This week I got to photograph one of the most wonderful and beautiful families I know. Sadly, the reason for the photos and the family reunion itself was the sudden passing of the family’s beloved mother/grandmother. She will be deeply missed by her husband, three children, and twelve grandchildren.
I had never thought about photographing a funeral before my friend, Robin, expressed that the family wanted pictures of the memorial service. In the end, though the services were heartbreaking and brought many tears . . . and more when I was going through the photos and editing them . . . I felt a deep sense of satisfaction with these images, and gratitude that I was able to do this.
I hope that these images will provide a little bit of comfort and closure at times when actual memories seem just a blur, and the memorials seem to have been too short, to have sped by too fast, and to have been inadequate to the importance of the loved one’s life and the depth of the sorrow in her absence.