About The Photographer

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. 231.549.2038

Archive: ‘newborn’

2014 Newborn Sessions

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Due to 2014 being the busiest wedding season to date… I will be excepting limited newborn sessions.
Please contact me with your due date ASAP!

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. :)


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. :)


Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

These are our friends Dustin, Paige and their little man Sawyer. Poor Paige was on bed rest the end of her pregnancy and had to have Sawyer early… but he is a healthy and happy baby! He was anything but sleepy for his newborn session.

7 day old: Khyler

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Isn’t this guy so darn cute!? We had so much fun with him…


Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

This is a little update post. We have had so many virus’ this winter! We almost get better and one of us wake up with something again. Hopefully this time we kick it for good. I have lots of updates and fun ideas to come!

In this post I have two little newborn boys. A lifestyle session at one my clients home. PLUS my bestfriends little guys. I love balloons lately. I saw this quote recently, “Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” ~Marc Brown It sparked the idea for their little superhero picture.


Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

I’m super exited to have some of my newborn work hanging at Charlevoix Women’s Health! I’m so lucky to have had Dr. Jeakle when I had my son… I hope someday to be a patient there again. :)

Wyatt and his Hadley are 16 months apart. Their mama wanted to do an owl picture with him for her wall and it’s so fun to have them side-by-side. I will do a full post soon!

Today I had a session with 8 day old Aubree. She was wide awake! Her mommy and daddy told her she doesn’t sleep very much. :) She was a good girl and her big sissy Alexis couldn’t stop kissing her. So cute!!

10 day old Wyatt

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Sneak peek of Wyatt! Isn’t he just a little charmer? He was 4 weeks early and just perfect…


Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

There is nothing better than a brand new baby! They smell amazing… make the cutest little noises… snuggle right up with you. Ahhh…. Cooper’s parents brought the pumpkin and hat to match along with some of the other props. I adore this session. I can’t wait to hang a couple of these in the studio. :) Such a modern family with great ideas!

NEWBORN: Berkley

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Meet sweet little miss Berkley. The little princess did so amazing at her session… as well as her big sissy Hadley. Aren’t there names so modern and amazing? I think so! I’m curious why people name their kids the names those choose and their process! Their mommy and I had been talking through email for a while and I knew she was bring some of her own hates and cute things. I smile when I look at this session because it was such a nice hour spent!


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