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Why do people take pictures of their dead relatives?

Why do people take pictures of their dead relatives?

In an era when photos were expensive and many people didn’t have any pictures of themselves when they were alive, post-mortem photography was a way for families to remember their deceased loved ones. …

Is it OK to take pictures of the deceased?

If you’re looking for something to remember the deceased by, ask for a picture of them when they were alive. This would be inappropriate in most cultural traditions in the U.S. Having the body of the person who has died visible is an important part of the grieving process for some people.

Can a dead person feel cremation?

When someone dies, they don’t feel things anymore, so they don’t feel any pain at all.” If they ask what cremation means, you can explain that they are put in a very warm room where their body is turned into soft ashes—and again, emphasize that it is a peaceful, painless process.

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Why do people look at photos of deceased loved ones?

Part of grieving well is learning to integrate the deceased loved one’s memory and being able to look at photos of deceased loved ones and feel happy or positive emotion is often a signal someone is doing better. Grievers should feel okay about putting away photographs if they need to, this in no way means you are forgetting.

Do funeral professionals take pictures of the dead?

These professionals rarely take pictures of the deceased (unless there is an open casket and the family requests it), instead gathering memories of the people in attendance, the funeral flower displays, the casket, military honors, and the lowering of the casket into the ground.

What if your first photo was taken after you died?

What if your first photo was taken after you died? In the 1800s, taking a photo of a dead body wasn’t creepy—it was comforting. In an era when photos were expensive and many people didn’t have any pictures of themselves when they were alive, post-mortem photography was a way for families to remember their deceased loved ones.

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Can you take pictures in a casket at a funeral?

That’s why a funeral has an open casket. Taking a photograph in a way creates a “relic” which is not the purpose of the process. However these are decisions to be made by the family members of the person who has died. Unless the family members are taking photographs of the dead person, and then other