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On WeddingWire since 2015

Last update: February 2024

Grindstone Interactive Photography & DJ Services is a wedding and event service based in Edmonton, Alberta. Founder Chris Zard has over 25 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.

Interactive Wedding Photography

Capture your special day in a brand new way! Grindstone Productions wedding photographers provide an unforgettable experience from start to finish. Professional photographers using state-of-the-art technology will capture every part of your special day in stunning detail.

They provide;

  • Instant, automatic access to the pictures that we're taking (ask us for a demo!)
  • Service for any part of your big day; outdoors or at the venue, they've got you covered
  • Packages to suit any budget
  • Each person at the wedding will have access to the photos that they appear in instantly and automatically and are free to share them throughout the event
  • A full range of editing services, from AI enhancement to fully edited pictures

Wedding DJ Service

Grindstone Productions' DJs arrive 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 Photo Booths

Grindstone Productions has introduced 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 (optional)
  • 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

Frequently asked questions

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Portraiture

What photography services do you offer?

2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Boudoir shoot
Custom graphics
High-res
Liability insurance
Multi. locations
Toning

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$1,195

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Boudoir shoot
Custom graphics
Digital files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,995

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Boudoir shoot
Custom graphics
Digital files
High-res
Negatives
Toning
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Reviews for Grindstone Interactive Photography & DJ Services

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4.9 out of 5 rating
140 reviews
98% recommend it
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Sydney
Sydney M. Sent on 18/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Photo Booth!

We hired Grindstone to set up an interactive photo booth for our wedding in January. The whole experience was incredible. Chris and the team at Grindstone made the set up seamless. The coolest part about the interactive booth is that it's not a stationary booth. If there's a lull and people aren't actively using the booth, the photographer can move around the venue and take candid shots too. They also use a really cool AI feature that will automatically detect faces and send any photos you're in directly to your phone. Overall, we had a great experience using Grindstone and I'd highly recommend them!
Brianna
Brianna Z. Sent on 02/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous DJ!

Leading up to our wedding, Grindstone was super communicative and clear with the process. My partner and I made our song wishlist super long, all the way from cocktail music to dinner music to the dance party. Our DJ was amazing because they actually took our suggestions and played almost every song or every artist from our playlist, while taking requests from the crowd and reading the vibe of the party. They were super professional, friendly, and our dance floor was packed the entire night. Highly recommend.
Alexa
Alexa K. Sent on 12/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing DJ Service

We hired Grindstone Productions for our wedding, and we were not disappointed! Grindstone Productions was great to deal with from the very start. Chris was very responsive to emails and was professional throughout. The booking process was easy, and the price we were quoted was amazing for the services provided. We had Curtis as our wedding DJ and he was great at keeping people on the dance floor and reading the crowd for what songs to play. He played all the songs we wanted, took requests, and did not play any songs from our do not play list. I have nothing but good things to say about Grindstone Productions and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ!
T&K
Khendra R. Sent on 25/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great to work with and very professional

Worked with Grindstone for our wedding and they were great. Chris was our contact for getting everything set up and was very open and professional throughout the whole process. We contracted them for the ceremony, reception and dance. They ensured all the music we requested for every moment during the ceremony and reception was correct and timed well. We got a fairly standard 10 must-play and do-not-play list to fill out ahead of the wedding. Service throughout the day was near perfect and we have no complaints.

They take a lot of pride in keeping a good dance going and were very apologetic when our guests (many of whom were not likely to dance anyway) didn鈥檛 take to the dance floor for most of the night. Regardless, their biggest concern of people leaving early didn鈥檛 happen so I was perfectly happy with the service provided.
Siobhan
Siobhan S. Sent on 20/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Services!!

I highly recommend using any of the services Grindstone Productions offers for your wedding. They were flexible, professional, and fun.

We used their DJ and Interactive Photobooth services and LOVED them. The music was great and we have great photos for our personal album.

Thank you to Chris, Tentai, and Jim for helping make our day so much fun! :)
Caleb
Caleb C. Sent on 25/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing DJ package and performance

Grindstone Productions was amazing. The booking process was easy. Chris helped set up everything and was always quick to respond to any questions we had for our wedding. Ivan was the DJ who came to the wedding. He was great. Played everything we wanted and the dance floor was never empty. He was easy to work with and made sure our wedding night was what we wanted.
Alyssa
Alyssa B. Sent on 06/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Photography and DJ services for our wedding

Chris was amazing to work with from Day 1. He is very prompt with his responses and professional. I was extremely happy to find out he was the photographer for our wedding! He did an amazing pictures and the photo booth was a great hit! His system for guest pictures to receive their pictures throughout the night is like no other! Our DJ Tendai was incredible kept the party going the whole night and was fantastic to interact with! Grindstone Productions is a must have at your wedding!!
Chris
Chris M. Sent on 10/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Had an amazing reception would recomen grindstone to anyone I know getting married

the dj was helpful in any way to make sure it was a flawless night.
Tara
Tara S. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Grindstone for the Win

I can't say enough great things about Grindstone. Chris accommodated my short timeline and was there every step of the way when I had questions. Grindstone served as my DJ, Photographer and Photobooth. Neill kept the good vibes going with great music. I have zero regrets about hiring them and am VERY happy with the services I received.
Lee
Lee W. Sent on 23/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So much Fun!

Grindstone provided the photography and music for our wedding last weekend. The guests raved about how fun it was, and were on the dancefloor all night! The guests loved the photobooth and the opportunity to access pictures that included them, right away on their phones! We saw some raw shots from our photoshoot and we are so happy with them! Can't wait to see the full package.
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Awards

140

Grindstone Interactive Photography & DJ Services Real Weddings

Sascha & Chris
27 Photos 路 14/Oct/2023
Amy & Eric
14 Photos 路 13/Oct/2023
Andrea & Tylor
16 Photos 路 07/Oct/2023
Katlin & Benjamin
15 Photos 路 09/Sep/2023
Luis & Nancy
15 Photos 路 09/Sep/2023
Lindsey & Dale
17 Photos 路 22/Jul/2023

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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14204 128 Avenue NW T5L 3H5 Edmonton (Alberta)

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