I, like everyone else, have probably had one or two not-so-picture-perfect Thanksgivings in the past. The wild aunt who decides to make tofurkey because she wants to try something new or the entire family dinner where 22 of you try to fit around one table. No matter your tragic or fun-filled night, we all come together to celebrate and give thanks for what we have.
Whether you celebrate this coming weekend by yourself with a table for one at your favourite restaurant, or try to feed an entire village out of your small kitchen, let’s all remember what’s most important to us:
PIE! (Only half kidding).
But in all honesty, we celebrate this time of year for the harvest and blessings we received in our last year. This is our time to be thankful for one another and for what we have (and also eat good food and of course, pie).
As it’s (Canadian) Thanksgiving, I thought I would share my family’s secret recipe for apple pie and pumpkin pie. But wait: It’s a secret!
Instead, I can show you some of the photographs I have taken for this glorious weekend of giving thanks.
Hello everyone. My name is Meaghan DeClerq and I am a freelance photographer. When I held my first camera I had an epiphany – I knew that photography would become a larger part of my life.
I graduated in 2013 from the Media Studies program, emphasizing in Image Arts, at the University of Guelph-Humber. Although I am not as talented as the other contributors when it comes to writing, I hope I can showcase my love of photography.
Those who know me know how much I adore food photography. No matter what food is on the table, I have to photograph it. It is important to note that when I say photograph, I mean moving plates around until I got the right lighting – leading to many cold dinners and angry family members.
Outside of my passion for food, I enjoy many styles of photography, particularly portraiture and commercial. Regardless of the style, what I love most is the creative freedom. Whether it’s being your own food stylist, picking a wardrobe or location, photography lets your work shine. I hope you view my work as what it is meant to be – creative freedom. Allowing the colours and textures to take you somewhere special and different from everyday imagery.
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