Although often difficult to talk about, these sad days are as important as any of those throughout life.
Photographing final farewells is not something new and can be of great benefit to the healing process of the bereaved. It has long been practiced in England and has lately seen a great rise in popularity.
I personally still take great comfort in the photos that I took at my Dad’s funeral when I was only 15. At the time it was a way for me to deal with my grief, doing something practical. My love of photography came from my Dad – and he photographed everything. As a child it seemed to me entirely natural to take photos on this day, as on any other, and it is something my Dad would have liked.
As the years have passed I still look at this album as much as I do the ones of us on happy family holidays when he was alive. It is a wonderful reminder of just how loved he was and how many people came to pay there respects to him on that day. As I was so young at the time this is something that I cherish more, as they are memories that would have long since faded.
After the death of a loved one it is often the funeral which keeps your mind occupied. But once this has passed a feeling of “what do I do now?” can take hold. By recording this day, which is as special as it is sad, the delivery of your photographs presented simply on a disc in a beautiful presentation box, or MemoryBook some weeks later can help with the overwhelming sense of loss. Moments missed or forgotten in the emotion of the day can now be relived and help with the all-important healing process.
A treasured photograph of your loved one can be provided to me if you would like this included in your disc presentation box or MemoryBook, to provide a lasting tribute. This photo will be looked after and returned safely.
I work sensitively throughout the funeral service to create a lasting memory for the bereaved to keep and treasure forever. There is no prompting or intervention from myself and my approach simply means that I tell the real story of your memorial service through my images.
This service is completely discreet and at request no photographs identifying people will be made publicly available in anyway.
My costs start at £200 for two hours coverage, and then £50 for every additional hour. MemoryBooks start from £400.
To check date availability, and for an exact costing, please get in touch and I will contact you to discuss your personal requirements.