Many couples try to make their engagement photos themed in order to personify their unique relationship. This was the case for John Awesome and Nydia Hernandez, who, along with photographer Janet Wheeland, headed into the woods outside of their home of Orange County to take pictures celebrating their engagement and Awesome’s love of his favorite movie, Forrest Gump. What happened next sounds like the description of a horror movie.
As the trio moved deeper into the woods, they happened upon a crew of men in makeup, carrying a candelabra, a sword and clad head to toe in black leather. Were they doomed? Nah, it turns out the scary men holding weapons and a large branched candlestick or holder for several candles or lamps were simply a black metal band called Cold Void, taking photos for their upcoming album.
Naturally, they joined forces to create the best engagement photos in the history of engagement photos.