Would you rather: hire a photo booth with DSLR quality photos BUT limited features,


hire a photo booth with trendy  features, BUT iPad quality photos?

STOP right there.

You shouldn't have to choose—and now you don't have to.  We present you:

Candid Gem Photo Booths, the photo booths built by professional photographers.

We are not the 'fast food' of photo booths, but you can still 'have it your way!'

We custom built our photo booths with DSLR cameras to produce beautiful prints on the spot and implemented exclusive features like video recording, video.GIFs, and texting photos to phone!

Our photo booths


The sleek white photo booth is popular with weddings and corporate events. It also includes changing LED lights and a real-time digital slideshow in the back as photos are taken.


If you can't choose between our 40+ backdrops, you can upgrade to a custom print backdrop :) View the 40+ backdrops we have HERE!


As included in our Grand package, you get to text your images in .GIF format to a mobile phone after each photo session.  Just make sure venue has internet connection.

Images shot on a DSLR camera

Slideshow video

Here's the slideshow video that would go along with your own home screen application included as a bonus when booking our Grand Photo Booth Package.  Any video messages left for you would be included in this video as well.

The artisans

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Candid Gem is an exclusive duo of wedding and portrait specialists engraving statement pieces to hang on your walls for years to come.

Candid Gem's studio is located in South San Francisco. Free consultations are available, by appointment only.


300.00 deposit reserves your date.


4 hours unlimited photo sessions on a DSLR camera + professional lighting

Instant prints: up to six 2x6" strips or three 4x6" prints per session

12 second video messaging

Choice between 40+ backdrops, including sequin & rosette

Digital downloadable photo booth gallery, no watermarks hosted for 1 year

Memory scrapbook with markers and stickers

Remove branding/website from prints


NEW: Text photo to phone (Venue Wi-Fi connection recommended for best results)

Custom template: use your own image/ logo