Funeral Photography and Videography

October 29, 2018



One expects to see a professional photographer or videographer at a Wedding, Gala, or Quinceañera, but what about a funeral?  While not as common, many families are discovering that having a professional photographer or videographer at their service or celebration of life is absolutely worth it.  From personal experience I know that one of the greatest gifts my aunt gave me was bringing a professional photographer to my grandmother’s service.  My baby was only a few weeks old and had yet to be photographed, plus, this was probably going to be the last time my extended family was going to be in one place.  We were able to take photographs of generations, siblings, cousins, and friends and capture a moment in time that would have otherwise passed us by.  The photographer was able to catch some incredibly moving moments that were not posed, and in my eyes, priceless.

Our clients also find video tributes, live service feeds, and a funeral video priceless as it helps to connect families separated by distance and gives the opportunity to share a life changing event with the younger generation when they grow up.

At the same time, it is important for a photographer or videographer to recognize boundaries, especially if photographing or taping the actual service. Families will need to establish ground rules in advance.  For example, no flash, remain unobtrusive, be sensitive and use good judgement.

If you are interested in a professional photographer for your service, Jenna Petty has experience working with Putnam families and comes highly recommended.  She is an experienced event photographer who is very sensitive to the needs of her clients and families and able to capture those priceless moments.  She can be reached via her website www.jennapetty.com or email at [email protected]

Putnam also recommends Matt Turner Video Services for your videography needs.  He can be reached via his website at mattturnervideo.com or via email at [email protected]

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