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A common misconception about wedding videography is that we set a camera on a tripod just before your ceremony, point it at the alter and call it a day.
Your wedding day is so much more than just the ceremony and your wedding film should be as well. While you’re making memories with your absolute favorite people, we’re capturing those moments for you to treasure for years to come. From your best friend’s sweet speech at the reception to your groom’s voice trembling as he recites his vows – this is your history in the making,
and memories don’t stand still.

Wedding Films

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À La Carte Services

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If we have learned anything filming weddings, it is that each wedding day is a unique story. From touching moments with family, to the grooms emotion upon seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day, we specialize in capturing the details that make this the happiest day of your life. Blending cinematic and journalistic styles, your narrative will come to life and Grindstone will no longer be just your wedding videographer – we become your storyteller.

Here’s what we start with:

Hours

Rather than focus on how many hours we’re there, we’ve found that its much more beneficial for everyone if we set how early we arrive, and then stay through couple’s exit from the reception.
With this approach, we get the footage we need to tell the story of your wedding day and you don’t have to worry about adding extra hours in the middle of your reception.
We arrive up to 3 hours before your wedding ceremony to capture fun moments while you are getting ready – hair & makeup, mimosas and laughs with your girls, the exchange of gifts or letters, the dress, the groom hanging with his guys, and, my personal favorite, your first look.
Need us there earlier than that? Extra hours are available à la carte!

Ceremony

We capture the entire ceremony from start to finish with multiple full-HD cameras and professional audio equipment, including the wedding party processional, the groom’s reaction to seeing his bride (even if you do a first look), the vows, and the officiant announcing you has husband and wife. We incorporate these moments into your final film(s) to tell the story of your day.
If you plan to have something special happen during your ceremony such as readings, singing, etc., please let us know before the wedding so we can prepare to capture everything.
The full-length ceremony video is available as an add-on!

Reception

It’s not often that you get ALL of your friends and family in one place and we capture it all. Your grand entrance and first dances, cake cutting, bouquet and garter tosses, Aunt Linda and Uncle Bob getting down on the dance floor, and of course your final send off. Because our packages aren’t limited by a number of hours at the end of the night, we’ll be there through the exit and we’ll never ask you to pay for additional hours for reception coverage.
Planning to have toasts and speeches at your reception? Let us know in advance, so we can plan to capture them in full!

Two Cinematographers

Having 2 cinematographers allows us to cover your wedding more completely and allows us the time to get more cinematic shots, multiple angles, and coverage of simultaneous events. For instance, if the bride and groom are getting ready in separate locations, we have the ability to capture details from both, rather than missing those moments.

Professional Audio

Audio is an extremely important part of your wedding day!
We use multiple recorders to capture everything from the homily and vows, to special readings and musical performances, as well as your first announcement as a bride & groom.
*We do not use wireless channels for our audio, so there is no interference with any of the venue’s audio systems. Our recorders fit comfortably in the groom & officiant’s pockets and require no action from you.

Wedding Highlight Film

Our introductory video is the Wedding Highlight Film, which is generally 4-6 minutes long and shows the highlights of your wedding day, making it perfect to share on social media with friends and family!
See below for a Highlight Film example.

Primary Wedding Film Options

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Not sure which film to pick?
Here are our wedding film options.

Wedding Highlight Film

Highlight Films are generally 4-6 minutes long and are a peek at the special moments that make your day your own.
This short film is perfect for sharing on social media and with friends and family.
This option is included when you hire us and can be upgraded to a Wedding Story Film or Wedding Featurette.
Want a Highlight Film AND a Story or Featurette? No problem!

Wedding Story Film

An upgrade from our Highlight Film, Cinematic Story Films are usually 7-12 minutes in length and show all of the special moments from your wedding day. This option can be selected in addition to a Highlight Film also!

Wedding Featurette

An upgrade from our Cinematic Story Films, Wedding Featurette Films are usually 15-20 minutes in length and are usually edited with events  in chronological order.

 

 

Reviews & Testimonials

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Sade said

We used Grindstone Wedding Films as our videographer for our wedding last week and had a wonderful experience working with Josh and his team. We met with Josh about a month before our wedding and got a chance to see his past work and talked through some of our ideas. Josh was very receptive to...

Magdalena said… 

We could not have found a more perfect videographer for our wedding day! Josh was such a sweet and professional man to work with, and made us feel completely at ease in front of the camera. Both my husband and I agreed that we just felt like we were hanging out with a close friend! […]

Katie said…

Josh was wonderful to work with and extremely professional. He was very thorough during our first conversation and knew exactly what I needed. I ended up adding more time to the day as Josh was spot on with the timing. He made sure that we felt comfortable and could have a special first look. I...

We get an A in 'Plays Well With Others'

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The bottom line is, you already know your fairytale isn’t going to be cheap, and the last thing you need is one expensive vendor preventing another expensive vendor (or multiple vendors, GASP!) from giving you what you pay for. We are here to make magic happen for you, not just in our own product, but through your entire day. And let’s just say that IF they handed out awards for wedding congeniality, we would need a trophy room!

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