- These are actual engagement photos taken by photographer Amanda Rynda
- Click here to see the full set of photos on Amanda’s website
As a photographer, I must say that I’m very sad I didn’t think of this first.
It’s because we are fat, jealous, losers.
And talentless. never forget talentless.
Let’s have a convention for us fat, jealous losers who have no ideals of our own.
Yes, there was a time I thought I was just a fat jealous loser, but I got myself edumacated and found there was MORE… -signed a fat UGLY jealous loser
Do you meeeeaaaannn Tumblr? ;D
I know where you can buy some.
Jenny, I know exactly what you mean. I’m feeling seriously depressed for not first coming up with Zombie Apocalypse Wedding/Engagement photos…and considering all the movies and internet memes in the last few years…
You know, this could also work for family photos… Dad’s got the shot gun, Mom has a lathe, brother and sister have baseball bats and little Timmy can have a shovel. ::writes down for next family photo::
btw “lathe” was supposed to be “lance”. Oh heck just give her a AK47.
A lathe would be a terrifying weapon in the right/wrong hands.
“Okay, first, construct a rudimentary lathe–”
I was thinking latte.
“Daddy would’ve gotten us Uzis.”
I’m so doing this for this years Christmas card photo. Only it wil be my daughter and I and my ex as the zombie. This will be the only way I can justify beating him with a shovel.
Now if only there were a way to work my ex mother in law into this…..
Tell her it’s a family picture for your daughter and zombies often travel in groups…
get her really excited by it. Drop hints for months. Have other people lead her to believe zombies are always in pairs.
As someone do to be engaged within the year, I KNOW WHAT I’M DOING FOR MY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS! Of course, we’ll put our own spin on it but yeah, it’s so going to happen.
These pics make me want to get engaged.
Damnit! I want a do-over on my engagement pics now!
Though a zombie Christmas might be just as much fun… Hmmm……
I read that as zombie Christians. Wait. Hasn’t that been done before?
As a married person, I’m sad I didn’t think of it three and a half years ago.
I’m still planning on having Zombie Apocalypse wedding photos. Fiancee has promised that we can gender subvert the Army of Darkness movie poster pose with me in a big white dress defending against the horde and him clinging to my leg in terror.
WHICH IS WHY I WILL MARRY HIM.
Anyone who’s a regular reader of my blog will know exactly WHY I love these so hard I could have a huge filthy zombie nerd orgasm over them.
Also, they look really happy and in love, which is a winner in my book.
This is nothing to do with this post.
But, fair regretsians, I must say fairwell.
My internet is being cut off in 31 minutes, and it won’t be back on till thursday at the earliest.
My ife will be bereft without you fat jealous bitches and your whimsicle fuckery.
I will see you when the banishment lifts.
How do I book her?
I want to be them.
I want to go to their wedding.
not enough thumbs up for the awesomeness of this comment.
Will they be married by a zombie?
Will the highlight of the reception be a Thriller re-enaction?
Will there be brains??? Inquiring minds must know!
Inquiring minds will be eaten.
This couple rules. With a sense of humour and fun like that, the marriage is sure to be awesome for both of them!
Definitely! Now all the ideas I come up with will be lame compared to this!
No kidding!! I married a nerd…but I got one without a sense of humor. How is that possible? A fanboy nerd with no humor? That’s supposed to be one of the things they have goin’ for them. If I suggested something like this, I can’t even imagine how he’d have reacted.
Part of the reason why I’m in the middle of divorcing him now!
If I ever come close enough to even contemplate marriage again, one of my litmus tests will be whether he has sense of humor enough to take rockin’ engagement shots like these!
Great, now I have to get re-engaged just so I can get some awesome pictures taken. I hope my husband won’t mind. Probably won’t, if he gets to battle zombies.
I know right? Engagement photos like these almost make it worth putting up with all the wedding bullshit a second time!
There’s no need to use them just for that. Birthday, anniversary, Christmas card….
…and videos too! fiverr here I come!
Makes me want to have another baby just so I can have zombie birth announcements!
ha. ha. ha!! hahahahahhahahaaaaaaa!!! i love it!
Pshaw! Everyone knows a shotgun is a way better weapon against zombies.
I’d double-tap that.
I think you mean Cricket Bat.
I specifically bought a cricket bat after seeing that movie.
So did I! I feel so much less alone.
(I picked the one I did specifically because it has a bit of red on it.)
And a Queen cd.
Dire Straits? Throw it!
or a Winchester
by a Winchester you mean Sam or Dean, right?
or just Dean…
A shotgun would give that wedding a very different meeting.
Hmm, I’m not sure. Reloading is an issue, and what about if you run out of ammo? It’s best to have an edged weapon with decent reach and keep guns for real emergency use.
I concur. Depending on upper body strength, the shovel could be unwieldy; however, unless you are proficient at firearms, a shot gut might knock you back from the recoil. There is a reason video games always give you a crowbar as your first weapon.
If you’re weak enough that a shot gun would knock you back (the last time I was at the shooting range, there was a gangly 13 year old girl shooting a shot gun with no problem), no melee weapon will help you. At that point, the rest of your team will use you for zombie bait.
Plus there’s the noise factor. Shovels are much quieter. And we don’t want to attract the hoards of zombies until I’ve placed all the incendiary devices.
MWAHAHAHAHAHA <– Mad scientist evil laugh TM
I’m always concerned about edged weapons, because what if it’s one of those virus-y/contagious zombie apocalypses? Zombie blood flying around getting everywhere could be hazardous.
…Hm, maybe I should buy a full-body latex suit. Might come in handy for the zombie thing, too.
I disagree. One attempt too many at slashing through a spine and you likely could find yourself holding a dull useless blade.
Forget the shovel. I want a kilij.
I’m thinking going renaissance on zombies. A mace or morningstar seems ideal to me – you want to destroy that brain pan as fast as possible.
Psh. Shotguns are one of the worst weapons against zombies. Unless you know how to actually shoot a gun, it’s pretty much worthless. Besides that, you can and will run out of ammo(especially if this is a zombie apocalypse. In the real world, you can expect to find boxes of ammo littered about), and it is extremely loud, so even if you manage to kill one zombie with it, you will attract 10 more.
The best weapon for zombie survival is the crowbar. It’s multi-use(which you will be thankful for), and a decent sized one will be weighted well enough for you to get a good swing going, and will keep enough distance between you and your enemy. It will never run out of ammo. Its an overall useful tool to have in any survival kit. We keep ours in the trunk of our car.
My biggest complaints about shotguns vs. zombies are limited ammo capacity and longer reload time.
I don’t know, a crowbar is still pretty close to arm’s length. A shovel at least gives you a few good feet between yourself and your undead foe.
I say the best protection is a good defense – second story apartment with an easily-defended entrance and some nice heavy textbooks to drop down on skulls.
So that’s what I can do with all my old textbooks – zombie … concussing!
Also, if you want a ranged weapon, learn how to make arrows based on things you can find just laying about, and use a bow. Guns are much too loud.
But with a bow, depending on the draw weight, you’re arm is gonna get tired.. but I suppose THAT works against you for any and all melee weapons too.
I love a spirited zombie weapon debate! I also love that there are enough of you with actual opinions on the matter.
Gotta be prepared Amazon
Have we all forgotten the resourcefulness a machete can bring to the table..? heavy enough to damage by mere impact, (dulling blade) and if the blade is still in tact..well double the fun..
Totally. Machetes are excellent weapons against zombies. Paint them black(or buy them pre-painted!) to avoid light reflecting off the blade and attracting zombies. Great for cutting off heads, and clearing a path!
I’d personally go for a kukri. A long-range weapon would be good too, though… hm. I have a bow in the garage, but I’ve never used it, and I don’t think I have any arrows. I’ll just throw rocks at them, I guess. Or Molotov cocktails. Those work too. In pretty much any situation. Zombie apocalypse? Molotov cocktails! Pirate raid? Molotov cocktails! Bad break-up? Molotov cocktails! British invasion? Molotov cocktails! Molotov cocktails for EVERYBODY!
BEST PHOTOS EVER! I think that’s what I’m going to have to do now for my engagement photos!
that is the most awesome sugarsweet slayerstory I’ve ever seen!
If I ever get divorced and re-married, I want her to photograph my engagement, wedding, and reception. But do I have to provide my own zombies?
I’m sure there are plenty of out-of-work actors willing to do a zombie photo gig. I know several!
Especially in Michigan right now. Thank you, Gov. Stupid.
/end of rant
Oh my gosh, I’m an actor in Michigan and I can’t tell you how pissed off I am at Snyder. He’s destroying the very real potential of our state as a film hotspot. It’s so frustrating.
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Dude is not being very subtle in the first photo.
OMG Love it.
Seeing as the fella popped the question yesterday the timing is perfect! haha!
Congrats! I hope everything goes well for you.
And on the wedding day proper, I reccommend booze. I started drinking while I was getting squeezed into my dress, and it helped me slip into a fugue state where I felt no fear.
My mom fed me valium. I love my mom. My whole pre-wedding madness, wedding and reception went by in this blissful, happy haze.
And eat something beforehand, because you’ll never get to at the reception!
Better nix those plans for a hobo wedding, though!
We just got engaged yesterday, too!!! Yay engagement twins!
Congratulations to both of you!
If we all bring coleslaw and cupcakes, are we all invited?
We’ll all be awaiting our invites! Congrats from another Zombie lover/Nerd.
But a shovel is up close and personal. I love these!
Saw this linked on Fark.com a few days ago, actually. I have to echo the comment of another user who said, “These pictures make me wish I had thought of it first.” Bravo to the couple, though.
My reaction -
“Oh wow how sweet – wait, what? HAHAHAHAHA~!!!” And my cat ran away as I had hysterics. Awesome photos!
That photo shoot had a beautifully slow-dawning punchline didn’t it? I started scrolling down expecting something regrettable or overly sappy, which made the eventual zombie all the sweeter.
Yes, hooray for the slow punchline! When I first saw the guy in the background, my first thought was, “OMG, is there a flasher in their engagement photos???” Then the beautiful reveal had me shaking with laughter!
Although, I could go for engagement photos with a flasher in the background, too.
I want to be engaged and kill zombies with a shovel too!
I LOVE THIS!
The only reason I would ever get engaged would be so I could take photos like these. And also to get laid more regularly.
LOL, for a second there I thought you said you’d be getting laid more because you were getting married. Oh wow, that’s a good one!
Yeah, getting married doesn’t exactly guarantee that… esp for the guy.
You ever hear of the miracle food that absolutely kills a woman’s sex drive?
It’s called wedding cake.
Sorry, mistyped that. I meant for the purpose of consistently denying my husband, which is just as good as sex to me…
Coolest thing I have seen in Ages!! I don’t think my life will feel complete until I get a set of my own!
I was looking and wondering if this site was going to turn cupcakey and advertise non-fuckery, and then along came the zombie. YAY! Awesomesauce is going on!
And let’s show some love for the zombie talent. kudos!
The first picture the zombie shows up in is the best photobomb ever.
I know, right?
As I was scrolling down on my phone I was all like “OH HELL YEAH!”
I thought it was photoshopped onto a “real” photo at first!
I thought at first that this was the usual type of post, not a tip of the hat. When first I saw the Zombie I thought it was a photobomb and I was looking to see if he could be cropped or ‘shopped out.
Then I saw him closer and I was all “THAT IS SOOOO F-ING COOL!!!!”
“If anyone objects to this union, let them speak now, or forever hold their peace…”
“Damn it, Janet! Not again!”
Totally expected some wacky snark. Did not expect full of awesome. Made my morning.
For the first few photos, I kept thinking “These photos are beautiful, where the hell is the fuckery?” And then the first zombie photo appeared. Now I think they’re beautiful and all kinds of fabulous!
This will so go with the zombie wedding cake we are planning on getting. If you think I am kidding, you are wrong, dead wrong.
Are you an OBB by any chance? If you aren;t, you should be. The offbeatbride girls would really get a kick out of a zombie cake.
Also, APracticalWedding.com. Motto there is basically do what you want, and none of the WIC shit you don’t, don’t feel bad about it, then have an awesome marriage which is the whole point of the wedding.
I saw the cake online once and it was AWESOME. Pretty much a traditional wedding cake, but the bride and groom at the top are wielding chainsaws while zombies climb up the sides dripping blood.
I love your pic…Ms. Archer!
They’re engagement pics? AMAZING.
(I liked it, so I put a ring on it).
The guy in this one doesn’t look too happy about the situation until after they kill the zombie. However, I love this to death. Kind of reminds me of how much fun my husband and I have. Although for our engagement we only killed a bunch of hurricanes for Mardi Gras in the French Quarter and then saw zombies and pink elephants too.
Well, he probably knew that they were in prime zombie territory. But, his beautiful bride loved the scenery, and he just could not break her heart by denying her.
Oh yes, I love it when he uses those three little words. “anything you want”
Awesome! That’s one way to pare down your wedding guest list.
That is goddamned awesome. And it looks like they didn’t even spill their wine while taking out the brain eater. These are my kinda people.
Brilliant! I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!
OMG! This just made my day!
Zombie-killing shovel. Never leave home without it.
I love when a zombie attacks on the exact day I brought along the shovel and bowie knife.
It’s really considerate of them.
Apparently this is becoming a trend. Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you.
That one is trying WAY too hard.
That is too much!
I didn’t know there WAS such a thing when it comes to zombies.
For all that work they could have just busted out a video camera.
Agreed. Amanda’s shots are beautiful right from the start and they wait until you really get into them before hitting you with the first zombie…you really have to look at it for a couple of seconds before you just say in your head “oh well, must be a” then you go to the next pic and it becomes obvious what’s happening. The slow build is what makes it great.
“The slow build is what makes it great.”
She certainly knows how to appeal to a mostly-female audience don’t she?
Yes, I agree. There is a fine art to capturing the emotion/action and being subtle about it.
I agree. I like the simplicity of Amanda’s photos. The others just look like stills from a b movie.
putting on my movie trailer voice
In a time besiged by undead fauxbos, the only things these two newlyweds have are their love and heavy artillery. Can they make it out alive AND survive the nation’s divorce rate? Coming to theaters this summer — ‘Till Undeath Do Us Part.
The bride is perfect in this role. The groom, not so much. I agree that it’s over the top, but I bet they had a blast trashing the dress that way.
I like both sets of pics, but the ones posted here are better imo.
I agree, Trying too hard, but still awesome. I mean. A lot of planning went into that one!
Does anyone else think this is spectacularly lame?
Just you, junior.
And I say this as someone who is absolutely sick and fucking tired of zombies.
True! Never thought I’d say this about a zombie, but this is pretty fresh.
You are alone in your failure to appreciate Love in the Time of the Zombocalypse.
No Wonderface, you are not alone. But just to be safe I’ve got Slim Whitman on at full blast, that keeps everything away…
Slim Whitman. Wow. That takes me back…to those record collections sold on daytime television during reruns of 1950s sitcoms. I always wondered if that man ever sold a record in the stores or if his entire career was established on direct marketing.
You forgot his big comeback during the great martian infestation. He obviously annoys these pests too, ‘cos there’s none around here.
I think this is awesome–bodes very well for a fun-filled wedding and a life filled with a lot of love.
Unlike Bronc, I’m not sick of zombies because I’ve always hated them! Except for Reginald Shoe on Discworld and he’s a laywer.
Reg Shoe isn’t the lawyer. Mr Slant is the Lawyer. Reg Shoe is the undead rights activist/occasional watch member.
Pratchett Nerd Alert.
I would offer to marry you both, except that when the two of you get sick of my shit, I’ll be outnumbered and shortly thereafter dead for the insurance money.
Oh, what the hell. Just make sure at my funeral, there’s a sign on my chest that says, “I ATEN’T DEAD”.
Crease and Resist, you can’t get married; you gotta be the mai– uh, the cro– uh, the Other one.
I don’t have quite the (ex-)husband collection to be the other one, but I’m working on it.
PRATCHETT NERD FOR THE WIN. *coughs* I named my nook Greebo.. and my cat nearly got named the same but he wasn’t the right color. I also own Nanny Ogg’s Cook Book…
@Anninyn, I am SO ashamed of myself. Thanks for fixing me (without even using headology). Oh, and @Crease and Desist? No worries. We’ll stand around and sing about hedegehogs until you recover!
That poor hedgehog and his lonely prostate!
We can pull out the Nanny Ogg cookbook and make some of those recipes to feed everyone!
Your comment? Yes. The pictures? No.
You guys, this is really insensitive. I mean, think about all the people who grew up during the zombie apocalypse. I’m sure they wouldn’t find these pictures so funny.
I agree! What kind of idiot would think a zombie attack is romantic and quaint?! My grandmother grew up during the Great Zombie Attacks of the 1920s and there were zombie in her engagement photos not because it was quirky or fun but because her entire family had been turned into mindless brain munching monsters. These people need to take a step back and acknowledge the suffering that many people have endured at the hands of real zombies.
The worst, though, is that they shredded up real vintage burial clothing and shrouds to make this. They really just don’t get what the now-undead had to go through back then.
It’s the most vivist thing I’ve seen in ages.
Vivist indeed; so much alive-privilege right now.
I don’t mean to scold, but “vivist” has become a perjorative term lately. The neutral version these days is “vitally-abled-ist”.
Oh whatevs, C&R. Adding the “d” to “abled” proves just how deeply-rooted your antiquated privileged notions run. But don’t tell me. “Some of your best friends are alive”, right?
I don’t even know why I’m bothering with this discussion with you. Why don’t you just log off, BREATHER.
My thoughts exactly! When I hacked my zombie great-grandmother’s head off at my wedding to save myself, I know I wasn’t smiling. There were only half a dozen survivors, and I can’t even look at the photos. The photographer was one of the victims, and his style really changed halfway through the ceremony. This is just cruel.
Yeah, but they have witches in “Harry Potter.” So by my unassailable logic, that makes this perfectly okay.
Well, I for one can’t argue with that, mainly because I’m so confused.
I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who found this whole concept offensive. These days, at least on the weekends, I’m only a drink or two away from being undead myself. When you think about how quickly the zombie apocalypse could become a reality today, there’s no reason a self-respecting member of the human race should even consider this.
It’s called The Serpent and the Rainbow, kids. Look it up and have some respect.
Yes, “They’re coming to get you Barbara” Barbara must be having nightmares with this rampant insensitivity.
That is full of awesome. Not only are the pictures themselves good, but to have a zombie try and ruin it, and the couple successfully fend it off, as part of the theme for the pictures? Sheer brilliance.
I wish I’d thought of that, too. I wonder if I could advertise in that vein around here… I know lots of people who like zombie-killing. Hmm….. *ponder* Why settle it at engagement photos? Zombies at sporting events! At cosplay photo-shoots! Maybe even a zombie in the furniture store.
Ma girl looks beautiful in her ruffly yellow dress, and hardcore badass wielding that shovel. I heart her. And Geek-Chic Groom looks like he knows how to use his… ahem… big ol’ knife pretty well, too. I predict a long and happy union.
Oooh, when I get engaged I totally want to do this… with a Dalek. I just have to find a Doctor Who-loving man and, you know, fall in love and all that junk first. Oh, jeez. I’m so excited now.
Can I be there? Even as a random person who gets zapped by the Dalek? Because that would be freaking awesome.
Sign me up to get Exterminated!!
Be sure to wear a red shirt. People will forever wonder if you forgot what franchise you were in.
Honeymoon checklist –
[ ] Policewoman outfit
[ ] Centurion costume
[ ] Sonic screwdriver
LOL @ “centurion costume”
Whether you mean Roman or Cylon, it speaks volumes
“Roman or Cylon”? I guess you didn’t see the last Doctor Who Christmas special.
This should be the dance at your wedding. ;D
That’s the SHIT!
Oooh, when I get engaged I totally want to do this… with a Dalek.
“Is that your manipulator arm, or are you just happy to see me?”
Oh. My. God. Yes!
Anonimoose, that is FANTASTIC!
K-9 ringbearer. Kang flower girls (red on the bride’s side, blue on the groom’s side, and for Rassilon’s sake don’t let them mingle!) Sontaran ushers, because a solicitous Sontaran is a mind-bending paradox.
Bride dresses as Leela, groom as Andred. (Alternate: Zoe and Jamie, if the bride likes men in kilts and doesn’t mind dressing as a screamer.) The rest of the wedding party dresses as the Gallifreyan High Council.
Officiant dresses as Tom Baker, unless the actual Christopher Eccleston is available to give his “but look at you lot!” speech. Cake is a LIFE SIZED EDIBLE TARDIS.
Not that I’ve given this any thought.
I love you. I want to divorce my husband just so I can marry you and have this wedding.
Okay, but you have to write the script for the engagement photos. I’ll have my hands full knitting the officiant’s scarf and trying to lay hands on a Janus thorn.
Just…on our honeymoon, please tell me to “Prepare for Maximum Deletion.”
Afterwards, you may tell me I’m “FANTASTIC” in the appropriate Ecclestonian voice.
Then, we’ll get on with the wibbly-wobbly AND the timey-wimey.
Deal, but only if we go to Barcelona for the honeymoon.
I love you forever. Just sayin’.
Meeting a solicitous Sontaran would make me think he was going to bust out the epic lactation at any moment.
Can never, ever forget that. It was a thing of wonder.
I’m so inexpressibly happy someone caught that!
I’m not sure what it says about me that my second thought on seeing these (right after ‘That’s awesome!’) was ‘Why did they bring a shovel along on their picnic?’
What, you don’t? I always take shovels along to picnics, in case I need to bury the evidence plant, um, a tree. Or something.
Upon reflection, she wondered just what would have happened if she said “No!”.
Yeah, the guy is a bit stiff as an actor, but you know he’s adorable because he did this, so love him anyway.
My problem is that I can’t imagine why they’d have a shovel on a picnic. Nor whatever kinda scythey thing he’s got. The shot where she whacks the zombie with the wine bottle makes sense.
And points for an extremely well done zombie.
I’ll give you a hint. That picnic site doesn’t look like it’s too close to a bathroom.
The expressions on their faces in the photo where they turn around and see the zombie are horrified, but they don’t look like people encountering a zombie for the first time. This zombie isn’t particularly gross-looking, so someone not familiar with the reality of the zombie apocalypse would probably not react as productively as these two do – there’d be more hesitation to fight back.
My guess is that this takes place in a time when the zombie infestation is pretty much under control, and they didn’t really expect to run into one. But then the bride’s mother (or the groom’s) insisted that they take a shovel and a knife and whatnot, and these two would have rolled their eyes and gone “ugh, Mom is so old fashioned, with her zombie preparedness,” but they would have done it anyway just to be tactful. And then it turns out mom was right, and she’ll gloat forever about how she saved their lives/engagement.
Yeah, I…I kind of thought about that too much.
This is glorious. I swear I’m going to have to find someone on my FB friends list to convince to get engaged so we can do this. I dressed up in full zombie regalia for a friend’s Shaun of the Dead party a few years back (I threw it for him) and I swear I would do zombie makeup every day if there was any sort of a vague excuse for it.
There just aren’t enough words in the English language to convey just how much I love these photos:-D Does she only do zombie invasion or is alien or pirate attack an option? Can you incorporate famous battles and does it have to just be engagement photos? I’d really REALLY be interested in baptism photos commemorating Moses floating down the river and arriving at Pharoah’s palace. No, seriously!
Great idea about the baptism!
Now I want an excuse for a series of undead space-pirate attack photos.
Regretsians don’t need no stinkin’ excuses!
I love that the groom is still casually holding his glass of wine while going in for the stab. No need to waste perfectly good alcohol I suppose. Even during a zombie apocolypse.
That alone gets him 2 snaps up in Z formation.
I HATE engagement photoshoots for the fact that they’re so predictable. I love that this couple wanted to do something like this – and that the photographer went along. Just utter, total WIN all around.
I’m gonna give her a follow, just for that.
Waaaaaay back in 1980, my fiance (now my husband) and I wanted to wear jeans and flannel shirts in our engagement photos. Two photographers politely turned us down – I guess they were afraid of sullying their small-town portfolios. We finally got the portraits done at a edgy, avant-garde Sears portrait studio.
I think I have to get engaged to my husband again so she can do our photos. Or maybe, since we didn’t bother with engagement pics the first time around, she can just do 10th anniversary engagement pics. Our kids can be the zombies. They can wind up devouring us. Oh dear god I WAHHNT it.
“Our kids can be the zombies. They can wind up devouring us.” How uncomfortably allegorical!
Instead of Braaaaaaaaaaaaains, they’ll demand every second of your Tiiiiiiiime.
Really, the kids as zombies? Scarily fitting, says this mom of 3.
I got to the fourth picture and was all WUT. Then realized it was a zombie and they were to SLAY IT and it became AMAZING. Best engagement pictures EVER.
I’m going to have to seriously reconsider who I’ll book my engagement photos with, even if it means losing a family discount.
When my friends packed a shovel for their wedding picnic, I thought they were crazy, but it all makes sense now.
I love this so much. Holy shit. There are a few nice one, and then there is a zombie, then ZOMG BATTLE!
These made my day!! Usually anything to do with straights getting married makes me nauseous, but this is adorable. I was really expecting crap with that first picture, he wasn’t even looking at the camera. Wow. Just Wow.
Why does straights getting married make you nauseous?
As long as it’s for all the right reasons, who cares if they’re straight, G/L, or amoeba?
G Val, I’m disgusted. Marriage should be between one amoeba and itself.
I’ve always said that if I ever reproduce at all, it’ll be by mitosis.
Almost makes me want to get married again….
I’d go straight just to marry the awesome chick who would want these as her engagement pics!
Why ruin a good thing? Just find the right guy!
HOLY SHIT! Is your avatar a rainbow pissing horse? Where have you been all my life?
Fighting off zombies, waiting for you to get there so they could take a picture, obviously.
Dude, just move to an elightened jurisdiction and marry yourself a hot, zombie-killing man. I’m Fer It!
This makes me want to get engaged. I will show this to my sweetie ASAP.
However, I’m afraid he might prefer to be the zombie. This will require some minor changes in the ending shot.
How about flipping it—you and he are both zombies in love…and a living, breathing person tries to attack?
Does this mean you are looking at wedding photographers April, ie the wedding of the century (so far) is inching closer?
No. I don’t think we’re going to have a wedding. If we do, it will be teeny tiny.
I thought you were married already. Now it comes out that you and Bronc are living in SIN. This explains a lot, she-satan.
Since there’s the two of them living in sin, in my mind they are now an open-faced Satan Sandwich.
Enjoy hell, devils.
Crap, I meant to thumbs up. Make that +1 a +3!
Teeny tiny can be good. Everyone gets more cake that way.
Helen, if you do have a wedding, whatever you do, pick a really cool theme. There is this site called Regretsy that recently took some sad hipsters to task because of their hobo theme. Things got kind of ugly. The shit hit the fan and splattered all over their 100 year old patchwork table cloths.
“Helen Killer and Bronc Drywall were joined in matrimony today. The twelve invited attendees were quickly overwhelmed by a screaming horde of over 100,000 fans of Helen’s crafting blog. Helen will be auctioning the ‘presents’ left behind by the wedding crashers, and all proceeds will go to charity, minus the cost of the extensive property damage.”
Helen, Helen. Why do you want to do this the hard way?
I have a friend with a traffic helicopter. We can chase them from their house to the courthouse to their honeymoon.
Teeny tiny, as in only 100,000 of your closest stalk… uh, friends, amirite?
What our hostess neglects to mention is that the entertainment will be provided by Dancing Dror, Towel Mike, El Erico, Boxer Aladdin, Yours Truly, and any other scantily-clad, kilted, cam-friendly man-candy.
… at which point, the stampede C&R predicts is pretty much unavoidable, I fear.
Bronc, make sure to bring your shovel, because the womenfolk may get het up to a degree that even Helen’s ample cat-wrangling skills may prove insufficient.
someone propose to me so I can hire this photog.
We don’t even have to follow throug with the wedding…unless the photo will also do this to the reception guests.
We may have to have a long, drawn-out conversation with my wife first, but I’m game!
best part is that the guy holds on to his wine like a boss all throughout.
WINNING AT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS
Wait, I’m on the wrong site.
This has ruined engagement photos for me. Now when fellow photographers post links to their latest shoot I am going to be looking for the zombie greatness in them. I would photograph people if Zombies were involved. As it is I just feel like a zombie when I have to photograph people.
Damn zombies and their photobombing!
Aw. I love happy endings.
The only thing that would make this better?
I was gonna say…it would be hilarious if a hobo came outta the woods but you got this!
Aren’t all zombies hobos? I mean, it’s not like they’re paying rent or mortgage anywhere. Just shuffling about if they’re slow zombies and rampaging madly if they the fast variety.
Every day, they’re shufflin’.
This is my guy (he was in a short zombie movie). Just wanted to add to the zombie love!
Thanks for sharing! He proves that a little effort goes a long way. I don’t know why more zombies are so scraggly and don’t have well-trimmed beards and moustaches. It’s not as if the hair is going to keep growing, right?
Haha! In this movie, the people pretty much became zombies right after they were bit by one, so yeah, he was still rockin’ that morning’s shave.
At first I thought Bronc had used his photoshop powers to add the zombie in. I love this idea. I also love how I can justify reading every single comment in this post but apparently not the cases I have to read for my assignment due in a bout 4hrs. Its 4.43 am here and I think I would make a good zombie if anyone is looking to recreate this magic.
Adorable couple, beautiful setting, and zombies. What more could a geek ask for?
… all the brides maids to be ninjas and all the groomsmen to be pirates?
Thatd be a mess. Seriously, Pirates and Ninjas have a long standing war. And then the raping and pilaging…
Eh, what kind of groomsman doesn’t expect to limp away from the wedding with a few ninja stars in him?
Yar, only limpin’ we be doin’ is de limpin’ o’a pint!
Pillage *first*, THEN burn.
A proto-posthumanist wedding conducted via IRC, in which the couple exchange passwords?
IRC is still a thing?
Damn kids! Get offa my Internet!
I wish I was a kid! *sob*
You better believe it, braddah! I still rp on IRC! Crease’s idea is total awesomesauce, because after the exchange of passwords, the reception is roleplaying the zombie apocalypse!
This is one of the most awesome things I’ve ever seen
Oh Amanda Rynda, you had me at BRAINSSSSSS
Awesome idea for engagement photos!
With that kind of a sense of humor you know they’re going to have a great life together.
Can’t wait to see their wedding photos…and new baby photos.
Dune-themed baby book! Let’s hope they have a girl.
As long as he doesn’t dress up like Marlon Brando and place her in a teensy spaceship.
Oh, no, wait. That would be pretty cool.
Oh my gods. That almost makes this clusterfuck of a day tolerable. Now that I know that there is indeed some awesomeness left in the world, I don’t have to stick my head in the oven when I get home. Today, anyway.
You should call Sylvia Plath with this good news… oh wait…
You got my reference
If Regretsy had existed in the 60′s I’d bet you Sylvia Plath would be alive today.
omfg! awesome! lol!
I also love that, in the last shot, you can see through her dress and she has an adorable butt.
oh, damn, did I type that out loud?
oh, damn, did I type that out loud?
It’s kind of nice, isn’t it?
yea, verily, yea!
*scrolls back up*
Fuuuuuck, that’s amazing!!
this is, of course, fabulous. But how are they going to top this? What will happen at the wedding? More zombies? Vampires? Rats of Unusal Size?
And what about the birthing pictures? Are they going to go for Farscape birth? (I was going to also suggest “Conan”, but the mother doesn’t survive that battle)
Rodents of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.
I want to do this for our wedding! We want a fun one, so what better way to set the tone than silly zombie killing pictures!!!
But can I hunt Twilight vamps instead? They’d be easy to spot in a large meadow with their sparkly skin and all…
And they bring their own baseball bats, so you can just start waling away on them as soon as you arrive.
Hehe.. these are great. I don’t think anyone has mentioned this yet- but all I noticed in the 3rd to last photo is that the zombie got a great upskirt view before meeting his doom.
Those two are having a great time! Love it!
Notice that through it all, he’s still holding the glass.
JEEZ, you guys. Making fun of zombie attacks is SO NOT COOL. Zombie attacks are serious business. Regretsy, you’ve gone over the line!
Nothing says I love you like mutual zombie homocide.
Actually, is killing a zombie homocide? I mean, I know if it enter’s your home its called self-defense. But in a field, isnt that public domain? Zombie’s are still the victims of senseless hate crimes.
Am I rambling?
One more thing, where’d the survival knife and shovel come from? Are they cartoon characters? did they just pull them out from behind their backs? Im so confused!
Every picnic I’ve ever gone on I’ve packed a blanket, bug spray, sunscreen, survival knife, shovel, and small flame-thrower, just to be sure.
Whoops, I didnt even notice the picnic set-up. I thought they were just in a field. I think my eyes are turning against me.
I’m currently putting together my survival bag. Once it’s complete I’ll take it everywhere with me. Which, as it includes a machete, may get me in trouble with the law.
A survival bag is a great tool, and I highly advise one. Im just lazy and hate carrying what society has deemed a murse(man-purse). So I carry a pocket knife and multi-tool(no inuendo intended). Just look at Les Stroud, he’s like friggin MacGuyver.
Just make sure it’s a quality multi-tool with a sharp blade. You don’t want to have to cut your arm off with a cheap, dull Chinese knockoff.
Always gotta be prepared, even on a picnic.
Personally I always bring a dagger and a few throwing knives. Yknow, in case a random bandit or rat comes at me.
Those must be some nasty rats.
They are until you get to level…I dunno, 5.
After that they’re just annoying.
Now those cliff racers, they never leave me the hell alone.
I wondered the same thing. You cant murder someone who is already dead so it would be dealing with a corpse or something like that.
Lesson kiddies: do not deal with corpses, they will only rip you(r head) off.
Now…if some Etsy craftard could just design an engagement ring with a zombie head on it we could call it ZombiePunk.
Dang, those are the BEST EVER. Just no way to top them. Unless the affianced were toe zombies, attacking a helpless guy.
This almost makes me want to get married again.
Keyword being ‘almost’?
Shit. I had my cousin take my engagment and wedding photos. Can I have a do over?
Oh my, what a wicked set! I was waiting for the lame and when I got to the first photo with the zombie I thought, “oh there it is! Photobombed!” And then I scrolled down and realised the set up so I went back to the start again to enjoy this completely. What a brilliant idea!
Don’t get me wrong here because I love the pics, but why do people have engagement photos taken? I didn’t even know this was a thing. Or that it’s been a thing. Engagement photos would never have occurred to me. *sighs* I just not normal, am I?
There, there. I had no idea people did this either. I frankly don’t see the point, but these are awesome.
I just recently got engaged. All of my recently married friends and family members took engagement photos of themselves frolicking through meadows. I’m convinced that the only reason they exist is so you can post them on facebook, and say, “See, look how in LOVE we are! We’re kissing! In a fucking meadow! That is a lot of love.”
My fiance and I are not the frolicking in a meadow type. These zombie photos may make me change my mind…
Better if you post the pictures of yourselves fucking in a kissing meadow?
These photos just drip epic.
At the least, ooze and seep.
It won’t help. All wedding planners are Zombies.
Is it just me, or did anyone else wonder why he’s carrying a survival/combat knife and why she’s carrying a shovel to a romantic picnic? They were surprised by the zombie…so it’s not like they EXPECTED a zombie. Hmmm… =)
I’m guessing that the zombie outbreak has occurred, and they were just traveling prepared. Either that or they planned to hunt for wild boar and truffles after the photo shoot.
If the shoot had included pics of them pulling the aforementioned tools out of their respective asses, I would be just as — if not more — enchanted.
After months of lurking I finally registered just so I can say that I absolutely love love love this (and I don’t even like zombies). The goatse and the hair doily made me gag and kept me coming back for more grossness, but I didn’t get the urge to comment, probably because it’s hard to comment when you’re hugging the toilet. This, however, is completely awesome- it’s cute, well-done, and so fun! I predict that those two are going to have an awesome marriage- the couple who laughs together stays (and slays) together!
Precious! Cute couple!
You think to much.
damn it TOO much. I don’t think enough.
They should have an absolutely normal wedding just to fuck with people. These photos are enough!
I know it’s supposed to be a zombie, but it kind of looks like they’re shovel-whipping Edward Cullen. A plus if you ask me…
Mmkay, thank goodness…I thought I was going crazy. After scrolling past 92 comments I couldn’t believe nobody other than me thought the zombie looked exactly like Edward Cullen…
If i hadn’t been such a dead beat and gotten married on the fly at a court house with no pictures to speak of, i totally would have loved something like this. Some people have all the good ideas. ZOMBIES FTB!!!
i just laughed so hard i think i peed a little bit. my dogs are very confused.
this is fucking amazing!
Fresh Out of Gold Stars
That is freakin’ awesome.
I hate her so much for not showing me this six years ago when *I* got married.
I wonder if she does Christmas cards.
Love the zombies!
That is going to be the best wedding EVER!
What I love about this is that not only is it an amazing set-up and surprise, and they’re having such fun with it, too, but that these are wonderful engagement photos all on their own too.
They can send the tame ones to their family (at least the people lacking a sense of humor) and keep the set for themselves. Win-win.
since when did this become tumblr where you re-blog everything you’ve ever giggled at on the internet? i’ve already seen this on like 4 other sites.
You’re seeing other sites?? I can’t believe this…I..I don’t know what to say. This is absolutely not what I expected…especially on our zombie engagement post! *breaks down sobbing*
My god. I want my wedding/engagement/life to be that cool.
[cue fat jealous loser tiniest violin]
Holy Mother of Goddess! I know what I want my wedding photos to look like now! That’s bloody AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Though, I might need a “double tap” photo in there! ^_^
I wish we had both loved zombies (I guess hubby always did) as much when we got married as we do now! These are the most amazing fucking pictures I’ve seen, ever.
I’m thinking this is perfect if we decide to have a party for our 20th in a few years…
Cause there’s no better way to start your life off as a couple than taking out a zombie together…
Strength in solidarity!
God I love this idea! I totally want this photographer at our 10th anniversary vow renewal – zombie massacre on the beach! What better way to solidify a marriage than to annihilate the undead?!
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something reanimated.
I think I’ll skip the reanimated part!
I saw these on Ravelry the other day and I thought they were awesome. I love the idea, so cute and nerdy awesome. I’m jealous that I had boring pics now. I guess I need to make up for it next year for our 10 year anniversary.
Thanks for sharing these.
At least they killed the zombie and lived happily every after…
OR DID THEY?
This is hands-down the best idea for engagement pictures EVER!
This is insanely fabulous, I’m super jealous!
Between this and the earthquake we just had here this is shaping up to be an interesting day.
Oh dear sweet jeebus. I’ve found the perfect idea for our engagement photos! The poor nuns at St. Mary’s are gonna kill us after this… XD
Pffffft. One zombie does not an invasion make.
Found the photo shoot link from Brittany Taylor and was intrigue about the zombie thing. Very nice concept for an engagement photo shoot, very original and creative! cheers!
As a firm believer in never to get married… I do it just to send these out to friends and family.. HOW FREAKING AWESOME
It’s too late to steal this idea.
But not too late to create Zombie Porn.
I was a zombie in this play; check it out! It’s really awesome! Weapon of choice for the Geeks: baseball bat.
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