Why photography?

Let me first say that memorial and funeral photography is not for everyone. There are plenty of people who prefer the sober dignity of a traditional church funeral, or indeed a secular service that is solemn rather than celebratory. However, despite being the great leveller, death is increasingly seen as an occasion to express one's individuality.

 

The British funeral has been transformed in the last 40 years. Increasingly, the ceremony pays tribute to the deceased's life instead of mourning their death. Instead of looking ahead to the afterlife, British funerals increasingly rejoice in memories of the deceased's triumphs, relationships and their favourite songs.

 

A recent survey showed that the majority of British people wanted their funeral to be a celebration of their life incorporating favourite hobbies, colours, or music. Crematoriums - where nearly three-quarters of British funerals now end - are virtually always equipped with audio visual systems that allow still images and video clips to be played.

About us

With over 30 years professional photography experience we provide a discreet and respectful service which is tailor-made to suit your preferences and needs. We cover Church, Crematorium and Humanist services throughout Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and London. Travel within 25 miles of SG14 is free. Venues further afield may incur a small mileage charge.

 

Our photography will document the day and ensure that you have a beautiful record which you can cherish forever. We offer to capture any or all aspects of the day, including:

 

  • home,

  • flowers and cards,

  • the venue,

  • the hearse/carriage,

  • the guests,

  • the service,

  • readings/Eulogy,

  • the burial,

  • family portraits,

  • refreshments/wake.

 

Our documentary style is unobtrusive; we photograph from a respectful distance – and we never use flash - enabling us to capture all the emotion; both sorrow and joy.

Once edited your images are displayed in a password protected online gallery. All our packages also include a USB of your edited images. The USB comes with full copyright so you can use the images as you wish and keep them forever. We do not use any client images for advertising on our website or social media.

USB Package £200

 

  • 2 hours of photographic coverage.

 

You choose where and when we start and which aspects of the day you’d like covered. Two hours coverage can typically include; guests and family arriving, tributes; flowers and cards, the venue, arrival of the hearse, the service/ceremony including readings.

 

  • All images edited within 7 days

  • An online, password protected gallery of edited images.

  • A USB of all gallery images – a set in colour and a set in black and white

  • All images are unwatermarked and come with full copyright.

Album and USB Package £300

 

  • 2 hours of photographic coverage.

 

You choose where and when we start and which aspects of the day you’d like covered. Two hours coverage can typically include; guests and family arriving, tributes; flowers and cards, the venue, arrival of the hearse, the service/ceremony including readings.

 

  • All images edited within 7 days

  • An online, password protected gallery of edited images.

  • A USB of all gallery images – a set in colour and a set in black and white

  • All images are un-watermarked and come with full copyright.

  • An A4 hardback storybook album (up to 100 photos)

 

Your choice of (up to 100) photos for inside the album, you choose the cover photo and what text you’d like for the book spine. You have full design approval. Each storybook album comes in a presentation box for easy storage.

Video, Album and USB Package £400

  •  2 hours of photographic coverage.

 

You choose where and when we start and which aspects of the day you’d like covered. Two hours coverage can typically include; guests and family arriving, tributes; flowers and cards, the venue, arrival of the hearse, the service/ceremony including readings. The whole ceremony is filmed with a static camera on a tripod (we don’t use additional lighting or microphones) and is delivered to you on the USB alongside your images.

 

  • All images and video edited within 7 days.

  • An online, password protected gallery of edited images and video.

  • A USB of all gallery images – a set in colour and a set in black and white.

  • A video of the ceremony including all readings/music and eulogy.

  • All images are unwatermarked and come with full copyright.

  • An A4 hardback storybook album (up to 100 photos).

 

Your choice of (up to 100) photos for inside the album, you choose the cover photo and what text you’d like for the book spine. You have full design approval. Each storybook album comes in a presentation box for easy storage.

Optional Package Extras

 

  • Extra hour of photography £75

  • Extra storybook album £200

  • Mini-album £75

  • Extra video £25

  • Extra USB £25

  • Prints (from) £7

Contact us

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