Funeral Photography


A funeral can mean so many things; it is saying farewell to a mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, wife, husband, partner, friend or work colleague.

A time for everyone to unite and a time to remember.

A funeral is a unique gathering of people who are there not just to mourn the persons passing but also to celebrate their life.

Phil provides this very special bespoke print only service for clients who have experienced a bereavement and

wish to record the funeral day in visual images.

Phil will take all photographs in a reportage style with respect and sensitivity.

This is an event that touches everyones lives, so please consider this thought;

It might be better to have photographs that you put away and not look at

than to want photographs that were never taken.

The following can be included;

Restoration of a favourite photograph of the deceased for the order of service booklet.

Photographs of the deceased, if requested.

Photographs of the hearse or carriage.

Photographs of the floral tributes.

The memorial stone.

The wake.

Special aspects from that persons life,

such as their possessions, their home and garden, these can also be recorded.**

Photographic prints of your loved ones grave or memorial can be a comfort for those older relatives or friends

who are unable to attend the service.

You may be surprised to learn that there is no charge for Phils attendance at the funeral

if the service is within the London Borough of Newham*

Clients only pay for:

Prints (a minimum order of 10 prints)

(8 by 6 inches or 10 by 8 inches - see Prices page for more details)

Any editing / retouching / restoration work**

Travel costs


(UK recorded delivery)

Phil politely requests a minimum of two weeks (14 days) prior notice so you can be accommodated.


SANDS Charity

Phil is honoured to be the preferred photographer for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS) for East and North London.


Phil was one of the first in the UK to offer this specialism, photographing his first funeral in 2003 and now has a deep wealth of experience.

East London Gravestone and Headstone Photography**

For those people who are unable to travel or live too far away, Phil is able to search for family memorials within East London and provide photographs of them.

A memorial can also be extremely useful in unlocking your family history.

Please note

*Outside the London Borough of Newham, a minimum order of 15 prints is required + travel expenses + accommodation + postage.

**Phil would charge for his time at his standard hourly rate + prints + travel expenses + postage costs.

Client viewing galleries will only be active for a period of 8 weeks (56 days) from the date of client notification.

This is a print only service.

As is standard practice, a professional photographer will only provide what they consider to be their best images from any given assignment

Copyright 2009 Text and photographs Phil Russell, all rights reserved

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