Photo Series of a Young Girl Dressed Up as Great Women Throughout History


Photographer Jaime Moore‘s daughter Emma recently turned 5 years old. Naturally, being a photographer, Moore wanted to commemorate the event for her daughter by putting together a cute photo shoot for her, so she turned to the Internet for inspiration.

Much to her chagrin, however, something like 95 percent of the ideas she ran into were actually the same idea: how to dress up your 5-year-old as a Disney Princess. Moore wasn’t keen on that, so she went another way. Instead of dressing her daughter up as a made up ideal, an “unrealistic fantasy” as she put it, she chose to dress and pose her daughter as some of the greatest women throughout history.

The point was to convey to little Emma that she could be anything she wants to be. As Moore explains it on her blog:

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.

The resulting photo series has Emma dressed and posed as five influential women from the history books, with a presidential photo thrown in at the end:






Each photo is also captioned with an inspirational quote by the amazing woman it portrays. To see all of them in higher resolution and read more about Moore’s inspiration for the project, head over to her website by clicking here.

(via F Stop Lounge)

Image credits: Photographs by Jaime Moore and used with permission.

  • Adam Cross

    really great stuff ^_^

  • nouatigaraelectronica

    WOW…chiar seamana

  • Jason Kim

    The Coco Chanel one almost looks like Justin Bieber…..

  • Richard

    Brilliant idea, excellent photos, but a couple of the women she chose are noooooot good examples for our daughters. Bravo for choosing Helen Keller, though!

  • Bob Amsel

    Who and why not?

  • Fran

    I guess he’s upset about women’s suffrage. Or he thinks young girls will want to crash their airplanes into the ocean.

    O he’s dumb, cause I really have no idea what he’s referring to.

  • Mak Wa

    Oh… I do see it. That’s so funny, who would have though Bieber was a little girl.

  • Dave


  • Mak Wa

    He may be referring to the photo of Coco Chanel with the cigarette in her mouth, not setting a good example… smoking and all.

  • Mak Wa

    He may be referring to the photo of Coco Chanel with the cigarette in her mouth, not setting a good example… smoking and all.

  • Mak Wa

    You mean to say “everyone!” right?

  • Dave

    The question mark was an implied “duh”. Sorry you missed it.

  • Mak Wa

    I should work on my sarcasm more.

  • Michael Thompson

    he did not copy that, even with something else.

  • Fran

    He said a couple, so maybe he hates Jane Goodall for being all sciency.

  • KewlDewd

    Nice tribute to those women. I probably would have taken it a step further and matched the lighting of the original photos as well.

  • Daniel


  • Sylvia Wadzinski

    Coco Chanel also had a fling with a Nazi spy and generally seemed to give no fsks that WW2 was going on. I wouldn’t expect a 5 year old to know that, though, when she’s just imitating a photograph.

  • Jestress

    Good idea… and wow, what a pretty little girl!