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

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April showers bring May flowers

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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!


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. :)

Boudoir Beauties

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

A boudoir (French: [bu.dwar] English: [bud.wɑr])
What is this you ask?? Let me show you! I love love love this type of photography and I have a BLAST shooting, editing and getting creative. I also love making woman feel amazing, beautiful and in the end confident! This is not to say that these girls don’t come a little nervous because they do but the #1 thing by the end of their session is that I made them feel comfortable and they don‘t want to stop.

The pictures are in no order… I mixed them up just to give you a little look. I also added some of the girls reactions when they viewed their gallery and some reviews. :) There will me more to come because my facebook is acting up and won’t let me see my messages tonight!

I will be releasing my next date SOON. I take a limited number of girls for my boudoir mini events. If you have some girl friends that might want to join in on the fun let them know about it! It is a super fun day with some pampering, laughing, and of course fun! These photos make great gifts but even more than that they are just amazing to have of yourself. I have always looked at pictures of Marilyn Monroe and thought I wish I could even look half that amazing. Being a woman and feeling sexy… heck I can’t even describe how that feels!

“If you are looking for an amazingly talented, creative, fun and open minded photographer, then look no further!
What Erika is capable of is genius. She has the ability to make you feel comfortable and beautiful at the same time. Every experience I have had with her has been absolutely delightful! I cannot thank her enough!” -Heather S.

“Oh.. Erika Blackwell– what can I say!??!!..♥♥♥” -Julie M.

“Erika I just wanted to thank you for yesterday! I had a blast! U made me feel so comfortable!” -Vicki D.

“OMG I LOVE! I love so many of them… you are amazing. U have an amazing talent.” -Penny L.

“The Boudoir Mini Session I did with Erika Blackwell was AMAZING!!! I did this for my husband for our 2 year anniversary and he is going to be SHOCKED at how sexy I look, I have been with him forever and have never been able to give him such an awesome and unique present. I went with one of my closest girlfriends from high school and we made it a girls day! We both were excited for weeks and we kept saying how we will continue to do this every year for fun! I have not had this much fun dressing up and looking beautiful since my wedding day! I have never felt more sexy. This experience and amazing day is something I will NEVER forget. I felt extremely nervous until I walked into the room with Erika, she had me smiling and laughing instantly! I recommend the Boudoir Mini Session to anyone who wants to spice up their marriage and make their husbands drool over pictures of their wives!!! This is something you should do to remember yourself and how beautiful you really are, celebrate womanhood! I felt like a super model. My pictures came back and look like something out of a magazine!!!!! This woman puts her heart and soul into this and you can tell she has nothing but love and passion for this because it shows in EVERY single photo. I can’t wait to look back at these photos when I’m 60 years old and say to my husband “Remember when I looked like this!!???” Once again all my thanks goes to Erika Blackwell.” -Carissa H.


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