7 Pictures You Must Take on Thanksgiving Day

Following up on the success of the 7 Pictures You Must Take on Christmas, I thought I’d give you some suggestions for photos to take on Thanksgiving.

I carry my DSLR in the car on holidays (okay, and most of the time I have it hidden in the trunk). There are only a few times a year where all of the cousins are together and everyone is looking presentable. So why not make the best of it and snap some photos? And hint, hint – these make excellent Christmas gifts.

Must Take Pictures on Thanksgiving Day

These aren’t my finest work, while quality is great – capturing the moment is just essential. I look at these and can tell you the exact scenario for every shot. Enough yapping, let’s look at the 7 photos to take on Thanksgiving:

Baking the Thanksgiving Meal

There is so much love that goes into the Thanksgiving meal, capture the baking process. Mom in her apron. The kid helping mix the mashed potatoes. Setting the table. These are fun shots that induce memory.

The Dinner

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All that hard work in the kitchen deserves recognition. Just think, 20 years from now your kids will be looking at these thinking – “MOM! How do I make that pink stuff?”

Kids!

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I’m sorry, kids doing the “See Food” move is hilarious to me. I love watching the expression of kids as they dive into the macaroni and cheese.

Family!

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Grab a family photo while you can. You may want to do this before eating. Kids tend to like to wear their food – but those make fun photos as well.

Elderly with Kids

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I can’t think of a tact way to say this, but it’s important to note. Time is a commodity you cannot replace. Make sure to grab the picture of your kids with Aunt Sarah. Stick a few lollipops in your pocket and bribe them. Photos are sometimes all we have left when someone leaves us, so capture them when you can.

Football Game

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We are in Dallas and there isn’t a Thanksgiving dinner that isn’t complete without the Dallas Cowboy game on. Take a photo of grandpa SCREAMING at Romo.

The Turkey Coma

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The recliner shot – relaxed, DONE WITH THE DAY. Okay, so it’s probably all of the carbs that are killing your energy level – not the turkey but still. Start snapping as the naps and laziness happen. It’s inevitable in our house to see a few heads nod off (this is me, during the football game.)

PHOTOS = MEMORIES

Remember to shoot photos for memories. When you shoot, just think to yourself, “What do I want to remember from today?” Let that be your guide and then start clicking!

It’s also important to note – enjoy this time with your family. Don’t spend all of your time behind the camera, and put down that smart phone.

Happy Thanksgiving!

7 Must Take Photos on Thanksgiving Day

 

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