17+ Powerful Photos That Depict How Mealtime Moments Look At American Homes

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17+ Powerful Photos That Depict How Mealtime Moments Look At American Homes
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Having a meal with family holds a special role in today's modern society. Especially when the parents rarely get time to spend with their children or even couples being able to spend time with each other. And the way you do it says a lot about the dynamics of your relationships.

A photographer decided to collect a few of such beautiful family moments from their subjects' lives. All of these beautiful pictures were captured by photographer Lois Bielefeld from NYC who was very curious to know about the habits and routines of different families. In her one of the photography projects, she captured the mealtime moments inside homes. And it turned out to be an astounding collection.

This curiosity came about when she wondered if everyone was taught to have a lunch or dinner with etiquettes, or if it varied from family to family.

Let's enter American homes. 

Let's enter American homes. 

Family that eats together, stays together.

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You, me and meal-time.

You, me and meal-time.

We will live together... till the eternity.

We will live together... till the eternity.

Food-time is an opportunity to bring people together.

Food-time is an opportunity to bring people together.

Food-time is an opportunity to bring people together.

A man in kitchen

What really matters is... togethern

What really matters is... togethern

Wanting it enough to make it a routine.

Wanting it enough to make it a routine.

Time isn't offered to us on a silver platter...

Time isn't offered to us on a silver platter...

This is how it feels when you spend time with your family.

This is how it feels when you spend time with your family.

Meal-time is family time...

Meal-time is family time...

And a joyous & delicious escape from the outside world.

And a joyous & delicious escape from the outside world.

Even if you can't be at home now.

Even if you can't be at home now.

You'll still cherish the times you spent together.

You'll still cherish the times you spent together.

Sharing laughs.

Sharing laughs.

Sharing stories.

Sharing stories.

Sharing experiences.

Sharing experiences.

And sharing a home as well.

And sharing a home as well.

And when the time comes...

And when the time comes...

When you're all alone...

When you're all alone...

And you don't have anyone to give you company.

And you don't have anyone to give you company.

You'll still have a great time...

You'll still have a great time...

Just reminiscing old memories.

Just reminiscing old memories.

But it's okay to have little problems.

But it's okay to have little problems.

To be a bit busy.

To be a bit busy.

To feel a little down.

To feel a little down.

All that matters is...

All that matters is...

You're there when you're needed.

You're there when you're needed.

Just to pray together!

Just to pray together!

And to fulfil a routine.

And to fulfil a routine.

You don't need to be formal.

You don't need to be formal.

Or to have proper etiquettes.

Or to have proper etiquettes.

To enjoy someone's company.

To enjoy someone's company.

You aren't always lonely.

You aren't always lonely.

But at times, you have to be alone.

But at times, you have to be alone.

Sadly, loneliness can also be found in a crowd.

Sadly, loneliness can also be found in a crowd.

What matters is having someone to share your moments with.

What matters is having someone to share your moments with.

"I was less into the actual food until I got older and started cooking regularly and finding my own tastes, but even at a young age I recognised food brings people together and is a way to explore different cultures." Lois Bielefeld expressed.

It might've been surprising looking at all the different etiquettes in different homes, as the variation is stark. What does dinner at your family home look like?


Images by Lois Bielefeld

Do you spend the mealtime with your family?