Best Image Contest: Madhüs Mini Sessions

Welcome to the Madhüs Mini Session Exhibition – blog version! This show features 6 local families who took part in a series of short lifestyle photography sessions at Madhüs on October 4th, 2014 .

The images emphasize childhood wonder and evoke the happy and relaxed vibe that people enjoy in this welcoming space. The little ones took the Fender Rhodes for a test drive, banged on wooden drums and snapped imaginary photographs of their own. They loved having musical instruments and toy cameras to inspire their activities, which underscores the pivotal role that the arts & arts education play in shaping the imaginations of young + old alike.

Creative activities are in fact some of the building blocks of child development. Some of the developmental benefits of art and music include: strengthened language development, improved academic performance and increased communication, problem-solving, social, spatial-temporal and fine motor skills… to name just a few.

Thank you for taking the time to view these images and to support local businesses!

Love what you see? Let us know which one is your fave + why in the comments at the bottom of this post and earn curatorial bragging rights as well the happiness that comes from participation in a local art happening!

The contest will run until Sunday, November 9th and the image with the most happy comments at the end will win the grand prize including a host of goodies from these local businesses:

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FFC Logo - Grey     SCHMOCKER LOGO     LisaWideman-Logo-Rectangle-Grayscale


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JL Web 006



AKC (this one is a ringer so it doesn’t count towards the contest, but I’m including it here because it is part of the show 🙂

A Web 005


Cast your vote in the comments below and help one of these cuties win the grand prize!  Don’t forget to include the title of the image and why you love it!

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  1. Kerry October 24, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Tough decision!! For sure. I had to come back and re-evaluate before being able to choose! In theory I pick ALL of them as I think they’re all really beautiful and emotive captures of these muffins – but, since have to choose one, my vote goes to AET. I love the whimsical, happy yet contemplative look on her face – wise beyond her years 🙂 I also like how the lights behind her are kind of reflected (even though not the same lights!) by the lights in her eyes 🙂 beautiful work Lisa!!

  2. Dan October 25, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    I really like B…the joy and happiness on her face, the look of love and devotion on mom’s. B looks like a babe still but at the same time you can get a glimpse of her big kid face too. All around, pretty adorable.

  3. Jamie October 25, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    What a beautiful group of photos, great work Lisa Tait Photography 😀 😀
    My favourite would have to be the photo of AET, something about the focused attention on her eyes and the blurry light shadows in the rear really set it off, for me. Great photo!

  4. Nancy October 25, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Okay, such a tough call …I’m going with B ….. oh geez …I guess …they are all so beautiful!!

  5. Monica October 27, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    they’re all so, so darling! tough to pick but i’m going with B as well.

  6. Tonya October 27, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    J+L. I love the sibling love happening in that one.

  7. Alex October 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    They’re all so cute! But I vote for J&L because their sibling love is too much. So cute!

  8. Anna October 28, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    They are all beautiful, but I have to go with B

  9. SHERLENE October 28, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    B…she’s my girl.. love her smile

  10. Mojgan October 28, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    B is a beautiful picture, love the mother and daughter moment.

  11. Allissa October 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    Image B.
    Aaaaaahhhhhhh….Moms pride and joy!!!
    Great Pic!!!

  12. Stacy October 28, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    my votes for B Such a lovely mother daughter moment captured!!

  13. Kathleen October 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

    All the images are phenomenal but there is something extra special about B. The sincere joy in moms eyes as she looks at her gorgeous little girl mid smile. Love it!

  14. Lisa Speights October 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    My vote is B! This picture just radiates happiness and love!

  15. Monique October 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    Tough choice but as a mother with a 17 month old daughter I can’t help but fall for the mommy and me shot! B is my vote!

  16. Kehli G October 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    I love B!! It is a perfect moment captured, it looks so natural and you can just feel the love radiating out from the mothers gaze onto her daughter.

  17. veronica October 28, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    I have to say B is the winner in my books, that smile is breathtaking.. Sorry to the other parents.

  18. samantha October 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    I love this image of B. Beautiful mom and baby. True love

  19. Rosa October 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    My favourite is B. Love it !!

  20. Neren October 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    They are all cute, but my vote is on B. It’s a very sweet picture.

  21. Jon Lyn October 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    I love B. Beautiful pic of mom and daughter!

  22. kavita October 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Love them all, but since I have to choose it’s B.

  23. Cindy October 28, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    Go B!! Too cute!

  24. Rowena October 28, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    B got my vote. Love that beautiful smile.

  25. SASHA-RAE RIVERA October 29, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    All of these photos are amazing!! Great shots!! But, I have to go with TEAM B!! 🙂 🙂

  26. Judes October 29, 2014 at 7:19 am #

    I am most drawn to image B.

  27. Jacqueline October 29, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    B… Beautiful smile and gaze, that look on her face is priceless. The extra mommy and daughter moment is just icing on the cake!

  28. Julissa walker October 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Her smile is priceless. Love the look of the mom to the most precious thing in a woman’s life her baby.

    • Lisa Tait October 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

      Hey Julissa! Thanks for voting – could you please clarify which image you are voting for 😉 Thanks!

  29. Amanda October 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    I vote for B cause baby is so darn cute!

  30. Dave October 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    All great, but my favourite is J+L!

  31. Jackie October 29, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    Hmmmm. J+L I think. There’s something irresistible about those precious moments when siblings show love for one another.

  32. Rory Donoghue October 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    J&L 🙂

  33. Leah Kiil October 29, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    What beautiful photos! My vote is to J+L – sibling and family love!!

  34. Joelle Lee October 29, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    I vote for B

  35. Julissa Walker October 30, 2014 at 12:30 am #

    Sorry….I vote for B…

  36. Selina October 30, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    I vote J+L – great shot depicting sibling love and beautiful smile of the mom in the background.

  37. Bev October 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    Agree J+L is beautiful.

  38. Anthoula October 30, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    Tough one…..they are all very beautiful. My vote is for J+L.

  39. Diane October 30, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    I vote for the budding photographer, MM.

  40. J Tait November 2, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    AKC for me. She believes in the photo she’s taking.

  41. Christine November 2, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    I vote for MM. I love the image of a curious child. Beautiful photo!!!

  42. Debbie November 2, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    I am voting for MM. The suggestion of inquisitiveness is quite lovely.

  43. Brenda November 2, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    Vote for B… the smile

  44. Pat Macdonald November 2, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    I vote for B…

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