28 November 2008


For my birthday, my husband and went to Prague in October 2008. Although it's a chilly time of year to visit, the streets were still teaming with tourists. The Czech people are friendly and provide good customer service. I wonder, though, if the people that live in Prague ever get tired of the constant stream of tourists. It must be unbearably packed with people in this city in the summer and I'm glad we went in the fall. I actually found it uncomfortably touristy, which is a shame, as it is an absolutely beautiful place, packed with amazing architecture, great food, unique shops (when you look outside the tourist sections) and a turbulent history. Perhaps we'll visit the Czech Republic again, but as far as Prague goes, been there- done that! My main computer is currently in the shop, so more images will be added soon.

22 October 2008

Baby Bump

Faith Stone Photography had a great baby bump portrait session in October. Lisa was really excited about the shoot and splurged for a makeup artist to make the session results even better. Cory did a fab job on the hair and makeup and Lisa looked like a true star! If you're pregnant, consider documenting your pregnancy with photography by Faith Stone Photography! It's all the rage, and in some years from now, I'll bet your kids will love to look back on that portion of their life that they couldn't see from the outside:) I've also got some great little albums on offer to put all the greatest images in!

10 September 2008

Laura and Ant Forbes

Laura found my website somehow and hired me just before I left on my holiday! And what luck for me. Laura and Ant are a great team and their wedding was just the way they wanted it, low key and laid back. The venue was the gorgeous Glendorgal Hotel in Porth, Newquay, Cornwall. The weather was quite overcast and we had to work around spots of rain, but it made for some dramatic skies and some lovely, soft light. Congrats to a fun couple and enjoy your images! You can see a sample of your wedding images on the website. Go to http://www.faithstonephotography.com and click on View Your Event in the upper right hand corner.

01 September 2008

Alison and Andrew's Wedding

What a fabulous day for Alison and Andrew! After many months of careful preparation, this heart warming couple tied the knot at St. Audries Park in Somerset. The day started out a bit on the cloudy side, but the sun came out just as Alison's tiara was put in place. The rest of the day was partly cloudy, a perfect soft box in the sky. It was an emotional day and much anticipated. Alison was quite calm as she and her bridesmaids got ready, but Andrew seemed to be wringing his hands most of the time! The ceremony was quite beautiful with plenty of laughter and tears. Confetti was in abundance and the young bridesmaids were absolutely over photographed, as expected and without denial! I just couldn't help myself.... Just adorable. The day continued on and this couple was gracious to invite me to the remainder of the event as a guest. Thanks so much for a beautiful day. We look forward to continuing our friendship with the Normans and plan to soon visit you in Wales! -Hugs and the Best of Wishes to a couple who is so obviously in Love- Faith Stone Photography

You can see a selection of images from this wedding on my website. Visit www.faithstonephotography.com and click on View Your Event.

27 July 2008

2008 Watchet Carnival Parade

The 27th of July was the annual Watchet Carnival Parade. My talented husband managed to motorize a couch and went with a friend as Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World. My friend and I went as Carhop Girls. We had great fun! The day was perfect and the parade must have seen twice as many participants as last year. I had so much fun, I didn't take many pictures! It was difficult as I was on roller skates some of the time, and having been MANY years from my prime roller skating days, I was afraid to try to skate and shoot at the same time! So here's a few my husband and I took while we awaited the parade to begin. If there's an image you really like, just email me to order a print!

20 July 2008

Show at Cream Cafe, Minehead

Sarah, the new manager at Cream Cafe in Minehead has asked me to do another show for them in August! I'm very excited for the opportunity and have decided to do a very different theme than the last show, which was "Images of Santorini." This years show will have more environmental portraits, some action shots and a couple of landscapes. The theme is "Western United States." Why not come along to Cream Cafe, enjoy a salad and a coffee- enjoy the images! Cream is located in the Parade, Minehead, Somerset. All of the framed prints on display will be for sale, starting at just £20.00!! The show will go up on August 6 and run through September 2. See you there!

19 July 2008

Watchet Carnival Drag Queen Contest

Is there no end to the fun and madness in Watchet, Somerset, UK? NO! On 19 July 2008 at the Anchor Pub on Anchor Street was the official Watchet Carnival Drag Queen Contest. Young and Old, Sober and not so Sober, the locals supported the event as they always do. The winner? A lovely young lad whom you'll see on one of the parade floats! If you'd like to see more images of this event or would like a print of one of those shown here, just give me a ring or shoot me an email!



Cambridge, United Kingdom

My husband attended a work related course at Christ's College, Cambridge in mid July. I took the opportunity to tag along and see Cambridge for myself. Did you know there are 35 colleges there, 3 of which are still women only? I was told that some 90 Nobel Prize winners came out of Cambridge University. Wow. I'm impressed. It is absolutely awe inspiring to walk the streets and see all of the colleges. We also had a lovely time punting down the River Cam. I'm ready now to visit Oxford to see what all the competition is about!

Images of Watchet, Somerset

This year I've been doing some charity work for the Watchet Carnival Club. They are a great bunch of people and work very hard on all carnival events, held throughout the year. The two biggest events, the parade and the music festival, are being held on separate weekends this year. The parade will be 27.07.08 and the music festival will be over August bank holiday weekend, 22.08.08 to 24.08.08. Why not come on down and enjoy the pleasant village of Watchet? Here's some images of this lovely village! Find out more at http://www.watchetcarnival.org.uk/.

Sardinia, Italy

My husband and I went on a much needed short break to Sardinia, Italy. Although it was before the season technically started, we had a lovely time. The views from our hotel room were amazing, the weather was cool, but nice and we got a nice swim in! The people were very nice and I think I learned a little Italian.

Sardinia is an archeologists dream. There are bunches of ruins, many from the bronze age. We visited one called the Tomb of the Giants, pictured here. From wikipedia:
Giants' grave (Italian: Tomba dei giganti, Sardinian: Tumbas de sos gigantes) is the name given by local people and archaeologists to a type of Sardinian megalithic gallery grave built during the Bronze Age. They can be found throughout Sardinia, and so far 321 have been discovered.

Kelly and Jay's Engagement

Kelly and Jay actually already got married in the lovely state of Colorado a few months ago. Kelly is British and Jay is American. They will be holding a blessing ceremony in August and decided to get one of the fabulous Asuka Book album guest books made up. Instead of having a generic, boring book where guest just sign their thoughts, why not make it a fab, creative art book with images of the two of you, something you'll actually enjoy gazing at for years to come??!! Have a look at the layout for their guest book at http://www.faithstonephotography.com/events.php?from=4. You'll want one too!

For a limited time, engagement photo sessions are included at no additional charge to any package booked with Faith Stone Photography.

Katrina and Dave's Wedding

Katrina and Dave got married on a perfect May day at the Old Mill Hotel in Bath. Although Katrina was a bit nervous through the ceremony, it all went off without a hitch and Katrina and Dave had a beautiful ceremony. I know they put loads of work in to thier planning, and it showed! The flowers and cake were smashing- the table decor looked lovely- such attention to detail. Congratulations, guys! An album design can be seen on my website. http://www.faithstonephotography.com then click on View Your Event.

25 May 2008 Watchet Wheelbarrow Race

Absolutely unique! If it's not yet a worldwide famously known event, it will be soon. Great entertainment for spectators and kegs of fun for participants. For the first time in many years, all the entries actually finished the race! Forget the pub CRAWL, get your wheelbarrow skills up to par and join in next year's race!

30 April 2008

Wedding Photography Workshop

Last weekend I attended a photography workshop at Wroxall Abbey Estate by Warwick. The first day was primarily a shooting day with two fabulous models, Ashley and Corrine. The morning was lovely light, but later in the day, it decided to rain buckets! A very realistic day to be shooting a mock wedding in the English Countryside! The second day was the day I looked forward to, full of post production tips and tricks. I learned loads of useful information, always looking to improve my skills whenever possible. Here's a few pics, including some lensbaby shots that a few people might be interested to see! You can find me on the official lensbaby website as well. Throughout my website portfolio you may be able to spot these unique images.

25 April 2008

Conwy, Wales

My husband and I went on a fab break to northern wales and visited a cool little village with a mighty castle!

20 April 2008

Nikki and Will's Wedding

On the 5th of April 2008 Nikki and Will tied the knot. It was a fabulous, sunny day with some clouds, the perfect light for taking pictures! Nikki did an unbeatable job of making sure everything from the flowers to the food to the dress were absolutely perfect. I think she should become a wedding planner! There was so much fun had by everyone and they are truely lucky to have so many great friends and family. If you'd like to take a look at the images, click on the link to the website and then click on View Your Event. In the meantime, I'll get back to work on their album:)

03 April 2008

Taunton School Wedding Fair Winner!

I am pleased to post the winner of the Taunton School Wedding Fair Winner of 3 full hours of FREE Wedding Photography!

David Parish of Bridgwater
You will receive a voucher in the post shortly!

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!

30 January 2008

Upcoming Wedding Fairs

Sunday 17 February 2008
Tythe Barn, Dunster
11.00 am to 4.30 pm

Sunday 30 March 2008
Taunton School, Taunton
11.00 am to 4.00 pm

See you there!