Christina Aguilera poses with her children Summer and Max in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

For Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue titled ‘Icons: The First Families of Music’ singer Christina Aguilera and her children are featured in a stunning black and white photo shoot. (Other families include  Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West and Lionel Richie.)

Asked about being a mom, Aguilera revealed:

 ‘I love being mama bear and providing support, strength, and a safe haven to my babies and loved ones, knowing that, above all else, it’s the most important job I have.’

The special issue of Harper’s Bazaar hits newsstands August 21.