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: ‘Engagement Session’

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. :)


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

This is my “little” brother Josh! Him and Lindsey just got married this past weekend and I couldn’t wait to share these. I’ve been bugging them for 2 years to get their engagement pictures done and 2 days before their wedding they finally agreed. It was a beautiful night at their house… we were only out there for about 10 minutes at 8:30pm and I’m pretty impressed on how many we got! I am pumped to post some of their wedding pictures very soon. :)

ENGAGMENT: Maggie and Allen

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

First off I would like to say Thank You to McLean & Eakin Booksellers and Symons General Store in Petoskey for letting us use their beautiful stores. I was excited when Maggie told me where she wanted to go. I don’t usually shoot in places like this but I’m def. going to start looking around and doing more of these type of shoots! They wanted more candid feeling engagement photos. They were so playful and loving and I’m really happy with how the turned out! We shot a few with their cute pie baby Easton. She also love pinterest just as much as me and we’ve seen a couple of these on there… I love the inspiration!


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