The floating dead: N.L. inspired 'zombie faeries' photoshoot arrives in time for Halloween

A Newfoundlander living in Quebec took a part of home as inspiration for her new Halloween-themed photoshoot.

Newfoundland folklore inspired Karen Smith to conduct shoot

Karen Smith says she was inspired to do the shoot by stories she heard growing up in Conception Bay South. (Karen Smith Photography)

A Newfoundlander living in Quebec took a part of home as inspiration for her new Halloween-themed photo shoot.

Karen Smith, who now lives in Bedford, Que., decided to conduct a shoot inspired by the fairies of Newfoundland folklore.

Smith said she got the idea from stories passed down by family members throughout her childhood in Conception Bay South.

Over the past little while, she's been collecting props to use and scouting out a location for the shoot.

She found it, appropriately enough, in an area of Bedford called Mystic.

"It's a beautiful wooded area," she said.

"We were walking ... and I said 'Oh my goodness, this is going to be the place for my zombie faeries.'"

Karen Smith says she found the location for the photo shoot while out on a stroll with a friend. (Karen Smith Photography)

Taking the fairies of Newfoundland folklore and adding a zombie spin gave the photoshoot an appropriately modern twist, too.

Smith said she found two models to be her faeries and they quickly agreed to the shoot.

"They were very naughty faeries, generally. They weren't the Tinkerbell sort," said Smith.

In the weeks since the photos were shared online, Smith said the response has been great.

"They're saying it's my best series yet."

You can view more photos from the zombie faeries shoot on Facebook

With files from Weekend AM