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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Justin!

I am so excited to share this post today, 10 things you probably didn't know about Justin! He is my husband and the man behind our wedding edits!  It was so fun to come up this list of facts about Justin. It all just makes me love him even more!

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1.  HE IS A TWIN.

Bet you didn't know that! Justin and his brother and were born around midnight, so they actually have separate birthdays.  I know, pretty unique right? His twin brother, Julius, was born first on August 15th and Justin came soon after just after midnight on August 16th!

 

2.  HE IS HALF FILIPINO.

That's right! Justin's dad is full Filipino and came to the US when he was just 16 years old.  His mom is Irish, so that is where he gets the brown hair and freckles from! One of Justin's favorite meals is Pansit, a traditional Filipino dish!

 

3.  HE IS A FAN OF SOUR CANDY.

He's got a sour tooth! Sour Patch Kids is probably his favorite, or those sour candy straw things... he loves it all!

 

4.  HE LOVES VIDEO GAMES.

You name it, he has probably played it!  When he is not editing a wedding film, you can most likely find him on the computer playing one of his computer games until very late at night!

 

5.  HE WORKED WITH TAYLOR SWIFT.

Ahhhhhhhh! He was the on-set editor for Taylor Swift's music video, Blank Space! It was a couple day shoot at Oheka Castle and he basically put the edit together on set as they were shooting.  He worked along side director, Joseph Kahn.  And long story short, the picnic scene in the music video where Taylor's boyfriend is on the cell phone, that is actually his cell phone! You'll have to ask him to tell you full story, I promise its a good one!

 

6.  HE LIVED IN LA FOR 6 MONTHS.

Soon after Justin graduated from college, he received a really cool opportunity to live and work in LA with legendary music video editor, Dustin Robertson! He worked on music videos for Mariah Carey and Katy Perry to name a few! And he actually lived right on Melrose Ave where he could see the Hollywood sign from his bedroom!

 

7.  HE WAS HIT BY A CAR IN 2ND GRADE.

Okay, so I know this is totally not something you were expecting to read! Thankfully Justin is okay and nothing too serious happened.  It could have been a lot worse.  This happened when Justin was only in 2nd grade, he was playing outside with his friends and ran across the street to get the ball and that was when the car hit him. He was unconscious for few minutes and they took him to the hospital and praise the Lord, it was nothing serious and he didn't even break any bones!

 

8.  HE WAS ACTUALLY A CAT PERSON BEFORE WE HAD A DOG.

I remember always going over to Justin's house in high school and seeing his cat Goober!  He loved that cat and pretty sure he was the cat's favorite! Surprisingly, he was never really a big fan of dogs.  But after we started living together and I begged him for a dog and now he loves them!  Our dog is basically our baby!

 

9.  HE LOVES MEALS IN A BOWL.

Some of Justin's favorite meals come in one big bowl.  Soup, stews, salads or basically anything he can mix up together... he loves!  One of his favorite meals I make him is meatball stew!

 

10.  HE PLAYS GUITAR FOR FUN.

Pretty much all of Justin's family has a natural talent for music.  They all just have a very good ear for beats and music.  This is probably what makes Justin so good at mixing the audio and music for our wedding films!  Justin's dad plays the guitar and drums and both Justin and his twin brother play the piano and guitar!

Our Website Refresh... Cue the Confetti!

WE ARE KICKING OFF OUR WEBSITE REFRESH WITH A BRAND NEW BLOG POST!

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The last few months we have been so busy and working really hard on updating our website and we are so excited to finally share it with all of you! Even though the website has technically been live while we have been updating it, we are making today as our official launch day! I think the colors, the style and everything about it really reflect who we are and what Tonemedia is all about! Love, family, memories and telling stories. 

We really wanted our website to be simple, bright and engaging.  And it was important for us to have our videos as the focus to tell the stories since that's well, what we do! We also did a total refresh on our 'About Us' page so you should definitely go check that out here and let us know what you think! And we added a new page for our brand clients which we are so excited about, you can go check that out here

We have so many big plans for the business this year and we are so excited for what is to come! I promise that you will be seeing a lot more of us here on the blog, so get ready to follow along! And in just a few short weeks we will be kicking off our 2018 wedding season!  YAY!! Can't wait to share all the amazing weddings on the blog!

So to kick off the celebration of our site refresh and our new about us page, we thought it would be fun to do a short post with some fun facts about us!

HERE ARE 10 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT US:

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1.  WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 15 YEARS.

I feel like a lot of people know we are high school sweethearts but don't realize when you put it into numbers that it actually translates to being together for 15 years! We were just 16 years old when we started dating in high school and then the rest is history!

 

2.  OUR BIRTHDAYS ARE 4 DAYS APART.

That's right!  Not only are we both Leo's, but we were born the same year and our birthdays are just 4 days apart!  August is always a big birthday celebration month for us! 

 

3.  WE LIVE NEXT TO QUICKCHEK.

So when I say we live next to a QuickChek, I mean literally... QuickChek is our next door neighbor! Too bad we grew up in Central Jersey because we totally love Wawa more!  But living next to a convenience store sure does have its perks, if we run out of milk, need coffee or need a late night ice cream run, we are just steps away!

 

4.  WE LOVE BOARD GAMES.

We love having board game nights with our friends and through the years, we have built up a pretty big collection! A couple of our favorites are Dixit, Wits and Wagers, Time's Up and Pit! So go check them out  OR let us know if you want to come over and have a game night!  We are always up for that! :)

 

5.  WE MOVE ... A LOT.

Moving is always such a pain but after moving 5 times together, we feel like quite the experienced movers! Our first apartment together was in Lawrenceville, then we moved up to Morristown, then to Randolph, then to Bedminster and then the latest move to our first house in Morris Plains! It literally has been quite the journey!  I would say our biggest piece of moving advice is to get movers! We moved ourselves 4 out of the 5 times and this last move we hired movers and it was a game changer!!

 

6.  WE WENT TO SENIOR PROM TOGETHER.

We were just 16 years and in love!  And the funny thing is our Senior Prom was actually at the old Park Chateau which is now where we shoot so many of our weddings!  It looks so much different then it did back then!

 

7.  WE DREAM ABOUT BECOMING THE NEXT CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES.

I mean who doesn't?!  They are such a power couple!  Justin has been getting into real estate lately (we purchased a duplex last summer) and with my background in Interior Design, this is totally possible right?! We love watching Fixer Upper together, love their home line in Target and really look up to the empire they have built! Not to mention they are a husband and wife team! 

 

8.  WE WERE IN A DDR COMPETITION.

Justin and I were totally obsessed with DDR in high school and it was one of the things that actually brought us together as friends!  Justin saw a posting for a DDR competition in North Jersey, so he entered us in!  We picked our favorite DDR song, came up with our own steps and there you have it, we came in 4th place!  

 

9.  WE ARE DAVE RAMSEY FOLLOWERS.

In a lot of ways, Tonemedia was started because of Dave Ramsey! He challenged us to take some chances in our career paths and they were some of the best decisions we've ever made!  We shared some of the things we learned to our friends and family and it has helped them as well.  Definitely check him out!

 

10.  WE HAVEN'T BEEN ON VACATION SINCE OUR HONEYMOON 5 YEARS AGO!

I know, right?!  Life has been a bit crazy after we got married with work, starting our business and taking care of some personal things.  But this year we are breaking the streak... and we are headed to Hawaii in just a couple of weeks!  We are so excited!  And you guessed right, we are totally bringing our camera and drone!  Our vacation video will be coming to this blog very soon!

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