Something is so catchy about that phrase... Glitz at the Ritz oh boy was there plenty of glitz at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Rancho Mirage!
We were hired to capture a once in a life time experience (well for the couple!) and photograph their proposal! What a special thing to be hired to photograph! My wife and I planned it with our contact for close to a week. Planning where at the hotel would provide the best view and lighting and what the perfect time would be, what clothes the couple would be wearing etc. A lot of prep goes into lining up these types of shoots as we have to be completely ready to capture the moment.
The adrenaline was pumping...
This isn't like a wedding or a sporting event where we are provided with plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect moment. Instead this is a split second, literally SECONDS in which we have to capture the perfect shot. Evaluating all the technical aspects of photography, ISO, shutter, aperture, white balance, composition, framing etc.
Of course we got the shot!
And to boot the sunset was beyond stunning. The Christmas decorations just brought the glitz to a whole new level. Thank you Ritz Carlton for your incredible Christmas decorations and for being so accommodating to us while we captured this amazing moment.
Well I have talked it up enough, take a look! It was truly a spectacular experience and one we will never forget. Thank you to the amazing couple who brought us out to Palm Springs for their Proposal Photography. We could not be more grateful for you!
Popping the question?
Be sure to hire us to capture your special moment with photography and videography! We look forward to meeting new clients in exotic new places around the globe! Check out the proposals page today!
Beautiful engagement photos at one of San Diego's most iconic beaches?
Scipps Pier is such a great place for any photos. This engagement session was blessed with an amazing sunset. These are the kind of images you can't make up!
The photos do it fair justice but you really need to experience a session with Gleimlight Photography at Scripps Pier for yourself!
The amazing couple in these images hired us for their proposal several months back and returned for more incredible, artistic and stunning images.
We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with them again and look forward to capturing some incredible images for them in the near future.
I strongly suggest checking out Scripps Pier as one of the potential beach shoots for your next photography session. Check it out in person or get directions! Map it!
It also makes a beautiful wedding Venus. One of the venues we recommend is the Scrips Forum for Science. Interesting name for a wedding venue but I promise it delivers! Check out more details and see costs here!
This is one of our favorite spots in San Diego for amazing photography. The sunsets are always beautiful and the ocean waves a gorgeous teal blue. It is actually a featured location on Photographer Lifestyle, you can see it here for further information.
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Some images to showcase our work there. Keep scrolling for more great reading :)
Scripps Pier in La Jolla is also a great spot for our Photography Workshops where we teach YOU photography. We love sharing what we have learned and also learning from others.
Check out our workshops for an in person learning experience.
On YouTube we have guides and tutorials to help you master photography and take your photos an films to an entirely new level!
Interested in seeing more of our work? Check out the Portfolio!
FREE parking in San Diego?! Yea right...
We suggested the Torrey Pines State Reserve Beach. We love this location for its beautiful golden bluffs, dark blue water and incredible sunsets. There is some free parking, if you can manage to snag a spot! Otherwise you need to park in the gated parking lot at $10/car. The only major downside is they "close" the gates at sunset. They are pretty loose with this term but last thing you want is to be locked in at the beach. There is always life guards and rangers on duty so its a perfectly safe and fun place to be. If you do manage to make your way off of the beach and into the actual reserve it is absolutely beautiful and well worth the hike up from the beach.
If you are interested in learning more about Torrey Pines Beach I would suggest checking the Wikki page, LOTS of information from visitors. To inquire about having photos taken at the Torrey Pines Reserve you can see prices and services on our Investments page! Feel free to call us for further information as well, we love speaking with perspective clients!
When shooting at any location we always try to showcase the natural beauty around our models. In the case of Torrey Pines we emphasize the beauty and wonder of the golden cliffs, blue skies, heavy clouds and dark blue crashing waves. It is always so much more impact when we get to see the wonder of the natural world around us!
Thanks for the read! Be sure to share with your friends and family, we appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of the pictures below and see more on our Portfolio. Be sure to sign up for our email list found on our Contact page. We look forward to capturing incredible memories for you in the near future! Enjoy the rest of the sneak peeks and God Bless!
Family is not an important thing, it's everything! Capturing life's most precious moments is what we do as San Diego Photographers, and what's more precious than family right?
Hotel Del Coronado, such an incredible historic piece of San Diego.
Special thanks to this amazing family! :)
We had a wonderful family from out of town request some photos be taken at the beach. Coronado Island was a nice 1 hour drive for us but well worth it. The family was also looking for some graduation photos for their daughter so we were able to kill 2 birds with one stone and provide some amazing beach family/graduation photography.
We feel so blessed to be contacted by families from out of town, and be given the opportunity to work with them and capture some amazing shots for them.
I think we can agree that family portraits are something special...
We love working with families. They are always full of love and so much joy. It brings a remembrance that family is the most important thing in life. Beyond that they hold a special meaning to us.
Family pictures have a special place in our hearts as neither my Wife nor I had very many from our child hood. Something I wish we had as a piece of family history. So we want to make sure that you have some for your family and continue taking more!
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Parking lots are never big enough, agreed?
We pulled into Elfin Forest, found the one available parking spot and set out to find our shoot location. Fortunately our model found a parking spot but it wasn't easy! If you plan to go to Elfin Forest try your best to arrive early as it does get packed during the cooler hours.
Walking up the trail, we veered off to a large opening in the brush where the creek and background waterfalls are clearly in view. This was it! Traditionally we see shoots at Elfin being done further up stream where people can stand on the rocks and not get wet. Photography is about taking risk, into the water I say!
We can not thank our amazing model enough for working with us on these amazing shots.
Christina and I were both waist deep in the water with our model and our poor tripod to boot! Thank goodness our tripod was sturdy or our flash would have taken a swim!
This was such a fun shoot and the results are fantastic as always. Combining natural and artificial light we were able to capture some incredible results. The shots shown above can clearly show the powerful difference of natural light photography and flash photography.
Working with my Wife is such an honor, being able to capture a completely different perspective than her allows us to capture absolutely a one of a kind gallery for our clients. I believe this is one of the key factors people fall in love with their photos. The variety and quality is our top priority. 100 of the same image is never good!
So risk is important?
Absolutely! My wife and I constantly strive to take more risk with our photography, doing so allows us to capture even more incredible images. Stagnation is the fastest way to kill photography. Art is always changing and evolving, that isn't to say the core value of it changes but the methods of which we achieve our results and improve this is constantly growing. Adapting to these new methods allows us to provide the same photographic results we all know and love but on a WHOLE new level.
If you are looking for some incredible images like these for yourself head over to our Investment page and book your session today. We look forward to working with you and taking risks to capture some incredible shots.
Wanting to see Elfin Forest?
We highly recommend you go and experience Elfin Forest. It is a beautiful retreat right in the center of San Diego County. Be sure to read up on the rules on their web page and check out the maps as there is tons of hiking on the reserve. If you are looking for a simple hike we highly suggest the creek loop, its about 2 miles or so in total and a great aerobic exorcise for a short hike.
If you are interested in learning more about photography at Elfin Forest then drop us a line through our Contact page! We always are looking for more shoots at Elfin Forest. We absolutely feel its one of the best spots in San Diego County for Photography.
Chestnut colors and beautiful expansive grasslands collide in this amazing family session at the Ramona Grasslands Preserve. We are so blessed to live in the beautiful countryside of Ramona, CA that we do, and what more could we ask for in a location for photos.