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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 sessionGirl looking around tree at zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionZombie eating another zombie with engaged couple in the background in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple stealing gun from zombie in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple killing zombie in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple shooting zombie in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionSmoking zombies walking in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple shooting zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple using ax on zombie in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionDead zombie laying at the feet of engaged couple in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionZombies surrounding engaged couple in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionZombies standing over engaged couple in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple fighting off zombies with ax in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionZombies eating corpse in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionZombies 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 sessionDead zombie dead on steak in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple killing zombie with knife in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple stabbing zombie with knife in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple fighting off zombie in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple throwing zombie in mud in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionGuy proposing to girl surrounded by zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple leaning against tree with zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEngaged couple kissing against tree with zombies in Atlanta woods for the Walking Dead engagement sessionZombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

 

ZOMBIE ENGAGEMENT: CAST

Zombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

ALYSSA – BRIDEAtlanta Wedding Photographers Matthew Druin

JARED – THE GROOMZombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

MEGHAN – CHEERLEADERAtlanta Wedding Photographers Matthew Druin

MARGARET – HOUSEWIFEZombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

DIANA – FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTAtlanta Wedding Photographers Matthew Druin

NEEKO – USMC HELICOPTER PILOT Zombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

TAYLOR – USMC SOLDIERAtlanta Wedding Photographers Matthew Druin

GREG – THE GAMERZombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

AARON – DRUG DEALERAtlanta Wedding Photographers Matthew Druin

TIMMY – FRAT GUYAtlanta Wedding Photographers Matthew Druin

AL – FATHER OF THE BRIDEZombie Engagement Session In Atlanta Georgia

ZOMBIE ENGAGEMENT: BEHIND THE SCENES

Girl with blood on her face for the Walking Dead engagement sessionBlood makeup being applied for the Walking Dead engagement sessionHead scars being applied to guy for the Walking Dead engagement sessionBlood being applied to mouth of zombie for the Walking Dead engagement sessionDrying makeup with hairdryer for for the Walking Dead engagement sessionExtra horror makeup being applied to zombie for the Walking Dead engagement sessionMakeup used for zombies for the Walking Dead engagement sessionZombie sketches for the Walking Dead engagement sessionZombie cast getting makeup for the Walking Dead engagement sessionFaked nails for the Walking Dead engagement sessionEye falling out of zombie being applied for the Walking Dead engagement sessionFake 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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