About the Book
On July 8, a bright Sunday afternoon at sunset, Elizabeth Ann Eaton and Matthew James McKee along with Darwin Eaton were married by Jeanne Matthews Sommer in a wide field at Hidden River beside the Swannanoa River with the Blue Ridge mountains around them. Catherine McKee Hayes sang Ave Maria beautifully. Elizabeth and Matthew exchanged vows and rings and the new family wrapped their hands together in Jeanne's colorful shawl. Elizabeth arrived in a white carriage and the new family drove away the same way. After the ceremony the Eatons and McKees and friends ate a delicious meal prepared by Moments, cut the cake and then celebrated late into the dark evening to the light of burning torches. See the first 15 pages in PDF version here. See all of the photographs at Flickr.com (search for billybaba and look in the Hidden River Weddings collection.
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.