When you are in Kate and Ted’s presence its like you’ve won the lotto. You are guaranteed an obscene amount of laughter and thought provoking conversation that inspires and uplifts leaving you ready to change the world. Yet there is this special force feild that ever so gently separates them from the rest of us. They speak a special language that no one else can hear. One of deep love and respect. It’s not uncommon to see a look pass between them both where it’s clear their thoughts have been shared with no words spoken. In short they have one of the most beautiful father and daughter relationships I have ever seen.
The first thing you notice about Kate is her obvious beauty but it only takes a second to realise that it is completely matched by her true and kind heart. The next thing you notice is her elegance. The way she sits, talks, laughs, her style. It’s her own special brand and it;s completely effortless and instantly recognisable. Then if your very lucky you might get to share her laughter and her very funny and clever thoughts. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Just like his daughter, Ted’s laughter and love lights up a room and we all try to get a little bit closer to this gentle giant knowing we will leave the room better humans for the experience. Kate and Ted belong to a family who, over time and oceans and through loves and losses have been by my side, keeping me company as I find my way. Guiding not pushing, loving not judging and now your infinite love reaches around my children and husband which as Sugar would say fills up my bucket.
Photographer Kane Skennar | Creative Direction + Styling Sheree Commerford
Makeup Bruce Grayson | Hair Jennifer Okeeler
Outside | Kate wears Acne tee and rag & bone jeans. Ted wears Levi’s and Steven Alan shirt.
Inside | Kate wears Sass & Bide blazer with Madewell shirt, J BRAND jeans and The Office Of Angela Scott loafers. Ted wears Ermenegildo Zegna suit and Armani shirt.
Kate talks about Ted……
A father that rivals all other fathers in his love and support of his clan, adoring husband to Mary, a step mother who also rivals all step mothers in her love and support of her clan. A brilliant and inspiring actor – hard working – the never stops kind of actor and a tireless supporter and activist for the oceans.
Cary Grant meets The Marlboro Man
True Story: A psychic once told me that he walked with Jesus… Dad’s response when I told him, “I knew it.” … You’re my hero, dad, but I don’t know.
All I know is I’d better be in it, because it doesn’t get much better than the one we get to share right now. If we get a choice, I’d pick him again.
Besides that whole acting thing that he does so well, he’s as comfortable on a horse as he is on his feet and he’ll make anyone feel like Ginger Rogers on the dance floor. Oh, and he’s funny, like really funny.
He’s as smart as a whip and as wise as they come. The man has testified in front of congress on behalf of the world’s oceans, for the love of Pete.
Mench. Sage. Teacher. Cheerleader.
Never try to out funny him. He’ll always win.
Probably trying to think of something funny to say to make me laugh.
Find out more about international ocean conservation at Oceana
Ted talks about Kate….
Doula/ photographer/ actor/ artist : Kate and her partners are in the process of creating The Birth Stories, a nurturing, magical space for women to share that most profound of experiences, giving birth. Her photographs capture the awe and joy of motherhood. I can think of no one more soulful and magical than my daughter to be present at the moment that a life begins.
Breathtakingly beautiful, inside and out. Her sense of fashion is elegant, but always approachable. She doesn’t need her clothes to say look at me, because people already are looking at her. Even her feet are beautiful.
Anything she wants, just as long as I get to be part of it.
With those legs, perhaps a pole vaulter.
Whatever her past life involved, it caused her to enter this life with a compassionate, nurturing heart.
A graduate of the Art Center in Pasadena, her sense of what is truly beautiful in life, informs everything she undertakes. She is building a home for herself that will reflect her elegant and slightly off beat personality. Her photographs feel like you, the viewer, just happened to be passing by and were lucky enough to catch a fleeting moment.
I’ve also had the pleasure of acting with my daughter on TV, and was delighted by how natural it felt to work together. Can’t wait to do it again!
Very! It’s fun to watch Kate gather speed, and become more and more certain. She has always given each moment in life it’s full measure; which to me is as smart as you can get.
There is not an inauthentic bone in her body. Must be one of my failures in raising her.
Don’t try to take a shallow cut on life with her. This time around, she’s not in the mood. But don’t be scared off, she can be very silly, and truly funny….one of the worlds most delicious giggles.
Probably wondering if I can get in touch with my feminine side enough to be able to write this…. Not to worry; I’ve got more where this came from.
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