21 November 2007

Charlotte and Andrew

Charlotte and Andrew were the winners of my free giveaway. I am SO excited that this couple won! They weren't going to get a professional photographer because they had previously spoken to one that was rather rude and really put them off. Like many couples out there, they thought about having a family member take some snaps for them. I think when they see these images, they'll be glad I was there. I know I am! What a great couple:) We had so much fun and that, of course, makes for great pictures. I'm still editing, but I wanted to share a couple of my favorites right away. I also want to thank Charlotte and Andrew for making me a part of their special day. The heavens looked kindly on us for a mild day of weather and Charlotte looked absolutely stunning. Andrew, of course, was as handsome as could be and in a prime state of mind! What a laugh we had! Hope you guys are having a great time on your honeymoon, and I'll speak to you soon....
Faith Stone Photography

25 September 2007

Wedding Fayre Winners

I'm excited to announce the winners of the Taunton Wedding Fayre Drawing!
(Drum roll.....)

3rd Place with a £75.00 gift voucher good toward any wedding, engagement or portrait package goes to Nicola Deer and Gavin Cross of Taunton! Congratulations! Look for your voucher in the post next week.

2nd Place with an Engagement Photo Session goes to Lorna Burgess of Langport. Congrats, and look for your voucher in the mail!

And the Grand Prize goes to:)
Charlotte Finney of Taunton
for 3 hours of wedding photography at your upcoming wedding!

Thank you all for registering and if you didn't win something this time, keep in mind that Faith Stone Photography may be able to customize a package for your wedding or other special photographic project. So give us a call or shoot us an email for a no obligation consultation! (Did you say that Christmas is coming? Perhaps you'd like some family photo Christmas cards????)

Note to Winners: If you should have burning questions before you get your voucher in the post, feel free to give me a buzz. Talk to you soon!

16 September 2007

Wedding Fayre Give Away!!!!

I'll be exhibiting at the Taunton Holiday Inn Wedding Fayre on September 23rd, 2007. You can't miss this one, Brides and Grooms, as I'll be holding a drawing for FREE stuff. Yes, you heard right.

1st Prize: 3 hours worth of coverage at your wedding. Whoa! This is a £500.00 value!! There's no catch, just 3 FREE hours of beautiful wedding photography!

2nd Prize: Engagement Photo Session

3rd Prize: £75.00 gift voucher toward any package booked

Stay tuned to the blog to see who wins! Could it be you? You must attend the wedding fayre to enter.
See you there,

12 September 2007

"Trash The Dress"

It's what you've all been waiting for! When I went home to Colorado for a visit, I talked my best friend, Jamie, into doing a Trash the Dress photo shoot. (Well, it didn't take much convincing, she's a photographer too and dug the idea!) So we got her back in her dress and headed down to a public plaza water fountain. OOOHH what fun we had! Although I think she had more fun than me, the day was definitely filled with giggles for both of us. Thanks, Jamie. I love you!

You can book your post-wedding portrait session with Faith Stone Photography. Shoot me an email and let's do it! You'll have loads of fun getting in to your dress again, and I always encourage your husband to come along for even more fun pics!! Talk to ya' soon....

Colorado Holiday

In September 2007 we went to Colorado for the fabulous wedding of our good friends, Robert and Cory. (You can see some images from their event on the website.) After the wedding we spent a few days in beautiful Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado for the Labor Day weekend. Fun events included a Rodeo and Parade. Here's some of my favorite images!

30 June 2007

Showing at Cream Cafe

A selection of images from the beautiful Greek island of Santorini will be displayed at Cream Cafe, 6 The Avenue, Minehead. The show runs from 11 July 2007 for about a month. Please stop in to take a look! The framed prints will be for sale and print orders are happily taken via the contact form on my website. Feel free to inquire for a price on either framed or unframed, according to size. I am happy to get back to you with a quote. Check with the staff at Cream for purchase of prints straight off the wall! (They will be at a lower price than ordering a custom framed piece!) I am very excited to work with Beki at Cream and look forward to your feedback.

18 June 2007

Dogs Dogs Dogs

My friends, Ali and Cory and I went for a walk in Roadwater. We had a great time, but the dogs had a REALLY great time! Thanks Molson, Zuzu and Beau for some great pics:)

Robert and Cory

Since we've been here in Somerset, over a year and a half now, we've meet some great people and had some good times. Some of those great people we call our friends are Robert and Cory. They got engaged recently, and even married to speed up some important paperwork. But they're having a great wedding coming up September 1st, which we are happy to travel back to the States for. In the meantime, I offered to do some engagement pictures for them and put together a customized guest book with the images. Check out the book layout at View Your Event, Cory and Robert, View Album. It's an Asuka Book. You'll want one too!! These images were taken in Minehead and Cleeve Abbey.

Holland and Germany

In April, my husband and I took a well needed break to Holland and Germany to visit some relatives. My only request was to see a couple of castles. So we did! The family was ever so welcoming and we had a great visit.

Kevin and Julie

June 2nd brought Kevin and Julie together for a lovely wedding at St. Audries Park in Somerset. Julie had a look at my website and gave me a buzz. We talked about what she'd like for wedding photography and her coresponding budget. After some consideration, Julie hired me with another phone call, and the rest is history! Good luck to the both of you. You're a fantastic couple!!


I have a couple different professions, including that of a Travel Director. In April and May I had the opportunity to go to Budapest and Paris. I took advantage of the time off that I had and did a little travel photography! The crew I worked with, I must say, was fantastic and both adventures were time spent making new friends. Thanks to Andrea, Melissa and the rest of the brilliant team!

25 March 2007

Jill and Simon Aldridge

Another great wedding at St. Audries Park! Jill and Simon are a wonderful couple, and I must say, very brave! They booked me entirely via my website, foregoing the usual consultation that I always offer at no charge. I rang them a couple of days before the event, just to say hello and spruce up some details. On their way to the ceremony proceedings, they said hello to my assistant, understandably, thinking it was me. (And why not?) She let them know that I was actually inside the Orangery waiting to take the incoming shots! Although Simon claims not to like his photo taken, he photographs wonderfully and the day was lovely and sunny (if not a bit windy.) Jill's dress was absolutely smashing and the whole day was a big hit! I will add several of the photos of their day to my portfolio! Thanks again Jill and Simon, a testament to my reliability and confidence that I will photograph your wedding with every professionalism, whether you ever meet me or not:)

You can view the images from the Aldridge wedding under View Your Event on http://www.faithstonephotography.com

17 February 2007

Our Maldive Holiday

My husband, Steve, and I had a wonderful holiday at Paradise Island in the Maldives. A needed break of sun, sand and sea greeted us when we arrived. We were told by previous visitors that there wasn't much to do, so be sure to bring a couple of books. So I bought a couple new ones, including one by my favorite author, Dean Koontz. As I dug in to the first chapter on the plane, however, I realized I had already read that one! If you know anything about my mother, you'll laugh that I'm becoming just like her!

My plan was to complete my PADI scuba certification while I was there, so I didn't mind that I now didn't have enough reading material. As it turns out, I was still a bit too jet lagged the day after our arrival when I attempted my first dive. I completely freaked out and I think the entire scuba centre chalked me off to the "looney" bin! One instructor reminded me that fear is all in your head on this one, and that I just had to "wrap my head around it." So that's what I did. I went back the next day, and the next, and the next. I didn't have time to do the complete certification, but I did manage the first step of aquiring "Scuba Diver" status, with a certificate and log book to show for it all!

Although many Maldives islands really do have nothing much to do besides relax in the water or on the beach, Paradise Island is not one of them. We were so busy, I barely had time for a couple rolls of images. And here's a new challenge, photographing the underwater world! I didn't do so good my first time around, but next time I'll be a better diver and I'll take some better gear down with me to record this fantastic new world I've discovered under the sea!

10 February 2007

Asuka Book Album Comment

"Hi Faith,

Got the album. Even better than we expected. Off out to show off this lunchtime, by the time te rugby is over your masterpiece will be beer soaked!

Only joking, I don't think Alison will let it out of her clutches.

Thanks again and happy Valentines to you and Steve too.


Rob and Ali."