January 13 2022 0Comment

Should You Take Pictures at a Service?

Going to the service of a loved one is something that is recommended because it can be a way of coming to terms with the death and starting to heal. A concern that some people have when attending a service is whether or not taking pictures is allowed. Now that most people have a phone with a camera, this needs a bit of clarification. Here are some things that providers of cremation services in Turley, OK want you to know.


At the service itself, it is not generally appropriate to take pictures. Keep in mind that people will be crying and mourning and will not want their photos taken, so do not do so. You want to focus on the service itself and not on taking pictures of it. If you would like to take pictures of something like a funeral wreath or an ornament in the location where the services is taking place, then you want to reach out to the family of the deceased and ask if they are all right with that. If they are not, then you have to respect their wishes. Never take photos of the casket, let alone of the deceased if it is an open casket service.


You can usually take pictures at the reception and outside of the location of the service. You still want to ask permission from the family of the deceased and if you want to photograph anyone, you want to ask for their permission, as well. It is also important to remember that you want to do this quickly and not to bother anyone or get in the way of conversations or anything else.


If you were allowed to take pictures of the service, this does not mean that you can post them online. People tend to do this almost automatically, but it is not always appropriate. You definitely want to wait a few days if you do want to post the pictures, and you want to ask the family if they are fie with that. If they are, post one or two, not a huge amount. The best thing that you can do if you want to share the pictures with someone else is to send them to the person directly in a private manner.


These are all important things you want to remember when getting ready to attend the service of a loved one and you are not sure whether pictures are appropriate. You want to always be considerate and realize that people who are grieving will probably not want pictures taken. If you have questions about other aspects of attending the service, you can reach out to a provider of cremation services in Turley, OK like us at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory. Our team has years of experience and we can ensure that you can get the guidance that you need. You can stop by our location or you can give us a call right now to speak with one of our experts.