Baby Oliver - Skipton Funeral Photographer, Yorkshire - Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland

Thank you to the family for allowing me to share these images, It was an absolute privilege to travel up to Skipton to photograph Baby Oliver’s ceremony at Tarn Moor Memorial Woodlands. This was an incredible family who showed immense strength and love throughout the day. There was colouring, painting, stories, play mats and reflection as everyone gathered to remember Oliver. Mum & dad beautifully shared their thoughts and memories of Oliver and Funeral Celebrant Rich read section from the “Memory Tree”. Afterwards we all walked across to Tarn Moor Memorial Woodlands where some final words and readings were shared as his ashes were buried and a tree planted to mark the area.

It was also nice to work with David from Full Circle Funerals Directors

Olivers Mum - “Shaun was incredibly sensitive and understanding”

Shaun was incredibly sensitive and understanding and captured all that we could have hoped for on the day, helping us create further memories of our little boy

We were so unsure whether to have a photographer at our baby son’s memorial, whether it would feel right or make people feel uncomfortable. However, Shaun was incredibly sensitive and understanding and captured all that we could have hoped for on the day, helping us create further memories of our little boy. Tangible memories have become so important to us and we wanted to document the day, including the love, laughter and tears; especially for Oliver’s big brother, so that he’d have something to look through in the future to help him understand more.

Seeing an example of photos from another family at their child’s funeral, helped reassure us that the photos would be sensitively captured and encouraged us to book Shaun. If the photos from Oliver’s memorial can offer some reassurance to any other families facing the ultimate worst, then that is a good thing.

Our photos were absolutely beautiful, very emotional and we’re so glad to have them. . Thank you