Holiday Hamster! Little Edie Poses with Jell-O Mold
Each year, Belanger shoots her hamsters – she's had three in recent years – for a festive Christmas card, posing them next to a Jell-O mold (the Brooklyn, N.Y., resident runs a Jell-O mold blog on the side). So this year, it was 6-month-old Edie's turn for a big holiday moment. How did Belanger capture this perfect shot? It wasn't easy!
"Edie devoured half of one Jell-O mold," Belanger admits to PEOPLEPets.com. "I have a set of tiny, individual-sized molds that just happen to be hamster size, so I made a couple of little Jell-Os for the shoot." After Edie finished her ill-timed snack, Belanger swapped in a different Jell-O mold and got her perfect picture.
As for the set, Belanger used a photograph mounted to a board to create the background. She then made a tiny table from foam, and added in some miniatures – like the coffee maker – as final touches. The cards are already in the mail – will you be lucky enough to receive one?
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