This weekend was an explosion of photography. I thought it necessary to to a quick post of my top picks from the photography we captured. Feel free to check out the images and leave a comment. Your friendship is my inspiration. God bless.
Chris Withers Photography
Thursday date nights go way back with Jessica and I. We used to have a long distance relationship. A big part of what kept our love growing was the ability to make and keep our Thursday date nights by phone or webcam. We would plan what movie we would watch and sync them up together. Sometimes one of us would have to pause and it would mess things all up and we would just laugh away trying to make them sync again. I am going off track here. My point is this, date nights finally brought us together. That is why we do date night every single Thursday. Simple or extravagant, it is a part of who we are. I like that kind of wonderfully simple fact in our lives. It will always bring us back together.
If you have suggestions on fun date night activities, we would love to hear. We sometimes go mad trying to think of new things. Below, you will find a begining series of images I will be adding that were taken during our date nights. I look forward to watching this thread grow. May it inspire you to find your very own date night! <3
Hey there world. Welcome to Christographer Land. A big change I wish to make in my next 30 years is family. I want to know, appreciate and meet as much family as I can, in my remaining years. Family are the roots that hold this tree strong. I wish to make sure this next 30 years makes me that much stronger, as I continue to stand tall.
I would like to introduce you to my cousin Lori Cicero. Lori and I used to run around the neighborhood as children causing all kinds of tri-cycle mischief. I remember I had a night-rider one, I was quite proud of. Those were the days, right? Knight-ride tri-cycles, pogo-balls and trampolines. Makes me want to chase down the ice cream man again.
Lori worked very hard to become the amazing lawyer she is today. She is also an amazing wife and soon to be mother. Congratulations Lori. I am glad to still have you in our lives even though our roads went very different ways. I look forward to seeing where the next 30 lead. God bless.
This throwback Thursday is dedicated to Jenn Lynn Luckett & Stephan Luckett. They were so amazing to work with on their engagement session. Since then they have become man and wife and had an adorably precious baby. We look forward to watching your amazing family continue to grow. God bless.
Chris Withers Photography
Many people in the world today carry all kinds of keys to a successful life... but do they carry them all? That is a questions I ask myself all the time. What are all the keys to success? How do you get them? What happens when you do have them? All great questions. Let us try answering them together. Here are some of the main keys I believe will lead you to a successful and more complete life.
Education is a crucial key on this journey. The more you can understand in the world, the better equipped you will be when questions arrive. Being educated will prepare you to be someone others can look to for guidance. This key (overall) gives you the power to be someone that continues to make a positive change in the world.
Health is a big key to posses. If you can run, jump and respond quicker to life when it calls, you will be ready for it. A healthy lifestyle will also keep you on this large rock longer. This gives you an advantage in the game of life.
Being someone that is capable of loving others is a nice key. This emotion can change the world. It has several times. You see it all over in the charities that help millions or the big scary looking gentlemen that helped the old lady carry her groceries in a rainstorm. When you have love in your heart, nothing can stop you.
Belief in something bigger than you or this world can lift you up from under the bricks we all carry. Find something you believe in and let it be your guide and shield.
It is a proven fact that trusting people will make you happier in life. If you can learn to let go of your underlying reasons for not trusting people and just give in to this proven statistic, you will hold a key while letting go of a lot of unnecessary stress.
Being someone that others can count on is a key to many doors. When you live your life making promises you never keep, it will slowly eat away at your character and cause you to live a lifetime of revolving friendships and broken-heatered family members. When you make the choice to be a person of unshakeable honor, you will live a fuller life filled with long lasting relationships.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Do you have some keys you wish to add? Comment below and share your thoughts. Thanks for reading. :)
Hey there Facebook world. It's me Chris. I hope you are doing well. I wanted to take a moment and express some real emotions I keep locked away for a rainy day. Well, today it has been raining a little.
Many of you know about my previous story before this update. I was once 407 pounds and at the tail end of a short life filled with bad relationships, bad food and horrible self esteem. I decided to turn a switch on in my life by learning about nutrition, training and business filled with passion. Learning those 3 key things allowed me to drop 150 pounds and become a Nationally known professional photographer. I also found the perfect woman in my fiance' Jessica Pickard. She is the light that keeps shining, even in my dark days.
So why this update?
Well, I would like to say that life continued to be perfect and amazing, but it has not been all rainbows and cotton candy. I feel writing this will be very therapeutic in myself and the changes I need to make.
I was looking back on the last few years of my life as I thumped through all of the images I have posted on Facebook. It has really opened my eyes to some of the weaknesses I face on a daily basis. I feel these weaknesses have contributed to some of the stresses and weight gain I have been experiencing in the last year. The last time I did an update on my weight loss I went from 407 pounds all the way down to 234 pounds. I was strong and focused. Today, I currently weigh 285 pounds.
Is this a pitty party in my honor?
No, I am taking this approach for one reason only. I want to have something (for the future me) to look back on, like I did today. It was very tough to see a thinner and happier me and know that I am letting him down. I want the future me to look back on this with much more power and strength than I had today.
So what weaknesses are you talking about?
BUSINESS & RELATIONSHIPS
I grew up never being wanted, approached or desired by anyone. Genuine friendships were scarce. It was an alien feeling for me if it ever happened. I responded oddly to any that came along.
Having my looks and personality deflect people was bittersweet. It allowed me to spend a good portion of my life learning about who I am and wish to become. It allowed me to become the businessman I am today. I am a great businessman. I only wish to become someone that is capable of more human relationships.
worked very hard to become the photographer I am today. I love being a photographer. It ignites a passion inside of me that burns endlessly. It is all I ever think about when I am alone. I am now standing on top of this amazing business structure with overwhelming challenges, deadlines and responsibilities. I have become attached to it so much that I forgot to give a little time for me to continue working on my weaknesses.
I look forward to the future.
I look forward to love.
I look forward to being inspired.
I look forward to losing weight again.
I look forward to amazing photo shoots.
I look forward to meeting the future me.
I want him to kick my @$$.
Chris Withers Photography