Jessica at Bakan Photography recently worked a whole lotta bloody magic when she shot this zombie-slaying-themed family session. We first heard about this shoot from a reader (thanks, Katie!) and then we got an email directly from the mama of the family, photographer Jennifer Owen.
I’m a professional photographer and I’m never in photos with my three children (ages six to sixteen) — so for my birthday this year I asked my husband to make zombie-slaying armor for each of us. Then I asked him if we could spend the day taking zombie fighting photos together, which I knew would get all three children excited about participating.
We spent a month or so in the summer as a family, wandering around the junk yard, visiting flea markets, and going to the local “Re-Store” to find all sorts of fun things to use. The children all helped create their costumes, but the majority of the work was done by my amazing and talented husband — luckily he does armoring an costuming as a side business! I then asked my best friend to take photos of us.
This definitely isn’t the typical family portrait session… we even had a friend dress as a zombie so we could “slay” him in a few photos in exchange for pizza afterward!
You can see the entire SEVEN PAGE SERIES by clicking this link. Seven pages of super amazing zombie slaying? You can thank me later.