Tampa, FL (June 23, 2016)- For the past two years, it has been nine-year-old Madison Harrison’s dream to take a picture of the President of the United States. “I wanted to photograph the President, well, because he’s the President. It seemed like an impossible dream and I wanted to prove that anything is possible,” Harrison said.
Harrison picked up her first camera at the age of three and started her own photography business at age seven.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the dream became a reality. Harrison was invited by the United State of Women (“USOW”), a White House initiative, to photograph The President of the United States at their first USOW summit held in Washington, D.C. “It felt like I was dreaming. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the President of the United States walk out onto the stage right in front of me, in the same room,” Harrison said.
About a year and a half ago, Harrison started sharing her dream in a YouTube video and using a hashtag campaign, #HelpMadisonMeetPOTUS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
On June 8, the last day of school, Harrison’s dream started to unfold when she received a private Twitter message from the USOW. They advised they had seen her #HelpMadisonMeetPOTUS hashtag campaign and wanted to invite her to cover the summit hosted by Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
The USOW organization knew this would be a dream come true for Harrison, as President Barack Obama was scheduled to address the 5000 women who would be in attendance. Harrison was one of 200 press personnel to attend the event in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Little did Harrison know, she would also get to photograph Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Vice President Joe Biden, among others.
Harrison said she would still like to meet the President and photograph him and his family. Her next goal is to photograph celebrities on the red carpet at the Oscar’s!
For more information, call Photos With Madison at 813-625-5502. You can also visit Madison’s website at www.photoswithmadison.com.
Keep up with all of Madison’s photography adventures on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/photoswithmadison.
About Madison Harrison
9-year-old Madison picked up the camera for the first time to “capture memories” at her 3rd birthday party. No one ever expected her to start her own photography business at age seven. Madison is a smart, fun-loving girl going into the fourth grade this August! Madison enjoys using her time and talent to support charities that help to feed and clothe children in need. Although Madison loves photography, one day she hopes to become a scientist and find the cure to cancer.