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Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services

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Grindstone Productions DJ & Photography Services is a wedding and event service based in Edmonton, Alberta. Founder Chris Zard has over 20 years of experience in the production industry and has served over 10,000 events throughout Alberta. He and his team dedicate themselves to each client and strive to give them an unforgettable experience.

Wedding DJ Service

Grindstone Productions DJs provide many packages to suit any couple's needs and wants. The team arrives at each Edmonton venue with microphones, event lighting, and a high-quality sound system to reach every guest in the room. They will provide an upbeat, interactive performance for you and your guests, and work to keep the dance floor full all night.

They provide;

  • Top quality sound systems
  • LED dance floor atmosphere lighting
  • Cordless microphones for speeches and announcements
  • Interactive DJs who will take requests, mix music professionally, and keep guests on the dance floor
  • Backup entertainers and equipment ready to go at a moment's notice
  • Fully insured

Interactive Wedding Photography

Grindstone Productions wedding photographers provide an unforgettable experience from start to finish! Using professional camera equipment and state-of-the-art software, they will capture every part of your special day in stunning detail.

They provide;

  • Live access to our photos as we're taking them
  • Service for any part of your big day; indoors or at the venue, we've got you covered
  • Receive full albums the very next day
  • Each person at the wedding will have access to their own photos live and are free to share them throughout the event

Boothless Photo Booths

Grindstone Productions is bringing a brand new photography service to Edmonton that's unlike anything you've experienced! It's candid photography and a photo booth all in one fantastic service, and for a great introductory price.

They provide;

  • Props and a backdrop (over 25 options)
  • Guests enter their information one time and the system will recognize them for the rest of the event
  • Guests will have access to all of their pictures right from their mobile device as soon as they're taken
  • Guests can make prints of their favourite pictures right from their mobile devices
  • Guests can share their pics to social media instantly
  • All pictures are branded with the names of the bride and groom and the date
  • The couple will receive a full gallery of all pictures taken at the conclusion of the service

Highlights

Music Genres

Country, hip hop, electronic, jazz, oldies, pop, soul/R&B, rock, international, top 40

DJ Services

Consultation, do-not-play list, liability insurance

Starting Price - DJ Services

$975

More information

What additional equipment do you offer?

Microphones
Photobooth
Sound/PA system
Uplighting

What is included in starting price?

Consultation
Travel expenses
Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,675

What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

MC
Travel expenses
Consultation
Microphones
Photobooth
Sound/PA system

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$300
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    Danielle C. Married on 10/09/2022
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    Will make it the best experience wedding EVER!

    Chris, Jim and Curtis provided AMAZING DJ services and photo booth photography for our wedding!
    We chose a 'boothless' photo booth service, that still included a photo booth AND allowed the photo booth reps to roam and take photos of guests on the dance floor! And everyone who input their contact into their camera received their photos on their phones immediately - they were so happy to have them so quick 馃槉
    Curtis kept people on the dance floor ALL night with the music. There was no time our dance floor was empty! If Curtis played a song that no one was dancing to, he faded it out quickly and chose another song that resonated with the crowd. And he was so patient and accommodating when people asked him to turn the music up or down. Very professional!

    Everyone told us they had such a great time and that it was one of the BEST, most FUN weddings they have ever been to!

    We can't thank Grindstone Productions enough for the wonderful experience that night and the amazing support/communication throughout the past year. I promise you, Chris will be there every step of the way and will help you plan the best time for you, your reception and your guests. I probably asked Chris a million questions; asking for his expertise and opinion on the ideas I had and he was so generous to provide his thoughts and answers as he has so much experience behind him. He even made a custom shortened song of 'Butterfly Kisses' for me for my father daughter dance song because I didn't want to dance for the full 5 minutes of the original song - it was perfect!

    I am so grateful we connected! Looking forward to working with them again for future events 馃槉

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Danielle,

    Thank you so much for your amazing feedback :) I'm so happy that we were able to connect and that our services were so well received.

    I hope you guys are having fun going through all of the interactive photography pictures; there's A TON of them: 545 to be exact. Your guests were so much fun and it was a wonderful experience for us as well.

    All the best, and please keep in touch :)

    Chris Zard
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    Maegan N. Married on 20/08/2022
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    Great choice for DJ and Photobooth

    Chris at Grinstone was so lovely to work with. I wouldn't change a thing. He managed to make a last minute photobooth request work. He eased my anxious mind. He found good people to work at my event. Our DJ (Dan) was so much fun, he played great music and everyone spoke highly of him. Lawrence ran the photobooth and he was so much fun. Chris took care of my ceremony and everything was absolutely perfect. I'm so happy I chose them for my wedding!

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Maegan,

    Thanks so much for your feedback :) You guys were an absolute pleasure to work with. Our team reported having a fantastic time at the reception, and I absolutely love being a part of the ceremony. Everybody was so friendly; they even provided me with an umbrella to shield my pasty white skin from the sun!

    I hope you're having fun going through all the photo booth pictures; there's a lot of them!

    All the best to you and Shane, and please keep in touch.

    Chris Zard
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    Lisa S. Married on 06/08/2022
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    They Did Great

    He did a great job! He didnt take requests from the kids and anytime me or my husband asked him to play something he prioritized us! super friendly,

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Lisa,

    Thanks so much for leaving us some feedback! We're thrilled that Tendai was such a good fit at your wedding and that the DJ services were a hit!

    All the best, and keep in touch :)

    Chris Zard
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    Haley G. Married on 16/07/2022
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    Amazing/professional & fun

    My Husband & I are very satisfied with Grindstone Productions. We used their DJ services for our wedding and would highly recommend them! They were fun, and played music accordingly to the group whom was on the dance floor! Played all generes & music that was requested. He was on par with our schedule, and very flexible with any changes & song requests!

    It was a lot of fun thank you very much 鈽猴笍

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Haley & Nathan,

    Thanks so much for your feedback about our wedding DJ service :) Tendai had so much fun with you guys and I'm sure he's going to be thrilled to read that you guys were so happy with his efforts.

    All the best, and please keep in touch :)

    Chris Zard
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    Tracy Married on 16/07/2022
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    Overall we had a great night with them on board!

    We hired grindstone DJ for our wedding, for both DJ service and their photographer, rather than the photo booth!
    The dance floor was full all night, and the pictures on the navy sequence backdrop are great!
    Chris was very responsive by email and always got back to me quickly when I had questions. The photographer is a new service for them, so I did make a suggestion on what I would do to improve the service. Again, Chris was very responsive, this is the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 on the quality of service.

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Tracy,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback, and also for your suggestions on how to improve our new photography service! We're building this wing of the company from the ground up and your feedback was super helpful.

    Neill and Amber had a fantastic time working with you guys!

    All the best, and please keep in touch :)

    Chris Zard
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    Marissa S. Married on 16/07/2022
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    Amazing experience

    I am so happy we hired them, it made our night that much more fun and I didn't have to worry about anything. They were all set up when we got there, flowed with what the guests were liking/wanting. We had guests from Holland and he even played some Dutch songs they requested, everyone loved it. He knew songs people were liking and continued with them all night, I don't think there was less than 30 people on the dance floor all night. I had soo much fun. The photo booth was a huge hit also, everyone loved it and we got so many great pictures we wouldn't of had if it wasn't for the photo booth, such a great idea. Thank you so much for making this day even more special than it already was. Everyone who attended had wonderful things to say about the DJ and photo booth.

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Marissa,

    Thanks for leaving us some feedback :) I'm thrilled that you had such a great time. Curtis and Lawrence had a fantastic evening working with your family and friends. Have fun going through all of the photo booth pics. We wish you and Harmen all the best!

    Keep in touch :)

    Chris Zard
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    Shakib R. Married on 04/06/2022
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    Amazing Night

    We absolutely recommend and were thrilled with the services we got from Grindstone Productions! Chris Z was amazing to work with for planning, accommodating our requests, letting us know what to expect the night of, and helping us sort out any last minute questions. Our DJ for the evening was Curtis and he was incredible! He was fantastic at taking requests, setting the mood, filling time when things were slow, and even providing updates on the hockey game for the sports fans in the crowd. Curtis is an amazing DJ as we are so lucky to have had him for our wedding and Chris is a great communicator and planner. We highly recommend them for your wedding!

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Shakib,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm glad Curtis was a hit at your guys' wedding! He's one of the best wedding DJs in Edmonton and we're so thrilled to have him as a part of the team. He had a fantastic time working with you guys!

    All the best, and keep in touch :)

    Chris Zard
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    C. G. Married on 21/05/2022
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    Owner does not value clients

    Owner of this company did not value his clients during CoVid nor at the event. Didn鈥檛 introduce himself the entire night. Promised a roaming service and only took 7 roaming photos, none to include the groom. Very dissatisfied. DJ was good except for the fact he didn鈥檛 play any of our must play songs or genres which I believe is also the owner鈥檚 responsibility to ensure. Owner was difficult to deal with and pushy.

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    I'm sorry that our services didn't meet your expectations. Having said that, I would like to address a few points here:

    I most certainly captured several pictures of the groom (see attached pictures). I can resend the download links if for some reason these pictures weren't included.

    It was a photo booth service that you hired us for; not event photography. As you saw, I was swamped with guests wanting pictures in the backdrop area all night long. I simply didn't have time to roam around that much. After speeches wrapped at 9:30PM (1.5 hours after the scheduled start time for the photo booth), I took 146 pictures over the 1.5 hours of remaining scheduled time plus the 30 minutes of overtime I provided to ensure that everybody who wanted pictures had an opportunity to get some before they left, and I provided another 30 minutes of overtime after I was done taking pictures to ensure that everybody had a chance to make as many prints as they wanted. That's... 73 pictures per hour (not including deleted shots that didn't turn out), in addition to the time I spent helping the older guests order their prints.

    When the pandemic hit, the entire balance from your original contract was turned into a credit for you guys. This was industry standard practice during the pandemic. It was an unfortunate time for everybody, but 100% of your money went towards the new wedding date, and we even locked in the pricing from the original wedding for you; no additional costs were added. I'm not entirely sure how that translates into us not valuing our clients.

    I most certainly introduced myself to you, granted it was when you came up with the maid of honour to use the booth... as mentioned above, I was personally swamped right from the start of the party.

    I've reviewed Curtis' playlist from the evening and there were plenty of selections right from your planner. You requested Raggae, Raggaeton & Dancehall (I'm seeing artists like Sean Paul, Beanie Man, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Pitbull, several others), some country (Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw), Hip Hop (Tupac, Biggie, several others), some 90's throwbacks (Young MC, several others), and I personally remember singing along to Brown Eyed Girl which you specifically requested. Curtis was fully prepared and delivered a fantastic dance (see attached pictures) and I'm not entirely sure what the issue is here.

    I hate to leave a nearly three year relationship - during which we've traded... counting... 89 emails - on a sour note. This is very disheartening. At any rate, I hope that we can mend fences someday, and I wish you and your husband all the best.
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    Sharon Married on 21/05/2022
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    Couldn't be happier!

    The DJs we had for our ceremony and reception were awesome! I loved the seamless transitions between each of our bridal party entrance songs. I wasn't expecting it but it was perfect. During the reception, Sheena was in constant communication with our MC to make sure they were on the same page and even picked the perfect song when we last minute decided to do an official cake cutting with our wedding donuts. She also told me when our must-play songs were going to be played as well as checking about some of the requested songs. The dance floor almost always had someone on it was great to see. She was always checking in which was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend this company for your DJ needs!

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Sharon,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback :) Sheena and I had a great time working with you guys and I'm thrilled to hear that our services were well received.

    All the best, and keep in touch!

    Chris Zard
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    Cassie A. Married on 23/10/2021
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    Perfection!

    Grindstone Productions was an amazing part of our wedding this past weekend. Our DJ, Chris provided the perfect entertainment for our guests and the photobooth was a big hit! Thank you so much for your fantastic service. We definitely recommend!

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Cassie,

    Thanks so much for your feedback :) Other Chris and I had a fantastic time working with you guys. Your friends and family were so much fun to work with.

    I've attached a few of the photo booth prints. I hope you guys are having fun going through all of the pictures :)

    All the best, and please keep in touch!

    Chris Zard

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Meet the Team

Chris Zard
Chris Zard
Owner, Wedding Planner, Photographer, Entertainer

With 22 years in the entertainment industry and counting, you can count on me to provide a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to every wedding that my company is involved with.

Tendai Moyana
Tendai Moyana
DJ, Event Producer

I love to get people on the dance floor, and make your event memorable. After over ten years with this company, it's my personal mission to make your wedding a huge success!

Sheena Elyse
Sheena Elyse
DJ, Lighting Specialist

I'm the DJ who will make your wedding reception unforgettable. With over five years with this company, there isn't a situation that I haven't seen; I always know what to do to keep the party going!

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