Funeral Photo Presentations

Funeral Photo Presentations

At Sahara Funeral Services in Sydney, we know and understand that for some families celebrating your loved one’s life is extremely important! A photo presentation is a great way of doing exactly that!

Creating a special photo presentation of memories from your loved one’s life that is then presented in a gallery of images and accompanied to music is a great way to pay tribute and honour the deceased.

Sahara Funerals recommends that around thirty images can be used to music that lasts for around tree minutes would be a good length of time. This time frame is just a guide line for you, of course it can run shorter or go on for a little longer.

Length of Photo Presnetation

If you would like the photo presentation to be of a longer duration, than of course that is fine with us, please let us know so that we can make recommendations. You may also like to consider having your photo presentation run throughout the entire service without music in the background, allow around 35 minutes of photo’s to run in the background to cover the service. This is a great way to honour your loved one and allow your guests to be a part of their life.

Presentation facilities

Most funeral facilities are set up for funeral services that require a DVD player for visual presentations, however in the rare cases that don’t have those facilities, then we can arrange facilities and DVD players for you at an extra cost, please let us know if you will require any assistance in this area and we would only be more than happy to help you.

Helpful Hints

  1. When creating your photo presentation you may wish to consider a few things, one of these is that you will need to burn the Photo pretention to a DVD format and then from there burned onto a DVD disk so that it can be used in a DVD player. Be aware that a CD will not work in this case!
  2. Testing of the DVD prior to the service is recommended, this will rule out any delays or problems on the day of the funeral service. It’s preferable if you can do the testing at the actual venue itself, however if this is simply not possible, then testing the burned DVD on a DVD player prior to use is preferable, please not that the DVD should not be tested on a computer as on the actual day of the service a computer will not be present.
  3. If you have used Microsoft Power point software to compile your photo presentation, once burned on a DVD disk, it most probably won’t play in the DVD player, however you can convert your PowerPoint pretention into a DVD format before you actually burn it onto a disk.
  4. When using a USB flash drive, you will need to check with the venue prior as they may not have the equipment that is appropriate to play the photo presentation video from a flash drive.
  5. Some of the funeral venue’s do have special facilities for laptops that can play your presentation in various formats, however this is not always the case, so please do check with the venue prior to deciding on what format will be suit you on the day.
  6. In the case that you don’t know how to put a photo presentation together, please let Sahara Funeral Services in Sydney know so that we can help you find someone that will be able to complete it all for you. Please note this service is an addition to the funeral service and will incur an extra.
  7. Please allow as much time as possible when having your photo pretention compiled, all images and music will need to be presented in advance so that it can be completed in time.
  8. Please note that Sahara Funeral Services take all due care, however we are not responsible for any video presentation that may not work on the day due to improper formatting or faulty equipment at the facility itself or during the funeral service.

Sahara Funeral Service is Here For You

Providing you with friendly, helpful and professional service are what we are here for, we are here for you day and night! Please call us today to discuss your funeral requirements, we have a wide range of funeral services and budgets that can accommodate all people, from all cultural backgrounds and religions.

Funeral Music

Music quite often speaks louder than words, so when it comes to selecting appropriate and meaningful music for your loved can quite often be quite a challenge for the loved ones left behind.

At Sahara Indian Funeral Services in Sydney, we take great pride in providing you and your family with as much support and understanding when it comes to the process of choosing the music for your loved ones send off.

We can make appropriate musical suggestions on various type of religious and non religious funeral. Our funeral music suggestion lists include religions such as Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist etc.

Let us help you in choosing the right music by providing you guidance and assistance, Sahara Funeral has plenty of experience in suggesting music that will not only be appropriate, but also meaningful to you, your family and your guests.

We can arrange a CD player for you and an outlet so that you will not need to worry about the smaller details on the day of the funeral. Please check with our funeral director or friendly staff as to what type of format will need to be downloaded in order to play on the CD player.

Funeral music comes in all types of instrumental forms, you may choose to download music for a CD player, hire a vocalist, pianist, organist, string quartet, pier or buglar.

When looking for music that is a reflection to your loved ones life, you can consider their personality, the year they were born in or simply the type of music they enjoyed listening to when they were alive. For example if the deceased loved a particular genre of music such as country music, rock and roll music, modern music or classic music.

Sahara Funeral Sydney, suggest looking for meaningful music that reflects your loved ones life, if you can’t decide on any type of genre, than you can always consider some lovely pieces of music being performed by a skilled pianist. Piano music is always stunning, classy and very easy to listen to by all of the attendants at the funeral.

If you find that you are not up to choosing music or an artist to perform at the funeral, than please feel free to lean on us and let us help make some suggestions for you. If you decide that you simply don’t want to have any music during the funeral please let us know as that is more than alright with us. We are here to help and assist you in any way we can, it’s all about you, your family, your loved one and guests, so we are here to support you the best way we know how, and that’s by listening to you and your needs!

Below is a simple list of funeral songs that you may like to consider, the songs are just a recommendation and are in and no way a reflection of any type of religion or nationality. We have music suggestions for everyone and welcome your thoughts and suggestions!

  • Bring Him Home – Gary Morris
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  • Father and Son – Cat Stevens
  • Gone Too Soon – Michael Jackson
  • Goodbye – Lionel Richie
  • Goodbye My Friend – Linda Ronstadt
  • I Won’t Last A Day Without You – The Carpenters
  • Immortality – Celine Dion
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • The Last Time I Saw Her – Gordon Lightfoot
  • There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  • The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand
  • Touch Of Paradise – John Farnham
  • Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again – Sarah Brightman
  • When You Were Sweet Sixteen – The Furys
  • Asleep – The Smith’s
  • Keg On My Coffin – The Push Stars
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

Please feel free to contact the funeral director at Sahara Indian Funeral Services in Sydney for any guidance you may need in selecting any type the funeral music for your loved ones send off. We are here to help you in any way we can!

Call today, make an appointment, or simply chat to us over the phone!