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Hi! My name is Erika Blackwell and I am the photographer of Center of Attention Photography. My business is located in Northern Michigan. My blog is a way for everyone to view some of my favorite images from recent sessions and get to know me! I am the VERY proud mommy to Braylan and Grayson. I LOVE what I do and I hope you can tell! These are not JUST pictures I take. I create memories... My heart and soul go into my work. I care about my clients and get to know them and learn what they like and dislike. I am a mommy & artist. I care about the ones I love like crazy, I love to have fun. I make crazy sounds to get those smiles. I dream big. I have tons of ideas. I cry during touching ceremonies and awesome reception speeches. I can usually be found smiling. I get inspired very easily. coaphoto.com 231.549.2038

Archive: ‘engagement’



Courtney + Scott

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

ENGAGEMENT: Paige and Dustin

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Engagement: Rachel and Kyle

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

JUST BECAUSE: Jessi-Jo and Dan

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

These are mine and my husband’s great friends! Jessi-Jo is my second shooter too… we decided to go out and take some pictures to use for our Chritmas cards for eachother. You might recognize her from the wedding post below. Her and Leigh-Anne are bestfriends. I will post a few of our pictures when I get some extra time.

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ENGAGEMENT: Tina and Mark

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I’m way behind on my blog posts!

This is Tina and Mark… the colors couldn’t have been more beautiful for their chilly fall photo session. I will be photographing their wedding later next month.

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ENGAGEMENT: Aliona+Sean

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Sometimes after I give someone their password for their online viewing album I don’t hear from them until they order… which is no fun. I’m left wondering if they liked them and I don’t get that instant reaction. I would have to say that’s the only negative behind this convenient little technology. I called Aliona yesterday to tell her I uploaded her pictures… we hung up. About a half hour later I got a call back. :) She wanted to tell me how much she liked them… and it made my night. A lot of photographers I read about make clients come back to the studio and choose their products on the spot. I know how busy life gets and wouldn’t be able to make my mind up that fast.

Ok on to the session. I was hired by this couple to shoot their wedding maybe a month prior to their date? I’m not sure exactly but somewhere around a month. They wanted engagement pictures and I had such a full schedule that we did their shoot the weekend before their wedding. It was great because we got to know each other and it made their wedding day go so much smoother for formals shots because we knew what we wanted to achieve. Aliona is a very talented clothing designer (she made what you see them wearing) AND she made her own fabulous wedding dress which you will see soon!

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Engagement

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Let me start out by saying what a beautiful day we had! I was starting to wondering when it would feel like summer?? I can’t believe it’s already July…

Last week I got to meet my Dec. 31st bride and groom… Amy and Rob. We had their engagement session at the studio and I had fun shooting them. I feel so lucky to meet so many people and make memories for them to have forever. It will never get old! I have had a lot of engagement/couple shoots lately :)

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SNEAK PEAK: Engagement

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

I had a great engagement shoot at Boyne Mt. yesterday with Jenessa and Bryan. We had so many awesome places to shoot… and they were so fun and natural in front of the camera. They are getting married at Boyne Mt. next June on the beach. Here are SOME of my favorites! There is so many that I love it was hard to pick.

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Just Because

Monday, July 6th, 2009

This weekend flew by sooo fast! My husband and I went to Boyne City for all the fun stuff. My brother-in-law’s dad always plays in the park with his band so we went and hung out there. I was walking around and I heard so many times from people I hardly know and people I do know but don’t talk to often “I look at your website and blog all the time.” WOW. I was so excited and happy to hear that. They also said they love reading about who I’m shooting… so I’m going to try to write a little more about my sessions.

Here is my cousin Brad and his girlfriend Amy….. oh and their two labs! Gizmo and Segar. Amy called me a couple weeks ago to take their pics so they had a Christmas present for Brad’s dad. We had a beautiful day (rather than the last week or so?) so we went down to the Boyne Falls pond and did a little shoot. The dogs were really excited to be down there. :) Brad on the other hand??? haha.

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family/children/engagement session :)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

I had a great time photographing this family at their beach home last Friday. The weather couldn’t have been better! Beautiful family and awesome backgrounds….

 

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