The sudden and unexpected death of the mother of one of my wedding customers from this year prompts me to remind everyone about the importance of what we do. The wedding photos are the last taken of her, they're the only photos of the family taken in the past few years. The mother was a little shy, so there weren't many photos of her taken even at the wedding.
This isn't a rare occurrence, i've had a number of calls like this over the past few years.
We're not just there to take pretty pictures of the bride and groom, we're there to document the day and take photos of everyone close to the bride and groom. I know in future i'll put more emphasis on taking photos of the parents, the grandparents, and the elderly friends of family of the bride and groom. If people don't want their photo taken have the bride and groom come over and take their photo together.
The prints i'm having made for the family will be part of the way the husband and family remember her. Don't take the responsibility lightly, we're the guardians of precious memories for these families.