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Tables-not just for dinner time.


Have you ever wanted to do something, but thought you wouldn't be good enough? Felt like a complete imposter? Like ANY second, the curtain will fall and everyone will see that all along you couldn't do what you set out to do?


Yeah, we know a few things about that feeling too. That's EXACTLY how we felt when we started.


Who are we? We are Matt and Lee, Cofounders of The Highlight Reel ATL. We like to say we are partners in business and in life. (cue the corny awwwweee's)


We started this company at our kitchen table. A kitchen table I bought because it reminded me of my Grandmother's kitchen table where we would spend hours talking, playing cards, and eating homemade Italian bread.



A used table, very little start-up money, and a dream.



This table is where our name was originated and our first-ever branding. Speaking of branding.....


We tried to make our own branding first. Because that's smart right???


Here's our first knockouts:







THANK GOD THAT DIDN'T LAST LONG.





Here's another thing we didn't realize when starting our company....

We felt like straight-up fools walking around with a video camera around town. It's one thing to take out a camera for some cute family photos on a sunny day...filming around a restaurant while everyone stares at you is a COMPLETELY different ball game. It has felt rewarding to overcome insecurities through our business.


Photos from our first-ever shoot. This was in Downtown Woodstock, GA for their annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. As you can see, one of us was busy working-and one was snacking.




And finally...the first-ever video by The Highlight Reel. It's fun to look back at the beginning:






Anyways, if you've made it this far, thanks for connecting with us. We'd love to hear your beginning story too!

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