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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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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  • KerryOctober 24, 2014 - 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!!ReplyCancel

  • DanOctober 25, 2014 - 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.ReplyCancel

  • JamieOctober 25, 2014 - 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!ReplyCancel

  • NancyOctober 25, 2014 - 1:03 pm

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

  • MonicaOctober 27, 2014 - 9:27 am

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

  • TonyaOctober 27, 2014 - 6:52 pm

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

  • AlexOctober 27, 2014 - 10:10 pm

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

  • AnnaOctober 28, 2014 - 10:55 am

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

  • SHERLENEOctober 28, 2014 - 11:09 am

    B…she’s my girl.. love her smileReplyCancel

  • MojganOctober 28, 2014 - 11:20 am

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

  • AllissaOctober 28, 2014 - 12:24 pm

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

  • StacyOctober 28, 2014 - 1:18 pm

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

  • KathleenOctober 28, 2014 - 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!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SpeightsOctober 28, 2014 - 1:54 pm

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

  • MoniqueOctober 28, 2014 - 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!ReplyCancel

  • Kehli GOctober 28, 2014 - 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.ReplyCancel

  • veronicaOctober 28, 2014 - 3:54 pm

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

  • samanthaOctober 28, 2014 - 3:59 pm

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

  • RosaOctober 28, 2014 - 4:58 pm

    My favourite is B. Love it !!ReplyCancel

  • NerenOctober 28, 2014 - 5:45 pm

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

  • Jon LynOctober 28, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    I love B. Beautiful pic of mom and daughter!ReplyCancel

  • kavitaOctober 28, 2014 - 8:23 pm

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

  • CindyOctober 28, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    Go B!! Too cute!ReplyCancel

  • RowenaOctober 28, 2014 - 9:25 pm

    B got my vote. Love that beautiful smile.ReplyCancel

  • SASHA-RAE RIVERAOctober 29, 2014 - 12:54 am

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

  • JudesOctober 29, 2014 - 7:19 am

    I am most drawn to image B.ReplyCancel

  • JacquelineOctober 29, 2014 - 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!ReplyCancel

  • Julissa walkerOctober 29, 2014 - 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.ReplyCancel

    • Lisa TaitOctober 29, 2014 - 3:42 pm

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

  • AmandaOctober 29, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    I vote for B cause baby is so darn cute!ReplyCancel

  • DaveOctober 29, 2014 - 5:43 pm

    All great, but my favourite is J+L!ReplyCancel

  • JackieOctober 29, 2014 - 8:58 pm

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

  • Rory DonoghueOctober 29, 2014 - 9:18 pm

    J&L 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Leah KiilOctober 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm

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

  • Joelle LeeOctober 29, 2014 - 10:30 pm

    I vote for BReplyCancel

  • Julissa WalkerOctober 30, 2014 - 12:30 am

    Sorry….I vote for B…ReplyCancel

  • SelinaOctober 30, 2014 - 10:49 am

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

  • BevOctober 30, 2014 - 12:16 pm

    Agree J+L is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • AnthoulaOctober 30, 2014 - 8:25 pm

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

  • DianeOctober 30, 2014 - 9:01 pm

    I vote for the budding photographer, MM.ReplyCancel

  • J TaitNovember 2, 2014 - 10:55 am

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

  • ChristineNovember 2, 2014 - 11:05 am

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

  • DebbieNovember 2, 2014 - 11:07 am

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

  • BrendaNovember 2, 2014 - 11:13 am

    Vote for B… the smileReplyCancel

  • Pat MacdonaldNovember 2, 2014 - 11:17 am

    I vote for B…ReplyCancel

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