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Fusing fine art & photojournalism to create images that are simply...unforgettable.

Memories don't have to fade with time. We offer wedding & event photojournalism and family portraiture in unique locations that are meaningful to you, creating beautiful works of heirlooms...memories that make your heart stop a beat every time you look at them. And if you have a story to be told, then we may be just the storyteller you've been searching for. People say that we have a gift for capturing emotions, and by fusing fine art with photojournalism, we will tell your story without interfering with the flow of your day, while also ensuring that you look your very best. Your photographic experience will be fun and memorable, and more importantly, you'll get to enjoy all the special moments of your day.

This takes passion and hard work from our end. So it's a good thing that while photography is our full-time endeavor, it's not a job to us. We put heart and soul into every single photograph we create, and we guarantee that we'll care more, and that it shows. And so, if you can only remember three words about us, then remember these:

quality, artistry & caring

And if these three words are as important to you as they are to us, then let's chat about how we can help you. ...Because when it truly matters...when you care enough to want the very best...then there's simply no choice to be made. So what are you waiting for?

To complete an inquiry form, visit us online at Irene Abdou Photography, the Washington, DC metro area's premier wedding and fine art photographer, or call us at 202-367-6071.

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Boudoir Shoot
Engagement Shoot
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One Event / Day
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Matt Sent on 02/14/2017
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We consulted with SO many photographers for our wedding. We found Irene to be at the top of our affordability range. BUT, her body of work was absolutely amazing. She has an immediately obvious artistic eye, which was something that was very important to us. Aside from her quality, she was also very VERY patient with all our questions, and I cannot say enough about how organized her approach was to the wedding itself. She approaches the photography just as a wedding planner would. The result is that we maximized our time with our friends and family, and the photos are just dazzling. We received our album this week and simply cannot get over how good each and every picture is. It was so hard to choose album photos due to the incredible number of wonderful shots, especially the candid shots. We made a lot of great decisions about our wedding, and absolutely one of the best choices we could have made was getting Irene as our photographer. We loved working with her, and hope to do so again sometime (maybe an anniversary party?)
Halley Sent on 10/11/2015
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Words can't describe how amazing working with Irene was! Irene came highly recommended to us from our wedding venue and also from a very close family friend who knew someone who used her. From the day we met her, we knew we wanted her to be our photographer to capture all of our special moments. She was extremely professional, and took the time to get to know us. We just had our engagement photos taken in Old Town Alexandria at the end of September, and we could not be happier! All of the photos were exactly what we wanted and more. Best of all, we had so much fun taking them! Finding a great photographer was extremely important to us since photos are the one thing that we will have forever to remember these moments. Irene is a true professional and we highly recommend her to anyone. A huge thank you to Irene for making us feel so special and taking such beautiful engagement photos of us. We can't wait to work with her again for our wedding!
Andrea Sent on 07/31/2015
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I can't say enough good things about Irene. From the first moment I contacted a year ago, up until the photos arrived at our doorstep, Irene was a true professional and thought of every detail. She was so easy to work with and very flexible, even calling me a few days before the wedding to offer up a back-up plan for our bride and groom photos because it was calling for rain on our big day. She was so easy to work with on the big day as well.

When we received our photos, we had tears streaming down our faces while we looked at them. They were awesome! She had captured the moments so precisely and beautifully!
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String Quartet of Northern Virginia String Quartet of Northern Virginia Wedding Musicians

We have had the pleasure of working with Irene Abdou Photography LLC in both concert and studio formats--Irene has a great eye for catching the right moment and always makes us look fabulous! She is also a consummate professional--I highly recommend using Irene for your next event!

The Westin Arlington Gateway The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel Weddings

Irene definitely has the most amazing eye! She managed to get photographs that I never knew were obtainable. I am the Director of Catering at the Westin Arlington Gateway and I do many, many weddings at this location. Irene is patient, kind and knows her stuff! Every bride who has worked with her is always telling me that she has had the most amazing experience working with Irene. But I knew that already!

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Great personality and talent, thank you for sharing pictures of my work.

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