!!

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Wedding Channel Member 2013
Wedding: 9/22/2013
Amazing! posted 10/3/2013

Love them! Awesome! Michelle and Damian were amazing! Alex also! Highly recommend!

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Wedding Channel Member 2012
Wedding: 8/3/2013
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Dotero/Foscolo Wedding posted 9/6/2013

Absolutely love the pictures for both my Engagement and Wedding! Such great people to work with!

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Mybibbs
Wedding: 6/29/2013
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My husband and I booked our Photography and Videography with Abacus Wedding Studios for our wedding at Dolce Basking Ridge in June 2013. The services were exceptional and the pictures and video both came out amazing!! We enjoyed working with John and Doug on our wedding day. They did a wonderful job at capturing every moment perfectly for us :) Alex was attentive from the first day we went into the studio to book - stand up service at a great price. We would highly recommend Abacus!
Rebecca and Joe

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dxaonxio
Wedding: 7/5/2013
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AMAZING JOB! posted 8/1/2013

Abacus did an exceptional job on our wedding day! We first met with Alex, who worked closely with us to help us choose the right package for us! We absolutely loved the work that Michelle and Damien did! They did an amazing job of going beyond our expectations. Michelle was such a kind and professional photographer. She took excellent photographs and made a point to try to get the type of pictures we were looking for. The love that she has for photography and weddings really shines in her work! Michelle seemed like she part of our bridal party, everyone really enjoyed having her be a part of our day. Damien did a great job of getting a video of our day. Through out the day, he did not ever get in our way. It almost seemed like he was not there, yet he captured everything. We also used their photo booth, which really helped capture some funny moments. All the guests really enjoyed it! I truly recommend Abacus for anyone who is looking for a company to take amazing pictures and video! It was an overall great experience!

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Wedding Channel Member 2012
Wedding: 5/4/2013
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Lynn posted 7/24/2013

Abacus Wedding Studios were the perfect choice for us. We used them for our engagement shoot and our wedding. Our photographer Michelle was awesome and we have great photos! Michelle captured every important moment of our wedding day. She also was very friendly, fun and professional. We would recommend Abacus to anyone looking for a professional photography studio.

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Wedding Channel Member 2012
Wedding: 5/11/2013
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Damien was amazing!!!! posted 5/16/2013

We had Damien for our videographer at our wedding. He was amazing!!! So professional, helpful, friendly and was always in the perfect place! He worked so well with our photographers (they didn't know each other) and made an awesome team. He was on time, and ready to go with a smile on his face too! We can not say enough wonderful things about working with ABACUS, and having Damien as our shooter was so great! We can't wait to get our video, we are beyond excited! We know he will do a great job editing and have no doubt he got everything! Thank you!!!
Tina and Dan
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xzanetkax
Wedding: 6/25/2011
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Do NOT do business with them!!! They WILL screw you over. I waited for over a year and a half after my wedding to finally receive my wedding album. The album that they have finally given me, was NOT what they promised they would deliver. Also, after paying more than $4,000 for the album and wedding pictures, they demanded that I pay an additional $300 for a high resolution disc with my pictures, which should have been already included in the package. The photographer was so horrible, she did not take a single standard "wedding portrait" picture of me and my husband. This company is a rip off and a big scam. If you want great life time pictures of this special day in your life, DO NOT hire Abacus Studios. They are the worst!!

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kardub23
Wedding: 2/16/2013
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Bride posted 3/26/2013

I used Abacus for my Wedding in February 2013. I initially met with Alex and he was great. He explained all of the packages and was able to build a package which fit our budget and what we wanted. Our photographers were Juan Carlos and Michelle, who were both WONDERFUL and took AMAZING photos, I can’t stop looking at them! Our videographer was John and he was also great, we didn't even know he was there and he got some fantastic footage. I would definitely recommend Abacus, they were so easy to work with throughout the entire process and we are excited to work on our album.

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ngkimberly2
Wedding: 10/6/2012
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Truly Amazing! posted 12/21/2012

It's so hard being a bride and not knowing where to look for vendors so through other people's reviews is how we found Abacus Wedding Studio. From the moment I contacted Alex via email I received a quick reply which was a positive for me. My husband and I went to the studio to meet with him and he made us feel welcomed from the second we stepped through the door. He was willing to work with us for the budget we had set for our photographer. He even put current promotions within our contract that allowed us to use them in the future if we decided to do so.
We had chosen Michelle as our photographer because we had read so many positive reviews about her. Pick Michelle! You can't go wrong with her! From the second Michelle rang the doorbell on our wedding day she set my nerves at ease. It felt like I had known her my whole life. My husband's godson who is 2... She had him laughing and smiling in the pictures to the point where he didn't want to stop taking them!
Our pictures came out AMAZING!!! We have some hanging in our house already! It's so hard narrowing them down for our album because they are all so beautiful.
We highly recommend Abacus! You are put first from the second you walk through that door until the end of your wedding night. We can't wait to work on our album with them now!
Many thanks. Xavier and Kimberly Pimenta

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Thaines
Wedding: 5/11/2012
Perfect!!!!!! posted 5/15/2012

My wedding we 5/11/2012 and my husband and I had a great time. Abacus Wedding Studios was excellent. They helped my husband and I stay on track the entire time. We highly recommend them for you wedding!!!!!

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melissap5
Wedding: 7/15/2011
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EXCELLENT SERVICE!!! posted 5/13/2012

Abacus studios will go beyond your expectations from their friendly staff to the quality of their work. i used them for both photography and videography. They make everything personalized and will work until you are 100% satisfied. Their packages are also well priced. I cannot thank them enough. There isn't one picture that I don't LOVE!!!

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lisamdon
Wedding: 9/3/2011
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Military Bride! posted 9/14/2011

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Abacus Photography exceeded my expectations! They were amazing to work with! Being in the military, we were in Florida at the time we chose them and I really wanted to meet the photographers, so I decided to make a trip up to Jersey & meet them personally! I got to sit down and chat with Alex and Damian and then get to meet Rennie! All three of them were so nice and had such sweet hearts! Rennie was my personal photographer for our wedding day and she was so flexible and willing to do anything I had desired for our day. She took a million shots of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen and the party together and of my husband and I. When we got to the ceremony part and the reception, she was snapping away and for most of the time, we didn't even know she was there! Rennie was beyond phenomenal and such an amazing woman! I wouldn't of wanted another photographer! I've yet to see all of the photos she's taken, but she showed me a sneak peak on the dance floor of my reception and I can tell you, she is awesome! I would definitely recommend Abacus Wedding Studios for any future bride! Thank you so very much guys! xoxo

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Janice2011
Wedding: 7/23/2011
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Great pictures! posted 8/19/2011

Michelle, our photographer, was great to work with! She was very bubbly even in the 110 degree heat index. Couldn't even tell she was there during the ceremony and reception. She captured every great moment and we really enjoyed looking at our pictures afterwards. Everyone we've interacted with at Abacus Studios is very friendly and helpful. They have good prices and we'd definitely recommend them!

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Photography, Video, Photo Booth, Step and Repeat

Abacus Wedding Studios is an, award winning wedding photography & video production studio. Offering PHOTO BOOTH and Step-and-Repeat Photography. Servicing the New Jersey, New York tri-state area. Abacus Wedding Studios is among the most experienced, and trusted names in the wedding industry.


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