Madison Harrison is a bubbly, precocious and compassionate young lady. As a 15-year-old photographer, published writer, musician, composer, artist, 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.
Madison started her photography business providing an unforgettable experience for little girls and their dolls. On several occasions she also captured precious memories from foster children to brides.
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.”
Since launching Photos With Madison she has explored the world through her lens. Gifted countless opportunities over the years.
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 read, write, draw, and compose music. One of Madison’s dreams is to visit Paris, photograph the city and experience the culture.
Madison loves to write and was a contributing writer for, the national, “Kid Fash Magazine”￼. For two years, the main focus of her column, “Real Talk With Madison” was to interview celebrity children.
Additionally, she was featured on the Fall 2018 cover, with her story inside.
When Madison is not clicking the shutter button, she also loves acting, has been in countless productions￼ and has trained with acting coach Mr. Vince Vanni.
Madison is now 15 years old and living through some of the most challenging times we’ve ever experienced in our world. However, she continues to be upbeat and optimistic about what’s to come. Madison has continued to flourish in her photography, art and music during the Pandemic as it has brought her great joy during a difficult time.
These self-portraits were done by Madison at the beginning of the Pandemic in 2020 and just recently over a year later. As we persevere through these challenging times, continue to share joy through the things you are most passionate about and with the people that you love.