Hyde Park Engagement Session | Tampa, Florida

When we met up with Kelly and Matlock in Hyde Park Village, it was like we had stepped out of our car and into photographer heaven.

A couple. A Cat. And A bouquet.

A huge smile swept across their faces as we ran up and gave them a big ole hug. You see, Kelly and Matlock aren’t new to the engagement photography game. In fact- they aren’t new to the photography game in general. Because Kelly and Matlock are actually wedding photographers themselves, and here in the Cooney Household, we like to call them the Cooney VIPs. Because not only are Kelly and Mat an amazing Cooney Couple (who’s wedding we are already dying to photograph next year), but they also happen to be Cooney Classroom graduates, and if there is anything that we love and admire, it is a couple who has a love that can withstand the tests of not only marriage, but also the tests of running a business together. (And trust us, there are a lot of them!)

Because for some couples, okay isn’t good enough.

Okay marriages, okay friendships, okay jobs. Though they all might be the status quo, but for a Cooney Couple, a couple like Kelly and Matlock, it isn’t. They know that their lives were meant for more than okay. That they could make an impact in others’ lives. That they had a greater calling. So together, they began to fight for their dream, and if there is anything out there that can create a bond beyond the realm of “okay”, running a business together is it. The trust, patience, and passion that you have to share… y’all it is rare, so for that bond to be strong enough to withstand owning a business together… well… then that in itself is something worth being so proud of. And Kelly and Matlock?

They have got it.

They have the Cooney Couple spark. The kind of friendship that is bonded with lattes, iced coffee, The Office, and their fur baby (who is seriously the cutest good boy ever named Finn). The kind of love that is spent laughing and growing together. Through all of life’s challenges. Because at the end of the day, when the hard times hit, Kelly, Matlock, and all of our Cooney Couples will be standing there. Side by side- hand in hand. Because their love and friendship is the kind that withstands the tests of time.

The kind that is built on greatness.

Kelly and Matlock, we truly just love the two of you. We love the way that you balance each other out. The way that you make each other smile. We love how you two love Finn. The way that you use your passion in life together to envision a future together that most would never dream of. We are so proud of the two of you, who you are, and to call you a coffee obsessed Cooney Couple- to call you two friends. We will just be over here counting down the days until your wedding at The Sydonie Mansion… because if these are your engagement photos… y’all… we cannot even imagine what kind of magic we will be making with your love on your wedding day!

Hugs and lots of love,

Shauna and Jordon

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  1. Barbara Anne Dunn

    June 4th, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Such beautiful images of such a beautiful couple! And beautiful Furbaby Finn–of course! To be treasured, always…

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