For her daughter Emma's fifth birthday, photographer Jaime Mooore dressed Emma up as five famous influential women. When Jaime was looking for inspiration for a creative birthday shoot, all she found were girls dressed up as Disney princesses. So she decided to dress Emma up as five real women that she could learn about and look up to. She also included a photo of Emma running for president. Awesome!
Elena Shumilova is an incredibly talented photographer who knows all the right ingredients for taking a beautiful photo. Her winter photos perfectly capture innocence, youth and wonder. Check out more of her fantastic photos on 500px.
Joey L is a Canadian-born photogrpaher currently based in New York City. He has worked for clients from Coca-Cola to National Geographic to Forbes and plenty of others. This series was taken on Halloween of 2010 in Brooklyn, NY. He does an amazing job of capturing his subjects. They aren't forced to pose, he just captures them when they were most comfortable.
Miki Takahashi's portraits are a thing of beauty! The way she merges them with smoke, cities and elements from nature creates compelling and thought provoking shots. Her subjects look off into the distance and appear to be deep in contemplation, making you wonder what is going on in their heads.
Manuel Cafini has capturesd some captivating portraits of people in motion. Cafini's subjects are dressed in bright colors and staged in front of a dark background creating strong and rich contrast. This, coupled with the movement of his subjects, creates interesting shapes and beautiful lines in his photos.