Photographer Jamie Moore decided to give her daughter a gift to remember for her fifth birthday.
Instead of a traditional photo shoot as a Disney princess, the Texas mother decided to dress her daughter Emma as five of history’s most historic women.
“I had been searching everywhere for new-creative inspiration for her 5yr pictures. I noticed quite a pattern of so many young girls dressing up as beautiful Disney Princesses, no matter where I looked 95% of the “ideas” were the “How to’s” of how to dress your little girl like a Disney Princess,” she explained on her website. “Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Disney Princesses, from their beautiful dresses, perfect hair, gorgeous voices and most with ideal love stories in the mix you can’t help but become entranced with the characters. But it got me thinking, they’re just characters, a writers tale of a princess (most before 1998)…an unrealistic fantasy for most girls.”
She went on to say that she grew inspiration from women like Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller and Amelia Earhart.
“It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without ever meeting Emma have changed her life for the better,” she wrote. “My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what REALLY matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything.”
From thousands of unbelievable women, check out which five heroines Moore choose her image remakes.