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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: ‘wedding’



Beautiful Winter Wedding

Monday, April 7th, 2014

WEDDING: Allison + Kenny

Monday, February 17th, 2014

These are our very close friends… and was so happy to be a part of their day! I was super pregnant and they were so awesome to me the whole day. The old saying it’s good luck to rain on your wedding day came into effect here. They absolutely do not need any luck though. You can look at them and know their love it real. They have teal/vintage inspired theme. Allison made so many of the details down to the bridesmaids head bands.

Weddings…

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Next weekend kicks off my 2014 wedding season! I couldn’t be more excited!!

WEDDING: Brittany + Eric

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

So I couldn’t wait to do a full post from my best friends wedding. :) So many fun things surrounding the big day!
Britt and Eric met while attending Michigan and made lots of friends through their college years. You will see some fun pictures with them in this post! They were married in Glen Arbor, MI on the shore of Lake Michigan and they had a vintage theme. The reception was at the Glen Arbor Township Hall, just a few blocks from the ceremony location. The bride and groom led a parade from the ceremony to the hall! They also are both vegan so their menu was completely unique and the best food I’ve ever tasted at a wedding. AND I’ve been to a lot of them!

Location: Glen Arbor, MI
Lodging: The Homestead
Catering: BJs (vegan)
DJ: Rusch Entertainment
Hair and make up: Lilly Jade Salon
Vegan Cake: Catherine Warner
Videographer: Home Video Studio
Flowers: Cherry Hill Greenhouse

WEDDING: Cristina + Nate

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Oh Gosh… did I ever love this wedding. You will see how in love and caring the both of these two are. She is so gorgeous, the bridal party were so funny, the way Nate would look at Cristina would melt my heart, smiles everywhere… joy… tears… laughs. I can’t say enough about this wedding and how great this bride and groom were to work with!

Location: Castle Farms, Charlevoix, MI.
DJ & Ceremony Music: A+ Event Entertainment
Theme: Wine

Castle Farms Wedding Show 2013

Monday, October 28th, 2013

I met so many awesome bride, grooms, bridesmaids and some parents this past Sunday at the Castle Farms Annual Wedding Show. This year my mom helped me a super ton… she usually helps me a lot but she really took over since I’m pretty limited to what I can do. I’m sooo thankful! I think my booth this year was my favorite of all wedding shows I have ever attended. Also I completely do not know how I forgot but I am going to blame it on baby brain… I did not add my website, phone number OR email to my brochures. Grrrr.

I don’t have many dates left for 2014 but I chatted with a lot of 2015 brides too so I’m excited about the next couple years of business!

Castle Farms Wedding: Brandi and Tim

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

From the moment I met them at their engagement session I knew that we were a great fit! I can’t tell you how much I smiled while shooting their big day. From the details, the moments of love, the speeches, funny guests and just the happiness these two share just made the best time! I also entered a contest Castle Farms was hosting for their vendors to win a cover spot on the bridal magazine they give to booking couples with Brandi and Tim’s photo… and thanks to my facebook fans, friends family and all of Brandi and Tim’s peeps I won! I am so very grateful for all the support!

Castle Farms Cover Photo Contest Winner

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

So excited! My family, friends, facebook fans and people I’ve never met polled together and helped me win the 2013 Castle Farms Cover Photo Contest!! This image will be on the cover of the 2013 edition of the Wedding Planner (given to every Bride that reserves at Castle Farms) and the 2013 Grand Bridal Expo program. Yay!! Thank you times a million for every single person that voted, reposted and told their friends. I had a view people that really went above and beyond for me and it touches my heart more than they will ever know.

Maria and Frank’s Wedding

Monday, February 11th, 2013

A sneak peek of this beautiful wedding. I can’t wait to blog more!

it’s all in the details….

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

This was one of the best years by far for awesome details at weddings. I know a couple brides used pinterest for some ideas… I really wish that site existed when I was planning my wedding!

 

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