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.
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.
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.
ZOMBIE ENGAGEMENT: CAST
ALYSSA – BRIDE
JARED – THE GROOM
MEGHAN – CHEERLEADER
MARGARET – HOUSEWIFE
DIANA – FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT
NEEKO – USMC HELICOPTER PILOT
TAYLOR – USMC SOLDIER
GREG – THE GAMER
AARON – DRUG DEALER
TIMMY – FRAT GUY
AL – FATHER OF THE BRIDE
ZOMBIE ENGAGEMENT: BEHIND THE SCENES
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!
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