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!