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:

It is Happening Again:

Save the One you Love:

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

Kelsey & Anthony | 10.14.16

Kelsey and Anthony's wedding was pure autumn. We always visit the Hudson Valley this time of year. The pumpkins, hot food, and colors. The day was set in view of the Mid-Hudson Bridge and tree covered hills. Familiar faces were all around us. This is the third time we've got to party with this family! All of their weddings have been so different and unique, and there are more to come! From nerf guns to a dog in a tux to Beatles karaoke to the lights of the bridge at night... it was a perfect day. Walking along the shores of the Hudson River with these two, feeling their excitement and love is one of the great things about our job.  --m

Rachel & Chris | 10.1.16

Rachel and Chris's wedding came to us last minute through a friend. Like finding tickets to a sold out show the day of. They were married under a willow tree in Rachel's backyard, which seemed to exist there only for that purpose. An intimate ceremony gave way to a night of great music and more love than could fill the tent. The clouds were low and the fall colors were just beginning to show. The perfect day for campfires and dancing in long sleeves. Jess and I are so grateful to have been invited to this special gathering, and for being introduced to these two adventurous souls... primo seats to a great show.  --m