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A Walking Dead Themed Zombie Engagement Session In Atlanta

Engaged couple aiming gun in Georgia woods for the Walking Dead engagement session

We are photographing Alyssa and Jared’s wedding this year and wanted to photograph / film a rad engagement session in Atlanta, Georgia. With The Walking Dead about to start back up, what better inspiration to get ready for the show than a zombie engagement session!

We planned for weeks getting the cast, sketches, makeup, shot list, lighting and equipment, zombie bait, and much more to make everything happen. The day before the shoot the weather called for 50% chance of rain all day, so we were all a little stressed about it. The morning of the shoot, it rained but cleared up creating the perfect zombie conditions. Engaged couple running from zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session

Alyssa and Jared’s friends and family drove in from all over to make the shoot happen. The day started pretty typically if you are a zombie. Blood, guts, and weapons were prepared and makeup was applied to everyone with careful attention to detail. Although no one was a professional actor or zombie for that matter, we wanted everything to be realistic with a hint of the cheese factor.

Our original location fell through, so with just a week to find a new location, we opted for one closer to home. In order to get to the main shooting location, everyone had to climb down a really steep hill and obviously do it without falling. The mud and rain soaked leaves made for very slippery conditions and I was lucky enough to slide down the side of the hill a number of times carrying equipment on-site.  Couple hiding from zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session

We started by shooting everyone separately for the cast photos, and a couple key “movie poster” type photos, before moving on to shooting the storyline. Considering the wet and cold weather conditions there was a little suffering being out in the cold and crawling around in the mud for three plus hours.

All in all, everyone had a blast and amazingly did a freaking awesome job in their roles. Here are some of my favorite photos from Alyssa and Jared’s zombie engagement session. Zombies chasing engaged couple in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Girl looking around tree at zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Zombie eating another zombie with engaged couple in the background in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple stealing gun from zombie in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple killing zombie in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple shooting zombie in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Smoking zombies walking in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple shooting zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple using ax on zombie in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Dead zombie laying at the feet of engaged couple in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Zombies surrounding engaged couple in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Zombies standing over engaged couple in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple fighting off zombies with ax in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Zombies eating corpse in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Zombies eating intestines in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple killing zombie with steak in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Dead zombie dead on steak in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple killing zombie with knife in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple stabbing zombie with knife in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple fighting off zombie in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple throwing zombie in mud in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Guy proposing to girl surrounded by zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple leaning against tree with zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Engaged couple kissing against tree with zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement session Zombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

 

ZOMBIE ENGAGEMENT: CAST

Zombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

ALYSSA – BRIDE Atlanta Wedding Photographers Matthew Druin

JARED – THE GROOM Zombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

MEGHAN – CHEERLEADER Atlanta Wedding Photographers Matthew Druin

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TAYLOR – USMC SOLDIER Atlanta Wedding Photographers Matthew Druin

GREG – THE GAMER Zombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

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TIMMY – FRAT GUY Atlanta Wedding Photographers Matthew Druin

AL – FATHER OF THE BRIDE Zombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

ZOMBIE ENGAGEMENT: BEHIND THE SCENES

Girl with blood on her face for the Walking Dead engagement session Blood makeup being applied for the Walking Dead engagement session Head scars being applied to guy for the Walking Dead engagement session Blood being applied to mouth of zombie for the Walking Dead engagement session Drying makeup with hairdryer for for the Walking Dead engagement session Extra horror makeup being applied to zombie for the Walking Dead engagement session Makeup used for zombies for the Walking Dead engagement session Zombie sketches for the Walking Dead engagement session Zombie cast getting makeup for the Walking Dead engagement session Faked nails for the Walking Dead engagement session Eye falling out of zombie being applied for the Walking Dead engagement session Fake blood being applied to army zombie for the Walking Dead engagement session

My name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta engagement sessions for newly engaged couples. I’ve even been known to travel, and far, for engagement sessions too!

Contact Atlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew Druin

Email [email protected]

Phone 678-551-0115

Address 225 Parkway 575 #66 Woodstock, Georgia 30188

Portfolios www.matthewdruin.com

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    • JimJanuary 27, 2015 - 11:48 pm

      Damn man, your work is always so amazing and inspirational. Keep it up!ReplyCancel