Welcome to the Events Page of Simply Rustic Photography! I love working events! There are so many people with amazing stories that love to be told. Although I am located on a military installation and the events that I work are 90% military, I love working events off post. I would be lying if I didn't also say I love the military and the events I have gotten to work. There is something about taking oaths of service, sacrifice and dedication, the uniform, it's all beautiful to me!
With that said, yes I have photographed funerals. No it's not weird. As one of my clients said to me, it's the last moments I get to spend with my loved one and I want pictures of that. I miss them, and want to hold onto them right now! In one single moment while working a funeral I was told that I was not welcomed, and then the next family member was so excited that I was there so they could get better photos of family group shots! The negative comments don't bother me in the least, because I know what I am doing is important.
Events require special pricing. For promotion ceremonies, it's about $200 for the ceremony (1.5 hours total working time). For funerals, it depends on the needs of the family. I do not charge for the military honors portion of the event as that is my gift to you for the sacrifices that have been made.