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Friday the 13th Themed Engagement Photos are Bloody Awesome

By Hanssie on October 23rd 2013

Vanessa Lawson and Josh Morden began their engagement portrait session like many other couples in love – smiling and holding hands in a field. Surrounded by autumn leaves and trees, the couple happily lay in the grass as their photographer, Brandon Gray, took numerous shots of them in the woods near their Toronto home.

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Things were going well, until the hockey mask wearing lunatic with a big machete attacks them…

024_Gray_Josh and Van Engagement027_Gray_Josh and Van EngagementInspired by the current zombie themed engagement session trend, Vanessa and Josh wanted to show their love of horror movies by re-creating scenes reminiscent to the horror movie, Friday the 13th.

We knew exactly how we wanted to die. We definitely wanted the shot of the killer standing in the woods staring at us as we held hands.

And thus, the idea for their bloody engagement session, “Till Death Do Us Part,” was hatched.

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Check out the photos from their demise below:

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What do you think about this new bloody trend in engagement photography? Creative or over the top? And which is better – fending off a hungry zombie with your fiancé or being slaughtered in the woods by Jason Voorhees?

CREDITS : Photographs by Brandon Gray have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Pye

    I like the concept. I think it looks fun, and I think it was executed well. I am curious though what these people are going to think 5 or 10 years down the road. Particularly, when they are showing their kids. I think a themed shoot like this would be awesome for clients to have in addition, to a more traditional portrait session. But, as the only engagement session, I would think clients would regret not having a great set of more traditional portraits at that point in their lives.

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    • Connor

      I agree with you. Themed shoots like this should be an add on to your traditional shoot. These photos, as great as they are, are not the ones you send to your grandparents.

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  2. Anthony T.

    I love this, I think it would be so fun to do shoots like this on a regular basis.

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  3. Timothy Isaac

    I LOVE IT! It’s fresh and different from all the usual engagement shoots that we’re all so accustomed to seeing all the time. This is good!

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