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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

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My DUDES.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

I can not express how much these two boys mean to me. Braylan saw the glasses and hat on the table and wanted one picture. His were taking in less than one minute… then I waited for help for Grayson’s one minute session. Can’t wait to hang them up!

April showers bring May flowers

Monday, April 7th, 2014

At home with the Blackwell boys…

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

So I have been busy. It’s a pretty big adjustment adding a baby into the mix. Braylan was doing amazing until he decided he wants our full attention again. He is still doing good… he’s super loving and nice to Grayson. I started my wedding season in February on top of doing winter minis all month. We also got hit with not 1 but 2 virus’ in one month. With all the craziness we are so very blessed to have two awesome boys!

Good thing Grayson has a high tolerance for his big bro. Not often does he get mad for cheek squishing or loud yelling.

We missed his buddy Westyn’s birthday party because we were all sick but he still got his super hero stuff and wears it often!

Bray wants to be just like Daddy!

By far my favorite pictures of Grayson! :)

We love to play with cars, trucks, buses and trains. Bray makes up stories about his lego guys going on a bus to school to learn how to be a pilot.

Braylan stands with the fridge door open for long periods of time at night looking for snacks.

We make crafts a lot. Grayson loves his ExerSaucer so he bounces around a little while we get artsy!

I got our wall display done on one of our living room walls!

WEDDING: Allison + Kenny

Monday, February 17th, 2014

These are our very close friends… and was so happy to be a part of their day! I was super pregnant and they were so awesome to me the whole day. The old saying it’s good luck to rain on your wedding day came into effect here. They absolutely do not need any luck though. You can look at them and know their love it real. They have teal/vintage inspired theme. Allison made so many of the details down to the bridesmaids head bands.

Weddings…

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Next weekend kicks off my 2014 wedding season! I couldn’t be more excited!!

Rachel + Jason

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The first snow session of the season! I usually never shoot outside in the winter… but why not embrace Northern Michigan!? These two came up for Christmas to visit family and we did their engagement session. They are getting married ay Castle Farms this October. I’m hoping the colors are super vibrant too! They are so much fun and took the cold like champs. I love meeting couples and getting to hangout before their big day. :)

still waiting on our little guy

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Oh what better to do when 39 weeks pregnant than to have lots of time to have ideas and no clients to use them on. :) I have never had this much time off… I was still editing the week I brought Braylan home which I’m super happy I won’t have to do. I have a couple late Dec. shoots for clients traveling from afar. So still a while to use these ideas on my own family. Our plan was to have the lil guy a couple weeks early and to be induced but his lungs weren’t ready so we had some time to wait. Now we are almost 40 weeks and I’m getting impatient but reminding myself I’m lucky to carry my kids full term. All I can ask for is for hi to be healthy and to have a safe and natural birth. I hope my next post is of my babies face!

SENIOR: Kendra

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

This is my Boyne Falls Senior Rep Kendra! I must tell you that this session was one of the most fun senior sessions I have done. We braves the elements and got some awesome shots. I wrote this on my facebook sneak preview after I took her pictures… but at the end of her session we were running for tree coverage fro the pouring down rain. Not to mention my baby belly was already large and it was probably a sight to see. We can across wild animals in the bushes… it was hot. We were laughing the whole time. Then I would say, “Okay let’s to a serious one.” And then we would laugh more. :) So fun!

ENGAGEMENT: Toree and Ryan

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

I’m so happy this awesome couple booked me for their engagement and wedding photos! From the second we started shooting their session I already knew we were such a great fit. They are getting married next June at Castle Farms and my mind is already going crazy with ideas for them. I can’t wait!

LIFESTYLE NEWBORN: Fauser

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

I really love getting to know this family! I photographed them two winters ago in a lifestyle engagement shoot… their wedding was last fall… and now they welcomed their second son into the world this past summer. They invited me to photograph in their home to catch the special moments they share daily. Easton is such a good big brother to Finn! He cracked me up the whole time I was there. :)

 

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