Quality family time doesn’t have to be all rainbows and lollipops. One family took their love of all things creepy and gory and turned it into a bonding moment with an incredibly unique daddy-daughter zombie photoshoot.
Mom of three and photographer Tiffany Renfroe set up an unusual photo shoot for her youngest daughter, 11-month-old Oakley, and her husband, Daniel, inspired by his passion for horror films. As Renfroe explained to CafeMom, “My daughter Kaiden and him started watching The Walking Dead,” she says. “It was their thing, waiting day by day for the next season.”
Renfroe decided to turn that special bonding time in another way to bond with a zombie twist on the traditional daddy-daughter photoshoot. It took several days for Renfroe to scout locations and put together everything she needed, but she did it with the assistance of her kids. It also took a whopping two hours to get Daniel and baby Oakely in make-up (no contacts were used on her eyes for the record, all editing magic), but again it was the perfect opportunity for more creative family fun.
“There was no getting her to stay still. I worked in her world and made it fun — the tricks moms know how to pull when they need or want things done,” she told CafeMom.
In the end, all the effort paid off with a unique experience the family will never forget. Though Oakley will be too young to remember, she’ll have the photos to remind her. The internet won’t soon forget it either. Renfroe shared the zombie daddy-daughter photoshoot in a Facebook post where it swiftly went viral, garnering thousands of likes and shares.
Renfroe is grateful for the response and hopes it will inspire other families to get creative with their time together. “Whatever you choose to do with your children, do something with them!” she told CafeMom.
“Children need our time, they need us, they need laughs, giggles, hugs, and adventure! That is what they will remember! They aren’t going to remember eating cake and berries off of some fake intestines until the photos are shared at her wedding.”
All photos: Courtesy of Tifflynn Photography