While working as a food stylist a few years back, I prepared a Thanksgiving dinner for photos that we planned to take in the afternoon. I started cooking at a reasonable time in the morning, with no substantial prep the day before. The turkey, its trimmings, side dishes and pie were on the table in five or six hours. At the end of the shoot, I shook my head. Why can’t it be that easy on the big day?
The answer: way too much fretting. For Thanksgiving, just as for a photo shoot, planning is everything. Lock that down early, and it’s easy to relax about the whole occasion... Read More