Every bride-to-be wants their engagement pictures to be memorable.
But one California couple made sure the special moment as they announced their nuptials was completely unique- by arranging for a zombie to crash the photo shoot.
And when Juliana Park and Ben Lee posted their quirky horror themed engagement shoot online it became an overnight internet sensation.
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The kooky shoot has now gone viral clocking up thousands of hits and receiving dozens of comments from fans eager to replicate it.
Photographer Amanda Rynda, who works with the bride-to-be said the couple 'asked me to shoot something fun for their engagement session. I'm happy with how they turned out but the kudos really go to Juliana and Ben for coming up with such a fun idea and allowing me to run with it.. '
'Ben didn't want to lose his sense of manliness in the engagement photos.
'So they went extreme.'
She added: 'Our friend, Jason Boesch, also a co-worker, was our zombie and deserves credit for playing along as well.'
The blushing bride admitted that she had under estimated the power of the web. She said: 'We thought it would be hard to find, but someone did.' Park said.
The couple wanted their engagement photos to be "kooky and mature, but not tacky," she added.
The zombie, played by friend Jason Boesch, approaches as the smitten pair fail to notice what is happening
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After brainstorming with colleagues, they decided the zombie theme showed off their individual personalities perfectly.
'We're really happy and overwhelmed by the huge flow of people giving us such positive feedback,' Park said. "But especially for Amanda, who's getting all this attention.'
The trio's inboxes have been full since the photos went viral just a few days ago.
Rynda said: 'They were a little nervous that everyone knows their wedding date now," she said. "But they're excited to see (the photos) out there.'
Photographer Ms Rynda started taking photos less than a year ago.
'I did it as a hobby, something to get me out from behind the desk,' she said.
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Rynda and Park work together at Disney Animation Studios, as does the zombie they enlisted for the attack.
The couple transformed friend and co-worker Jason Boesch into a pale, tattered zombie in about 45 minutes.
And the zombie may even make a repeat appearance at the wedding. Park said: 'We were thinking how funny it would be if he came dressed as the zombie,' she said. 'But we're also thinking about the older people at the wedding who might be weirded out.'
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