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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: ‘family’



Gender reveal!!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

So I want start off by saying… I love I get to be on my clients/friends first to know list. Upon knowing they were expecting I threw this idea around with Alyssa and she loved it! She put it all together and I came for a quick shoot. They were all ready in the white shirts, both colors (in case it was a boy or girl,) and handed me the envelope. In that moment when the took off their blind folds… it was so exciting for me to witness. They were cheering and all 3 said they just knew it. They told me before they thought it was a girl. I can’t wait for the next gender reveal!

Grayson Jonah Blackwell

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

We have been blessed with our baby boy at last.
Grayson Jonah was born on 11-30-13
9:41pm – 21in. – 8lbs 14oz

He is amazing and we are all soaking up every second!
Braylan has been beyond awesome. Kisses and I love you’s all day long. He wants to help and says some of the funniest things ever.
We had both Grayson and Braylan at Charlevoix Area Hospital and want to say how much I loved the care we received both time. Of course we love Dr. Jeakle and would never choose another Doctor but the nurses are also so caring and go above and beyond. A special shout of to Vicki. During hard labor she really made a huge difference for me with Grayson. :)

LIFESTYLE NEWBORN: Fauser

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

I really love getting to know this family! I photographed them two winters ago in a lifestyle engagement shoot… their wedding was last fall… and now they welcomed their second son into the world this past summer. They invited me to photograph in their home to catch the special moments they share daily. Easton is such a good big brother to Finn! He cracked me up the whole time I was there. :)

FAMILY: Dixon

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Every year I get excited to shoot the Dixon family session. Last year we went to the beach and this year Jenna said she wanted woods and something more rustic. I took them to a place that is one of my favorites and right up the street from where I grew up. I love using the old garage door… the hill me and the neighborhood kids used to sled down and back where the first Boyne Falls School used to me.

FAMILY: Gaynor

Friday, November 8th, 2013

I absolutely think that a vintage themed session is the best thing ever right now! Alicia nailed it with these clothes and the kids did so great! I love photographing their family and getting to know them over the last couple years. I can never believe how each time I see them Hadley and Wyatt just grow so much…

FAMILY: Maginity

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

What an awesome family! We had the most perfect weather the day we did this family session and it was also Lisa’s birthday! My very favorite picture from their session is the first one posted here… you can just feel the love the share for each other.

FAMILY: Fruge

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

I really like to photograph on murky gloomy days… no matter what angle or direction the lighting is great. Courtney had me come to the beach down by their house in Boyne City. Such a nice place! There was even a fish pond they like to take the boys to.

FAMILY: Coates

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Picking pictures for my blog and seeing the beach I so wish it was still this nice out! I don’t usually do family pictures with all teenage kids but I wish that I did! I think people think when their kids get to teenager age and take pictures of them playing sports, dances and other things they forget to get family pictures done. I highly encourage people to book sessions to capture times like these… I think the Coates Family would agree!

FAMILY: Polleys

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

I’ve been taking pictures of this family for a few years. We had so much fun on a hot summer day at Mt McSauba in Charlevoix. It was the first time I had ever been to this location and went back a couple time after I loved it so much!

Busy week!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

What a super busy last week of shooting. I am now only editing and designing until my boy gets here. So much to catch up on and get ready! It was a super beautiful week and the colors couldn’t have been better.

 

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