Archive for November, 2010
Tuesday 30th November 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, No comments
Thanks to The Good Funeral Guide for bringing this lovely funeral poem to our attention.
Good-night; ensured release,
Have these for yours,
While sea abides, and land,
And earth’s foundations stand,
And heaven endures.
When earth’s foundations flee,
Nor sky nor land nor sea
At all is found,
Content you, let them burn:
It is not your concern;
Sleep on, sleep sound
by AE Housman
Tuesday 16th November 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, 2 comments
Thanks to BBC Wiltshire for asking me to come on the show and chat to Mark O’Donnell about Sentiment.
It seems the whole of the UK has gone funeral photography mad, we’ve had lots of calls from the press asking us to talk about funeral photography, but we’ve not gone ahead with many of the interviews because I like to explain to them that we do so much more than photography and that we’re not prepared to ask our clients to talk live on air or go on TV!!!
Talking to Mark O’Donnell was a pleasure he was really open to everything we do and he has obviously been researching the big wide world of funerals because he’s really knows about the options out there - they’ll been talking about funeral choices all week so listen in.
…And as I type my funeral photographer is on air with BBC Berkshire with Ann Diamond!!! go Rachel
Sentiment was set up on the idealistic of personalising the conveyer belt funeral, and giving the right options to the families who are having to go though the traumatic task of organising a loved one’s funeral. Our motivation for setting up such a unique business 4 and half years ago was hearing from families a very gracious ‘ thank you so much’ and knowing that we really have helped.
As mark O’Donnell said, there are so many options out there that it can be overwhelming to choose from, but we really try to ensure that our families are not overwhelmed , we want Sentiment to be that time where the family come together, reflect, the time where the photos come out and the good memory’s flow. We assist as much or as little in the preparations to make it as stressless as possible.
If a family want to choose their funeral to be filmed or photographed, if they want to show a tribute video or photo slideshow, have a memory book made or even film their own video messages and life documentaries then we are here to ensure they get that, without feeling overwhelmed, without feeling exploited, and always in control.
Monday 15th November 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, No comments
turn up, tune in!
Saturday 13th November 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, 2 comments
So forget heading off to the cemetery to pop some flowers on your loved ones grave sitting there and reminiscing in your own head - what about pulling out your phone and checking out their old facbook pages, twitter updates blogs etc on the virtual grave – its all possible with a bit of bluetooth technology
it’s the kinda tombstone with Bluetooth and solar panels and stores your logs; friends and family can come over and access your virtual life from it and keep each other updated with anecdotes about you by uploading their stories to the tombstone. !!!
Yes I know, this is going to make lot of people go ‘ooooh what a horrid idea’ but i have to admit – I love it, being an avid facebooker , blogger and twitterer I love the idea becase so much of our lives are impressed upon the internet.
What do you think??
Friday 12th November 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, 2 comments
Just arrived back home from BBC – wow getting up at 5am this morning was hard work… but worth it!!
The interview was mainly based around funeral photography, and I didn’t get a chance to even mention the idea of filming funerals or talk about any of the other amazing products and services we offer – looking back they introduced me as ‘Louise Harris Owner of Funeral photography firm’ which isn’texactly right but that was their spin on the story! However I really enjoyed talking about somthing I am passionate about – and thats giving people a choice when it comes to planning a funeral.
It was great to meet Annie Styles from Cruse Bereavement Care too and I have to admit… quite liked being on telly ;o)
Thursday 11th November 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, No comments
Tune into BBC breakfast TV tomorrow morning at 7.40am - I’m being interviewed by Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin about funeral photography and filming funerals 7.40am