Houston Funeral Photographer
I offer you and your family my sincere condolences at this difficult time.
I provide sensitive, respectful, and private funeral photography services. My candid, discrete, and compassionate coverage documents your memories. Please think of me as your family historian.
Should You Hire A Funeral Photographer
If you're wondering if you should hire a funeral photographer, you're not alone. There is no right or wrong answer. Your deeply personal decision is difficult during this sorrowful and stressful time.
If you choose me, I'll honor your beloved's life through my work. More importantly, I'll document the memories you wish you could forget–but that you don't want to forget.
Just as funerals can offer healing, my photographs of immediate and extended family, childhood friends, school friends, work friends, community connections, and neighbors coming together can help heal your heartache through remembrance.
When I'm photographing your unfair reality, I'm going to record memories for you and for the others left behind. And these photos will wait for you. They'll be there when you want them—even if you're not ready for them today.
Amid your grief, this visual record is important because it's difficult to remember or comprehend all that surrounds us during these stressful events. My funeral photography will provide you with tangible memories uncolored by time.
"Thank you Rob! You captured the funeral beautifully." - Kathy Tran
My funeral photography deliverables include everything listed on my event photography pricing page.
As your funeral photographer, I'll create tasteful photographs with a somber reverence and focus on offering comfort and solace for you and the people you love. With my candid approach, I'll avoid awkward distractions. Dignity and consideration are my bywords.
I understand that this is one of your most difficult days. With that in mind, I've developed strict standards for funeral photography helping ensure positive outcomes.
- I'll never share your photographs publicly or privately. That means that you and other mourners are assured absolute privacy. Your privacy is guaranteed.
- All immediate family members inclusive of grandparents, parents, adult children, siblings, and spouses must be informed of my hiring prior to the funeral or event and must agree to my presence.
- I'll ask what photos you think might be most important and least important. Alternatively, you can leave those decisions to my best judgement.
- I won't interact with you or your guests unless directly addressed or otherwise instructed.
- If a mourner or family member appears uncomfortable being photographed or asks not to be photographed, I'll avoid photographing that person.
- If a mourner asks to be photographed at the church, synagogue, or graveside, I'll defer that request until an appropriate time. However, all immediate family member requests are immediately honored.
- I'll coordinate with the officiant, priest, or rabbi prior to the funeral ceremony and follow all church or synagogue policies.
- To remain unobtrusive, I'll use a long-range telephoto lens whenever possible.
- My camera shutter will be set to quiet mode reducing audible distractions.
- I won't use flash photography in churches, synagogues, or at the gravesite.
- I'll dress professionally in black slacks, black collared button-down shirt, black tie, and black vest. I'll also wear a black jacket when seasonally appropriate.
Church or Synagogue
When I'm photographing a synagogue or church funeral, I focus on the sermon, eulogy, mourners, religious details, and the funeral procession.
For services performed graveside, in addition to immediate family photography, I'll also photograph the hearse and family limousines, the procession from hearse to gravesite, pallbearers, priests or leaders of ceremony, family members saying goodbye, mourners paying their respects, lowering of the coffin, laying of stones, and flower arrangements. I'll also document the family plot and photograph the cemetery both broadly and in detail.
As an honorably discharged combat veteran and son of a retired combat veteran, I photograph military funerals with a special regard.
My understanding of military funeral traditions like flag folding, flag presentations, honor guards, rendering honors, buglers sounding taps, and gun salutes runs deep. And that experience is reflected in my work as a military funeral photographer.
Celebration of Life
Whether you're holding a celebration of life event in lieu of a funeral or memorial service or you're planning the event in addition to those remembrances, I'll document the sorrow, the laughter, and the storytelling celebrating and memorializing the deceased.
Entire families come together rarely. After funeral services are complete and your family meets to celebrate the life of your beloved, I can provide you and your family with both candid coverage and posed family portrait photography—comprising both small family groupings and your entire family.
These planned family photos can be scheduled at a designated time during the funeral reception.
Check My Availability
If you have more questions about how I photograph funerals or about my availability—even if you're still not sure if this choice is right for you—please reach out today.
Houston Funeral Homes
I provide funeral photography coverage at these Houston-area funeral homes.
A Sacred Choice, Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Affinity Memorial Center, All Peoples Funeral Home, Allen Dave Funeral Directors & Cremation Tribute Center, Allen Mortuary, American Heritage Funeral Home, Arlington National Funeral Home, Barkley Memorial Funeral Home, Beresford Funeral Service, Bill Clair Family Mortuary, Blackwell Vazquez Funeral Home, Boyd Funeral Directors of Texas, Brooks Funeral Home, Brookside Funeral Home, Brookside Memorial Park, C A Dixon Iii & Sons Funeral Home, Carl Barnes Funeral Home, Carter-Conley Funeral Home, Cavazos Funeral Home, Celebration of Life Cremations & Funerals, Cemetery Beautiful, Chapel of Eternal Peace at Forest Park, Citizens-Turner Funeral Home, Claire Brothers Funeral Home, Clay & Clay Funeral Home, Community Chapel Funeral Home, Compean Funeral Home, Cozine-Tarver Funeral Home, Cremation Society of Texas, Crespo Funeral Home, Cristo Rey Funeral Home, Cypress Funeral Home and Crematory, Dettling Funeral Home, Duncan Mortuary, Earthman Hunters Creek Funeral Home, Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, Esperanza Family Funeral Home, Eternal Rest Funeral Home, Felix H. Morales Funeral Home, Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Forest Park Lawndale, Frazier-Mitchell Funeral Service, Funeraria Del Angel, Garden Oaks Funeral Home, Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors, Golden Gate Cemetery, Graceful Memorial Chapel, Grimes Funeral Home, Hardin Family Funeral Home, Heights Funeral Home, Integrity Funeral Care, Isgh Funeral Services, J. Pruitt & Pruitt Funeral Services, Johnson Funeral Home, Joseph J. Earthman Generations Funeral Home, Kashmere Garden Funeral Home, Klein Funeral Home, Leal Funeral Home, Leal Funeral Home, Lockwood Funeral Home, Loving Memories Mortuary, Mabrie Memorial Mortuary, McCoy & Harrison Funeral Home, McDuffie's Mortuary, Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Miller Funeral Services and Cremation Society of Texas, Morgan-Harris Funeral Home, National Cremation, National Funeral Home, Neptune Society, Niday Funeral Home, Northwoods Memorial Funeral Home, O.W. Wiley Mortuary, Oscar Johnson Mortuary, Paradise Funeral Home, Pat H. Foley & Company, Pruitt & Pruitt Mortuary, Pruitt's Mortuary Inc, Pryority Funeral Experience, Respect of Life Funeral Home, Richardson Mortuary, Ross Mortuary, Ruffin Funeral Home, Sacred Hope Funeral Home, San Jacinto Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Santana Funeral Directors, Serenity Mortuary, Sheffield Funeral Directors, Smart Cremation, Stripling Funeral Service, Sunset Funeral Home, The Pine Box, Trevino & Sons Funeral Home, Troy B. Smith Professional Services, Unity Funeral Home, Vazquez Funeral Home, Veterans Funeral Services, Waddell's Riverside Funeral Directors, Waldman Funeral Care, Waltrip Funeral Directors, Wiley Funeral Home, Winford Funeral Home, Woodlawn Funeral Home,
I provide funeral photography and memorial photography coverage at these Houston-area cemeteries.
13401 Eastex Fwy, Houston, TX 77039
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8601 Almeda Genoa Rd, Houston, TX 77075
Forest Park East Cemetery
21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery
6900 Lawndale St, Houston, TX 77023
Historic Hollywood Cemetery
3506 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038
Eastman Resthaven Cemetery
13102 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77060
San Jacinto Memorial Park
14659 East Fwy, Houston, TX 77015
Santa Teresa & Morales Cemetery
912 Buschong St, Houston, TX 77039
Rosewood Memorial Park
2602 S Houston Ave, Humble, TX 77396
1101 Antoine Dr, Houston, TX 77055
Adath Emeth Cemetery, Adath Israel Cemetery, Addicks African American Cemetery , Alief Cemetery, Bauer and Rummel Graveyard, Bear Creek Methodist Cemetery, Beeler Family Cemetery, Beltway 8 Cemetery, Beth Israel Cemetery, Beth Israel Memorial Garden, Beth Jacob Cemetery, Beth Yeshurun Cemetery, Borgstedt Cemetery, The Bottoms Cemetery, Bradshaw Cemetery, Brays Bayou Cemetery, Brookside Memorial Park, Carl Groschke Family Cemetery, Cemetery Beautiful, Chapel of Eternal Peace Forrest Park, Chapelwood United Methodist Church Columbarium, Christ Church Cathedral Columbarium, College Memorial Park Cemetery, Couch Family Cemetery, Counth Cemetery, Crooms Cemetery, Cypress Creek Baptist Church, Dawson Lunnon Cemetery, Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, Ehrhardt Cemetery, Eichwurzel Cemetery, Emanu El Memorial Park, Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Columbarium, Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit Columbarium, Episcopal Masonic Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Negro Cemetery, Fairbanks Cemetery, First Congregational Church Memorial Garden, First United Methodist Church Columbarium, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Forest Park Cemetery, Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Founders Memorial Park, Frostown Cemetery, Fuchs Cemetery, Garvis-Karcher, Gerhart-Pugh Family Cemetery, Glameyer Cemetery, Glendale Cemetery, Glenwood Cemetery, Golden Gate Cemetery, Grace Episcopal Church Columbarium, Greater Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Groschke Family Cemetery, Harrington Cemetery, Harris County Cemetery #2, Harrisburg-Jackson Cemetery, Hart-Singleton Cemetery, Hillendahl Family Cemetery, Hillendahl-Eggling Cemetery, Hollywood Cemetery, Holy Cross Cemetery, Houston National Cemetery, Independent Grove Cemetery, ISGH Cemetery, Janisch Cemetery, Koch-Schmidt Cemetery, Kuhlmann Family Cemetery, Magnolia Cemetery, McGee Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Memorial Drive United Methodist Church Columbarium, Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Methodist Hospital Pathology, Morse-Bragg Cemetery, Mueschke Cemetery, Northwoods Presbyterian Church Columbarium, Oak Park Cemetery, Olivewood Cemetery, Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church Cemetery, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church Columbarium, Paradise North Cemetery, Perry Cemetery, Pleasant Green-Culbertson Cemetery, Prairie Grove Cemetery, Restlawn Cemetery, Rice University Campus Grounds, Roeder Cemetery, Saint Dominic Villa, Saint Dunstan's Episcopal Church Columbarium, Saint John German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church Cemetery, Saint Joseph Cemetery, Saint Martin's Episcopal Church Columbarium, Saint Paul's United Methodist Church Columbarium, Saint Peters United Church of Christ Cemetery, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church Columbarium, Saint Timothy Episcopal Church Columbarium, Saint Vincent's Cemetery, San Jacinto Battlefield State Park Cemetery, San Jacinto Memorial Park, Santa Teresa Cemetery, St. Luke's United Methodist Memorial Garden, Taylor Family Cemetery, Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Villa de Matel Convent Cemetery, Washington Cemetery, Westcott Cemetery, and Woodlawn Cemetery.
Bit of Heaven Pet Cemetery and Crematorium, Hale's Halfacre Pet Cemetery, Houston Humane Society Pet Cemetery, and McEver Kitty Cemetery.
Other Areas Served
Although I'm a Houston-based photographer, I also offer funeral photography services in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, Texas. Additional travel fees may apply.