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EstroJen October 20th, 2013 7:48pm

At a memorial service or wake, someone breaks out their camera. Is it a good opportunity for a group photo since everyone's together or inappropriate?

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/21/13 6:19 pm

To each their own. When my grandma does my mom made my family take pictures together. We were all mad in the pictures. Now looking at those pictures years later makes me smile

deathvalley Chicago native
10/20/13 5:43 pm

No!!!! You do not take pictures at wakes or funerals!!
So weird!!!!!!!!!

EstroJen Washington
10/20/13 7:40 pm

I was recently tagged in a photo on Facebook where my eyes are puffy, my face all blotchy in one of these. Untag!

10/20/13 4:13 pm

Not at the service, but maybe at gathering later

10/20/13 2:08 pm

My family makes funerals a celebration of a persons life not a somber event. So we take pictures.

EstroJen Washington
10/20/13 8:12 pm

Sounds like you have a great family!

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 1:53 pm

Kinda tacky in general, but I'd follow the cues of the family. At our most recent family funeral, we took some photos of ourselves going into the church - picking blond dog hairs off a black dress; carrying in the deceased's memorabilia.

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 1:54 pm

but not any of the service, or at the visitation earlier.

EstroJen Washington
10/20/13 8:15 pm

These comments are swaying my opinion a little bit. Maybe it's I've found it tacky because of the stiffness in my family. I mean, do I smile or look somber?

violence Pretty hate machine
10/20/13 1:02 pm

It's a little bit tacky, but I'd still do it.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/20/13 12:55 pm

Depends a lot on the recently deceased IMO. There were lots of ridiculous hokey photos taken at my grandpa's funeral because he was a hokey kind of guy to whom family was everything. It was very fitting for his funeral. But not necessarily anyone's.

EstroJen Washington
10/20/13 7:43 pm

That makes sense in a case like that. Sorry about your Grandpa.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/20/13 7:55 pm

Thanks. It was a long time ago, but I do still miss him. He was an awesome father and grandfather.