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It is one of the most striking covers I have seen grace the newsstands in a long time. Nicole Kidman and her baby daughter Faith Margaret have posed together for the June/July issue of Harper's Bazaar Australia. Although her little girl's face is obscured, with that distinctive red curly hair there is no arguing the likeness between mother and child. Photographed by Aussie photographer, Will Davidson, the Oscar-winning actress was snapped at a country home a couple of hours outside of Sydney.

Here is an excerpt of what went on behind-the-scenes of the photo shoot as written by editor Edwina McCann...

"Kidman was booked for our cover shoot with a young Australian photographer and regular Bazaar contributor, Will Davidson. The shoot took place a few hours out of Sydney in a country home with a perfect red dirt road, as envisioned by Davidson. Kidman arrived on time, without entourage, and even spotted the crew not a coffee but a coffee van -- 'my treat' -- when she was told the cost was beyond the shoot budget."

"She was a willing photographic subject, talked to me in an unguarded and genuinely warm manner before the pictures, and later waited obligingly until dark for a specific Gucci dress to arrive. (In the end the light was so low that the shot didn't make the cut.) Later in the afternoon, Sunday Rose and Faith arrived after their sleeps to see Mummy. Kidman didn't want to put them down; Sunday Rose donned one of the tuxedo jackets from the clothing racks because it was getting chilly. The photographer then took some shots of Kidman with the girls solely for her family album."

For more on the shoot, check out HarpersBazaar.com.au