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IGNITE 2018 // NJ Spark Workshop

IGNITE 2018 WORKSHOP VIDEO

I am SO EXCITED to share with you all a recap video of the Ignite 2018 Workshop that took place in March!  Amy, Cassi, Mekina, Jess and Debbie were the incredible speakers this year talking about website design, off-camera flash, second shooting, the art behind authentic and emotional posing, pricing and trusting God with big life changes in your business! Their words of wisdom and encouragement just blew me away - simply amazing!

If you are not familiar with Ignite, it is a free workshop for photographers held by the NJ Spark girls.  And NJ Spark is a group of Christian women photographers in NJ, NY and PA that meet weekly to discuss faith and photography. This is their way to serve and love on the photography community. The workshop is an amazing way to connect with others in the industry all while learning valuable information and resources to help grow your business. 

When the NJ Spark girls asked me to be apart of the workshop again this year, of course I said YES!  I attended last year and put together a recap video which you can watch here. I was so excited to not only to capture the amazing talks this year, but also seeing all the attendees learning, watching and growing right before my eyes.  This year, it was a one day workshop with 50+ attendees!  The best part about capturing the behind the scenes of the workshop was seeing the impact these girls were making on photography community and all the people around them! It was incredible! 

If you would like to learn more about NJ Spark, you can check out their website here!

And here is a little BTS of me!  Thanks  Lauren Kearns for snapping this!

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A very BIG shout-out to the amazing speakers at the workshop!  You all are amazing and so inspiring! Amy Rizzuto, Cassi Claire, Mekina Saylor, Deborah Ryan, Jessica OH

Photo by:    Lauren Kearns

Photo by: Lauren Kearns

Vendors

Workshop: NJ Spark
Styling + Coordination: Jessica OH
Floral Design: Kerry Patel
Invitation Suite + Hand Lettering: Penned by Alice
Hair & Make-Up: Mary of Lighten Up Salon + Spa
Cakery: Neverland Bake Shoppe
Models: Mary Elizabeth Trotter + Eric Nakonechny

 

Our Website Refresh... Cue the Confetti!

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

NJ Wedding Videographers, Website Refresh, Cue the Confetti, Tonemedia

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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