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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’



Catching Fireflies {Mini Sessions}

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Location: Boyne Falls
June 13th- 6:30pm & 7:10pm
June 15th- 6:30pm & 7:10pm

-$50 retainer to book (within 48 hours of reserving)
-The $75 balance is due at session
-Props are included

Mini Session ?’s and FAQ:

How long do mini sessions last?

Each mini session is 20 minutes long. There will be other sessions booked in the time slots around your session… so each session is timed.

Is there a limit to the number of people that can be included in the session?

Mini-sessions are limited to immediate families of 6 or smaller. If you have a larger family, I recommend you book a full session. $10 will be added for each person over 6.

How do we reserve our session?

Sessions are booked on a first come, first serve basis. All bookings do require a $50 retainer to hold your spot. You can pay via check, cash or paypal.

What should we wear to the Mini Session?

Bright colors look great! They provide visual interest and make your portraits “pop”! Try to avoid graphic prints and being to matchy. Only 1 outfit will be allowed for mini sessions due to the time restraints.

When will our online gallery be available and how do we get our CD?

2 weeks after your session your online gallery will be loaded. They gallery will be up for 7 days to make your choice.
CD’s can be picked up at the studio or you can pay $5 to have it shipped. There will be on option for your choice in the cart.

Can we purchase more images on our CD?

Yes! 10 images with the package price will be included… each additional image if desired can be purchased afterward for $10 each. Each mini session is different and the number of ending images will also depend. The number will not go over 15 to choose from.

Family in the SNOW!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Ok when I say I had fun at this session… I’m not kidding! I hate being cold but it didn’t even bother me one bit. This family was cool with any idea I had. These kids are so VERY polite and funny. I hope to photograph them again some day. :)

FAMILY: Carissa, Jake, Kale & Ambrielle

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

These are some friends of mine… I just love taking pictures of them. They are so fun, stylish, photogenic and loving. The kids did so great! When I was doing a parent pic Ambrielle kept wanting to join. I was cracking up!

SNOW!

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

I used to LOVE playing outside in the snow when I was a kid. We would go skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, build forts, pull eachother on sleds around our little town… Now I hate being cold. My son doesn’t like to get snow on him or like sledding. I feel like I am such a downer on winter. I actually never used to do outside sessions in the winter because I’m a wimp. This year I decided we live in such a beautiful place and I am wasting amazing photo opportunities. Yesterday it was 20° and I did 2 outside snow boudoirs (such brave awesome girls) and today it was 27° and had this amazing family. I have so many more pictures I want to post but they must wait until I play catch up. Here is a sneak peek of some fun.

Cooper is ONE!

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Some people you immediately click with… I feel like from the moment I met Stephanie and Marc at their maternity session we have clicked. I have just LOVED taking their pictures! I have had the pleasure of photographing them and watching Cooper grow to one years old. He is such a handsome little dude. Every session he has been so happy! You will see how fun they are!!

Parke Family

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

So these are our friends! I’ve been wanting so bad to photograph a horse in the snow… couldn’t have asked for a shoot to go better. Not to mention it was in 17 degree weather. I tried some new editing here as you will probably notice if you know my style. It’s so fun to try new things. I’m so excited for 2013!! I have so many goals for my business and family.

Indian River Mini’s

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

I had a fun mini session event with these three families in Indian River this summer. A super nice lady let us use her awesome yard and I was walking around with my mouth dropped open. It was so full of so many cool things I was having a blast.

Raymond Family

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Such a cute family! I have a facebook contest every spring for a free session. I let Braylan choose from a jar of names this year. SO many people entered and this family won! We did there session at Boyne Mt. and the boys did great. Miles is so full of energy and we got tons of candids. I’m also obessed with their mama’s tattoo. I want one so bad and she has one that I LOVE!

Kelin

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

I know I always say it… but it’s only because it’s TRUE… I love watching babies grow! I have been photographing this little man since he was in his mama’s belly. It’s the third session I have had with his parents and I have to say this one is my fave! We had to fight the wind and he did so great. Today his mom wrote she needs more wall space and it made my day. You probably can tell he loves to fly. :)

Maya, Soleil and Adrianne

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Cute to boot! These girls and their mama rocked this session. The weather was warm, the girls were in great moods, their mom always dresses them in fabulous outfits and just look at them. :) I love pops of color, vintage and color tinting. My style has changed so much since I have started and I def. will keep uping my game.

 

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