Funeral Pricing? eh?

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  1. ahphotography

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    Hey All-

    I have the opportunity to sign a contract with a local funeral home. Each funeral would have a DVD slide show with about 20 - 60 images and a song... other options that could be added on would be to do photography and/or videography at the actual funeral. My question is what would you charge and how would you do it?

    The break down would be:

    1. How much for each individual DVD slide show with the option to add extra copies (for a fee??)

    2. How much for photography

    3. How much for videography

    Got any ideas??

    Love your help!
     
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    for information about pricing go to www.memoryvision.tv and download the brochure in the left column of the funeral page.
    Also, check out EventDV magazine. Do a search for funerals and you will get a lot of information.
     
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    Wow I would have never thought someone would want a funeral photographed let alone video.
     
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    It is a celebration of somebody's life. The French even go in for photos of the corpse. It used to be commonplace to have a corpse photo in most families as people normally only thought of a photo after somebody had died.
     
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    I understand where you're comin' from. Me personally wouldn't want anything like that. It use to be really common to have a photograph of the body back in the day. My mom has several family member's photos. :no smile:

    The director told me it was more a rare event, mostly a high profile kind of person in order to have that done... but everyone wants a dvd tribute.
     
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    Thanks for the information! - That really helps me out a bunch! :)
     
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    I could understand a DVD tribute, but I didn't expect photos taken at a funeral. I've seen plenty of pictures at the funeral of the persons life, so the DVD make sense.

    No judgements from me, just was surprised.
     
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