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How We Met

Matt is an NFL football player for the Falcons and they have recently moved to Atlanta for his career. Matt and Toni met in college, freshman year when they were both student-athletes. Matt and Toni went on a trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona! Matt proposed at the end of a hike in Sedona when the sun was setting. It was just the two of them and nature.

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How They Asked

Matt and Toni love to adventure and travel! They’ve started a collection of mugs from all the places they’ve visited. When they aren’t traveling they may be enjoying walks with their dog, watching a tv show or movie, or attending their weekly hot yoga class. Matt’s favorite tv show is True Detective and Toni’s is Billions. When Matt’s not in football season they enjoy working out together and hitting up some breweries, Matt’s favorite is Sweetwater Brewing Company. They love trying new local restaurant spots, but also love a classic chilis date. In college, Matt and Toni went to Chili’s almost every Thursday night during the fall football/soccer season.

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They love to go to concerts together, their favorite concerts so far have been The Weeknd which they have seen twice, and Zac Brown Band. When they aren’t doing activities they’re spending time with family! When Toni contacted me about her engagement photos she mentioned she wanted a modern & classic vibe with a vintage car! She also mentioned that since she was new to Atlanta she would need some help picking out the locations. So as her photographer I knew exactly the spots in town that she would love, I picked 3 places that would photograph beautifully during Atlanta’s sunset and that would show Atlanta’s beautiful skyline.

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The only request they had was to shoot at the Mercedes Benz Stadium since that is where Matt plays football for the Falcons so that’s where we started and got some great pictures with their Golden Retriever Cecil. Then we went to Atlantic Station where we had a vintage car from @vernalisaproductions and we were able to get some shots in the car across the street from Millennium Gate Museum, which is a gorgeous monument in the heart of Midtown Atlanta and gives off Paris Arc de Triomphe vibes! Here Toni wore a white dress from Alamour the Label and Free People sunglasses and Matt`s outfit was from Untuck It and he wore Gucci sunglasses to give off a modern/vintage vibe with the vintage car.

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Lastly, we ended up at Jackson Street Bridge which is a staple for anyone that visits Atlanta, it’s the best place to see the perfect Atlanta skyline glowing during golden hour into a blue hour at night time. Here Toni changed into the beautiful black dress by Aritzia and it was the perfect way to end the night with a bottle of champagne to celebrate Toni and Matt’s engagement! We had a really great time walking around the city and finding the perfect places to capture this special moment in their life. They will be getting married in July 2023 in Philadelphia and we can’t wait to capture their beautiful day!

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Special Thanks

Hellen CO Photos
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