Post-apocalyptic zombie-slaying family portrait session

October 13 |
All photos by Bakan Photography.
All photos by Bakan Photography.

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.

Says Jennifer:

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!

The kid's outfits are amazing. COME AT US, ZOMBIES.
Riiiight.. let the littlest lead the way! I see where this is going. I bet homegirl's FIERCE.
Where are they? WHERE ARE THE ZOMBIES.
OH SHIT THERE THEY ARE! (for the record, zombies totally freak me out.)
What? We're gonna take a minute to make sure everyone's hair still looks good.

Right, so. Ok. Let's do this.
IT'S BACK. Like FOR REAL this time.
What did I tell you!? FIERCE. They know who rocks this zombie-slaying fam.
… and another cool shot, just to show we can slay zombies and keep our shit together.
And… who's ready for pizza? I'm totally starved.

You can see the entire SEVEN PAGE SERIES by clicking this link. Seven pages of super amazing zombie slaying? You can thank me later.