Abbass Studios began in 1946 and was among the first in the Atlantic Provinces to provide a range of photographic services that included film processing, enlargements, wedding photography, commercial photography, framing, and picture restoration.
Abbass Studios was originally founded by the late Mr. George Abbass who introduced photography to two of his younger brothers, John and Tony. In 1974 the brothers made the move to expand their business by purchasing three Econo Color stores in Nova Scotia, with John Abbass Sr.’s son John helping to expand them throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. John and his family are one of the founding members of Family Business Atlantic – formerly Canadian Association of Family Enterprise Nova Scotia, having served as CAFE president from October 2003-2005.
He is a graduate of Dalhousie University and holds a degree in Commerce. John is involved in his community and volunteers with the Brain Injury Association, Edward House, Christmas Daddies and Children Wish of Nova Scotia. He and his wife Barb live in Bedford and are the proud parents of David and Christina.