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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

Tag: ‘boyne falls photography’



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. :)

7 day old: Khyler

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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

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!

my cupid

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

I’ve been on a good role taking pictures of my little man this winter. I’m a little proud of myself. Last year he hated my camera so I would give up for periods of time. Today my sister and neice had an “ice day” from school so before my husband went to work we dropped by the studio. I’ve had this idea since last Valentine’s day. I had the kissing booth last year… this year I thought we would keep it clean and cute. Tomorrow I will post Elleana’s take. :)

a girl or a boy…..?

Friday, January 11th, 2013

My sister and her family will find out this Monday 1/14/13 if they will have a boy or girl. I’m having a contest on my facebook page to see what my fans think! I will choose a correct guess (random) to win a Center of Attention Photography T-shirt that night!

Here is the link!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Center-of-Attention-Photography/276105969652?ref=stream#!/pages/Center-of-Attention-Photography/276105969652?fref=ts

WEDDING: Ashley and Tyler

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The first time I talked to the brides mom on the phone before I knew it an hour had passed without even knowing it. What I did know was I was going to love this wedding without kmowing one person attending. From the minute I walked into the room where the bride and her girls were getting ready I had a smile on my face… it didn’t leave until I left. The people, decor, the dancing, touching speeches, smiles, laughs and cries. You will see in the super long blog post how awesome it was! Ashley and Tyler are the perfect match. They really enjoy being together and I could tell totally tell from the time I spent with them.

Location: Boyne Mountain Beach House



Engagement: Erica and Rob

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

These two were driving up from downstate the morning of their shoot and their truck broke down. They called to tell me they may be running late… they showed up on time… with a speeding ticket. OH MAN. I would have been in the worst mood ever! They were awesome. We joked around a little bit and started on our way. We went to a new location I’ve been wanting to sneak up to. It was a super fun morning with them! It’s so great to get to know people before their wedding… I feel like they are my friends on the day. :)

Senior Rep Program

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Want to get the chance at free prints, photo albums, and other fun products?
Want to have some great images for Facebook?
Then our Senior Rep Program may be for you!

Don’t forget the Deadline Schedule!
Application Due: July 2nd
Session completed by: July 9th-13th

If accepted, you will be representing Center of Attention Photography and telling your friends about our Senior Sessions throughout your senior year. Be sure to let your Junior friends know also, so they will have a chance to apply for the 2013 program! For every friend you refer us to, you will receive special discounts on your print orders.

To be a COA PHOTO senior rep, you must:
• Have great style, lots of personality and enjoy being in front of the camera
• Be graduating in 2013
• Attend a Charlevoix county school
• Be available to have one session completed before July 13th
• Agree to tell your friends and classmates about Center of Attention Photography and share your senior portraits with them
• Agree to represent ONLY Center of Attention Photography and use these images as your senior pictures
•Before you can become an official Senior Rep, you must have permission from your parent or legal guardian and they must sign a model release form. Once you’ve filled out the application and if you are selected as a representative, a phone or in person consultation with at least one of your parents or guardians is a must!

As part of our senior rep program you will receive the following:
• One free photo session up to an hour
• The opportunity to earn print credit for every person they refer to COA PHOTO for senior portraits. (And their friends get perks, too!)
• 50 personalized referral cards to give to friends and classmates with your name, your portraits, and our Business information to hand out to friends
• Accordion Brag Album for showing photos to friends in person
• Several of our favorite photos as low-resolution files to share on social networking sites like Facebook
• Discounts on your print orders (discounts apply to orders purchased before expiration of gallery).
• A $50 gift card will be awarded to the representative with the highest number of photo business cards turned in by September 24th, 2012.
Referral Discounts
1-3 Referrals – 10% off print order and $20.00 print credit per referral
4-8 Referrals –10% off print order and $25.00 print credit per referral
9-12 Referrals – 25% off print order and $30.00 print credit per referral
13+ Referrals – 35% off print order and $40.00 print credit per referral
When your referrals book a paid session and bring in your Rep Card you will receive the above mentioned discounts according to the amount of referrals you bring to us. These referrals can include anyone who books the following sessions: Senior, Newborn, Family Portraits, Portraits, Weddings, etc.

Please contact me for an application at: centerofattentionphotography@hotmail.com

my muddy boy!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

 

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