Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Slaying Family Photographs

Photographer Jessica Bjorn was recently hired by the Owen family to shoot some post-apocalyptic zombie slaying family portraits. The husband makes and sells chainmail armor and costumes through his Etsy store ChainCrafts, and made all the costumes seen in these photos using things such as hubcaps, soda tabs, and a railroad crossing sign.

If you haven’t seen them already, be sure to also check out these zombie attack engagement photos that we shared recently.

(via ChainCrafts via Craftster via Craft)

Image credits: Photographs by Jessica Bjorn and used with permission

  • David Williams

    Zombies have feelings. They just want to be loved NOT killed!


  • Anonymous

    How do you spell cheesy again?

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  • Spider- Man

    It’s like Urban Ex meets cheese meets JC penny portrait store LOL

  • Brandon

    that was from a hired photographer? 

  • Jeff

    The only one I really like is the little girl alone in the ruins, with her teddybear strapped to hear armour.  That’s awesome.  The rest are a bit meh somehow….but cool concept!  And props to the family for going along with zombie slaying family photographs, instead of fall flowers and pumpkins…..

  • Aaro Keipi

    Awesome concept, but these could have been so much more epic

  • Justplainjen

    Yes – I agree – we were all zombie bait.
    Though keep in mind – my goal was not to actually fight zombies, but it was to have a fun summer project as a family to keep the kids busy during the day and see how creative they could be with the little bits of stuff we had to create the armor from. It was my wish to get to take family photos dressed up and having fun doing it vs dragging my children to Walmart and sitting them in front of a fake background with some insane woman waving a feather duster over her head and squealing “SMILE BIG!!” and getting wretched studio portraits in 20 minutes or less vs a full day spent with my family, laughing and joking and having fun. As a professional photographer – I am never IN photos with my own family and I finally figured out a way to get all three of my children to participate without total grumbling and misery. Finding a theme that works for a 6 year old, an 11 year old AND a 16 year old is near impossible….but Zombie fighting? There you go. So yes. Tons of exposed skin and no splash guard for their faces (I kind of wanted to see them you know…with it being a family portrait and all…) and necks and arms and legs all complete zombie bait but I never get family portraits done because Im always taking them – so I actually wanted to see some of their fleshy bits in our photos ….and by the way, have you tried to make full sets of zombie fighting armor for 5 people in less than a month with a budget of $75? We did what we could with what we could find and we had a blast spending a few hours together creating interesting things, sharing ideas, laughing at our failures and going on “Junk finding treasure hunts” at the junk yard and Re-Store together. Maybe our zombie slaying outfits are complete “FAILS” but the experience of doing this with my children and the amount of time we spent as a family using our creative minds vs spending the $75 to go sit in a movie theater to watch a mindless action flick and not talk or interact with one another is pretty much a major WIN in my book.

  • kp1111

    Looks like paul the intern

  • visibleunderwater

    This is AWESOME, no matter if it’s “unrealistic” as zombies aren’t “real” anyway! If the kids had fun then really that’s what matters. The best “zombie armor” is carpet wrapped in chicken wire anyway which, even though highly effective, isn’t very nice to look at.