Sweet Serendipity Photography's Jessica Solarcyzk was gifted her first camera at the age of 10, and she has been a professional photographer since 2012. So it's not surprising that she would want to share that snap-happy love with her own children, including her daughter Emerson. Five year-old Emerson is taking an active, starring role in a photo series created by her Mom, and we're loving the sweet and empowering way this duo is bringing female role models and their wise words to a larger audience. Click through to see Emerson exuberantly dressed up as Susan B. Anthony, Malala Yousafzai, and more.
Image © Jessica Solarcyzk/Sweet Serendipity Photography
The seeds of the photo series were planted following a conversation between Solarcyzk and her young daughter about Emerson’s own limitless aspirations for the future. Their hopeful discussion inspired Solarcyzk to reflect upon female role models throughout history, and she began tracking down quotes from them as well.
Emerson, like many kindergartners would, enthusiastically agreed to embody the groundbreaking women in preferred five year-old fashion: through dressing up in cool outfits (and wearing a little makeup). Emerson has appeared as Rosie the Riveter, Frida Kahlo, Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart, and Malala Yousafzai, and the duo plan to keep creating these poignant portraits in the future, with Hillary Clinton as a likely candidate for future sessions. For Solarcyzk, the photos and quotes have become easy teachable moments for educating Emerson about passionate female innovators.
Solarcyzk originally shared the series on Facebook through Pantsuit Nation, and she is posting the photographs on her photography studio’s page as well. Anytime we need a feminist mood boost, we’ll take a look at these beautiful images and the words of the women who inspired them.
All images © Jessica Solarcyzk/Sweet Serendipity Photography