I've gotten a very strange request from the bride and groom for an upcoming wedding shoot. They're having the ceremony at a country club, outdoors in the evening. After the wedding and the group shots, they want me to drive over to a nearby cemetery with them, shoot a few shots of the two of them standing over the grave of the groom's mother, and then return to the reception. They want this to somehow show the groom's mother, who never thought he'd get married, that he finally tied the knot.
I've used every argument I know to try to persuade them to rethink this. We won't have time, it isn't going to work artistically, it's creepy and morbid, we'll run out of daylight, etc. But they still are insisting we do it.
I absolutely don't want my name, or that of my very fledgling photography business, associated with a shot like this. I can't think of any way to do this that will convey the sentiment they want. All I see in my head is a bride and groom standing over a decomposing body. I've offered alternatives, such as a picture of them holding a portrait of his mother, but they want the grave site.
Am I being unreasonable here? Should I just cave in and shoot what they want? In the interest of full disclosure, I'm doing this one for free, as it's only my second wedding, and the bride is a relative.
Help me out here, guys. Would any of you do this?