Capturing the Spirit of your Loved One in a Funeral Slideshow

How do you capture the Spirit of a person in a Funeral Slideshow?

Do not just display your photos to music, like in a powerpoint presentation.

If you are in this position of wanting to create a Funeral Slideshow, make sure the spirit of the person is captured in the video.

Photos and videos tell a story that captures the spirit of a person in their present moment of joy.


Choose photos that remind you of your loved ones personality. This can be as simple as a photo or video clip of them doing something they love.

  • Drawing as a kid;
  • Playing an instrument;
  • Dancing or singing.

Anything that reminds you of them. A photo of them smiling or a video clip of them with family or friends, and photos that show achievement.

You can include quotes or little messages that says something about them.

Once you have chosen your photo and video clips, you need to consider what songs to use for your slideshow.

It is important to choose the right songs because it will reflect the mood and atmosphere of your slideshow.

When both your photos and video clips are infused with your chosen music, your slideshow can take your audience on an emotional journey with the intention to celebrate life.

Choose soft instrumental songs if you want the slideshow to reflect on the life of the person.

Choose the person’s favourite song if you want the person’s spirit to shine throughout the slideshow.

Choose a meaningful song if you want your audience to know how you feel about the person.

Below are links to some songs that are used in many funeral slideshow that I have created.

Beautiful Soundtracks

Forest Gump Theme

Enya – If I Could Be Where You Are

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Forever Young

I do understand that it is a very emotional time. I do suggest you seek a professional video slideshow designer to help you create this funeral presentation, especially during this trying period, so that you can have peace of mind to reflect and have a special keepsake memory to treasure.


About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories. Alison is currently writing her forthcoming book of memoirs "The Human Touch - A Story About Connections".