The photo, which has been shared innumerable times on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, shows the then-6-year-old Fisher sitting on a stool in the wings of the stage at Vegas’ Riviera Hotel as Reynolds sings, her arms outstretched toward her audience.
Schiller said that Fisher, who had earlier in the day sat for hours watching as he took portraits of her mother at their home, could not see her mother very well, so someone brought her a stool to sit on. She climbed up “all by herself” and sat quietly through Reynolds’ entire performance.
Sensing that the scene would make a touching moment, he captured the image to film using his Leica camera, which he used when he needed its quiet shutter for a "fly-on-the-wall" shot, the Times said.
The seasoned photographer told People that Fisher was "inseparable" from her mother in the two or three days he spent shooting photos of Reynolds. That description was also used in recent days to describe the pair as adults; mother and daughter lived next door to one another at the time of their deaths.
"She didn't have to be shepherded around," Schiller told the magazine about the young Fisher. "Every place her mother walked, she would walk after her."