While photographing this mother and daughter at Children’s Hospital last week, I asked Mom if she shaved her head to support her daughter going through chemotherapy.
“I let Mary shave my head,” she replied. “My hair was really, really long, and I let her shave it all off.”
“And now you will grow your hair back together,” I said.
The intimacy between the two was also evident in the playfulness they revealed. I try to capture both the playful moments as well as the sober ones when my subjects are relaxed enough to share both with me.
*Mary is a fictitious name. We protect the privacy of patients by keeping their identities private.