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: ‘Wedding Photography’

Beautiful Winter Wedding

Monday, April 7th, 2014


Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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

“LIKE” my picture on Facebook!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Castle Farms has a photo contest for this week only! The photo with the most likes by Friday, March 9th at 5:00pm will be the new cover photo for both the 2012 Castle Farms Wedding Planner and the 2012 Grand Bridal Expo Program! They asked each of the photographer’s on their vendor’s list to submit they fave. Thank you for the help!!

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

WEDDING: Karen+Chris

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

This wedding was at Castle Farms and was small but warm and full of love. It’s hard to explain when you meet two people that are so in love with each other that it makes you feel happy to be around them. It makes my job so super fun! They hired us for 4 hours and we got so many real awesome moments. You will see as you look through the post how happy they were on their big day… and Karen’s smile. I could not help but post so many pictures of her REAL not posed smile. Also the moment that Chris saw her walking down the aisle. I teared up along with him. SOOOO sweet!! They snuck out while their guests were finishing their dinner and got some pictures around the property as the sky turned into magical colors. That isn’t photoshop… totally real.

The picture’s below were taken at the same exact time. One by me and one by my second shooter. It’s a perfect example of the two different styles mixed into one.


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