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Christina & Jake made this year's family photo session a wonderful, hassle free experience -- which can be challenging when a 5 year boy is involved! We don't live in California, so I was initially stressed about the time involved to research photographers & their styles in addition to a location that would be unique. From the initial request for info all the way through receiving the portrait package -- they were extremely responsive, amazing & were very thoughtful in their location recommendations based on what I was looking for (even though I didn't really know what I was looking for). In person, they immediately made us all feel at ease and made it a fun experience. The pictures turned out AMAZING ...and they sent them to me the next night -- UNBELIEVABLE turnaround time! I would highly recommend them; in fact I have already told my friends who live in the SD area about them. We would definitely use them again!!!!Oct 25, 2017VerifiedGleimlight Photography & Productions's reply
Jennifer, We are so happy we were able to capture some photos of your family while you were in town this year and are truly blessed you trusted in us to bring it all together while not being here. We know that can be very stressful, so we work very hard to make each session a fun and enjoyable experience. Thank you for the highest review and we hope to see you again soon to capture some new memories! Sincerely, Christina and Jake
These two are the most incredible photographers. We have a three month old, and they were able to act quickly and still get the most beautiful shots. They responded right away when I was initially looking for a photographer. They are very kind and professional. This is my second time working with them, and I will be working with them for many years to come. The pictures they take are breathtaking , and bring around them feels like you're spending time with old friends. Very affordable for the amazing work that they do. They are very punctual and the best at their craft. I highly recommend this dynamic duo.May 2, 2019VerifiedGleimlight Photography & Productions's reply
Aubrey, It is truly a pleasure spending time with you guys. We always strive to make our clients feel like family & friends and we are so blessed with the friendship we've developed with you! Can't wait to watch your family grow and capture more memories for you in the future! Sincerely, Christina & Jake
Jake & Christina were great. They took photos of our 10 person extended family while were in the San Diego area for vacation. What I liked best was the poses they used (creative and fun) and they got very authentic smiles out of the kids. I highly recommend them!Apr 28, 2019VerifiedGleimlight Photography & Productions's reply
Suzanne, Thank you so much for leaving a review! We loved our time with your family! So glad we were able to capture these memories for you and can't wait to work together in the future. Sincerely, Christina & Jake
From quote to delivery of the images, Gleimlight was delightful to work with. Whenever I had questions during the bidding process, they were quick to respond and willing to discuss details by email and phone. We had an extended family shoot with 26 people ranging in age from 2 to 86 years old. Yes, it was chaotic, but Jacob and Christina stayed calm and focused. We got all of the photos we wanted and then some. They took pictures of the entire group, individual families, and generations. We even had a clothing change in the middle. We had a blast and the final images were easy to download and exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you Jacob and Christina for wonderful memories of Thanksgiving 2017!!!Nov 29, 2017VerifiedGleimlight Photography & Productions's reply
Willa, We are so happy to hear you are pleased with our services. We absolutely loved taking photos of you and your extended family together and are blessed you chose us to capture this joyous time! Thanks again for your kind review! Sincerely, Jake and Christina
Wedding and Event Photography
The crew was on time and extremely polite. They had a great eye for shots and I was very pleased with their service. I highly reccomend these photographers!Oct 31, 2018VerifiedGleimlight Photography & Productions's reply
Robin, Thank you for giving us the highest rating! We truly enjoyed meeting you both and sharing in your wedding day. Thanks again for choosing Gleimlight and we wish you a lifetime of happiness! Sincerely, Gleimlight
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our prices start at $150 and work their way up from there. Our pricing is based on complexity and time it takes to capture the images as well as editing time. Newborn photos are much more difficult to capture and require a lot more post processing than graduation portraits, therefore, they have a higher price point. Our pricing is extremely competitive and often beats that of our competition.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We will have a phone call in which we discuss and understand what our clients are looking for in their photos. We assist them with picking a location if they are unsure where to book their session. The client will then receive an official estimate with our terms and conditions in which they electronically sign and pay a small retainer fee of 25% or $50 (whichever is greater) to book their session. 48 hrs before the shoot the remainder of their session will be paid for and within 1 week the client's photos will be on a private gallery within our website along with convenient tools to download their photos, sign up for promos, and receive their print release form. Additionally, our clients can then purchase prints from our website.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My Wife and I have over a decade of experience in photography. My Wife has been a nanny and teacher for many years which gives her an amazing talent with kids of all ages. I run a non-profit centered around online media which gives me an extra edge in post processing.