Mum Criticised For Zombie-Themed Halloween Photoshoot Of Her Toddler
A mum who featured her little boy in a ghoulish photoshoot has come in for criticism after sharing her photos online.
Photographer Bobbi Rylant enjoys thinking up elaborate and creative shoots, and says Halloween is the perfect opportunity for her to take some creepy snaps.
Bobbi, 27, decided to transform her adorable one-year-old son Kamden into a zombie, complete with fake blood and a brain for the little fella to chomp on.
The mum-of-three, from Yukon, Oklahoma, used cherry Kool-Aid, strawberry and chocolate syrup, as well as a plastic brain to create the Walking Dead inspired shots and, fair play, they look bloody amazing.
Bobbi, who is married to Greg, 29, said: "I've been doing photography for about two years, and the kids and I think dressing up for Halloween is really fun.
"My youngest Kamden is dressed as a zombie. My husband and I are big Walking Dead fans, so that is where the inspiration came from.
"For the bloody bath I used cherry Kool-Aid with warm water, and also a mixture of strawberry and chocolate syrup. The fake gashes are temporary tattoos that come off with water.
"He was sceptical at first to sit in the bath but I always let him splash in the water, play with props, taste the syrup and let him warm up to the set beforehand.
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"The whole thing only lasts about ten minutes at the max, and he absolutely loves it."
"I did receive some hate messages, which have included 'you shouldn't feed your child sugar/syrup' and 'what if he would have been allergic to the red dye, he could've had a reaction'.
"Someone else said, 'Someone needs to call Child Services! You should have your children taken away from you!'"
Although she had to deal with the odd nasty comment, Bobbi insists that people loved the gory shots for the most part.
She added: "I never let it get to me. They have every right to have their own opinion of it. Not everyone likes to see that type of thing and that's fine.
"This is not an everyday type of thing; we only do this for Halloween. My children are so very loved and well taken care of."
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