Wedding and lifestyle photographer Jaime Moore had been searching everywhere for some new creative inspiration for her daughter Emma’s 5th birthday photos. When researching she noticed the prevalence of girls dressing as pretty Disney Princesses and no matter where she looked, 95% of the ‘ideas’ and ‘how-to’s’ featured more of the same. Despite loving Disney Princesses herself (who doesn’t?), after giving it much thought Jaime really wanted to use REAL women as inspiration for her daughter.
NOT Just A Girl Series by Jaime Moore
above: Austin photographer Jaime C. Moore and her five year old daughter Emma
She wanted Emma to know the value of brave and amazing women whose interests, careers and activism had changed the role of women for young girls all over the world. Jaime says “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.”
So she chose 5 REAL women – as it was Emma’s 5th birthday – who had beat the odds and fought for their equal rights all over the world.
Susan B. Anthony:
The resulting five portraits of her daughter beautifully captured the spirit Jaime was after: