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.
Caring, Compassionate and Kind
How I work with families
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 Funeral Book. Often the family provide tributes and eulogies for inclusion in the book. Often the family comes to my garden studio to select photos and discuss what they would like on their book.
When the Funeral Book design is finalised, payment is requested. The book(s) will generally be available within two weeks following payment.