Three Little Bears… one year later!

i had the honor of photographing jesse, marmaduke and huckleberry, who belong to the very brave bear grylls (man vs. wild!) and his incredibly sweet wife shara, last year on their annual visit to malibu and got to play on the beach with them again this year!  i love that they purely want the session is to just be the boys at play.  we walked out to the sand where they showed me their driftwood and seaweed village creations complete with little trees with kelp as branches, a fence made of sticks and a boat put together with sticks and seaweed.  they seem to have picked up a few of their daddy’s survival skills.  😉  then they had to show me how fun it would be to smash it all to pieces with huge driftwood logs… these boys might be small but they are pretty darn strong!  they just giggled and wrestled and then grabbed their kite for a run on the beach as the sun set.  really, this is one of the sweetest families i have photographed, just full of kindness and joy so much so that it hardly felt like any work at all!

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Mary & Mike’s Wedding!

we all had butterflies at this wedding.  you may remember mary and mike’s engagement session (see it here) with a very june carter and johnny cash vibe and a few butterflies flying about.  well, they pulled that vintage music theme into the whole wedding with a lot of romance!  everything had a touch of the butterflies (of course), they gave biscottis as parting gifts (their last name), had a custom hand painted canvas of the two of them as children singing to one another at the ceremony (one of the coolest and more precious things i’ve seen at a wedding), had a ton of unique crafted vintage inspired decor by rosemary olson (beautiful!), the spectacular silver lake chorus sang hip tunes throughout the ceremony and reception (it was a serious party), they rented one of a kind antique furniture, had a polaroid and photo booth, had the coolest dessert “table” all set up around an antique piano with a background of vintage sheet music and delish desserts done by my favorite shop – the cupcakery, and it all took place at calamigos ranch which is pretty much just a playground in itself.  aside from the fact that we were in photographer heaven, i have known mary for years and years and in getting to know her journey with mike, well, it was all so wonderfully special.  mike’s vows to mary were some of the most beautiful i have ever heard… at one point he took her hands and told her that he had loved her for her whole life – even when he didn’t know her, knowing her now and hearing and learning about her life, well, he just loved who she had been ever since she was a little girl and just adored her whole life.  doesn’t that give you butterflies, too?! :)

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