Hertfordshire-based Austin’s Funeral Service has become the first in the UK to offer an in-house funeral filming service directly to the bereaved.
Using high quality professional production equipment, Austin’s Tribute team offers bereaved families a range of video and tribute services, filming as much or as little of the funeral service as is requested.
The range of additional services includes tribute slideshows which can be shown during the funeral service or at the wake and retrospective memorial tributes to honour people long since deceased.
Managing director of the 300-year-old family company, Claire Austin, said: “When they first hear about our new service, people often ask why someone would want to remember the grief and pain of such a difficult time.
“But by helping families remember their loved ones in a fitting and honourable way, with the emphasis always on the celebration of a special life rather than the grieving or sadness, these services become an invaluable part of the healing process.”
Explaining details of new service, director of Austin’s Tribute Services, Mark Vasey said: “Understanding the nature of bereavement is essential and this is reflected in the way we work closely with families to plan each bespoke film. We are respectful and sensitive at all times, aiming to be subtle and unobtrusive.
“The response from clients has been overwhelmingly positive and it is wonderfully rewarding to be able to help families to preserve their precious memories for generations to come,” he added.