Happy Day to your Mom

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

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