Thursday 17th April 2014,

Real Women: Forget the Disney Princesses

Leigh Diprose May 10, 2013 Beyond the Lens

Austin photographer Jaime Moore has recently celebrated her daughter’s fifth birthday. Wanting to do a creative shoot for Emma’s 5 year pictures, Jamie searched the web for some creative inspiration.

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….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.

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Jamie continued saying she wanted her daughter to know the value of amazing women who had fought hard for the things, things that made the country she was born into a place of equal rights.

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. We chose 5 women (five amazing and strong women), as it was her 5th birthday but there are thousands of unbelievable women (and girls) who have beat the odds and fought (and still fight) for their equal rights all over the world……..so let’s set aside the Barbie Dolls and the Disney Princesses for just a moment, and let’s show our girls the REAL women they can be.

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The original post on Jaime’s website can be seen here.

More of Jaime Moore’s work can be seen on her Facebook page.

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About The Author

I'm a Fujifilm Australia Business Manager, photographer, networker, blogger, social guru, entrepreneur and helper to all. Photography is my life. I don't tend to categorise myself as a portrait or landscape photographer....I just photograph it all. You can find me hanging out in several locations at a time. My time is dedicated to various social platforms primarily Google+ where I run the Google+ Photographers Community. You can also find a lot of my work on my personal blog - www.camerasmash.com

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