Andrea & Tommy | 10.1.17

This autumn has been full of weddings that have reconnected us with old friends. Andrea and I were inseparable in our middle school years, and when we went to different high schools, we lost touch and hadn't seen each other since we were practically pre-teens. It was so special for me to be there on her wedding day, to meet her 3-year-old daughter (how are we moms now?!), and it made me so happy to see the new little family that she's made. Tommy's sense of humor literally carried everyone through the day. Wishing these THREE so much love and happiness to come. --j

Sam & Ashley | 9.23.17

Ashley was kind of like my other little sister growing up. I was (and still am) best friends with her older sister, Heather, and we all spent a lot of time together in our teenage years, from sleepovers at their house on the weekends to trips to Florida to stay with their grandparents and lounge on the beach slathered in SPF4. It made me so happy to see Ashley find her match in Sam, an unbelievably kind, wonderful guy who is obviously so in love with her. They had a perfect day for their beach wedding, and their wedding felt like a true celebration of the joining of two families. --j

Kristen & Dan | 7.21.17

Kristen and Dan's wedding took place at Mark Twain's former estate on the banks of the Hudson River. Alongside friends and family (and their bulldog Zoey), the bride and groom said their vows as the sun sank into the river. We got treated to a gorgeous end-of-summer sunset (which, of course, we took full advantage of). It was a historic night in a historic place. We love ending our summer weddings in this little corner of the world.  --m

We Lived Inside a Dream - New Twin Peaks short film

I've been waiting way more than half my life for this coming Sunday. My favorite show, or should I say, my favorite thing ever filmed, is coming back. Laura Palmer's ominous line from the original show, "I'll see you again in 25 years," is coming true almost right on time.

Last year I made 3 videos to help the effort to "Save Twin Peaks" and bring the creator, David Lynch, back on board to direct all the episodes. Whether my contribution helped or not, Lynch signed on to direct all 18 episodes with the budget he thought was necessary to bring this iconic show back to the small screen.

With the anticipation growing for the new episodes to come out I started to feel that pull again. The creative urge didn't care that I had a new daughter and double the responsibilities that I had when I made the original trilogy of short films last year. With my wife's endless help, and much less sleep than usual, I started work on a 4th short film entitled, "We Lived Inside a Dream": the words spoken by the late/great David Bowie in Fire Walk with Me.

So sit back, turn your speakers up, and delve in a little deeper... into my favorite word... Twin Peaks. New episodes on Showtime starting this Sunday at 9.

Here are the original Save Twin Peaks videos:

Save Twin Peaks: https://vimeo.com/124764411

It is Happening Again: https://vimeo.com/126414420

Save the One you Love: https://vimeo.com/128067020

Dominique & Jerry | 1.21.17

Dominique and Jerry's wedding was the first to take me out of the country. This was my first chance to really combine my two passions, weddings and travel photography. This adventure was set to the backdrop of the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. The bride and groom were gracious enough to let me attend and photograph their intimate destination celebration. It was a two day affair, starting with a bumpy puddle hopper plane trip from St. Maarten to St. Kitts that wouldn't have been out of place in an Indiana Jones movie. The ceremony took place on the beach surrounded by grassy mountains and craggy stone shorelines. At sunset the local fishermen came out to pull in their colorful catches. We spent the day after the wedding exploring the island. Wild monkeys, fading murals, palm trees, and ancient sugar mill ruins made it a photographer's playground. I loved being able to spend so much one-on-one time with the bride and groom without all of the pressures of a typical wedding day. Their willingness for adventure, and to stop whenever we saw a new amazing location, fed my passion for landscapes and portraits. I hope to do this again very, very soon...   --m