Should you hire a photographer for a funeral service?

Professional Photographer For a Funeral Service? Is It Appropriate?

Using Professional Photographers

Hiring a professional photographer for a funeral service isn’t something most people think about after a loved one dies. Of course, they want the funeral to be respectful and they want to honor their lost friend of family member, so hiring a photographer might feel like inappropriate. But, in fact, funeral photography dates back centuries, and it’s something many families still choose today.

5 Reasons to Hire a Photographer For a Funeral Service

It might be difficult to imagine hiring a professional photographer for a loved one’s funeral service, but there are several reasons it’s a thoughtful—and beneficial–idea.

A Proper Record of a Proper Sendoff

A lot of thought is put into a funeral service, from the flowers sent to the people chosen to speak. A professional photographer will capture all of these things in a respectful manner and give you a keepsake to keep for your family and future generations.

Families Reunite

At the funeral and the wake afterwards, families may be seeing each other for the first time in years. Having a professional photographer there to take pictures of the reunion will make your family and friends happier about this sad event in the coming years.

Remembering All in Attendance

Since it’s such an emotional day, many people don’t remember who came to the funeral or they’re just so overwhelmed, they don’t have the ability to see everyone that came to pay their respects. Photographs will help document all that were present and ready to share in that emotional day.

Capturing the Emotions of the Day

We’ve heard the axiom, “Time heals all wounds,” and we understand how certain emotions can be dulled over several years. While we’ll never stop grieving the loss of our loved ones, it will make our hearts feel lighter to look back and see how our loved one affected so many others. Looking back to see everyone else’s emotions will help us understand just how that person impacted more people than just ourselves.

Getting a Second Chance to See Things

Since the photographer will be roaming around during the funeral service (and after if you chose), they’ll often take photographs of people and things that are happening that we might not normally see because we’re sitting up near the casket and enveloped in grief. Taking the pictures out and looking through them later on gives us a second set of eyes to notice the emotion happening behind us.

If you have decided to hire a professional photographer for a funeral for a loved one, the people at The Gardens of Boca Raton Cemetery & Funeral Services or the Boca Raton Funeral Home have worked with several photographers in the past. They’ll be happy to help you choose the right one for your loved one’s service. Call them at (561) 989-9190, or visit them at their offices in Boca Raton, Florida.