Moana Holiday Card

Moana Holiday Card

The brood is super into Moana this year, so it made picking a holiday card theme pretty easy. It’s the first year I made all four costumes from scratch though, so it took a while. Thankfully they were all fairly simple.

Moana Holiday Card

Photography by the always amazing, Jeff Kuo. Photoshop and graphic design by Doris and Cheryll.

We knew we wanted a beach background, but there was no way I wanted to attempt a photoshoot on the beach in November, so it was back into Jeff’s garage with the green screen. We started with the classic family poses…

Moana Holiday Card

Moana Holiday Card

Moana Holiday Card

And then just for fun, we decided to try out a “boat pulling” pose with some rope. Marcus wasn’t sure we should use an action shot for the card, but they came out great. (And obviously, he changed his mind since we ended up with one of these shots on our final card.)

Moana Holiday Card

We figured out pretty quick that the rope needed to start on the ground because the Grub wasn’t managing the “pull” part very well. =D

Moana Holiday Card

The Brood did great this year! Biggest problem was that they don’t know how to smile naturally for the camera yet, so there was a lot of scary grimacing. LOL

Here they are hula dancing…

Moana Holiday Card

Moana Holiday Card

We hired a fantastic henna artist, Hussain Maaz, to do Marcus’ “tattoos”. It took over 2 hours!

Moana Holiday Card

Moana Holiday Card

Moana Holiday Card

I used some cute photos from my brother’s wedding for the back of the card. On hindsight, I should have added some photos of the cats, but as usual, I was rushing to get the card printed and mailed out.

Moana Holiday Card

And here’s a fun behind-the-scenes shot of the garage with Mel helping as our rope holder. Thanks Mel!

Moana Holiday Card

 

Moana Holiday Card was originally published on Confused Kitty Creations

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