Why choose a funeral photographer?
Surprisingly, funeral photography is gaining popularity all around the world. It is by far more popular in Europe than the United States. It's not uncommon to have family members, friends, colleagues and classmates not be able to attend the funeral of a loved one. With this service, the experience can be shared with all.
Isn't it considered disrespectful to have a Funeral Service photographed?
Not at all! The practice of Funeral Photography dates back to the Victorian era when it was considered incredibly respectful to record these important events. People will comment from time to time that a photographer is present, but I specifically explain that my service was requested by the family. All of my images are taken with respect and dignity.
What areas do you currently service?
In 2014, my work was mainly with Jones-Stuart Mortuary, Inc. based out of Texarkana, AR for the Ark-La-Tex area. However, since I relocated back to Colorado, I'm working on building my base here within Denver Metro area and throughout the State of Colorado. Any funerals located outside of Colorado will be based upon availability.
Do you offer any discounts for Military or Law Enforcement Funerals?
As an Air Force Veteran, I would be honored to take pictures for your loved one. Active Military, Veterans, Retirees, Law Enforcement Officers & Retirees, Firefighters and EMTs will receive a 40% discount off packages and 20% off additional services / options.
What products do you offer for funerals?
I offer custom photo albums, canvases and prints.
Couldn't I just get my son/daughter or niece/nephew take pictures with their phones?
Of course you can but it takes away from their chance to fully embrace the service of your loved one, and to celebrate that time with you. You could also ask that no video or photos be taken by anyone attending except for the funeral photographer.
Do you use your flash at the service?
Absolutely not! The etiquette for weddings and funerals are vastly opposites. Wedding Photographers can be more "in your face" while funeral photographers take more from a distance and are subtle. My job is to be as non intrusive as possible and blend in as much as I can. I use zoom lenses to gain close-ups without becoming so close it's distracting.
Do you offer family portraits before or after the service?
Yes! I always follow-up with my family contact and he or she will let me know if the family will want to take a family portrait at the burial. All family portraits are taken outside at the burial grounds or church and can be broken up per family. I always recommend and encourage taking one large family photo together.
Family portraits can be ordered by canvas or print. Sizes up to 40x60 (may slightly vary depending upon layout).
All Canvas Purchases include the following: