Most funerals held in Australia will display a photo or several photos of the person who has died. We offer some advice on how to choose portrait photos and other photos during a funeral service. This article is provided by Sydney Coffins. Sydney Coffins is a memorial product and funeral provider in Australia, specialising in unique and personalised coffins, caskets and funerals.
The display of a single portrait or several photographs of the deceased is a good way to remember and celebrate the life of a person.
Music played at a funeral varies depending on the age, gender, culture, and situation for the deceased. For example. Songs for a young person, songs for a stillbirth miscarriage, the death of a spouse, religious funerals, death of a parent. It is important to select music which suits these factors.
Why are photographs or portraits used in a funeral?
Photographs are displayed during a funeral as a way to remember the life of the person. They trigger happier memories and assist people reflecting and remembering them. People remember better when there is a visual stimulation on display. For closed casket and coffin funerals, a picture of a person greatly assist us in reflecting and celebrating their life
What photographs should l display for a funeral?
Choosing a photograph can be a challenging task. We recommend you select a photo where the deceased person is doing something he or she enjoyed which can be seen as a celebration of their life. Or use a photo which you know the deceased person liked.
Photos where the person has made an effort for a photograph and you know they were pleased with the result is also a good option. A funeral is a memorial and celebration of the life of a person so it is best to choose a photograph which presents them in the best light out of respect and honor.
How many photographs should l display for a funeral?
The number of photographs displayed at a funeral is entirely dependant on the wishes of the person who has died or the close family and friends. Some people only present one portrait photo which is placed on top of the coffin or casket or on a stand beside the coffin or casket. Other people use a photo collage and there is also the option of places many photos in a coffin.
The answer is subjective to your likes and how you want the funeral to be.
Should l create a video for the funeral?
Videos can be a great way to celebrate and reflect on the person who has died. It is a great way to display a slideshow of photos for people to see. Images trigger peoples memory and it is a great way to celebrate and
appreciate a person’s life.
Do l need to select a picture frame for the portrait photo?
It all depends on the funeral home you have chosen. A funeral home will provide you with one or you will need to purchase or use one which you own.