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Stone Blue Productions Photo & Video

Lynchburg , VA
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Lynchburg, VA 24502 US (map)

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434-420-2583
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ABOUT US

It is my sincere desire to preserve your cherished moments through the instrument of the camera. We may not be able to turn back time, but through the medium of film, I’ve learned that... Read more
It is my sincere desire to preserve your cherished moments through the instrument of the camera. We may not be able to turn back time, but through the medium of film, I’ve learned that we can bottle it. And all we need to do is pop the cork to relive our most treasured memories.

Stone Blue Productions offers an artistic approach to documenting your special day. Whether you choose our photography or cinematography services you will not be disappointed with our services and quality.

We also now offer creative papergoods.

So let’s begin, shall we?
Jeremiah P. Guelzo Owner Stone Blue Productions, Inc. 434-420-2583 info@stoneblueproductions.com Read less
Photography , Videography

PHOTOS

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REVIEWS

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Kristen
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Jeremiah is so nice and professional! We had a short amount of time for pictures, but he organized everyone quickly and effectively. Then he did some creative shots with me and my groom, and with the bridal party. I enjoyed having him there. He also listened to a few special things we wanted, and worked to set those shots up. True I do not have the pictures yet, but I was so happy with him that I wanted to write this! He called and emailed to organize everything, and also got back to me quickly if I had a question. He was also on time. I know the pictures will be good because all of his wedding pictures look great. I can't wait to see ours!
Jeremiah is so nice and professional! We had a short amount of time for pictures, but he organized everyone quickly and Read more...
Jeremiah is so nice and professional! We had a short amount of time for pictures, but he organized everyone quickly and effectively. Then he did some creative shots with me and my groom, and with the bridal party. I enjoyed having him there. He also listened to a few special things we wanted, and worked to set those shots up. True I do not have the pictures yet, but I was so happy with him that I wanted to write this! He called and emailed to organize everything, and also got back to me quickly if I had a question. He was also on time. I know the pictures will be good because all of his wedding pictures look great. I can't wait to see ours! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Halley
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Jeremiah and SBP did a wonderful job with our wedding and engagement photos! Jeremiah was helpful and creative and he made sure we got the pictures we wanted. I had an amazing and comfortable experience and would suggest SBP to any bride looking for a kind, creative, and professional wedding photographer.
Jeremiah and SBP did a wonderful job with our wedding and engagement photos! Jeremiah was helpful and creative and he made Read more...
Jeremiah and SBP did a wonderful job with our wedding and engagement photos! Jeremiah was helpful and creative and he made sure we got the pictures we wanted. I had an amazing and comfortable experience and would suggest SBP to any bride looking for a kind, creative, and professional wedding photographer. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Darlen
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Not only did they do a great job in terms of service, but they were friendly, very professional.I need to say Thank you so much to Stone Blue Productions Photo & Video.You were so perfect what I want and all of my family watched it again and again.
Not only did they do a great job in terms of service, but they were friendly, very professional.I need to say Thank you so Read more...
Not only did they do a great job in terms of service, but they were friendly, very professional.I need to say Thank you so much to Stone Blue Productions Photo & Video.You were so perfect what I want and all of my family watched it again and again. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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H
Wedding:
5/28/2010
0.5/5.0
Our experience with Stone Blue Productions was the most disappointing aspect of our wedding. The product quality was weak, but their “service” was far worse - lacking integrity, careless and unacceptable.
As so many couples will tell you, our wedding day was a blur, so it was important to us to make sure it was fully captured so that we could relive the celebration with our family and friends. We looked at several videographers before choosing Stone Blue, so we felt confident going in. They were a bit on the expensive side, but we felt it would be worth it.
First, the quality of the product did not meet our expectations. Both the footage that was captured and the editing were poor. The footage doesn’t look like HD video. We have a brand new HD screen, and the wedding video looks completely washed out. The sound was also sub-par. However, the substance of the video was far more upsetting.
The part of the disc that included the footage of the bridal party and groomsmen before the wedding was unacceptable. I only had FOUR people in the bridal suite – my mom, the groom’s mom, my sister (the MOH) and my groom’s sister. Just the ladies who mean the most to me. Not a lot to cover. Pretty simple. There is NO footage – NOTHING – of the groom’s mom or, worse, my sister (the maid of honor) who worked incredibly hard on so many details for the wedding. Needless to say it also really upset my parents not to be able to see their daughters sharing those special moments together. Luckily, our photographer was much more competent, so I do have photos, but I simply cannot understand how there were only a total of five people in the bridal suite - and Joel managed to not film a single second of two of them. Inexcusable. (At least as far as we know- though we will never find out because our raw footage (to which we were contractually entitled) was corrupted and irretrievable according to Stone Blue- which I will cover in more detail below in a moment.)
In addition, every person that has seen our video has commented (unprompted) on the opening segment- several minutes of the thunderstorm that broke before wedding (which was supposed to be outdoors). People put the disc in their DVD players with eager anticipation and are treated to a torrential downpour from every angle possible. Gee, Stone Blue, I totally forgot that it rained on my parade- thanks so much for ALL of that footage of the rain to really kick things off on the right note. Rain on the porch, rain on the grass, rain close-ups, a panoramic of rain. Oh, wait- wasn’t there a wedding going on too? Sure, sure, we’ll get to that, but first here’s more rain ….
Clearly, it was not Stone Blue’s fault that it rained, but I was really taken aback at the lack of sensitivity to the fact that our big day obviously hit a pretty big bump in the road and ultimately wasn’t what we envisioned in terms of backdrops. Instead of tastefully working some of the rain-soaked scenery into the middle of the video (a la “oh, yeah. It rained, but we were so busy at watching the excited wedding party and preparations that we almost forgot,”) you are bulldozed with it the minute you start watching the video. Not a good choice in my estimation. Stone Blue made it clear that they didn’t take editing direction, but, when we agreed to that, I thought they would have better judgment. I guess they didn’t have enough footage of the bridal party so they had to throw this in.
Our first clue that things were amiss was when we received the trailer. The trailer that we were given for the wedding video included an 8mm clicking sound that we had specifically asked Jeremiah NOT to include. With most of our vendors, we preferred to communicate by email so that we had a record of discussions and there was no confusion about what we wanted. We had been emailing with Jeremiah, but he insisted on a phone conversation before the wedding, so we agreed. On the phone, we discussed various audio options. We talked about likes and dislikes- and said that the 8mm audio just wasn’t for us. My groom and I clearly remember telling him because we both had such an adverse reaction to the trailers that featured it and didn’t want it.
Sure enough, when we were emailed the link to our trailer, what did we find? The 8mm clicking sound- for five minutes straight! We immediately called Jeremiah to let him know that we were unhappy and to remind him that we had specifically asked that they NOT include the 8mm sound on our audio. Instead of apologizing, he immediately went on the offensive and replied that he didn’t have that in writing, that he had tons of weddings and he couldn’t be expected to remember every conversation. He finally offered to change it- but only by charging us for the labor time it would take to alter it. Ultimately, we decided to wait to see the rest of the video before making a final decision, but it was then that we saw a glimpse of who we were really dealing with. NOTE: If you do decide to use Stone Blue, get everything in writing as they will seize every opportunity to twist something to their advantage.
So then we got the video which, as described above, was the most disappointing part of our entire wedding. But, we thought there was hope in the raw footage that we were entitled to.
We never got the raw footage.
We paid thousands of dollars for a package of products and services that included the raw footage of our wedding. Stone Blue was unable to deliver the raw footage, which we had asked them to preserve well within in their required timeline. Not only did they lose the footage, but they then tried to assert that their failure to deliver on their promises was somehow our fault by implying that we hadn’t asked them to preserve it soon enough.
Let me be clear: Stone Blue was unable to deliver the raw footage and fulfill the terms of the agreement because of “corruption” on their discs made it irretrievable- not because they erased it for lack of preservation notice.
I suppose I should be thankful that we actually got our (sub-par) wedding video before the data corruption- or we could have been left with nothing. Who knows – there could be other couples out there who didn’t even get the mediocre product.
While we understand that technical glitches can happen, they handled it with a complete lack of professionalism. No offer of compensation was made. We had to fight for it. Ultimately, we got back about 20% of what we spent with them, but they were unapologetic, arrogant and just plain didn’t seem to care.
I should note that we only retained them for what they call “cinematography” – also known as videography to less pretentious people that make customer service a priority. Though we dealt with Jeremiah in most of our pre-wedding correspondence, Joel actually did the video work on the day of the wedding. I notice that their positive reviews primarily seem to be from people who employed them for both video and photos, so maybe they just didn’t make us a priority because we didn’t spend as much. Regardless, we will rely far more on our memories than on what Stone Blue delivered to us. As for what they didn’t deliver, I guess we’ll never know….
Our experience with Stone Blue Productions was the most disappointing aspect of our wedding. The product quality was weak, Read more...
Our experience with Stone Blue Productions was the most disappointing aspect of our wedding. The product quality was weak, but their “service” was far worse - lacking integrity, careless and unacceptable.
As so many couples will tell you, our wedding day was a blur, so it was important to us to make sure it was fully captured so that we could relive the celebration with our family and friends. We looked at several videographers before choosing Stone Blue, so we felt confident going in. They were a bit on the expensive side, but we felt it would be worth it.
First, the quality of the product did not meet our expectations. Both the footage that was captured and the editing were poor. The footage doesn’t look like HD video. We have a brand new HD screen, and the wedding video looks completely washed out. The sound was also sub-par. However, the substance of the video was far more upsetting.
The part of the disc that included the footage of the bridal party and groomsmen before the wedding was unacceptable. I only had FOUR people in the bridal suite – my mom, the groom’s mom, my sister (the MOH) and my groom’s sister. Just the ladies who mean the most to me. Not a lot to cover. Pretty simple. There is NO footage – NOTHING – of the groom’s mom or, worse, my sister (the maid of honor) who worked incredibly hard on so many details for the wedding. Needless to say it also really upset my parents not to be able to see their daughters sharing those special moments together. Luckily, our photographer was much more competent, so I do have photos, but I simply cannot understand how there were only a total of five people in the bridal suite - and Joel managed to not film a single second of two of them. Inexcusable. (At least as far as we know- though we will never find out because our raw footage (to which we were contractually entitled) was corrupted and irretrievable according to Stone Blue- which I will cover in more detail below in a moment.)
In addition, every person that has seen our video has commented (unprompted) on the opening segment- several minutes of the thunderstorm that broke before wedding (which was supposed to be outdoors). People put the disc in their DVD players with eager anticipation and are treated to a torrential downpour from every angle possible. Gee, Stone Blue, I totally forgot that it rained on my parade- thanks so much for ALL of that footage of the rain to really kick things off on the right note. Rain on the porch, rain on the grass, rain close-ups, a panoramic of rain. Oh, wait- wasn’t there a wedding going on too? Sure, sure, we’ll get to that, but first here’s more rain ….
Clearly, it was not Stone Blue’s fault that it rained, but I was really taken aback at the lack of sensitivity to the fact that our big day obviously hit a pretty big bump in the road and ultimately wasn’t what we envisioned in terms of backdrops. Instead of tastefully working some of the rain-soaked scenery into the middle of the video (a la “oh, yeah. It rained, but we were so busy at watching the excited wedding party and preparations that we almost forgot,”) you are bulldozed with it the minute you start watching the video. Not a good choice in my estimation. Stone Blue made it clear that they didn’t take editing direction, but, when we agreed to that, I thought they would have better judgment. I guess they didn’t have enough footage of the bridal party so they had to throw this in.
Our first clue that things were amiss was when we received the trailer. The trailer that we were given for the wedding video included an 8mm clicking sound that we had specifically asked Jeremiah NOT to include. With most of our vendors, we preferred to communicate by email so that we had a record of discussions and there was no confusion about what we wanted. We had been emailing with Jeremiah, but he insisted on a phone conversation before the wedding, so we agreed. On the phone, we discussed various audio options. We talked about likes and dislikes- and said that the 8mm audio just wasn’t for us. My groom and I clearly remember telling him because we both had such an adverse reaction to the trailers that featured it and didn’t want it.
Sure enough, when we were emailed the link to our trailer, what did we find? The 8mm clicking sound- for five minutes straight! We immediately called Jeremiah to let him know that we were unhappy and to remind him that we had specifically asked that they NOT include the 8mm sound on our audio. Instead of apologizing, he immediately went on the offensive and replied that he didn’t have that in writing, that he had tons of weddings and he couldn’t be expected to remember every conversation. He finally offered to change it- but only by charging us for the labor time it would take to alter it. Ultimately, we decided to wait to see the rest of the video before making a final decision, but it was then that we saw a glimpse of who we were really dealing with. NOTE: If you do decide to use Stone Blue, get everything in writing as they will seize every opportunity to twist something to their advantage.
So then we got the video which, as described above, was the most disappointing part of our entire wedding. But, we thought there was hope in the raw footage that we were entitled to.
We never got the raw footage.
We paid thousands of dollars for a package of products and services that included the raw footage of our wedding. Stone Blue was unable to deliver the raw footage, which we had asked them to preserve well within in their required timeline. Not only did they lose the footage, but they then tried to assert that their failure to deliver on their promises was somehow our fault by implying that we hadn’t asked them to preserve it soon enough.
Let me be clear: Stone Blue was unable to deliver the raw footage and fulfill the terms of the agreement because of “corruption” on their discs made it irretrievable- not because they erased it for lack of preservation notice.
I suppose I should be thankful that we actually got our (sub-par) wedding video before the data corruption- or we could have been left with nothing. Who knows – there could be other couples out there who didn’t even get the mediocre product.
While we understand that technical glitches can happen, they handled it with a complete lack of professionalism. No offer of compensation was made. We had to fight for it. Ultimately, we got back about 20% of what we spent with them, but they were unapologetic, arrogant and just plain didn’t seem to care.
I should note that we only retained them for what they call “cinematography” – also known as videography to less pretentious people that make customer service a priority. Though we dealt with Jeremiah in most of our pre-wedding correspondence, Joel actually did the video work on the day of the wedding. I notice that their positive reviews primarily seem to be from people who employed them for both video and photos, so maybe they just didn’t make us a priority because we didn’t spend as much. Regardless, we will rely far more on our memories than on what Stone Blue delivered to us. As for what they didn’t deliver, I guess we’ll never know…. Read less
Services Used: Videography
Stone Blue Productions Photo & Video responded with the following comments:

I think our work and positive reviews speak volumes when it come down to what we offer and provide to our clients. If you have any questions about this review we are more than happy to talk about it. To view the trailer from this wedding just hit this link. http://vimeo.com/12988036 Thanks for your time we look forward to serving you.
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Linda
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Stone Blue Productions is just absolutely amazing! The shots he is able to capture are unbelievable. Jeremiah just has a talent that few possess! You won't find anyone to provide you with better pictures. I have seen some amazing video too, but primarily can speak only to his photography.
Stone Blue Productions is just absolutely amazing! The shots he is able to capture are unbelievable. Jeremiah just has a Read more...
Stone Blue Productions is just absolutely amazing! The shots he is able to capture are unbelievable. Jeremiah just has a talent that few possess! You won't find anyone to provide you with better pictures. I have seen some amazing video too, but primarily can speak only to his photography. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Jeremiah did an excellent job with our engagement and wedding photos. He has a great eye for capturing your special moments. I would definitely recommend him.
Jeremiah did an excellent job with our engagement and wedding photos. He has a great eye for capturing your special Read more...
Jeremiah did an excellent job with our engagement and wedding photos. He has a great eye for capturing your special moments. I would definitely recommend him. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Stone Blue Productions Photo & Video responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words.
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
I can honestly say that I absolutely love everything that Stone Blue Productions has done for me! I wanted the best and I got the BEST! Jeremiah made me feel comfortable and relaxed when taking pictures. I have used Stone Blue Productions for: Bridal portraits, videography, and Trash the Dress. I wanted to do something extra special for my husband and I one year anniversary. I mentioned Trash the Dress with Jeremiah and he did the rest! He has the vision and brings it to life. He wanted to do a video with Trash the Dress and I am happy that he did. I watch the video many many times and brings back all the fantastic memories I have made with my husband. I have referred him to many of my friends and hope you choose him too! You will be making the right choice! I will be using him again in the near future. I am thankful for everything that he has done.
I can honestly say that I absolutely love everything that Stone Blue Productions has done for me! I wanted the best and I Read more...
I can honestly say that I absolutely love everything that Stone Blue Productions has done for me! I wanted the best and I got the BEST! Jeremiah made me feel comfortable and relaxed when taking pictures. I have used Stone Blue Productions for: Bridal portraits, videography, and Trash the Dress. I wanted to do something extra special for my husband and I one year anniversary. I mentioned Trash the Dress with Jeremiah and he did the rest! He has the vision and brings it to life. He wanted to do a video with Trash the Dress and I am happy that he did. I watch the video many many times and brings back all the fantastic memories I have made with my husband. I have referred him to many of my friends and hope you choose him too! You will be making the right choice! I will be using him again in the near future. I am thankful for everything that he has done. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Stone Blue Productions Photo & Video responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much. It has been wonderful to work with you as well.
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Holly
Wedding:
7/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Stone Blue Productions provides photography that is classy, elegant, and natural. They capture the moment without taking up your time with a million posed shots. I chose them for my wedding and I couldn't have been happier with my images. They looked magazine-worthy!
Stone Blue Productions provides photography that is classy, elegant, and natural. They capture the moment without taking Read more...
Stone Blue Productions provides photography that is classy, elegant, and natural. They capture the moment without taking up your time with a million posed shots. I chose them for my wedding and I couldn't have been happier with my images. They looked magazine-worthy! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Ruth
Wedding:
7/11/2008
5.0/5.0
This is a wonderful and great company! You WILL have awesome pics!
This is a wonderful and great company! You WILL have awesome pics!
This is a wonderful and great company! You WILL have awesome pics! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/28/2007
4.0/5.0
Did an excellent job of capturing special moments. Would use them again!
Did an excellent job of capturing special moments. Would use them again!
Did an excellent job of capturing special moments. Would use them again! Read less
Services Used: Videography

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