When researching ideas for her daughter’s 5th birthday photos, the only inspiration photographer Jaime C. Moore could find involved princesses. But, as Moore says in her recent blog post, princesses are just characters— just a fantasy for girls other than Kate Middleton:
“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. 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 instead of a princess themed photo shoot, Moore had her daughter dress ups as five different iconic women: Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, Jane Goodall, and Coco Chanel. The results were a striking series of photos:
But perhaps most striking of all was Emma’s portrait. In it she wears two pin-back buttons which read “Emma for President 2044” and “Well behaved women rarely make history”.
Emma, we fully support your candidacy. With an awesome mom like yours, we know you’ll do great things!
For another inspirational birthday button story, check out Maddy’s “Proud to be a Feminist” Bat Mitzvah party buttons.