Gleimlight Photography & Productions
Gleimlight Photography & Productions

Gleimlight Photography & Productions

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Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$300
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Introduction: Hey There... We're Jake & Christina Gleim, A fun-loving husband and wife photography & videography team based in San Diego, California. Our passion for all things adventure, teamwork and love has brought our partnership through photography to a level unsurpassed. When two people who love each other also work together, the results have an extra dimension not often found in regular business partnerships. We Get It... Although there are lots of talented wedding photographers out there, we know what it’s like to plan a wedding, because we’ve done it. Eight years ago, we said our own vows. Looking back, a lot of the day is a wonderful blur. Throughout the day, we will do everything to capture your vision of your wedding day just as you want it. That’s why capturing every special moments is so important! We Can Be Two Places at Once... A single photographer will not be able to capture every moment of your wedding day; there is simply too much happening at any given time. After years of working side by side, we have developed a dynamic formula that allows us to work incredibly quickly and efficiently. Photographing separate moments like, the bride getting ready, or the groom reading a letter from his soon to be wife, we are able to capture separate events happening at the same time. Even the little moments during the ceremony not normally noticed, like the grooms face when seeing his new wife walk down the aisle, captured at different angles. Teamwork Produces Better Results... Many wedding photographers hire a “second shooter,” but the name says it all. This person may be less experienced or may have never worked with your photographer before. At any rate, there is a hierarchy, which means that the second photographer will do what he or she is instructed to do. As a married couple, we cooperate and work together automatically. Whether it is taking care of our dog Koda, getting the errands run, or making sure our equipment is in tip-top condition for our next session. It's our goal with every session to make you feel like you're apart of a family. With a fun, light hearted approach we're sure to capture your natural expressions. But most importantly, we have worked as a team to photograph many weddings and will work together to fulfill your vision of how your wedding day should be recorded! It's Our Passion... When other photographers go home, they put their work away. If an issue comes up or they have an idea for a client, it has to wait until the next business day. Not so with us. We are together most of the time and thus are able to be creative when the ideas come, not when it's "business hours.". We each know the logistics for every shoot. But more importantly, we have a shared passion: Capturing your special moments! We’d be honored to photograph your special moments. Please Contact us to set up a time to chat about your vision for your Wedding or Portrait Photography session and how we can help you capture all the special moments!
Overview

Hired 70 times

Serves San Diego, CA

Background checked

4 employees

8 years in business

Payment methods

Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo

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145 photos

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    Wedding and Event Photography

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Diane L.
Apr 14, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Christina and Jake did an amazing job on my engagement photos! We came to San Diego from Maryland and had our photos take at Scripps Pier in La Jolla. I loved that they made us feel comfortable and were able to direct us on how to pose because neither of us really like to have our picture taken. It was also clear that they knew the area very well and were able to pick multiple spots on the beach to use as backdrops. Above all else though I think the best part was the high level of responsiveness and customer service. Christina consistently communicated with me in a timely manner (responded to messages almost immediately every time) and they were able to get our photos to us in less than a week! If you want beautiful engagement photos without all the stress I highly suggest using Gleimlight.

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Traditional posed • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc.

Gleimlight Photography & Productions's reply
Diane, Thank you so much! It was an absolute pleasure spending the night with you capturing your special love story. You both rocked it, thank you for being so fun and up for anything! Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again. Kindly, Gleimlight
Engagement Photography
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Alicia L.
May 5, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Christina and Jake photographed for my engagement shoot. It was a great experience! They are both very warm and easy going and professional. They helped with the poses and made us feel very comfortable. Christina was so fast with sending the photos back to me. Beautifully edited and the photos still looked natural. I was really excited to send out my Save the Dates! I love their style and I highly recommend booking Christina and Jake for your Wedding photos and cinematography too!

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Natural or environmental • Candid • Traditional posed • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • Ability to purchase prints online • My home, venue, etc.

Gleimlight Photography & Productions's reply
Hi Alicia, It was a true pleasure! Meeting you both and capturing your engagement was a blast, your smiles came so naturally. We wish you nothing but the best on this new chapter in life! Sincerely, Christina & Jake Gleimlight
Engagement Photography
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Max W.
Jan 18, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Truly exceptional experience having Gleimlight shoot our proposal. They were supremely responsive, got our photos back to us extremely fast, and were a pleasure to work with. Would happily recommend to anyone!

Details: Proposal photoshoot • Candid • Traditional posed • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc.

Gleimlight Photography & Productions's reply
Max, It was our pleasure! Thank you for trusting us with such a special moment. All the very best to you and Rachel. Kindly, Gleimlight
Engagement Photography
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Drew S.
Aug 1, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Amazing couple, absolutely sweet and professional. Our photos came out amazing. In addition, the suggestions recommended really put us at ease knowing that we were getting a genuinely special photo experience.

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Natural or environmental • Artful composition and lighting • Candid • Outdoors • Two locations • Online or digital proofs and prints • Ability to purchase prints online • Physical proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Gleimlight Photography & Productions's reply
Monica & Drew, It was our pleasure capturing these special moments for you. We cannot thank you enough for your kind words and review. Let the wedding planning begin! Love & Light, Gleimlight
Engagement Photography
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Stephen E.
Oct 5, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

I cannot speak highly enough about Gleimlight. They were amazing. They made us feel relaxed from start to finish. Our boys loved the photoshoot and I have never heard them say that for any other photographers! Christina and Jake made the whole experience fun and engaging. They are true professionals and just very nice people. They were able to catch great natural moments from different angles (as there were 2 of them shooting). We received our photos very quickly and they were stunning. The way they used the light at sunset made for beautiful photos. I would give them 11 out of 10! I highly recommend them to anyone seeking professional photography for any occasion.

Details: Family or children's portrait • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Gleimlight Photography & Productions's reply
Stephen, We cannot thank you enough for trusting us to capture your special family moments. We look forward to the years in the future and watching the boys grow! Thank you for your kind review, all our very best! Sincerely, Christina & Jake Gleimlight
Portrait Photography
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FAQs

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

    Our prices start at $350 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 (we hand edit every photo.) We also offer installment plans, allowing the client to create a payment plan that works for them.

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

    We love learning about our couples and learning their specific vision! We look forward to discussing and understaning 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 retainer fee of 50% to book their session. 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?

    As a husband and wife team, we understand the importance of your wedding as we too have been there. We love capturing everything love and truly learning about each couples unique love story!

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