From the start of our photo shoot in the city, my heart melted a little when both Deacon and Kennedy grabbed my hands when I first met the family near Westminster Pier. We explored the city together from views of the London Eye, chasing squirrels in St James Park, wandering along the Southbank, bear hunt singing across Millennium Bridge, to a sit down on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral, finishing with a well deserved ice cream at Tower Bridge.
Deacon 4, and Kennedy 3, were tons of fun, had bounds of energy and are such characters. The city is always bustling and especially on a bank holiday, but these two were not phased and ran through the crowds. The kids made the city their playground, with sculptures to climb along the Southbank, skateboarders to admire at the undercroft of the Southbank Centre and plenty of tunnels to shout, sing and echo in along the way. I loved how Kennedy would stand on any kind of platform she came across, and as if on stage would pose and strut her stuff, such a little diva. Deacon, a typical boy, loved racing and collecting the biggest stick or tree branch he could find in the park, and despite the usual brother sister wars he was very patient with his little sister, held her hand helping her clamber up brick walls and waited his turn for plenty of arm swing through the city. Kennedy sang and shouted "I can't stand it" (Elton Johns "I'm still standing") at me throughout the day which was hilarious. She'd picked it up from the animated musical movie "Sing" which if you haven't seen, it's a must. I had it in my head for weeks and will now forever sing her version "I can't stand it".
With the family now living back to The States, it was wonderful to meet them and create these memories of their time in London town. Here's a few favourites.xx