Rest In Pictures
Funeral and Memorial Photography

by Dave Marriott.

A funeral is not traditionally a place you expect to see a professional photographer.

However, the funeral service is often a celebration of life, as well as an opportunity to pay your last respects, and say goodbye to your loved one.

How many times have you come home from a funeral and said, “It was lovely to catch up with so-and-so again, and to share their memories: I wish I had seen more of them”?

Photographs can give you further memories… memories of family and friends, which can last forever.

I can provide photographs of either just the service or the service and wake  – where people have the opportunity to share their own memories of the past.

If needed, I can also process and restore photos for use in the Order of Service.


I set up my freelance career in 1990, after working as a newspaper photographer for several years.

My career has been (and is) varied, enjoyable and multi-faceted. It would almost be easier to list the people, places, events, and objects that I have NOT photographed than to tell you about those I have been lucky enough to include in those thirty years!

The memories I have of those people and places will stay with me forever. Many are truly happy memories – though some are tinged with sadness.

Captured moments at the funeral of your loved one can give you memories to treasure forever.

How I Work

My aim is to capture the people, the moments, and interactions of the family and friends who are attending the funeral. 

I have a reputation for being discreet, compassionate, and inconspicuous – while achieving the pictures you would like to have as memories of the day of the funeral.

I can supply your photographs in a variety of formats: in colour, in black and white, as digital files, as photos for your album, or as canvas prints.


I was very impressed with the way that the technology works and the wonderful things that your professional expertise, can achieve. The clarity, sharpness, colour and repair to damaged photos is quite exceptional, as well as the enlargement and editing. Most importantly to us, you listened to our requirements and professionally advised us well. Your service provides the family with the ability to be able look back at those events, with the pictorial record that you provide for the family, with love, respect and reverence
Dave very kindly removed someone from a photo which then ended up in a montage in an order of service. The end result was amazing you would never know that someone had been removed. Great friendly and thoughtful service. Highly recommend.
I was very happy and satisfied with the work that you did for our family, both before, during and after, Linda's funeral. I know that she would also have been pleased to have said so herself.
We as a family immediately recognised the uniqueness of the service you provide and needed no second bidding to engage you.

Contact Us

Telephone: 01494 438352 / 07860866411