I love Thanksgiving!
So many reasons – no pressure like at Christmas. No gift purchases, no crazy uncles to worry about, no big decor, and an entire holiday to give thanks!
This year there were a few small glitches in our day, but it turned out ok. I have done a 5K race on Thanksgiving morning for the last seven years. This year was no exception, but I did it virtually – in my neighborhood, because of a time conflict.
As usual, our oldest son, Chris, came in the morning to help his dad do the cooking, I finished the 5K, had time to shower and be ready for the rest of the family who were coming early. It is a tradition that we take the family photo for the yearly Christmas card on Thanksgiving, so that’s what we did.
So of course, there were out takes – which are actually my favorites! This was just a shot checking the lights. I was using a green screen for the first time to see if I could get something a bit different.
We had a family friend come over to operate the camera after I had it all set up, and she and her daughter did a great job! Trying to get six people, including a very small one, to all look at the camera and smile and not look goofy is always a challenge!
We ended up not using this set-up, because of some other issues, but the Chief’s theme was fun. We retook family pics a few days later, and that was the “official” 2022 O. Family Christmas card photo, but anytime I have a chance to take images of those I love, I’m thankful. This was also the 5th anniversary of a life-saving moment for one of us – so Thanksgiving is always the best time of the year!
What are you Thankful for this year?