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Meet Jake and Christina Gleim of Gleimlight Photography in Ramona

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jake and Christina Gleim.

Jake and Christina, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Our Journey began 4 years ago with a ring in hand and bended knee. Christina and I were engaged in 2013, at which point our adventures merged our love of photography and film. We wanted to pursue the passion together to create beautiful and powerful imagery together that had both of our creative elements embodied in the art we created.

Since that point, we have continued to grow in our love and our professional careers which led us to San Diego CA to move closer to her family as well as Advance my career (Jake’s) in the IT Industry. We moved with no jobs lined up, but we knew we could make it if we worked together. Since that point Christina has gone from working as a private nanny to lead billing coordinator, I had gone from being a behind the counter technician to IT Director for Vanguard Aerospace and even further. Sadly as much as we love our jobs and love the careers we have built it wasn’t the passion we wanted to pursue. Photography has always been our love and passion and we opted to pursue Photography full heartedly.

Begining 2017 we founded Gleimlight Photography to build a brand for our expertise and Photography & Film. Since then we have continued, day in and day out, to build the brand and the business. We have worked excruciating hours and lost most of our weekends. The pay off has been so worth it, we have been rated top 10 vendors for wedding/event photography in San Diego County by FASH and earned countless accommodations through 500px and other social platforms. The road is long but the future is bright!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The biggest challenge we have faced is working multiple jobs. I, Jake, work 2 jobs in Addition to running Gleimlight Photography with my wife. I also run a non-profit called Gaming for Humanity. Christina works her full-time job and also works as a sales consultant for NuSkin.

Finding time for our photography to grow has been difficult, or finding time for ourselves. We keep believing in the silver lining, today that struggle is still real but in no time we will be lifted from such a heavyweight and be able to pursue Gleimlight with 100% of our efforts.

Gleimlight Photography – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We are a photography and videography company. We specialize in all forms of photography and excel at having a variety in our stylization. My wife uses Natural lighting for her compositions and I specialize in artificial lighting. This gives us an enormous toolbelt to bring onset. We also are married and have been through the good and bad experiences of having a wedding photographer and engagement photographer. Still, to this day we have not received our engagement photos! We know how important photography and videography is.

In addition, I have owned and operated multiple businesses and with my business experience and my wife’s knowledge of accounting we have been able to provide a professionalism that is unparalleled in our industry. With my IT background I have brought technology into our photography and videography that many other vendors are lacking.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success for us, for our business, simply comes down to our customers being beyond satisfied with the results. If we are not providing quality work then we have no business running Gleimlight Photography.

Pricing:

  • Photography Sessions start at $150
  • Weddings start at $1000

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