When Jaime Moore's daughter, Emma, turned 5, the Texas mom and photographer set out to commemorate the occasion in pictures. Searching for inspiration online, however, she was dismayed to find the majority of girls at that age dressed up, unrealistically, as fairy-tale princesses. So Jaime decided to raise the bar.
Mom searched for better role models, and together with Emma selected five real women that a girl can actually aspire to be like. Then, they replicated iconic portraits of those figures -- Susan B. Anthony, Coco Chanel, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller and Jane Goodall.
The title of the series, "NOT just a girl," is meant to be an inspirational message for young women seeking to realize their full potential -- beyond vague dreams of Disney princesses.
"Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Disney Princesses ... But it got me thinking, they’re just characters ... an unrealistic fantasy for most girls (Yay Kate Middleton!)... 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.
Check out the "NOT just a girl" series below, and head over to Jaime's website to see more of her work.