How the funeral photographer works
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How I work with families

John Slaytor, The Funeral Photographer, works with you so that the day will be recorded as you wish.

My funeral photography is important and my funeral books are a practical form of grief therapy.

My work allows families to reflect on their relationship with the deceased and just as importantly, allows them to honour the deceased.

Before The Funeral

A key family member, or the funeral home, contacts me.

I find out what the family requires ( funeral service, viewing, the committal, the wake).

I then suggest a suitable funeral photography package.

The family representative then completes the Order form.

I don’t require payment in advance as I feel families have enough on their minds.

 

During the Funeral

I meet the family representative briefly prior to the funeral service and confirm what will be photographed.

I then photograph the funeral discretely and unobtrusively.

If I am photographing in a church, I ask for the priest’s approval and confirm I won’t use flash photography or move around.

If I feel it is appropriate, at the wake I suggest the family might like some organised group photos.

After The Funeral

Within two business days of the funeral, in a private area on my website,  selected photos (usually around 200 to 300) are published. This allows the family to share the funeral with family and friends and also those who were unable to attend the funeral in person (e.g. family overseas).

I then design the Keepsake Book. Often the family provide tributes and eulogies for inclusion in the keepsake book. Often the family comes to my garden studio to select photos and discuss what they would like on their book.

When your Keepsake Book design is finalised, payment is requested. The book(s) will generally be available within two weeks following payment.

keepsake book

One of my Keepsake Books

Funeral Photography Packages

Traditional package

Attendance at the funeral service for up to 1.5 hours and at the gathering held afterwards for up to 2.5 hours.

Within two days, selected images from the funeral will be available in a private viewing area on my website to enable people unable to attend the funeral to see it for themselves.

A 40 sided 21cm x 21cm hardback keepsake book containing photos from the day will be sent to you within five weeks of the design approved by you. A keepsake book is perfect for family/friends unable to attend the funeral, as well as cementing the memories of those who were present.

A USB containing images from the day is available for an additional $160 and additional keepsake book pages are $30 (two sides) each.

A premium keepsake book upgrade is also available. It features a genuine leather cover and pages are composed of 10-colour inkjet Cotton Rag prints bound as seamless double page spreads.

If you have any questions, please contact me on 0420 342 007.

Deluxe package

Attendance at the funeral service for up to 1.5 hours and at the gathering held afterwards for up to 4 hours.

Within two days, selected images from the funeral will be available in a private viewing area on my website to enable family/friends unable to attend the funeral to see it for themselves.

A 60 sided 21cm x 21cm hardback keepsake book containing photos from the day and a photographic record of the deceased’s life will be sent to you within five weeks of the design approved by you. A keepsake book is perfect for family/friends unable to attend the funeral and it also cements the memories of those who were present.

A USB containing images from the day is available for an additional $180 and additional funeral photo book pages are $30 (two sides) each.

A premium keepsake book upgrade is also available. It features a genuine leather cover and pages are composed of 10-colour inkjet Cotton Rag prints bound as seamless double page spreads.

If you have any questions, please contact me on 0420 342 007.

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