The internet’s going crazy for Jenelle Wexler’s fancy dress photos of influential women throughout history. But Wexler herself isn’t the subject of the pictures. Her baby daughter, Liberty, is the one impersonating the historical heroes. She’s simultaneously melting hearts and lifting ladies up with her adorable yet educational photo shoots.
Wexler is a hairdresser and mother-of-two from Illinois who found a passion for crafts and baby photography with her first child. One Halloween she made her son, River, a burrito costume and posted the photos on social media. The images went down a storm, so Wexler decided to continue the hobby with her daughter, Liberty.
The idea really took off when Wexler noticed her daughter’s resemblance to a famous historical figure. She told lifestyle website Popsugar about her realization – and the resulting decision – in March 2019. “I first came up with the idea to shoot Liberty as Frida Kahlo, as I thought the two had similar physical features,” the hairdresser revealed.