Yes, Thanksgiving comes every year. Unfortunately, over time, those who gather at your table may no longer be here to celebrate. Use your camera or cell phone to preserve your holiday memories with photographs.
Photos to Take for the Best Thanksgiving Memories
Are you ready to capture the laughs, the food, and the joy of Thanksgiving? Get snapping.
Setting up the table, preparing the kids’ table, decorating, or dressing up for the day are all special moments Snap a few photos during this busy time. The process of getting ready is a major part of Thanksgiving.
A large meal usually means more than one person in the kitchen. Capturing the laughs that occur during the preparation of a Thanksgiving feast is always a special memory.
If everyone arrives early, get group photos before the dinner. Spills and dropped food easily stain the best apparel. A large family gathering means a person is always available to watch the kitchen while group photos are being done. For a photo of the entire family use your self-timer on your camera or bribe a neighbor with pumpkin pie to take a quick photo.
Before everyone digs into the delicious meal, snap a photo of the dinner table. Get the full table with all the decorations, place settings, and the entire food spread. Next, take a photo of everyone coming to the table. And finally, one of everyone sitting around the Thanksgiving table.
If prayer is part of the feast, you have two options. One, skip the photo entirely. Or two, set your camera on self-timer to get a picture of everyone in prayer.
Do you play football or hike as a family on Thanksgiving? As long as someone is watching the kitchen, grab your camera and head outdoors to take photos.
Candid and Creativity
Posed photos are great but candid shots are extra special. Photos of your aunt laughing too hard at a silly joke or your grandfather sharing a story with the children invoke emotion. The photos will always be a lasting memory.
Do not be afraid to try different angles, use natural light, or a zoom lens. Try to capture what you are thankful for at Thanksgiving.
Enjoy your day! Happy Thanksgiving!