Attending the service of a loved one is something that can offer the closure you need and that can even provide catharsis to start the process of healing from the death. One of the concerns that people have these days about attending a service is whether or not they can take photos of the service. To help you with this, there are some things that providers of cremation services in Beaver, PA want you to know.
As a rule, photos at the actual service are not appropriate. People will be grieving and even crying and will not want their photographs taken at that time. If there is something specific that you want to take a picture of, like a flower arrangement, then you want to ask the family of the deceased if they are all right with that. It is crucial that you never take a picture of the casket and definitely not of the deceased at a viewing. You want to be as respectful as possible and be sure that you ask permission before photographing anything at the location.
You can generally take pictures at the reception or even outside of the location where the service will take place. If there are people in the pictures, you do want to ask for permission to do so. At the reception, it is a good idea to still ask the family of the deceased if they are fine with your taking some photographs as a memento. If they do not agree, respect their wishes.
Even if the family has given you permission to take the photos, this does not mean that they have given you permission to post them online. This is an instinct that people have, wanting to share the photos with other loved ones, but you want to ask for permission for this, as well. For the most part, you may not want to share too many of these photos online.
Choose one or two, or send the images directly to the people with whom you want to share them. It is always important that you think about the family of the deceased and what their wishes are. If they are very private, then you do not want to share anything with other people.
When getting ready to attend the service of a loved one, you want to be sure that you know what the rules about photos are. It is crucial that you be respectful to the family of the deceased and that, if you do take any photos, you do so without bothering anyone else.
If you want to know more about etiquette tips during services, you can reach out to a Beaver, PA cremation service provider like us at Gabauer Funeral Homes. We are here to guide you through all of the funerary services that you need to plan or attend after death. You can stop by one of our locations or you can give us a call right now.