About Abbey Photographers

We have been satisfying the photography and video production needs of the most discriminating families for over 63 years. This family run operation prides itself in being able to consistently provide a mix of spontaneous candid’s and fine portraits that tell the story of your event. Our photographers have photographed over 3,000 social events.

Abbey Photographers has a distinguished reputation of remaining unobtrusive. Our ability to photograph an event while remaining inconspicuous, allowing the real spontaneous candid moments of the day to be recorded journalistically for future generations to enjoy and treasure is part of what sets us apart from other photographers.

Abbey’s photojournalistic coverage is very exciting and fresh yet with a blend of the essential traditional images every client desires from their special day. If you seek the preeminent photography service, unparalleled by any other, you need not look any further; this company is just what you have been looking for! Abbey Photographers has been commissioned by many of New York and New Jersey’s top corporations to photograph their most important events. The presidents of these corporations have called upon us, numerous times, to then photograph their own personal family events.

Neal Clipper is the owner of Abbey Photographers which is a New Jersey Wedding Photography company also serving the New York regions. He has been photographing people and their most cherished events since 1985. His roots in photography were sewn by his parents, Arthur & Pearl Clipper, who started Abbey Photographers in 1954.

His passion and mission in life is to continue to create the finest and most innovative images possible on each and every assignment. Neal has achieved the status of Certified Professional Photographer from the Professional Photographers Association of America while also being an active member of the American Society of Photographers. His images have been published and enjoyed by people of all ages, throughout the world. In addition, he has received numerous National and International awards for his creative style. Recently, Neal earned the Photographic Craftsman degree and previously awarded the most prestigious Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America.

Two years in a row, Neal has received a Kodak Gallery Award and has had these images on display at the prestigious Epcot Gallery in Walt Disney World located in Orlando, Florida. He also was named, “Photographer of the Year” from the Professional Photographers Association of New Jersey.

He was selected as the exclusive photographer by Jaguar Cars Inc. for their groundbreaking celebration that featured British Royalty, Prince Andrew and Princess Sarah, the Duke and Duchess of York.

He is very much in demand these days, having his services reserved for over four years in advance. His creative vision, fresh and innovative style, leads him to the social affairs of many celebrities, politicians and prominent leaders of business and industry.

While Neal cannot be at every event Abbey contracts, his coaching and mentoring skills are what make Abbey Photographers a leader in the photographic industry.

Make no mistake. Talk to your friends who have been married and one thing is certain, most all wish they had spent more money on their wedding photographer. Why? Because when it’s all said and done, the only thing left to remember your day, will be your wedding photography.

When selecting a wedding photographer you are selecting more than just a photographer for your wedding day. You are hiring a wedding photographer that will be with you, your family and friends all day.  Personality is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked or discounted in any way.

Your wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day.  Ultimately it can impact your wedding photography altogether.

Today, people from around the world look for us and use our services.  They can always count on the highest standards of quality and uncompromising customer service that is un-paralleled in the photography industry.

We are social event photographers!  It’s our job and privilege to capture every sublime moment of the day so you can cherish them forever!

Wedding Photography

There is a reason that Abbey Photographers is the highest recommended photographer at virtually every luxury catering facility, country club and event space in the tri-state area.  The professionals at these facilities have hand selected us to be their “Photographer of Choice” for wedding and event  photography and video coverage, for their most prestigious clients.  The most common comment we receive from prospective clients is, “I received your name and saw your photographs at every facility I visited….if they say you are the best of the best, I do not have to look any further”

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Celebrity Events

Abbey Photographers has serviced the needs of the Celebrity community for decades.  We provide discreet celebrity event photography coverage in a rapidly changing, digital-content focused marketplace.  Abbey Photographers provides wedding, fashion, and entertainment photography coverage in the Tri–State Area, that is executed in a modern and creative way to create exceptional event images that are atypical and unexpectedly fresh.

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Photojournalist Style

Many wedding photographers say they have a photojournalist style, but what exactly does that mean? Are they just using a catch phrase and using it? How long have they been in the wedding photography business? What is their background in photojournalistic photography? Are they trying to stage photographs they see in news magazines or papers?

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