In honor of Mother’s Day today, I’m posting this picture I made of myself with my two daughters this past February. It was my birthday, and the girls and I were going for a swim at the Y to celebrate. I’ve been doing these overhead shots of people on beds since I first began to photograph professionally. When I started out, I was often hired to photograph people with their children. There was something so intimate and warm about this pose. It made even the most shy child or camera-shy parent open up and begin to laugh, creating the space for the best family pictures. I revisited the pose in this self-portrait, to document a really great day.
Here’s hoping you and your mom and your mom’s mom and your children had a great day today, as well!
all images copyright Hillary Harvey 2010