Photography at a Funeral
The loss of a loved one is a hard and emotional time. Often the shock of the moment can leave the day as a blur in your memory as you try to take care of the necessary responsibilities of the funeral and estate and the emotional loss of one close to you. It is often overlooked and not talked about, but is it acceptable to have this life event documented? Yes, absolutely! Photography at a funeral gives you a way to remember how much this person was loved by all who know them. It gives you a way to see all that you missed during the day, an opportunity to see the impact that your loved one had on so many people, and a way to look back on that memorable day.
We often only think about documenting with photos the happy times: the births, the weddings, the birthdays, graduations and anniversaries…but some of the sad times are some of the most meaningful, and powerful memories get overlooked, but are no less important.
All my funeral photography sessions come with prints or memory book of the day. This is a great way to remember how much your loved one impacted the lives of those who knew them. The album can also include other memorable items such as old pictures, favorite poems or hymns, and the final eulogy or obituary.
Throughout the day, I strive to be as unobtrusive and unnoticed as possible to let you, your family, and guests celebrate the life and mourn the loss of the one you loved. But at the same time, I will try to get the pictures you want—any special guests, and families or family groups that are important to you to have pictures of. We will schedule a time before the day, either in person or on the phone, to talk about what pictures are important to you and what pictures you feel are appropriate for the situation.
Cherish Each Moment
Remember your loved one with photos of the day. Check out our funeral photography packages to find the one that fits your needs and budget.