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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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    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
  • RaeAnn
    Raeann Married on 02/10/2021
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    Greatest DJ for a wedding

    Super great at communicating and on top of things with Covid changes as they occurred!

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi RaeAnn,

    Thanks so much for your feedback :) Tendai had a blast working with you guys out at RedTail Landing. I've included some pictures!

    All the best, and please keep in touch!

    Chris Zard
  • Jennifer
    Jennifer Married on 04/09/2021
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    Grindstone rolls with the ever changing times

    Chris and his staff were able to accommodate us due to our changing dates and timelines. the value was great and his DJs are top notch. Our DJ was Curtis and he was a god send to us. he was checking in with us when he saw things going slightly off kilter and he rolled with the changes as they came. He checking in with my stressed Groom and that helped us know that he cared how our day was going and to help it continue to be a great night.

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Jenn & Kelly,

    Thank you for your feedback :) I'm so happy that you guys enjoyed our services and our efforts to be flexible during what I'm sure was a very trying time. I'm thrilled that it all culminated in a day that you guys were so happy with!

    I just checked; we have exchanged 69 emails dating all the way back to February 5, 2019; that's two years, seven months, and sixteen days! Does that make us all besties now???

    Curtis is one of the most caring people that I've ever known, and I'm glad that that shone through on your big day!

    All the best, and please keep in touch :)

    Chris Zard
  • Kali
    Kali K. Married on 02/11/2019
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    The best DJ & photobooth

    When it came to communication and payment, Grindstone was clear and easy to work with. The DJ was amazing, he read the crowd really well and everyone had a great time. Our MC even improvised a quiz to see who would eat first and the DJ played the jeopardy music in the background. That just showed how much attention he was paying!!

    Then our photobooth.. SO much fun!! Everyone loved it! We got the pictures on a thumb drive at the end of the night and honestly I can't imagine a wedding without a photobooth now!

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hey Kali,

    Thanks so much for your feedback :) Neill and I had so much fun working with you and Andrew! I'm glad Neill's jeopardy gag - and the rest of the night - went so well. I can't remember the last time I've had that much fun providing photo booth service; I'm glad I didn't miss this one!

    Have fun going through all of those photo booth pictures :) Keep in touch!

    Chris Zard
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    Monika C. Married on 21/09/2019
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    Danced the night away!

    Grindstone was a referral, Joses played at my friends wedding. Chris was great to work with, he was very informative and explained all necessary details on the contract clearly (there were no surprises). DJ Joses played a variety of music and was able to change up the mood when required. Bride (I) and groom were very pleased with his energy. I was dancing all night long:) Thanks again!

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Monika,

    Thanks so much for your feedback :) I'm glad that Joses was such a big hit at your wedding! I mean, we both knew that he would be right? :P

    All the best, and please keep in touch :)

    Chris Zard
  • Erin
    Erin E. Married on 17/08/2019
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    Great DJ service!

    Our experience with Grindstone was great! They kept our guests dancing all night long, and played all of our favourite songs.

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hey Erin,

    Thanks so much for leaving us some feedback :) Dan had such a good time at your wedding; your friends and family were a lot of fun! That was actually his first time at Highlands too so it was a new experience!

    All the best, and please keep in touch :)

    Chris Zard
  • Devin & Melissa
    Devin S. Married on 27/07/2019
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    Loved grindstone DJ

    Our DJ was wonderful, he was playing all the songs we wanted and was super friendly.

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Devin,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback :) Curtis had a fantastic time at your guys' wedding, and from the pictures and videos, it looks like you all did as well!

    All the best with everything, and keep in touch!

    Chris Zard
  • Melissa
    Melissa G. Married on 20/07/2019
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    Amazing night!

    Always had the guests dancing and enjoyed every moment
  • Raelene
    Raelene S. Married on 15/06/2019
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    Excellent Service

    The ceremony music was perfect played all our songs at the correct times, and Tendai kept the party going into the late night playing all the songs requested and adding in a great mix of his own!

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Raelene,
    Thanks so much for your feedback! Tendai had a fantastic time at your guys' wedding and we're so happy that you and Joel enjoyed yourselves.
    All the best :)
    Chris Zard
  • Raven
    Raven K. Married on 11/05/2019
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    Happy with service

    We got a DJ that wasn’t really “our style” but the owner was really professional in refunding since we weren’t 100% happy. We also got a great price in the first place. Highly recommend for anyone who can’t afford thousands, I’d just request a meeting with your chosen dj to make sure they understand your vision :)

    Grindstone Productions DJ & Photo Booth Services's reply:

    Hi Raven,

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback :)

    I'm sorry that you weren't 100% satisfied with our service. As we discussed, your assigned entertainer fell ill before your wedding and the replacement entertainer had to get up to speed right at the last minute, and I apologize for the problems that this caused, specifically the late ceremony start time.

    I wish you guys 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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