Abacus Studio (Photography + Video)

New Jersey, New York and tri-state area

About this Vendor

Photography, Video, Photo Booth, Step and Repeat

A trusted name in the Wedding Industry, with Hall of Fame Honors, Abacus Studios, will make sure to capture every moment of your special event, Stress Free!!


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Vintage

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video


Contact Info

4475 South Clinton Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ
New Jersey, New York and tri-state area

Reviewed on 12/13/2015

I could not have asked for a better photographer and videographer, or for better photos. But let me start at the the beggining. Alex, who is one of the owners of the studio, was very approachable and met with my family for a few consultations. He was very willing to work within... Read More our budget, and to give us the photos of our dreams. On the day of the wedding, our photographer Michelle and and our videographer Damian both arrived bright and early and went to work. They captured every moment beautifully and were very professional. They made my entire bridal party have fun and feel comfortable. I reviewed the post wedding proofs and our photos came out amazing! Michelle captured every shot. Also, we used a photo booth for our wedding. The guests loved it and had a blast! I would recommend Abacus to every bride and groom out there looking to have an exceptional team for their special event!

Best pictures ever!

Reviewed on 10/12/2015 Elizabeth K

From the moment we met with Alex at his studio we know we wanted to work with these photographers! Alex was so welcoming and easy to talk to that it made the process of choosing a photographer very easy. Michelle was beyond fantastic on our big day - not to mention that she... Read More drove all the way down to LBI for our engagement pictures as well this summer! She was so much fun and so easy to talk to/work with. She had the best ides for pictures with our bridal party and they all came out even better than we could have imagined. Honestly we looked like rock stars! I cannot recommend Abacus enough! Everyone felt so comfortable with Michelle at our wedding which resulted in the best pictures! She was fun, creative, easy going and found a way to be inconspicuous throughout the day. THANK YOU THANK YOU Abacus for the best wedding pictures a bride could ask for!

2015-10-12T10:17:54 Response from the vendor

It is always our pleasure to receive feedback like this. It lets us know we have the right formula and a great staff of dedicated professionals to ensure each couples has an incredible experience. Thank you:)

Picture Perfect!

Reviewed on 8/09/2015 Kaitlyn Z

I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience working with Abacus Studios for our wedding photography! Michelle captured all the special moments we could have imagined and more. She was flexible when we decided to change the plans last minute and made us and our... Read More families feel comfortable. She even helped during the hectic moments of the getting ready rush when an extra pair of hands to zip dresses was useful! Our photographs are beautiful and I couldn't imagine having used anyone different to photograph our wedding day. From the start, everyone at Abacus Studios was very helpful in answering any and all of our questions, no matter how silly they may have been!

Reviewed on 1/15/2016 Elaine P

wonderful company and team of experts! Michelle and Damien captured the most wonderful moments of the day and the pictures were absolutely beautiful! I recommend this team to anyone!

Mom of groom

Reviewed on 12/10/2015

Abacus Photographers were extremely attentive during the wedding and before! We could not have asked for more kind and generous peole during our event! the quality of the pictures were beautiful and they did exactly what we wanted. I would finitely use them again for a future... Read More event. The wedding day went quite smooth due to their understanding an d patience of what we anticipated! I would highly recommend this photographer for anyone!

Reviewed on 11/05/2015 Cristina d

Abacus had done the photos for my sisters wedding in 2010 so I knew that I wanted to use them for my wedding. Alex was super laid back and able to meet with me with our budget. Michelle was fantastic with the photos and how she interacted with us all. She was my professional... Read More dress fluffer all evening haha. Damian was incredible with the videos and we can't wait to see the video. The pictures came out better then I even imagined. We can't decide on which pictures to use for our album because they are all so nice! Poor Michelle and Damian had to put up with our rowdy crazy firefighters and family. They were great!! I couldn't be happier. Thanks for getting Michael dressed for the cake cutting!!!!

Terrific Work

Reviewed on 10/15/2015 Dana B

Our photographer was very friendly and open to making sure we got whatever shots we wanted. She had great suggestions and made sure to move around and take a lot of candid photos in conjunction with our posed photos.

Abacus Wedding Review

Reviewed on 9/05/2015 Alicia B

My husband and I were very happy with Abacus' photography and videography services for our wedding. Michelle and Damien were a pleasure to work with and we were thrilled with how the photos turned out. What was really nice was that we were able to pick the services we wanted... Read More a la carte, rather then having to buy a package deal. This made working with Abacus both easy and affordable. We would highly recommend using them for any photography needs. Best wishes, Alicia & Michael

awesome work & personalities!

Reviewed on 8/27/2015 michelle k

Michelle & Damien did awesome for our special day!! They fit in like part of our family on our wedding day!

My Daughters Wedding / Abacus

Reviewed on 6/09/2015

We just had our daughter's wedding this past Saturday, June 6th. 2015. I must it was wonderful. Our photographer's name was Doug. What can I say about Doug, Doug was Awesome. Professional, caring, patient, independent, intuitive, he was thorough and I simply loved the pictures... Read More he suggested. I will be looking forward to work with Doug/Abacus in the future. Mickey

Reviewed on 6/04/2015

I want to commend both Michelle and Michael for the outstanding job they both did at my daughter Laura’s wedding. I can’t wait to see the pictures and video! They were both professional but also very warm and friendly. Michele did a fantastic job wrangling my two and a... Read More half year old granddaughter/flower girl. Believe me, that is no easy task. Thank you very much, Joan (Mother of the Bride)

Outstanding service

Reviewed on 6/02/2015 Tracy Ann P

Abacus made our day so memorable from start to finish. Our photographer, Michelle, came to the country club where I was getting ready to do the bridal preparation photos. Within the first 5 minutes, I felt like I had known her forever and she was part of my bridal party. In... Read More between snapping pictures, we chatted about everything and how much she loved her job and photographing weddings. It definitely showed throughout the day. She even cried with my husband and I after our best man's and maid of honor's toast. Our videographer, Damien was outstanding capturing everything from the ceremony, to the photo session and the craziness of our reception. The photobooth was manned by Alex, who was wonderful from the first day we walked in the office to book with him. He took the time to go over everything with us, and answered any questions we had along the way. So many family and friends are still saying how wonderful Abacus was, and how they got the perfect shots and blended right in with our party. They were truly a pleasure to work with!

The Best!!!

Reviewed on 5/28/2015 Nicole T

I loved working with Abacus Studio Michelle and Damian are the best. They both did a amazing job. I could not have imagined it going any better. They both were like family, whatever they could do to help they did. I am so thankful for their help and I would recommend everyone to... Read More use them for their wedding and any other event that requires a photographer and videographer. I know in the future if I have any additional needs for photos or video I will be coming back to Abacus no doubt. Thank you!


Reviewed on 4/30/2015 Dana M

What an amazing job both Michelle and Damien did for our wedding. We had Michelle for Photography and Damien on videography. However they went above and beyond just photos and video. Their support and advice throughout the day was priceless. I could not have imagined it... Read More going any better. The different poses and background we were able to accomplish was great. So thankful for their help and I would recommend everyone to use them for their wedding and any other event that requires a photographer and videographer. I know in the future if I have any additional needs for photos or video I will be coming back to Abacus no doubt. Thank you!

Abacus Studios Was the Best!!!!

Reviewed on 2/06/2015

Evaristo and me are more than please with abacus studio. Since the first meeting I had with Alex I Knew I was in the right place, when I saw the albums I Just felt in love with the professional work you all do. And another aspect that is very important is that they work with... Read More our budget! Then the day of our wedding as soon as Michelle came in my sister's house it was like if another sister were there. Michelle made all of us feel comfortable, she was always open to any request and also helped us with anything we need it. My husband is not the kind of person who likes cameras, whoever she made us enjoy every single minute and have the most priceless moments. At the reception Michelle capture every single person in the best moments, she really was working hard to give us the most professional work. When we saw the pictures we had the opportunity to see many details that we never saw at the reception. There are no words that can say how thankful and happy we are with Abacus Studio. Michelle was wonderful and professional. We highly recommend Abacus Studios!!!


Reviewed on 12/31/2014

Abacus studios was so wonderful to work with. Adam was the first person that my husband and I talked with and he was extremely kind and answered any questions that we had. My husband and I then met Michele (photographer) at our engagement shoot in February and I loved her. She... Read More is such a sweet, funny, professional and down to earth person. During our engagement shoot she did anything we asked and never rushed us. Damien always answered the phone and answered any questions I had and always made me feel at ease. Damien and Michele did anything my husband and I wanted the day of our wedding. I never felt rushed or uncomfortable and I definitely had no regrets looking back at my pictures or videos. Abacus studios made my dreams come true and my guests are still talking about how professional and nice Damien and Michele were. By the end of the night I felt like they were a part of my family.

Wedding Step & Repeat

Reviewed on 11/11/2014 Jim M

My wife and I found Abacus Studio after researching a Step & Repeat idea that we had. We drove almost 2 hours to meet with them and they were able to provide us with exactly what we were looking for. The Step & Repeat backdrop was exactly what was decided on, they photo... Read More quality was clear, and they were very professional. They were also very flexible as we decided to add picture frames about two weeks prior and our layout vision was changed three days before our event. They completed the job and all pictures were displayed for guests to take home as a keepsake. The idea and quality were a hit.

Abacus is the best!

Reviewed on 10/31/2014

We were fortunate enough to have a friend recommend Abacus to us. Regardless, I am the type of person who always does research so I spent countless hours reading reviews before setting up our first meeting with Alex. From the first meeting Alan and I knew that we had made the... Read More right choice. We were initially just going to do photography but we ended up booking Abacus for videography and photo booth too because the value was just too good to pass up. Michelle was our photographer and Damian was our videographer. They were both great - professional, organized and fun. I have been a bridesmaid ten times so I have dealt with plenty of pushy wedding photographers. Michelle and Damian were able to wrangle our large families and blend in all at the same time. Since our wedding was only a week ago we've only seen a few shots but we are so impressed already..and the photo booth photos are hysterical! If you book with Abacus you will not be disappointed!

Wonderful Experience All Around!

Reviewed on 10/22/2014 Devyn C

Michelle was extremely friendly and accommodating. She helped organize the flowers since they arrived late and she also offered to help button up my dress because my girlfriends were still getting ready! She captured some great shots...she would show us her favorites along the... Read More way! Because some of my groom's family were late for formal pictures we weren't able to get any pictures with us BOTH together with our families so I hope they can work some Photoshop magic like she mentioned...can't wait to see the final results! Great experience and highly recommend!

Affordable NJ Photographer

Reviewed on 10/16/2014 Catherine J

From beginning till end I have been nothing but pleased with the quality of service from Abacus. Their prices have been fair, they have been honest and quick with all communication. Our photographer day of was so much fun! She felt like a part of the wedding party and was so... Read More encouraging and levelheaded during the craziness of family pictures. I cant wait to have these photos for lifetime memories!

Abacus Studios was amazing!

Reviewed on 9/22/2014

My husband and I got married on September 6th, and we used Abacus Studios for photography and for the photo booth. We worked with Alex initially when we were setting everything up. He was so friendly and easy to talk to. He was able to explain everything to us and they are very... Read More reasonably priced. The photo booth was a huge hit at the wedding. Everyone from Abacus was extremely polite and professional, and they all helped to make our day even better. Michelle was our photographer. She was absolutely amazing, and the pictures came out better than we could have ever expected! She wasn't afraid to stand on the bridge or move us around to make sure that she got the best shot. She was so friendly and we absolutely LOVED having her! We honestly couldn't have found a better photographer, and we thank everyone from Abacus Studios for making our wedding even more memorable!

Thank You Abacus Studio

Reviewed on 8/31/2014

August 31, 2014 Abacus Studio, When planning our daughter’s sweet 15th, we realized that photography was the most important thing to us. Needless to say, our expectations were very high. Not only did you meet those expectations, but you and your Team exceeded them. My... Read More special Thanks go to Abacus Team: • Alex- Thank you for providing us with your undivided attention, for helping us with the selection of our package and understanding our needs. • Damian- Thank you for your outstanding customer service, for your quick responses and for your great support. • Michelle- For your awesome personality and for providing us with such of great pictures on my daughter’s photo shoot-day. • Gabe-For going the extra mile and have my daughter’s picture display arrive on time just before her big day. • Douglas- A great man to work with, Thank you for capturing our daughter’s Sweet 15th so perfectly, for proving us with such beautiful photos to serve as visual memories of one the best days of our daughter’s life. If anyone would ask me how to describe Abacus Studio….. My answer would be: Professionalism. Many Thanks for delivering a level of service and quality that surpassed my expectations. Sincerely, Berany Areche Rosado Family Rosado - Areche

Highly Recommended! Michelle and Damian are truly amazing!

Reviewed on 8/26/2014 Christeen D

My husband and I got married June 22, 2014 Damian and Michelle were there to capture our whole day. They were both so nice and easy going you would have thought that they had been friends of ours for years. They embraced us and our crazy friends in our bridal party . Michelle... Read More was so helpful whether it was helping my husband and the groomsman with their ties or helping me with my dress or holding my bouquet. She wasn’t just the photographer; she definitely went above and beyond. The pictures she captured were just stunningly beautiful. Damian captured all the right moments. When Darrin and I watched our wedding video together and saw all of our pictures we couldn’t have been any happier. Thank you Damian and Michelle for helping to make our special day so perfect!! Everyone at Abacus Studios has been great throughout our whole wedding planning process and after the wedding. We highly recommended all brides to be to choose Abacus Studios for their big day!!

Best Experience Ever!

Reviewed on 8/20/2014 cara S

My fiance and I got married in January of 2015. Abacus was referred to us by a friend. When my friend got married she used Michelle as her photographer however, when we met with Alex Michelle was already booked. We still decided to go with Abacus Studios and JC was our... Read More photographer. He was AMAZING! He was funny, nice and took great photographs. Best Experience Ever. Event my brides maids who were already married comments on how great JC was. I can't wait to start working on my album. Thank you JC and Abacus Studios!!

The Best!!!!!

Reviewed on 8/18/2014

I wanted to wait until I received my photos, now I have both my photos and edited DVD. We met with Alex and he was able to put a photo and video package together for under four thousand. We had Doug and Damian as our photographer and videogapher and they were both great, as the... Read More final product shows. I would recommend Abacus to anyone getting married.


Meet The Owner


Kean Graduate. I love to travel and I love people. This is why the wedding and event industry is perfect for me. I have had the pleasure of meeting people from every walk of life and I am excited to see who I will meet next.