I have no objection to post-mortem photography but no personal interest in it either. Having been with several relatives at the moment of their death... it is nothing I chose to either immortalize or remember. The lasting memories of the final illness (or whatever the circumstances may have been) are difficult enough to live with. I do insist on being present for the final closing and sealing of the casket but that is a memory for the heart not for film. Other family members insist on taking a final picture and that's OK if that is the memory they want or need. I prefer doing my "final portrait" prior to hospice and death. Some family members see that for what it really is and are uncomfortable; others seem to feel it preserves their dignity but letting them look as good as possible. I must admit that the "restorative arts" of the funeral industry are quite admirable, but I prefer a slightly more natural look.