MEMORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

I'm a medium and a professional photographer.

Memorial photography is a new idea for most people. It seems like a breach of etiquette to take pictures during such a difficult time and most are shocked at the mention of it. People like to have photos of the important moments in their lives – so why not the final celebration of a loved one.

Have a record of some of the most memorable moments, of those that were present, and the reunions of long-time friends. People let their love shine at moments like these - and my goal is to capture that. The moments of quiet reflection and the feel good smiles amid the tears. Photos will remind you of the many people that your loved one knew and their relationships.

Those that can't be there can feel as if they were still a part of it. 

 

Photos can be important for the grieving process and they can help with closure for those who can’t be there. Being able to see the ceremony and the emotions can make them feel part of the ritual of saying good bye.

 

I can meet with you funeral director and spiritual advisor if requested. Photos can be colour and/or black and white. 

It's not about death, it's about celebrating a life. 

Most have not thought about having such an important moment documented. Being a spiritual medium helps me to "read the room" and do the best job I can do in capturing appropriate images. It's an honour for me to take part in the healing, to help in a tragic situation and to be a part of the smiles when they come back.

FAQ

What is the process?


Contact me with the details of the service or memorial and what you're interested in. I will see if it fits in my schedule and provide you with a written quote. I can meet with you, your spirtiual advisor and/or funeral director before the event to ensure I know what's going on.




How will you photograph such a delicate situation?


I am not there to interfere or to make anyone uncomfortable. My goal is to be as invisible as I need to be allowing loved ones the privacy to feel their emotions without fear of “the ugly cry” being caught on film. I will shoot in the documentary style allowing for real moments to be captured. I will also take photos showing the atmosphere of the event including the venue and flowers. I can photograph as an involved participant or be as an invisible as needed. I promise to conduct myself in a dignified and professional manner. I like to combine my medium abililites, my intuition and awareness and of course, my technical ability with my camera and available light. There will be no flash, and no loud camera noises.




What about posed or group photos?


The choice is up to you. I realize it can be rare to have all the family, extended family and old friends in the same place at the same time. If you would like posed photos, that’s okay. If you don’t, that’s okay too. If we plan on no posed photos, but the atmosphere or the guests deem it appropriate, I can quickly change gears and take some group and posed photos.




What happens afterwards?


If you just wanted the basic photography service, post processing (color correcting, sharpening) usually takes about 2 weeks. I will copy the images onto a flash drive for you and post an on-line gallery for you to share. If you feel you are unable to view/share the photos for a while, I can archive the images for you and give them to you when ever you are ready. I totally understand.





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MY HISTORY

I have been a professional photographer for over 15 years. Photographing everything from product, lifestyle, sports and events - in the studio and outside.

 

My natural style has always been documentary style. I'm there, present and ready to photograph as it unfolds. I move around unnoticed - capturing beautiful raw moments

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North Vancouver, BC

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