Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer - SF
Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer - SF

Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer - SF

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Introduction: Candidly is a community of social event photographers who are passionate about delivering quality candid moments. Our mission is to put your phone down and let us capture those special events. We cover just about every event aside from weddings. Our process begins with booking on our website! Once your event is booked, we'll assign you a photographer and you'll get their contact information. After your event, you'll receive your photos via a download link in just 24 hours. Yes, 24 hours! Still have questions? Check out our FAQ below or speak with one of us on the team! Covid-19 update 😷 - We’ve implemented processes to protect our customers and our photographers. During shoots we recommend our photographers maintain social distance, wear a face mask and sanitize all camera equipment.

Hired 12 times

Serves San Francisco, CA

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7 employees

8 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Credit card

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Facebook, Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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66 photos

  • Birthday Party

    Wedding and Event Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, professionalism, and responsiveness.


3 reviews


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Neena B.
1 month ago

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Hired on Thumbtack

Quality of photos is so so. Good for a casual event that you want to keep memories from. If you're expecting great captures, look elsewhere.

Details: Birthday party • 25 - 49 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer - SF's reply
Hi Neena, We appreciate your feedback. We took a look at your gallery and it looks to be the same quality and consistency that is provided on our Instagram. We are sorry to hear your disappointed with your photos. Our mission at Candidly is to be there to capture quality candid moments at events you normally wouldn't think to have a photographer. Again, we hate that you are disappointed with your photos and will reach out to you privately to discuss further. Thanks, Team Candidly
Wedding and Event Photography
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Anu A.
Oct 9, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

I used their photographer for a 50th birthday party. It was a big formal event and I was hoping to capture the evening in photos. Pros: communication is good. It was quite easy to book a photographer. We received our photos in less than 12 hours via a link which we could share with our guests. Cons: the photo quality was terrible! They are not high resolution photos. File sizes are less than 1.5 MB and some photos were less than 1MB! We cannot even see these photos on our laptop screen, forget about HD TV. They look super grainy and there aren’t enough pixels to do any editing. I take photos in JPEG in my Nikon. The file sizes are a minimum of 5-7 MB. The sad part is that the photographer had good equipment. She shot the photos in small!! If I ever hire from this agency again, the camera and settings would be mine and I would just pay for someone to click.

Details: Birthday party • 25 - 49 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Gaurav G.
Nov 29, 2019

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Hired on Thumbtack

Team Candidly worked great in terms of punctuality and professionalism

Details: Birthday party • 100 - 149 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Samuel Elekwachi


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We charge $60 an hour with a 10% service fee and a 2 hour minimum is required.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Here at Candidly, we make the process seamless from start to finish. Let's talk if you have more questions!

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    We have worked with a variety of customers, from private to public events. We also do event photography for private clients, such as birthdays, showers, philanthropy events and any other party request.

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