All four generations of Bush women got together for a very special family portrait.
In Town and Country‘s preview of photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank’s new book, Mother and Child, former First Lady Laura Bush posed alongside her female family members in a gorgeous photo taken by the water in Kennebunkport, Maine.
The former first lady was joined by her mother-in-law (and fellow former first lady) Barbara Bush as well as Laura’s twin daughters, Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, and Jenna’s daughters with husband Henry Hager, Mila, 5, and Poppy, 2.
“You could tell Maine was their happy place,” photographer Swanson Frank told Town and Country. “Where they’re most free, most comfortable, where they take the time to enjoy each other and the focus is on the family.”
Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush, Jenna Bush Hager and daughters Mila and Poppy
The book will also include women from 69 other notable families, including Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, wife of actor Armie Hammer.
In addition to showcasing the loving portraits, the book also highlights some of the women’s best parenting advice.
One of the pearls of wisdom Laura Bush has to offer: “Take advantage of your life as it is,” she said in the book, which is in stores now.
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The former first lady and her daughter Jenna previously looked back on some of the family’s memorable firsts — including the first time Jenna and her twin sister got grounded.
“When Barbara and Jenna were born, their grandfather (George H.W. Bush) was already vice president,” Mrs. Bush explained during an appearance on Today earlier this year. “And one of the things they did as soon as they learned how to dial the phone was call the White House switchboard and prank call the White House. They got in trouble for that.”
“We kept calling over and over again,” Jenna recalled. “My mom came into our room and we were getting in trouble and we were afraid we were going to get spanked because this was the ’80s, people spanked back then.”
As a precaution for their potential punishment, Jenna said the girls “put hardcover books in our pants because we knew we were going to get in trouble and we were like, ‘Okay, we gotta protect our booties.’ ”
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