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A Candid Image

Arlington , VA
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LOCATION

1301 S. Scott St. , #307
Arlington, VA 22204 US (map)

PHONE

202-903-3467

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Who are we?

We are artists. We are professionals. We are photographers, multimedia specialists, videographers, and graphic designers. We are experts at recording your special... Read more
Who are we?

We are artists. We are professionals. We are photographers, multimedia specialists, videographers, and graphic designers. We are experts at recording your special day, from shooting to final presentation, and providing you with superb images for eternal memories.


We work as a team, each member drawing up his or her creative expertise. To produce beautiful and unique results for you, each member of our team has earned a college degree in the appropriate field and has been professionally shooting weddings for several years.


You can see samples of our teamwork creating masterpiece albums in the albums samples section, showing collaborative efforts of our photographers and graphic designers.


A major advantage to working with the team at A Candid Image is that if we encounter the unexpected, we can still guarantee you coverage within our group. A one-person operation cannot offer such a guarantee. Your wedding day is very important and cannot be left to chances. We have shot hundreds of weddings and have never missed one.


We are very well known and highly recommended within the bridal industry and thus have earned preferred vendor status with more than 50 wedding venues in the area.

Photography

We approach the task of documenting your wedding with pride, professionalism, and artistry. It is a joy for us to record the excitement and emotions of your day so that you will relive each moment every time you look at your photographs. As the emotions unfold, we will observe and register them unobtrusively; your guests will not be disturbed, and your images will reveal the unique and true essence of your memorable day.

If you have additional questions or would like to see our work in person, please contact us.


Videography

A fresh and modern style that is elegant and tasteful with beautiful images, transitions and musical accompaniments captured with the highest quality digital equipment. That is our approach. We shoot in a particularly unobtrusive manner and deliver a professionally edited and artful documentary in DVD format.
We are multimedia specialists who have created hundreds of wedding documentaries for our discriminating clients.

Please contact us for visually stunning cinematic memories of your wedding day so that we can show you our work in person. We will be happy to develop a documentary for your wedding day. Read less

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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KAR2009
Wedding:
5/30/2009
2.4/5.0
This is a hard review to write. I loved our photographer Jamie but our contact at A candid Image, Rebecca, turned out to be dissapointing. At the beginning she was super nice and helpful but once everything was paid up, especially after the wedding, the responses and helpfulness got less and less. I never even received a call before the wedding to confirm anything. I called the photographer directly to confirm everything with her. Also, after the wedding I didnt get the pictures for 1.5 months. I actually had to contact the photographer directly who in turn contacted the agency. They eventually sent me the disks but with no note, no "sorry for the delay" "thanks for the business" nothing. I thought it was very unprofessional. I loved Jamie but unfortunately I would definitely not recommend a candid image.
This is a hard review to write. I loved our photographer Jamie but our contact at A candid Image, Rebecca, turned out to Read more...
This is a hard review to write. I loved our photographer Jamie but our contact at A candid Image, Rebecca, turned out to be dissapointing. At the beginning she was super nice and helpful but once everything was paid up, especially after the wedding, the responses and helpfulness got less and less. I never even received a call before the wedding to confirm anything. I called the photographer directly to confirm everything with her. Also, after the wedding I didnt get the pictures for 1.5 months. I actually had to contact the photographer directly who in turn contacted the agency. They eventually sent me the disks but with no note, no "sorry for the delay" "thanks for the business" nothing. I thought it was very unprofessional. I loved Jamie but unfortunately I would definitely not recommend a candid image. Read less
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hussienelkhawaga
Wedding:
2/21/2009
0.0/5.0
Horrible, horrible, horrible company. Run the other direction!!!! we used them for photography and videography.our video and photo are junk. It is so awful, completely grainy, and washed out. It looks so unprofessional. It is barely watchable. We are just sick about what we paid for their services and the fact that we don't have an watchable video of our day. I wish we had done more research about this company and gone with someone else. Found a bunch of negative postings on this forum after the fact. Also, Better Business Bureau gave them an unsatisfactory rating. Not only is the product bad, but the customer service is non-existent. They were super responsive in the beginning( we met with Rebeeca), before they got our money. But as soon as they got our money, it was impossible to get a hold of them. We only found out who our videographer would be 1 days before the wedding!!!. It was four months after the wedding and still didn't have the video. Finally got a hold of the videographer and she said she was too busy to edit the footage and sent it back to the company!!!! Another videographer edited it and sent it back to the company pretty quickly. But it was months before they sent it to us! We had to call them every day and no one would respond. We got the video and it is horrible.some of the people who posted on Brides haven't even gotten their photos or video. We are trying to get our money back by suing them. We've contacted the headquarters several times without a response. Don't waste your money!!!!
Horrible, horrible, horrible company. Run the other direction!!!! we used them for photography and videography.our video Read more...
Horrible, horrible, horrible company. Run the other direction!!!! we used them for photography and videography.our video and photo are junk. It is so awful, completely grainy, and washed out. It looks so unprofessional. It is barely watchable. We are just sick about what we paid for their services and the fact that we don't have an watchable video of our day. I wish we had done more research about this company and gone with someone else. Found a bunch of negative postings on this forum after the fact. Also, Better Business Bureau gave them an unsatisfactory rating. Not only is the product bad, but the customer service is non-existent. They were super responsive in the beginning( we met with Rebeeca), before they got our money. But as soon as they got our money, it was impossible to get a hold of them. We only found out who our videographer would be 1 days before the wedding!!!. It was four months after the wedding and still didn't have the video. Finally got a hold of the videographer and she said she was too busy to edit the footage and sent it back to the company!!!! Another videographer edited it and sent it back to the company pretty quickly. But it was months before they sent it to us! We had to call them every day and no one would respond. We got the video and it is horrible.some of the people who posted on Brides haven't even gotten their photos or video. We are trying to get our money back by suing them. We've contacted the headquarters several times without a response. Don't waste your money!!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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abeerelbilawi
Wedding:
2/21/2009
0.0/5.0
Horrible, horrible, horrible company. Run the other direction!!!! we used them for photography and videography.our video and photo are junk. It is so awful, completely grainy, and washed out. It looks so unprofessional. It is barely watchable. We are just sick about what we paid for their services and the fact that we don't have an watchable video of our day. I wish we had done more research about this company and gone with someone else. Found a bunch of negative postings on this forum after the fact. Also, Better Business Bureau gave them an unsatisfactory rating. Not only is the product bad, but the customer service is non-existent. They were super responsive in the beginning( we met with Rebeeca), before they got our money. But as soon as they got our money, it was impossible to get a hold of them. We only found out who our videographer would be 1 days before the wedding!!!. It was four months after the wedding and still didn't have the video. Finally got a hold of the videographer and she said she was too busy to edit the footage and sent it back to the company!!!! Another videographer edited it and sent it back to the company pretty quickly. But it was months before they sent it to us! We had to call them every day and no one would respond. We got the video and it is horrible.some of the people who posted on Brides haven't even gotten their photos or video. We are trying to get our money back by suing them. We've contacted the headquarters several times without a response. Don't waste your money!!!!
Horrible, horrible, horrible company. Run the other direction!!!! we used them for photography and videography.our video Read more...
Horrible, horrible, horrible company. Run the other direction!!!! we used them for photography and videography.our video and photo are junk. It is so awful, completely grainy, and washed out. It looks so unprofessional. It is barely watchable. We are just sick about what we paid for their services and the fact that we don't have an watchable video of our day. I wish we had done more research about this company and gone with someone else. Found a bunch of negative postings on this forum after the fact. Also, Better Business Bureau gave them an unsatisfactory rating. Not only is the product bad, but the customer service is non-existent. They were super responsive in the beginning( we met with Rebeeca), before they got our money. But as soon as they got our money, it was impossible to get a hold of them. We only found out who our videographer would be 1 days before the wedding!!!. It was four months after the wedding and still didn't have the video. Finally got a hold of the videographer and she said she was too busy to edit the footage and sent it back to the company!!!! Another videographer edited it and sent it back to the company pretty quickly. But it was months before they sent it to us! We had to call them every day and no one would respond. We got the video and it is horrible.some of the people who posted on Brides haven't even gotten their photos or video. We are trying to get our money back by suing them. We've contacted the headquarters several times without a response. Don't waste your money!!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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hussienelkhawaga@yahoo.com
Wedding:
2/21/2009
0.0/5.0
Horrible, horrible, horrible company. Run the other direction!!!! we used them for photography and videography.our video and photo are junk. It is so awful, completely grainy, and washed out. It looks so unprofessional. It is barely watchable. We are just sick about what we paid for their services and the fact that we don't have an watchable video of our day. I wish we had done more research about this company and gone with someone else. Found a bunch of negative postings on this forum after the fact. Also, Better Business Bureau gave them an unsatisfactory rating. Not only is the product bad, but the customer service is non-existent. They were super responsive in the beginning( we met with Rebeeca), before they got our money. But as soon as they got our money, it was impossible to get a hold of them. We only found out who our videographer would be 1 days before the wedding!!!. It was four months after the wedding and still didn't have the video. Finally got a hold of the videographer and she said she was too busy to edit the footage and sent it back to the company!!!! Another videographer edited it and sent it back to the company pretty quickly. But it was months before they sent it to us! We had to call them every day and no one would respond. We got the video and it is horrible.some of the people who posted on Brides haven't even gotten their photos or video. We are trying to get our money back by suing them. We've contacted the headquarters several times without a response. Don't waste your money!!!!
Horrible, horrible, horrible company. Run the other direction!!!! we used them for photography and videography.our video Read more...
Horrible, horrible, horrible company. Run the other direction!!!! we used them for photography and videography.our video and photo are junk. It is so awful, completely grainy, and washed out. It looks so unprofessional. It is barely watchable. We are just sick about what we paid for their services and the fact that we don't have an watchable video of our day. I wish we had done more research about this company and gone with someone else. Found a bunch of negative postings on this forum after the fact. Also, Better Business Bureau gave them an unsatisfactory rating. Not only is the product bad, but the customer service is non-existent. They were super responsive in the beginning( we met with Rebeeca), before they got our money. But as soon as they got our money, it was impossible to get a hold of them. We only found out who our videographer would be 1 days before the wedding!!!. It was four months after the wedding and still didn't have the video. Finally got a hold of the videographer and she said she was too busy to edit the footage and sent it back to the company!!!! Another videographer edited it and sent it back to the company pretty quickly. But it was months before they sent it to us! We had to call them every day and no one would respond. We got the video and it is horrible.some of the people who posted on Brides haven't even gotten their photos or video. We are trying to get our money back by suing them. We've contacted the headquarters several times without a response. Don't waste your money!!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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EmilyB
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
We actually used the Chicago, IL location of A Candid Image and loved it.They take all of the guess work out of a photographer, flat prices, examples, etc. We used Lukas D. and he was wonderful. We haven't yet received our pictures, but he must have taken over 2000 pics at the wedding and never stopped until it was over. I highly recommend the services of A Candid Image and especially Lukas!
We actually used the Chicago, IL location of A Candid Image and loved it.They take all of the guess work out of a Read more...
We actually used the Chicago, IL location of A Candid Image and loved it.They take all of the guess work out of a photographer, flat prices, examples, etc. We used Lukas D. and he was wonderful. We haven't yet received our pictures, but he must have taken over 2000 pics at the wedding and never stopped until it was over. I highly recommend the services of A Candid Image and especially Lukas! Read less
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vickivt327
Wedding:
7/26/2008
4.9/5.0
We initially met with a representative for A Candid Image, Rebecca, and she was very nice and knowledgeable. She showed us samples of all the photographers they use, and we selected Rafael Suanes based on the photo slideshows we saw. We met with him and conversed through email a few times and he was very easy-going and accommodating to what we wanted. At the wedding, he was not intrusive at all - I barely noticed he was there for the most part, but he got some amazing shots. Our photos were posted online within 3 days of our wedding and we received the prints and photo DVD soon after. We loved our pictures and the price we paid for the service! The only downside would be that Rafael prefers candid shots and does very few portrait style photos, so we only had one photo of the whole bridal party, one with each of our families, and so on. But I am sure if we had asked for more, he would have done them with no problem.
We initially met with a representative for A Candid Image, Rebecca, and she was very nice and knowledgeable. She showed us Read more...
We initially met with a representative for A Candid Image, Rebecca, and she was very nice and knowledgeable. She showed us samples of all the photographers they use, and we selected Rafael Suanes based on the photo slideshows we saw. We met with him and conversed through email a few times and he was very easy-going and accommodating to what we wanted. At the wedding, he was not intrusive at all - I barely noticed he was there for the most part, but he got some amazing shots. Our photos were posted online within 3 days of our wedding and we received the prints and photo DVD soon after. We loved our pictures and the price we paid for the service! The only downside would be that Rafael prefers candid shots and does very few portrait style photos, so we only had one photo of the whole bridal party, one with each of our families, and so on. But I am sure if we had asked for more, he would have done them with no problem. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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LizJ
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with this company. We booked this vendor about 4 months in advance for a very popular date - they seemed to have a lot of quality staff which probably helped with their availability. I found the photographer to be very talented, and actually listened to my requests. A lot of photographers try to push the artsy stuff that's trendy these days, or a lot of posed shots, but I wanted candid images and got some really great ones out of the night - it was like catching up to parts of the wedding I missed because I was elsewhere. I was also extremely happy to get access to all of my images within a month of the wedding, and to avoid being trapped into purchasing expensive albums.
I was very pleased with this company. We booked this vendor about 4 months in advance for a very popular date - they Read more...
I was very pleased with this company. We booked this vendor about 4 months in advance for a very popular date - they seemed to have a lot of quality staff which probably helped with their availability. I found the photographer to be very talented, and actually listened to my requests. A lot of photographers try to push the artsy stuff that's trendy these days, or a lot of posed shots, but I wanted candid images and got some really great ones out of the night - it was like catching up to parts of the wedding I missed because I was elsewhere. I was also extremely happy to get access to all of my images within a month of the wedding, and to avoid being trapped into purchasing expensive albums. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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AD1912
Wedding:
5/24/2008
4.2/5.0
I must say that A Candid Image was a great find. The meeting with them to review all of the photographers' portfolios was really helpful, and the prices they offer are great. Unfortunately, the photographer we selected (though her photos were ok) was horribly unpleasant to work with. I highly recommend working through A Candid Image, but I also highly recommend demanding an in-person meeting with the photographer once you select them.
I must say that A Candid Image was a great find. The meeting with them to review all of the photographers' portfolios was Read more...
I must say that A Candid Image was a great find. The meeting with them to review all of the photographers' portfolios was really helpful, and the prices they offer are great. Unfortunately, the photographer we selected (though her photos were ok) was horribly unpleasant to work with. I highly recommend working through A Candid Image, but I also highly recommend demanding an in-person meeting with the photographer once you select them. Read less
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Kati
Wedding:
5/3/2008
3.5/5.0
My actual photographer what wonderful!! But it has be four months since my wedding and I have still not recieved my album because of poor communcation. If you book them, stay on top of your sales person.
My actual photographer what wonderful!! But it has be four months since my wedding and I have still not recieved my album Read more...
My actual photographer what wonderful!! But it has be four months since my wedding and I have still not recieved my album because of poor communcation. If you book them, stay on top of your sales person. Read less
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suziequz
Wedding:
3/15/2008
5.0/5.0
My photographer was Rafael... what a find! I was leery of using such a large corporation type scenario for my photographer. When I found out I was able to select my photographer in advance, I was vastly relieved. Rafael was efficient, courteous, and captured some unbelievable moments!
My photographer was Rafael... what a find! I was leery of using such a large corporation type scenario for my Read more...
My photographer was Rafael... what a find! I was leery of using such a large corporation type scenario for my photographer. When I found out I was able to select my photographer in advance, I was vastly relieved. Rafael was efficient, courteous, and captured some unbelievable moments! Read less
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