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 mountain’

Busy week!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

What a super busy last week of shooting. I am now only editing and designing until my boy gets here. So much to catch up on and get ready! It was a super beautiful week and the colors couldn’t have been better.

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

Raymond Family

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Such a cute family! I have a facebook contest every spring for a free session. I let Braylan choose from a jar of names this year. SO many people entered and this family won! We did there session at Boyne Mt. and the boys did great. Miles is so full of energy and we got tons of candids. I’m also obessed with their mama’s tattoo. I want one so bad and she has one that I LOVE!


Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

I know I always say it… but it’s only because it’s TRUE… I love watching babies grow! I have been photographing this little man since he was in his mama’s belly. It’s the third session I have had with his parents and I have to say this one is my fave! We had to fight the wind and he did so great. Today his mom wrote she needs more wall space and it made my day. You probably can tell he loves to fly. :)

WEDDING: Keisha+Adam

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

I was looking through my blog at my wedding posts and realized I didn’t update 2010 weddings. My New Year’s resolution is to stay on top of the blog way better so I’m going to just keep on going so I catch up.

I remember this wedding very clearly. It was my first summer wedding while being pregnant in 2010 and I was still in sick/tired mode. I take my profession super serious and did not let it effect me on the day. The only thing that got me was watching them zipline. :) The motion and trying to focus… standing on a hill while looking up. This wedding party was the first to do the zipline at Boyne Mountain. Keisha is awesome at planning/details/decorating and when I walked into her reception and saw the decor I was like, YES! I could have made this blog post way longer but I have read that a viewer loses interest after 30 seconds of looking at photos of someone they don’t know. True or false?? Leave me a message and tell me if you did. (I hope you didn’t but be honost!)


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