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Last update: November 2023

Grindstone Interactive Photography & DJ 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.

Interactive Wedding Photography

Capture your special day in a brand new way! 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;

  • 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

More information

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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98% Recommended by couples

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127 reviews
Alexa
Alexa K. Married on 30/09/2023
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!
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Khendra R. Married on 18/09/2023
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. Married on 29/07/2023
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. Married on 22/07/2023
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. Married on 30/06/2023
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!!
Tara
Tara S. Married on 27/05/2023
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. Married on 30/09/2022
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.
Danielle
Danielle C. Married on 10/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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
Maegan
Maegan N. Married on 20/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Lisa
Lisa S. Married on 06/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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,
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Awards

127

Grindstone Interactive Photography & DJ Services Real Weddings

Andrea & Tylor
16 Photos 路 07/Oct/2023
Robert & Rebecca
52 Photos 路 21/Jan/2023
Sharon & Chris
9 Photos 路 21/May/2022
Allison & Joel
119 Photos 路 03/Jan/2020
Deanna & Calvin
209 Photos 路 08/Sep/2019
Mariana & Sieger
27 Photos 路 05/Oct/2018

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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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14204 128 Avenue NW T5L 3H5 Edmonton (Alberta)

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