About the Book
On September 13, 2008, Monica Miller and Michael Jacobs married on the bank of the Swannanoa River at Hidden River in Swannanoa, North Carolina. Relatives and friends gathered from all over the United States to celebrate their marriage and to enjoy each other's company. After the wedding everyone gathered in a large white tent with a view of the Appalachian mountains behind them. There was good food and dancing and celebration and lively conversation far into the evening.
I grew up in India where my parents were Presbyterian agricultural missionaries and have taught at Warren Wilson College most of my life. My photographs are of north India and Sri Lanka where I have traveled many times; of Germany, which is my wife, Kathe's, home; and of the Swannanoa Valley and Asheville, North Carolina and of students and staff at Warren Wilson College, in Swannanoa just outside Asheville. Lately I have also been photographing weddings at Hidden River Events.