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Dec. 13 / Family Portrait December 16, 2014

Posted by The Typist in Toulouse Street.

nola studiola

I’ve shot several weddings, portraits and promotional posters;  head shots, events, second lines and red-carpet openings;  today, though, was the first time anybody ever asked me to shoot a funeral.

Pam Folse and Sandra Bohne, along with their brother Mark Folse, decided they wanted some nice portraits of the entire extended family when everyone was together for the funeral of their mother, Elaine.  A mutual friend got us in touch, and this morning I carried my camera bag up to the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Mid-City.

Quite frankly, I was a little nervous about the prospect of shooting the attendees at a family funeral service.  I don’t even feel comfortable at the weddings of strangers, half the time, let alone the day on which an entire family is mourning the loss of their 91-year old matriarch.   Her three surviving children, though, were generous with their sharing…

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1. cecile torbergsen - December 17, 2014

May God bless you as your mourn the death of your beloved mother.

Cecile Torbergsen


2. Marco - December 18, 2014

May her memory be a blessing to you.


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