My name is T.J. and I own Anthony Towers Enterprises, LLC which is the umbrella company for TJ Towers Photography, Majestic Memories Photography and Anthony Towers Photography. Each of my three DBA's perform different kinds of photography which I won't bore you with the details right now but maybe in a later post.
This is just a quick post to officially launch my blog that I've been putting off for a long time because I feel like I don't have anything very interesting to share with anyone. But, I've had several friends encourage me to do this, so here we go.
So you might be wondering why the name Faith, Food and Photography. Well, if I had to put into order the importance of things in my life these would be in my top six. My priorities/loves in life are as follows:
- Faith - I'm not talking about religion, I'm talking the one true God, He is my #1. - My wife Elizabeth - If I'm not right with God, how can I be right with my wife? She's my #2. - My Kids - If I'm not right with my #1 and #2 how can I be right with my children? By loving God, I love my wife, by loving my wife, I love my kids. The order can't be changed, this is how God wants us to love. If we love our children ahead of our spouse the marriage becomes off balance and nobody ends up happy. - My family and friends - My friends make fun of me by calling me a social butterfly. It's totally true though, I think I would whither up and die without my family and friends and human interaction. It helps feed my soul and I absolutely love taking care of and feeding my family and friends. There is nothing better than us all standing in the kitchen wrapping eggrolls and catching up. That my reader is MY SWEET SPOT!! - Food - I am half Cuban/Puerto Rican on my Dad's side and half Polish on my Mom's. My fondest memories of growing up involved my huge family all together doing something with food whether it was a birthday, a holiday or just getting together. The conversations that made me laugh the most happened around food. Now a days I love a house full of family and friends for a holiday or snacking just before a Life Group Meeting. It's magic to me, my happy place. - Photography - I love to capture memories with imagery because they are permanent moments in time frozen to later remanice. I think it stems from when I was young watching my Grandpa Joe suffer from Alzheimer's disease. It made me sad on the days I had to remind him who I was and it was so tough on my Grandma Mary and the rest of my family. After he passed away I vowed never to forget and picked up my first camera. My entire life has been documented in pictures from that day forward. It's a love, a passion and I get to do it for a profession. How blessed am I??
Well, this turned out longer than I thought. There may be days when I post a devotion here, or talk about a new receipe I tried and I'll be talking a lot about photography. Please tune in! If you're not into Christianity, please skip those posts, I'll try to give you a warning shot up front, but don't discount the rest because of it.