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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. coaphoto.com 231.549.2038

Tag: ‘boyne city family photography’



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. :)

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: 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: 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!

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.

Some sneak peeks!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

SO many more sneak peeks to post but I had to start some where. :) I’m hoping to catch up and actual get some full session and wedding blogs 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.

Reading with our boy…

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Yesterday we stayed home most of the day relaxing. I got a little editing done. We played. Bray took a good nap. It snowed most of the day…. I’m so happy because up until a couple months ago Braylan didn’t like books. Seriouly. I would read books while he was taking a bath or playing. Now he loves them so much. It makes my heart happy! His favorite books right now are the Tickle Monster, Pirates Don’t Change Diapers and Goodnight Construction Site.

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!!

 

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