// The Bliss Family

The Bliss Family embodies their name quite well. They share amongst themselves a kind and generous spirit, and welcome others into it gladly. We went on a picnic together, and I took some photos, and we all shared some stories. And- this old cabin and park where we did the photos, was where Brandon took April on their first date. Brandon, their dad, was sharing with me to today that this coming season is the last in which the whole family will be under one roof, as Makenna will go off to college. What a sweet time to be cherished in their lives. In 2003 The Avett Brothers made an album called "A Carolina Jubilee", and on the last track, they put a recording their father had made of them as kids back in 1985, all dialoguing with their dad, about simply what was going on in their lives, for the sake of posterity. I've always found that to be inspiring, and encouraging- to go about taking photos for the sake of posterity. And so, with this slideshow, I'm sharing just a small piece of that recording. And I hope from here to start diving deeper into the stories that are around me, and to record them, and write them down. We are all worlds to know. May we seek them out. 

// Patricia & Joshua

// Erik & Christina

I got picked up by some friends of theirs at the airport and we embarked a couple hours north from the city. It was a quaint little town named Tivoli. We all stayed in a big cabin and had the wedding out back with a tent in the woods and some nice rain that evening. The night prior there was a random college party across the street that was visited by us, and made for some interesting photos and all of the college kids sang a congratulatory song to the almost married couple. The day of the wedding was filled with preparation and bustling around the cabin, and flower creations coming together. It all flowed smooth and everyone took it easy and watched as these two joined in matrimony. Christina & Erik:

Well, they got plum tuckered out from the joy of their wedding day and fell asleep on the floor. It was a good wedding, and a joyous celebration, and I was happy to get to share in it.

Wedding Locale: The Barn in Tivoli

Floral Goodness: Hawk & Hare