Grenoside Crematorium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire - Feb 2019

Grenoside Crematorium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire - Feb 2019

Today I was at Grenoside Crematorium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in what felt like a warm spring day. This was my first visit here, so a new Crematorium for me. After a quick chat with the friendly team I was ready and set up for Ethan’s Funeral. There was a festival theme the the ceremony with everyone wearing bright colourful clothing and viking helmets to celebrate his life. There was music, dancing and some amazing tributes to this young mans life. An absolute privilege to be there as a Funeral Videographer to capture this event. Thank you to the whole family for having me.

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Memorial Slideshow - Mark -February 2019

Memorial Slideshow - Mark -February 2019

It was an absolute privilege to create this Slideshow for Mark who is terminally ill and wanted to leave a thank you message to all those special people in his life.

One of the amazing things about my work is that I get a glimpse into peoples lives in a way that I wouldn't have normally. This always reminds me to make the most of every moment with those around me.

So here’s to Mark, a brave man with a terminal illness who wanted to say a special thank you to all those amazing people in his life. Thank you for reminding me of how important those people that make up our experiences and memories really are. Something we so often take for granted.

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Clacton Cemetery & Christ Church United Reformed Church, Essex - February 2019

Clacton Cemetery & Christ Church United Reformed Church, Essex - February 2019

It was a long journey to this beautiful part of the country for a Funeral in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. The family had asked us to cover both video and Photography for the whole day. This included the Hearse arriving at the Family Home, the Church service, the burial at Clacton Cemetery and the Wake. It was a really busy day for me and my team (Roshni & Dave) with all the different locations and often very little time to pull our equipment down and set up again, whilst making sure we captured everything on behalf of the family. Luckily the weather was on our side with nice blue sky’s which was especially good when we were outside for the Burial at Clacton Cemetery. So here are a few photos of the day, with the aim of giving you an idea for what we do. A huge thank you to the family for inviting us and making us feel so welcome on the day.

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Bentley Crematorium & Cemetery Funeral Filming, Essex - January 2019

Bentley Crematorium & Cemetery Funeral Filming, Essex - January 2019

I was asked to film this funeral which was held at Bentley Crematorium & Cemetery in Essex, on behalf of the family in Nigeria who were unable to attend due to the distances involved. Bentley Crematorium & Cemetery hosts a multi-faith Chapel which opened about 6 years ago. The funeral directors in charge on the day were Secure Haven Independent Funeral Directors and the minister who took Mr Akingbehin Fashanu’s service was Rev Dan Pierce who was brilliant.

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North Hertfordshire Memorial Park & Crematorium - Jamaican Funeral & Burial - February 2019

North Hertfordshire Memorial Park & Crematorium - Jamaican Funeral & Burial - February 2019

To Shaun,

A million thank you’s to this amazing man! To us this is such a natural thing to do. It is the last time we will see his body and we will always want to remember him 💙 This lovely man shaun made that possible for us to have many more times to remember him. I highly highly recommend him, he was very kind, sympathetic, discreet and respectful.

Thank you shaun from the bottom of our hearts ♥️ Jai & Family

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New Southgate Cemetery & Crematorium, London - January 2019

New Southgate Cemetery & Crematorium, London - January 2019

Another lovely family that I had the privilege of filming for. i was back in London, this time at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Wood Green. It wasn’t long before the horse drawn carriage arrived with family and friends and the service got underway as the saxophonist played during his entrance.

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Gilroes Cemetery - Leicestershire Funeral Photographer - December 2018

Gilroes Cemetery -  Leicestershire Funeral Photographer - December 2018

I started the day at the family home in Leicestershire where a Horse Drawn Carriage (Buckminster Funerals) arrived with the coffin draped in a beautiful shroud which was also a family heirloom. Then it was off to the Church of Our lady of Good Counsel, Leicestershire for Chris’ Memorial Service where a Scottish Bagpiper (Piper Paddy Mc Gowan ) led him into the church. The priest (Father. Abbem Emmanuel) was so lovely, he did a wonderful thanksgiving service allowing the whole family to reflect on his life. After the ceremony finished we went to Gilroes Cemetery and Crematorium where the final blessing and burial took place. It was a bitterly cold day, but the sun came out as everyone said their final farewells.

Thank you so much to Priscilla for booking us to film and photograph Chris’ day. You put together such a beautiful day and showed real strength. Thank you for all the chats we’ve had on the phone and for being so kind and welcoming to me. It was an absolute privilege capturing these moments for you.

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Woodcock Hill Cemetery, Watford, Hertfordshire - Photography - December 2018

Woodcock Hill Cemetery, Watford, Hertfordshire - Photography - December 2018

A few weeks ago I travelled to All Saints Church in Watford to photograph the funeral of Mr Olugbenga Olusegun Adebiyi. Thank you to Lis for finding me and allowing me the privilege of capturing this beautiful family as they said their goodbyes. After the church service it was off to Woodcock Hill Cemetery in Rickmansworth for the final blessings and Graveside Burial.

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Thorncliffe Cemetery and Crematorium - Hindu Funeral Photographer - December 2018

Thorncliffe Cemetery and Crematorium - Hindu Funeral Photographer - December 2018

This particular funeral was a Hindu Funeral, which was very beautiful and it took place at Thorncliffe Cemetery and Crematorium in Barrow-in-Furness. Cumbria. The day started at the Co-op Barrow Funeral Care to film the family arriving and the horse and Carriage as it left. Then it was on to Thorncliffe Crematorium for the ceremony. As is custom, this was an open coffin funeral with a lovely Hindu ceremony involving lots of flowers, butter and other traditions. The care and preparation was incredible, truly beautiful to watch and record on behalf of the family and was probably one of the most intricate ceremonies I have had the privilege to attend. This was followed by the wake which took place at the Chetwynde Hotel

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