About the Book
On July 19, 2009 Katie Compain and Tom Cannon were married by Dr. Jeanne Sommers on the bank of the Swannanoa River at Hidden River Farm outside Asheville, NC. Family and friends celebrated in a large field with the blue green Appalachian mountains serving as the perfect backdrop to a wonderful day.
i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
- e.e. cummings
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.