Why is it that people are happy to capture births, birthdays, celebrations, graduations, weddings and everything in between, and forget about the end of a life?
People from all generations have become fascinated by the inward gazing obsession of selfies….Taking photos for the sake of just being in them, and not being part of the scenery or history around them.
The great celebrations in our lives are usually very emotional times. Who remembers all that happened when they gave birth, or even married?
We need photos later in life to help us remember. Dying is an inescapable part of all our lives, and is these days described as a celebration of someones life….so why is it not chronicled by photographs? It’s not just about the person who has gone, but also about those left behind. When the face or the day fades in our minds over time, the photos remain.
On the day of mums funeral when we were blinded by grief, you were our eyes.
There will always be people who for whatever reason will shy away from having a photographer at a funeral, but I know that when the time comes to organise dads funeral, you will be on my list of important calls to make.