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

Tag: ‘boyne falls senior’

senior spokesmodel KENDRA!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

This is one of my beautiful senior spokesmodels Kendra! We had so much fun out in the snow yesterday…
I can’t wait for her full session in the summer. She is graduating in 2014 and will be helping me to book her friends!

I wanted to show some different edits here. I like to play a little with color and lighting. :)

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:

SENIOR: Ashleigh

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

This girl is soooo photogenic. It was so easy to do her shoot. I had the different places in mind that I wanted to go. Her cousin and aunt came along for her session too. Along the way we saw some other family/friends around town that also joined us. :) Honestly that is the exact reason I love living in a small town. Some people probably say the opposite… but I love catching up with people and we are such a little close knit community.

I’m trying to look through all my sessions from the past year I haven’t posted. I have a lot to go.


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