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

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My life!

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

First of all… My niece Elleana has some big news! We have been so excited!! It’s all she will talk about and she is already planning what her and the baby will do when it gets here. She REALLY wants a sister.

My mom took some family pictures for us this year. I love them because it really captured who we are. A little crazy… and super playful.

This is the outside of my new studio! After planning to build I decided to rent in Boyme City downtown. I have already felt the love from other business owners and have had some new clients along with my loyal ones come get a session here!

just a crop

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

I wanted to give you a look at some cropping. I like options… I like full body shots… and I love close ups. Everyone likes something different so I just mix it up.

I will post the rest of this really fun session with Erica and Rob very soon!

Beautiful Northern Michigan

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

I live in such a wonderful place and I never show it off! I rarely take pictures of scenery… I should do it more often but I LOVE photographing people, relationships and moments. Here are a few around where I’m from!


Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Find me on Facebook!! My next goal is to reach 800 fans. I have a contest ready to giveaway something photo fabulous to one person. One of my clients about a year ago said my contests stress her out because she wants to win so bad and it becomes her life for a week. ;) Sorry ’bout that girl because we are close to another one. Facebook has been a HUGE help with the growth of my business. Thanks in advance.

COAPHOTO FACEBOOK FANPAGE <--------------------- cLiCk hErE!!


Monday, April 18th, 2011


Monday, January 10th, 2011

This past month has gone by in the blink of an eye! My baby is growing soooo much each day. I’m trying to enjoy every second before I have to go back to work!

Changes will be happening when I return from maternity leave. I will only be accepting 3 photo shoots per week and 3 weddings per month. I will be extending my two week time frame for editing sessions to 2-3 weeks. Online viewing galleries will up for 30 days from the time they are uploaded and photos must be ordered or a CD will have to be purchased with 60 of the uploading date or they will no longer be available.

Sorry I’ve gone missing!

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I’m back!! I have been MIA for a while… I have so many updates with photography and life!

Some of you know I was going to open a new studio space and was on a search to find or build the perfect place. After much thought I have decided to stay where I’m at until next year. My little studio still works for right now and if I’m going to have a fabulous studio I want time to create something amazing. PLUS…. my husband and I are expecting!! We are over the moon and can’t wait for December to come. I will also be taking maternity leave. I haven’t decided exact dates but I know December I will be off.

Wedding session in in full swing and I have been blessed to work with the most amazing brides and grooms. I have also been photographing lots of newborns. If you have read my blog before you know this is my very favorite!! They make me so happy and let me create such pieces or art!

Ok I’m going to start knocking out some blog posts….

MODEL: Claire

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

This is Claire! She is an aspiring model and I was able to shoot her first portfolio pictures. Keep a look out for her in the future!


Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

I’ve been working hard… but not on my blog! It takes a while to re-size, choose the pictures, and water mark every picture I post. I love looking at other people’s blog and can’t wait for them to update so I know my loyal readers probably are checking in and asking where the heck I am!

I have been really focused on my photography business since I’ve started. I always say it’s my life and it really is. It’s all I talk about… what props I need, how I want a huge studio with a specific things in it, about how cute the babies and kids I get to shoot are. I mean I always talk about what I do because I love it so much!

Here’s a little update! I will do some full posts soon.





Valerie and Kellen

ME workin’ it!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

I thought it would be fun to show some shots caught by my lovely second shooters… I LOVE what I do!


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