Madison Harrison is a bubbly, precocious and compassionate little girl. As a 10-year-old photographer, storyteller, entrepreneur and philanthropist Madison has learned how to bring some of her biggest dreams to life. While most three year olds might choose to smash cake at their birthday party, Madison picked up her camera for the very first time and hasn’t put it down since. Just a few months shy of her seventh birthday, Madison was inspired to start her very own photography business.
Although they weren’t blood related, Erwin Blumenfeld, who was married to Madison’s grand aunt Lena Citroen, was regarded as one of the most innovative and influential photographers of the twentieth century (erwinblumenfeld.com). Madison’s late grandfather, also known as “Opa” shared this little nugget with Madison and we wonder if this was a part of her inspiration. Just like Madison, Erwin started taking pictures at a very young age! For many years, his photos graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan.
Since launching Photos With Madison she has been behind the lens for three weddings and various fashion runway events, but the main thing that fuels her passion is creating and capturing memories for children.
When she is not clicking the shutter button with her private clients, Madison throws fun photo shoot parties for girls and their dolls.
As a storyteller, Madison has a passion for inspiring children of all ages to follow their dreams. When sharing her story at different conferences and events, one of her favorite sayings is “Don’t stop believing in yourself.” She shares even more inspiration through Madison’s Motivational Moments which can be received via subscription from her website at Photos With Madison.
In June 2016, one of Madison’s ultimate dreams came true when she was invited to attend the United State of Women summit hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. The invitation and the White House Press Pool Media Credentials opened the door for her to take her dream photo of the President of the United States. Madison was fortunate enough to also capture the First Lady and Oprah Winfrey, among others.
In September of 2016, Madison was featured on the season premiere of the Steve Harvey show, where she not only got a chance to dazzle red carpet guests with her interviewing skills, she also took selfies with John Legend.
Madison also got to sit with Steve Harvey himself where he interviewed her as a part of his Extraordinary Kids segment.
In October 2016, Madison graced the red carpet one more time as a Special Correspondent for Steve Harvey in Los Angeles, California. This time she interviewed and took selfies with three of the greatest, Tyler Perry, T.D. Jakes and Oprah Winfrey!
Even though Madison has a great passion for taking photos, she loves to play with her dolls, read, make mini movies on her iPad and play her violin. Madison’s dream is to visit Paris, photograph the city and experience the culture.