I'm finding more families that want to add something extra onto the traditional posed Christmas photos. Tom and Carol told me they wanted to include their pets — and that they wanted to get some spontaneous photos as well.
Their kids, Joy and Luke, added plenty of spontaneity.
They have a rabbit, Apache, and two turtles, T-Rex (the friendly one) and Happy (she smiles while she bites you). We got the posed shots out of the way, then shined up the shells, brushed down the fur and brought out the beasts!
Apache hopped around a little, but once the carrot sticks came out, he settled down and munched.
T-Rex and Happy, however, could not be held back — only dragged back!