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Griswold Media

Long Beach , CA

LOCATION

6481 Atlantic Ave, Apt 316
Long Beach, CA US 90805 (map)

PHONE

816-935-6505

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Griswold Media specializes in ensuring that your wedding day is captured in all its beauty and glamour. Our Videography and Photography packages are created to fit every budget and... Read more
Griswold Media specializes in ensuring that your wedding day is captured in all its beauty and glamour. Our Videography and Photography packages are created to fit every budget and taste, ensuring that you have exactly what you want on your wedding day.



To ensure that we meet your every want for your wedding video and pictures we try to meet with all of our clients, if they are available, to discuss the details of their wedding and reception. At this meeting we will discuss what you want included in your video along with the style of the video.

We offer High Defintintion, Standard Definition, widescreen and standard videos. With up to 2 manned cameras for both videography and photography available, we are sure to capture every detail in the highest quality. Please view our promo video below! You can also see full wedding videos and more pictures at www.GriswoldMedia.com



For more information, questions, or to book contact Amanda Griswold at 816.797.9681. We look forward to working with you to create your dream wedding! Read less
Photography , Videography

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Depending on the type of package you select, our photographer offers black and white, black and white with color, tinted (sepica, blue, etc...), and hand-coloring is available. If your package does not include additional Photoshopping, feel free to ask how you can include it.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Our photography is in the digital format. While film is available, in today's society digital allows for both a quicker turnaround and a increase in quality for you.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have replacement photographers and videographers in case we become sick or an emergency occurs. Rest assured that you will never be left without a photographer or videographer on your big day.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
For videography we have two Canon XL1s and one Canon XL-H1a which is the top of the line Canon High Definition Camera. For photography we have Canon EOS 1Ds.
Do you charge for travel?
The first 30 miles each way are included in the package price and each additional mile is 30 cents per mile each way.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
We generally average a one month turn around time; however, in the busier months of May through October it may take two months.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
You have the right to publish and use any photos or videos taken as long as you credit Griswold Media with the production and shooting.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
When filling out the contract, there is an option for you to either allow Griswold Media to publish and/or distribute your photos or request that we maintain your privacy. We are happy to do either one.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer two different kinds of albums. The proof album contains 6 images per page with the image number and has a photo you have chosen on the front. The designer album is custom made with a multitude of your favorite wedding photos in a scrapbook-esque arrangement. Each of these albums can also be added to your package at an additional cost.

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
We are a small business based out of a small, hidden office in midtown Kansas City.
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
We offer both one and two camera packages. The unedited footage can be purchased at an additional price, but is unnecessary since your video will contain every important moment from your big day.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
We do have a professional lighting kit that we can be used at your request; however, the lights can be a little obtrusive.
How many videographers do you work with?
We have 3 videographers on our staff and additional contract videographers.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
Yes, absolutely! We are available to meet anywhere within the Kansas City area. We also like to meet with you to fill out the contract and a pre-wedding 'worksheet.' The exception to this is the bronze package.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
As a general rule, Griswold Media only books one event per day so that the primary videographers and photographers are on hand to give you the best quality possible.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
You can purchase the raw footage from us in either two different ways. You can purchase the mini DV tapes that your wedding was shot on for $5 each or you can purchase an additional DVD or DVDs for $100 plus $10 per DVD.

REVIEWS

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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.7/5.0
Kyle and I contacted Ryan Griswold (owner) less than two weeks before the wedding as we had just fired our other videographer (see other review). We were shocked to find they still had availability, but that was due to the fact that their company staffs more than 1 worker.

Ryan was unable to meet us for a consultation, but we met his wife who was very friendly and professional. Ryan was great at answering all of our questions via email in a timely fashion. Their prices were phenomenal considering the length of time he spent at our wedding (1:45pm-10:00pm approximately). They also offered extras such as a highlight video and copies of the DVD at a very fair price. Other vendors charge hundreds of dollars. AND they only required a modest deposit up front, and the final balance was due AFTER the videos were given to us. That instilled a lot of trust in their company! Ryan was very quiet, but friendly. He maintained distance so that we didn’t know he was recording our every move. That made us all feel much more comfortable. We received our finalized wedding DVDs 9 weeks after the wedding -a little longer than expected because they said 1-2 months. Considering the VERY affordable cost though, we were absolutely thrilled with the final product!!

Our only suggestions would be for him to update his website and pricing sheet to be a bit more user friendly and professional looking to attract more customers. We also hope that as his business grows, he still maintains modest prices so that all couples can afford beautiful videography, no matter their budget.
Kyle and I contacted Ryan Griswold (owner) less than two weeks before the wedding as we had just fired our other Read more...
Kyle and I contacted Ryan Griswold (owner) less than two weeks before the wedding as we had just fired our other videographer (see other review). We were shocked to find they still had availability, but that was due to the fact that their company staffs more than 1 worker.

Ryan was unable to meet us for a consultation, but we met his wife who was very friendly and professional. Ryan was great at answering all of our questions via email in a timely fashion. Their prices were phenomenal considering the length of time he spent at our wedding (1:45pm-10:00pm approximately). They also offered extras such as a highlight video and copies of the DVD at a very fair price. Other vendors charge hundreds of dollars. AND they only required a modest deposit up front, and the final balance was due AFTER the videos were given to us. That instilled a lot of trust in their company! Ryan was very quiet, but friendly. He maintained distance so that we didn’t know he was recording our every move. That made us all feel much more comfortable. We received our finalized wedding DVDs 9 weeks after the wedding -a little longer than expected because they said 1-2 months. Considering the VERY affordable cost though, we were absolutely thrilled with the final product!!

Our only suggestions would be for him to update his website and pricing sheet to be a bit more user friendly and professional looking to attract more customers. We also hope that as his business grows, he still maintains modest prices so that all couples can afford beautiful videography, no matter their budget. Read less
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kcbride2008
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.2/5.0
I was happy the day of, but now it is 2 months after the wedding and he said I would have the DVD over 2 weeks ago and I still do not have it. I was very happy with the service they provided me. They are young and have lots of new good ideas! I found them on CraigsList.com and searched for videographers under services. They set up a "memory booth' at the wedding where everyone could go give us advice and they edited that and added they to the DVD. They did a great job and they were there all day for the wedding and reception. I was very happy!
I was happy the day of, but now it is 2 months after the wedding and he said I would have the DVD over 2 weeks ago and I Read more...
I was happy the day of, but now it is 2 months after the wedding and he said I would have the DVD over 2 weeks ago and I still do not have it. I was very happy with the service they provided me. They are young and have lots of new good ideas! I found them on CraigsList.com and searched for videographers under services. They set up a "memory booth' at the wedding where everyone could go give us advice and they edited that and added they to the DVD. They did a great job and they were there all day for the wedding and reception. I was very happy! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Mikaela
Wedding:
7/22/2008
4.5/5.0
I was happy to find this couple. They were so nice and they were also accepting of the things that I wanted to do. I had a Japanese style wedding so it was different from what American weddings are like. They made sure they knew what time to get to the church, what I wanted from them, how I wanted it done, and if they had to change anything they made sure that they asked me first. The photos and video came out beautiful and was well worth the price. If I have anything else that I want done in the future I will definitely be calling them again.
I was happy to find this couple. They were so nice and they were also accepting of the things that I wanted to do. I had a Read more...
I was happy to find this couple. They were so nice and they were also accepting of the things that I wanted to do. I had a Japanese style wedding so it was different from what American weddings are like. They made sure they knew what time to get to the church, what I wanted from them, how I wanted it done, and if they had to change anything they made sure that they asked me first. The photos and video came out beautiful and was well worth the price. If I have anything else that I want done in the future I will definitely be calling them again. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography

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