I have always been interested in documentary photography. Besides capturing memories of my daughter growing up, that documenting is probably the reason why I began to create scrapbooks. Now that I have the skills and abilities to capture the shots I always envisioned, my daughter is no longer a child but a grown woman. I no longer scrapbook, but thankfully there are amazing formats like Adobe Spark to take the vision, the skills and the fleeting opportunities and continue the story.

Irish Coffee Cake

I have never documented Thanksgiving before, maybe because I am usually the one cooking the meal, and that takes all my concentration. This year my sister-in-law offered to prepare and host the meal. Inspired by an e-book I am reading, Stories of Home - The Art of Photographing Family by Kate Densmore, I brought my camera along to capture the preparations before the meal.

Something about this shot of my brother carving the turkey spoke to me. I have another shot similar to this but without his wedding ring in it, to me the wedding ring seemed the pivotal piece.


The preparations are done. It is time to gather around the table, share a meal, and share our lives.

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Sarah Huizenga


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