I was having a conversation recently with someone about photography at funerals.
After my good friend Sarah 'Pash" Howells passing away at a tragically young age last night it got me thinking again about whether photography at funerals is socially acceptable.
What got me thinking about it originally was shortly after my Grans funeral a few years ago. Relatives that I've never seen before or since were all at the funeral yet there are no photos of it. Although it was a sad day, I'd have quite liked some photos of it to help me remember the people there.
Obviously you're not about to line people up and do all the group shots you'd do at a wedding, but I think if it was done in a discrete documentary way then there is indeed a place for photography at funerals.
I'm not pitching for business, and I'm not even sure I'd want to do professional photography at a funeral.
What does everyone else think? I'd be interested to hear some opinions.