Celebration of Life Services
Funerals are now celebrations of life
With the passing of a loved one, we celebrate their lives, a life well-lived. We gather, we tell stories and relive their lives, and in doing so, we relive our own lives. To videotape this celebration of life has become more and more common. Here at Roy Dressel Photography, we have experience in helping families during this often stressful time.
A video of the celebration allows you to relive the stories told
Videotaping the service at the funeral home and graveside service, or the rosary and funeral mass will enable you to relive those moments that go by all to quickly. It’s especially meaningful when someone can not make it to the funeral. Having the celebration videotaped professionally can make it truly memorable and, more importantly, watchable. The footage is edited with good sound and delivered on a USB stick or BluRay disk. Read our blog post for more detail about videoing a celebration of life service.
Have a slide show of your loved one’s life
Taking the images of a lifetime and putting them to music as a slideshow will bring back memories even better than words. All the guests can watch the slide show, bringing back memories of the life of their loved one throughout the years. Them as little kids and as high school graduates. See them at their weddings, on their vacations, and at the kid’s birthday parties. All the memories come flooding back with the photos. The slide show can be put on a USB stick or DVD to play at a reception.
A celebration of Life Video
Prices for Celebration of Life videos begin at $250. This price includes one location, be it the funeral home, the church or the graveside. Additional locations are $100 each. So if you would like the Rosery filmed on one evening and then the Mass and Graveside filmed the following day the total would be $450. All footage is edited and delivered on a USB stick for viewing on a computer or smart TV, or on a BluRay disk.
A Celebration of Life Slide Show
A celebration of life slideshow with up to 200 images is $225.00. This includes copying off all the photos or slides and putting them together with music. Most photos should stay on the screen from 7-10 seconds, not too long but long enough so people can see what they are and who is in them. We can then loop the show so that it plays over and over again, giving guests a chance to see all the photos. The show can be set to run on a DVD player, a computer or directly on a smart TV.