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?
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
No!!!! You do not take pictures at wakes or funerals!!
I was recently tagged in a photo on Facebook where my eyes are puffy, my face all blotchy in one of these. Untag!
Wow. Look at the gender gap.
Oh wow, huge gap!
Not at the service, but maybe at gathering later
After the formal events.
My family makes funerals a celebration of a persons life not a somber event. So we take pictures.
Sounds like you have a great family!
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.
but not any of the service, or at the visitation earlier.
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?
It's a little bit tacky, but I'd still do it.
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.
That makes sense in a case like that. Sorry about your Grandpa.
Thanks. It was a long time ago, but I do still miss him. He was an awesome father and grandfather.