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Christmas Photo Shoot Fun for Everyone!
(And the winning shirt from Maurices!)
It is almost Christmas, and this past month of preparations included some Christmas Photo Shoot Fun! I usually take a few cute pics of our pets dressed up, and yes, even our Tortoise! “Pet Rock” as we refer to him, is a Sulcata Tortoise. He is around 9 years old (older than our dog!), and he came into our possession a little over a year ago. He was timid at first, especially when Tiger was around, but now he boldly walks around the house or yard no matter who is around him. Tiger and him get along well enough I have been able to get them closer and closer for Holiday photos throughout this year.
He was timid at first, especially when Tiger was around, but now he boldly walks around the house or yard no matter who is around him. Tiger and him get along well enough I have been able to get them closer and closer for Holiday photos throughout this year. The tortoise’s sweater was handmade by a nice neighbor of mine, but you can find nice Holiday pet costumes at Petsmart for bigger pets. Shop PetSmart.com to save 30% on all Pet Holiday dog beds, apparel, collars & bowls.
I like to have photos taken too, so I teamed up with one of my favorite photographer friends for a fun shoot! We had a good time trying out some different poses in her new, indoor photography studio. You can see more of her work out of South-Central PA on her website.
Thank you to Tammy for being such a sweet, reliable photographer!
A few posts ago I mentioned I was shopping for a nice shirt to wear at Holiday events. So, what shirt from the list of gift ideas in this post did I choose? Here it is in these photos from the shoot:
Tip: I never go to a shoot without some light makeup, and always highlighter! It can accent your feminine facial features more, and slims your face. My favorite is from ELF.
About The Winning Shirt:
I chose the Pullover Sweatshirt With Lace Overlay because it was a softer, sweatshirt like material on the inside. It is comfy like a sweatshirt, but fancy enough on the outside to be a more versatile piece. I even wore it in the Christmas Production I was in!
I wore my new booties (Women’s Mallory Side Tie Boots) from Payless too, as mentioned in this post.
Geared with stylish new pieces for Christmas festivity outfits, I am ready for Christmas next week! I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas season, filled with fun of your own.
Thank you for reading! Merry Christmas!
-Jillian, Tiger, and Pet Rock
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So many cute photos! Your dog and turtle look so festive.
Cia Black says
OK , ‘ve seen lots of pet christmas photos but this is the first for me, I’ve never seen a tortoise sweater, and it is so adorable, it make me want to buy a tortoise just for that or find a friend with a tortoise that I can dress up. I love the shirt you choose, I was going to say exactly what you wrote its a classed up sweatshirt and is perfect for the chilly weather coming through but also delicate enough with the lace to be able to wear to events.
Sue Tanya McHorgh says
Happy holidays when it comes. What a fun Christmas photo shoot. Love your boots too.
Natalie Dickinson says
I can’t believe you have a pet tortoise! He is adorable. My step-daughter has been asking for one for years but we always thought there was a lot of work involved, and don’t they live for a super long time too?
Yes they have a long lifespan than humans if taken care of properly. It is hardly any work, and super affordable to take care of! It only gets a little tricky in the winter depending on where you live. We get cold winters here in PA so he definitely stays indoors at all times that part of the year. Thankfully he is still small enough a very large Rubbermaid container with a heat lamp hung over it keeps him contained and warm.
This is such a cute photo shoot. Your pup is so cute and I love turtles! I love your outfit, it looks so cute! I buy a lot of clothes from Maurice’s, I love how great quality they are. You don’t find that much anymore.
Awwh I love the picture of Tiger and Pet Rock together, I’m so glad that even he has a sweater after seeing Tiger look so neat in his! You also look beautiful, your Christmas pictures look lovely!
Thank you 🙂
Amy Dong says
Love it! Great holiday pix with you and your pets – especially Pet Rock 🙂 🙂 🙂 They are adorable. Love how soft and comfy your shirt is!
I am seeing a tortoise wearing a sweater for the first time in my life and it’s adorable! Your pets are cute and these pictures look beautiful.
Tiffany Yong says
I like how you get that festive vibes with such simple outfits… This is so comfortable looking and you save us loads of dollars by not over-buying! Thanks for the suggestion~