Lovely Katie!

And isn’t she lovely?  That’s a rhetorical question.  Because she is lovely.  Not just on the outside (duh) – but as a person too!  And that’s really all that matters.  We take pictures of all sorts of people all the time, and what truly makes a wonderful pic is when the person that we are so lucky to work with is a truly lovely individual – and that was (and is) the case with Katie!

Our time with Katie was all to short & sweet, but it didn’t make a difference, because we got the goods.  The goods were gotten.  All of the goods were ours to be got.  But don’t take my word for it, just take a look at the samplesnaps below these words and you’ll know that what I’m telling you is truth, straight up.  Straight up truth tellin’ – it’s what I do.  Most of the time.  But in this instance I am def telling the truth.

But all of these words I’m typing they are taking away from the time when you should be looking at the samplesnaps below.  So let us know send MuchLove to Katie for letting the 0&j be a small part of your senior year (and for being so lovely,) and to all you wonderful people out there in front of your cell phones and iPads and whatnot – Enjoy!

Look Here…It’s Evan!

Really.  That’s all I want you to do.  Just look here, and you will see Evan!  But – and at no extra charge to you, the loyal looker of senior samplesnaps – not only will you see Evan, but you will also see the wonderfulness that he brought to our short time together at the otis and the james for his pics.

And that’s the goods.  Straight up.  It’s not just about seeing the pics, it’s about knowing that the person that’s in the pics not only showed up, but was also completely and totally awesome to work with.  But don’t take my word for it, just click on the pics below these words and you’ll know that I’m telling you the straight story.  But wait!  Before you do that we need to send MuchLove to Evan for stopping by the FunCenter for the seniorpics, and to all you good people out there in your internets doing your internets thing – Enjoy!

It’s Nicole Time!!

We continue our slight detour from the wintry bliss that we find ourselves dwelling in for a quick visit to a time when a lovely lady by the name of Nicole stopped by the o and the j for some sweetlysweet senior snaps and to also just be awesome like she always is and I’m here to tell you that she succeeded with both.  The pics were awesome, she was awesome.  Awesome x2.

Now I could just continue with all of these words telling you about awesome this and awesome that, or I could just get to the part where we send MuchLove to Nicole for letting us borrow a little bit of her sweet & precious time, and then I could tell of of you good peeps out there doing whatever it is that gets you through the day to – Enjoy!

The Wonderful Alyssa!

When I tell you in the title that it’s The Wonderful Alyssa, I’m not joking around.  Don’t believe me?  Think I would lead you astray?  Thinking that after all these years of telling you the straight dope that I would suddenly start throwing you jive?  Why you gotta think like that?  I’m just going to pretend like you never thought that at all and that we are cool.  See.  We’re cool now.  I let it go.  Because I’m telling you the truth – Alyssa was & is absolutely wonderful!

Our time together was all too short & sweet, but during this magic time we made some sweet pics.  But you don’t have to believe me on this one, all you have to do us just look at the pics below these words and know that I’m telling you the truth!  So now we gotta give MuchLove to Alyssa for being so wonderful, and we also gotta tell all you happy peeps out there in Blogland to – Enjoy!

Look! It’s Payton!

Really, all y’all need to look, because below these words are the ever-lovely Payton!  You see, there was a time not all that long ago but that feels like a lifetime ago because by looking at the happy pics below these silly words you can see sun and leaves and happy…those were the days.

But enough reminiscing of the days that used to be, now is the time for us to send MuchLove to Payton for letting us take some pics and to be a little part of her senior year, and now is also the time that I’m going to tell you to – Enjoy!

December!

I just had to wait until her month.  And then it would be time to see the superawesome samplesnaps from her Senior Portrait session.  And that’s all I gotta say.

Well, I also gotta say that she was absolutely incredible to work with and we send her MuchLove for being one of our seniorpeeps.  Oh, and we also gotta tell all you good citizens of Blogville to – Enjoy!

It’s Time. Tyrel Time.

Do you really need any sort of an explanation of what’s going on here?  Because if you haven’t figured it out by now you should probably rethink using the internet.  Tyrel.  Senior Pictures.  SampleSnaps.  Boom.  Done.  See how easy that was!

Not off the hook yet, though.  We gotta send MuchLove to Tyrel for letting us be a small part of his senior year, and we also gotta tell all you shiny & happy peeps out there in Blogville to – Enjoy!

Oh Look…Paige!

As long as we’re sitting here in the midst of what could be considered (and actually in considered) ‘far from summer,’ let us now take a break from freezing for the season and take a small trip back in time to a magical place where we had the good fortune of working with the one & only Paige!

The way that I worded that sentence is an absolute nightmare, because the implication is that we were actually in some sort of a magical place, which I guess Minot is the ‘Magic City’ but I’ve never seen somebody turn a balloon into a rabbit here.  It was more of a magical time – and the reason for that was not just because a person could be outside in short sleeves, it was because we had the chance to work with Paige – and she made it truly magical!

But you don’t need these words to tell you that, all you gotta do is just look at the samplesnaps below and know that what I say is the truth.  But before you do that, we need to send MuchLove to Paige for stopping by the o and the j, and we also need to tell all you good peeps out there in Blogland to – Enjoy!

Zach Time. Dig.

In continuing the them of asking the rhetorical question of what time it is even though I full-on know what time it is (not in the literal definition of what time is, but rather what time it is in the history of posting happy pictures up on blog) I now am not actually even asking what time it is I’m just telling you that it is straight up Zach time, and I’m asking you to dig.  Again, not literally.

What I’m asking you to dig is that there was a young man by the name of Zach that stopped by the Otis & James FunCenter (yes, it truly is a FunCenter…wheeeeee) to have some seniorpictosnaps taken, and not only did he just have them taken, he was also awesome to work with.  Pleasant and a true gent.  A good combo.  But enough of all this ego-inflating, let’s instead send MuchLove to Zach for giving us a little bit of his senior year, and to all you good peeps out there in Land of Blog getting ready for their respective Turkey Days – Enjoy!

Austin Time.

What time is it?  It’s Austin time.  Well, as I write this it’s actually about 2:30AM but we’ll just go ahead and call it Austin Time because…well…why not.  Nobody is awake anyway except for people working overnight shifts and weirdos such as myself so conventions of time go out the window and I really see no reason not to call this particular moment in time Austin Time.  Like a new time zone or something.

Thoughts of time aside, it’s actually the time when some samplesnaps from the senior pictosnaps of the one & only Austin go up on blog, and that is a good thing.  Not just because it gives people in the middle of the night something to look at, but because Austin was totally awesome (do people still use that expression?  They don’t?  Huh.  Back to the drawing board then.) to work with and the results were equally awesome.  But enough of all these non-sensical words.  Let us instead send MuchLove to Austin for stopping by the o to the j for the pics, and to all you overnighters & weirdos out there in Land of Blog – Enjoy!

Aaron Time.

Aaron is my middle name.  So that right there makes him awesome.  Do we need more words than just that?  Nope.  Because when you share part of the name of the Otis then you are golden.  So instead I will send Aaron MuchLove for making some time for the o&j in a time that wasn’t really all that long ago but looking at the samplesnaps seems like a lifetime ago, and to all you good people out there in Land of Blog that are being beautiful as you usually are – Enjoy!

Halloween Is Online!

Halloween 2014!

All things Halloween are online & ready for your viewing pleasure!  Just CLICK THIS GIANT LINK to access the gallery page, where you will find the entire viewing gallery as well as a link to the ordering gallery.  MuchLove to all that stopped by the FunCenter – you were all so wonderful!!

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Oh Mandi!

Oh Mandi…why do you gotta be so awesome?!  I guess some questions are better left unanswered because an attempt to encapsulate into words something that is not meant to be put into mere words only serves to diminish something which should never be diminished.  And in my free time I write letters from boys in their late teens that take themselves too seriously.  But enough about my writing style.  Back to that matter at hand…and that’s Mandi!

We’ve known this young lady for a long time now and couldn’t have been any happier when she said she was choosing us for her seniorpics!  We were happy not just because we knew her, but because we knew that she was going to be totally awesome.  And when you’ve got totally awesome working with you it makes the day a whole lot better.  So basically a double-win for us.  Yaaaaaay o&j!!  But enough of all these silly words, we need to get to the part where we send Mandi MuchLove for being so awesome, and we tell all you peeps out there in Blogville to – Enjoy!

Well, If It Isn’t Sydney!

As long as we’re all about putting up lovely pictures of lovely seniors, I think that it’s time for us to take a look at some superawesome senior pictosnaps from the ever-lovely Sydney!  And you know what, I think that you think that this is a good idea too!  I know you’re probably sitting there thinking ‘get out of my mind, man’ – but I can read you.  And I know that you are up for having your day (or evening I guess depending on when you’re looking at this) brightened with this gem of a lady!  Like I said..I KNOW you.  Freaky.  Right?

Anyway, Sydney stopped by the Otis and the James and you know how this whole thing went.  We had the camera, she had the lovely, and the rest is pictographic history!  So now we need to take a little time and send MuchLove to Sydney for being so awesome to work with, and the rest of you good peeps out there in Blogville wondering how I can read your minds – Enjoy!

Madison!

So the last time I tippytappytyped one of these blog posts up I mentioned my first experience seeing the band Phish.  So, as long as I’m at it I might as well keep going.  I’ve seen Phish play at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  FANTASTIC show.  And now it all makes sense to me.  Every Senior that we have ever worked with is just one degree away from a Phish show that I attended.  I SEE THE PATTERN NOW.

But, moving on from crazy talk, we had the wonderfully awesome pleasure of working with the one & only Madison (which is first & foremost a lovely name!) and I’m gonna let you in on a little secret – she was awesome.  But you knew that because YOUR SNEAKY EYES LOOKED AT THE SAMPLESNAPS ALREADY but I’ll forgive you because srizzlesslly come on they are awesome!  MuchLove to Madison for stopping by the o and the j and letting us take the seniorpics, and to all of you wonderful people out there in Blogland doing whatever it is that you do – Enjoy!

Haley!

There’s this band called Phish.  And at the very first Phish concert that I went to at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis on November 26th, 1994, the band played this song called ‘Haley’s Comet.’  I had never head this song before and they opened the second set with it.  And after this song the band went into the most insane version of the song ‘David Bowie‘ that I have ever heard and probably will ever hear.  That Bowie was over 30 minutes long and by the end of it I wasn’t sure if I was even at a concert any longer, or on the planet Earth for that matter.  But the reason why ‘Haley’s Comet’ will always be special for me is that before the band went down a road of insanity there was this little gem of a song that just made me smile!

Which brings us to this Haley, and the fact that she is also a gem that makes us smile too!  There must be something about the name, I guess.  But you didn’t need any of these words or lessons in Phishstory to let you know that Haley was a complete gem to work with – all that you would have to do to find this out would be to look at the lovely samplesnaps below these words!

But wait!  Before you do that we need to give MuchLove to Haley for being so awesome and for letting us be just a small part of her senior year, and to all my other good peeps getting your groove on (fall tour baby!) – Enjoy!

It’s Chloe!

What more can I say about the oh-so-lovely Chloe that isn’t summed up by the superawesome samplesnaps below?!  Not much, really.  So I’m not going to waste all sorts of time with words up here.  Instead I’m just going to send MuchLove to Chloe for being such a wonder to work with, and I’m going to remind all of you lovely peeps out there in Blogland to – Enjoy!

Afternoon Break: Jenna Time!

Let’s continue this afternoon siesta that we’re taking on a hot fall day with a visit from the lovely Jenna!  I’m going to break this one down real easy for you now.  Jenna needed some senior pics because…you know…she’s a senior.  So she decided to stop by the Otis and the James to have some seniorpictosnaps taken.  Because of being a senior and what-not.  And we, being the pictosnappers happened to have a studio and cameras and stuff, so it was kind of a match made in heaven, you know?!

Now I suppose you’re asking yourself, ‘self…how did these seniorpictosnaps turn out?’ – well, you can tell your self that they turned out just fine.  In fact, they turned out better than fine they were completely awesome – and that’s because Jenna was completely awesome to work with!  We just happened to have studio/cameras/stuff.  Not really sure what this ‘stuff’ is that I keep mentioning but I’m sure we’ve got it in a box in the basement somewhere.  But enough about that.

We need to send MuchLove to Jenna for letting us be a small part of her senior year, and to all of my Little Friends of Blog (LFOB’s) – Enjoy!

Afternoon Break: Kaitlyn Time!

Alright just put down everything that you have going on right now because it’s time for an afternoon break because doggone it you deserve it, right?  Right!  So sit back in your whatever it is that you’re sitting on (comfy chair/cardboard box/don’t really make a difference as long as you’re taking a load off) because I’m gonna spin you a yarn about a time that wasn’t all that long ago when a lovely lady by the name of Kaitlyn stopped by the O to the J to have her seniorpictosnaps taken, and I’m here to reassure you – my good people of blog – that Kaitlyn was totally awesome to work with!

Alas, as I’ve said many times before, you can hardly call this work when the people that we work with are so wonderful!  As usual our time was all too fleeting (I guess it would be kind of weird if we kept our seniors here forever plus there might be some laws that we would be breaking too) so it’s just best that we savor the memories of picture taking time through the samplesnaps below!  But wait!  Before you go off and check out the goods we gotta give MuchLove to Kaitlyn for being so awesome, and to the rest of you peeps enjoying a late September day when it is 90º+ out right now – Enjoy!

The Lovely Jasmine!

Amirite or what?  The title.  It says it all!  Jasmine is absolutely lovely and we wish that every day could be a Jasmine day at the Otis & James Pictography Studio (originally our name but we decided that it was too wordy…it was either that or ‘Precious Sweet Loving Tender Moments Photography.’  I kid.  But if you happen to be an up and coming new photographer and are trying to think of a name for your business you can have that name.  No charge.  It’s all yours.  Your welcome.) but alas every day isn’t Jasmine day at the o&j (that rhymed) – but that’s ok.

And the reason that it’s OK is that we had our moment of seniorawesomeness already and that’s enough because we don’t want to be greedy and we want everyone else out there in this big ol’ world of ours to be able to experience Jasmine!  We’re not greedy, yo.  So we’re just going to give MuchLove to Jasmine for letting us be a small part of her world during her senior year, and to all my happy peeps out there in Blogworld being the awesome peeps that you are – Enjoy!

 

It’s Alyssa Time!

You see, there is time – the kind of time that we use to measure the way the Earth revolves around the sun and rotation of said Earth and how this affects our day and movements and activities and how it allows us to perceive length in relation to our existence, and then there is Alyssa Time!

Alyssa time requires much less theoretical thinking and makes my brain hurt a lot less.  Alyssa time is filled to the brim with happiness and goodness as is evidenced by the oh-so-happy pictures below these words.  And Alyssa time for the o&j was all to quick as she stopped in to have her superseniorpictosnaps taken.

But the thing about time is that we have this ability to capture moments of it via our magic camera machine – so we’ll always have the visual memories of that moment when we shared some time together!  I think my mind is going to explode now.  So, before that happens we need to give Alyssa MuchLove for stopping by and letting us share some of her…time?  And to all you other good peeps out there in Blogville just wastin’ time – Enjoy!

 

Wednesday. Justin. Boom.

Like the title of this thing says, it’s Wednesday (well, it is right now as I’m putting this up on blog).  It’s Justin.  Boom.  What else do you need?  What’s that?  You need some more words?  Well I’m afraid that you’re out of luck on that one because there’s no need for me to put a bunch of silly ol’ words up here in the area where words go at.

Nope.  Instead I’m just going to keep it simple.  I’m only going to tell you that there was a time, there was a place, there was a Justin, there was the 0 to the j and then there were superseniorpics.  Hence the ‘boom.’  So we’re just gonna cut out all of that superfluous stuff and just send Justin MuchLove for stopping by the FunCenter for his senior pics, and to all you happy peeps out there in Land of Blog enjoying the things that you enjoy!

Kiara. And That’s All You Gotta Know.

Sometimes there’s a need to know a whole bunch of stuff, and other times you just need to know the facts in numerical order.

  1. It’s Kiara Time on the o&j Blog
  2. Senior Pictosnaps
  3. Sneakypeak
  4. Totally Awesome
  5. Don’t Believe Me?  Look At The Pics
  6. MuchLove To Kiara!
  7. Peeps:  Enjoy

Get With The Plan…It’s Jocci!

Are you with the plan or are you confused by the plan?  If you forgot what the plan is, let me give you a primer.  The plan involves you looking at these silly words for a second and then going down to the happy pictures below and then enjoying the pure awesomeness that Jocci brought to the o and to the j FunCenter during her superseniorpictosnaps.

So are you in?  Are you a part of this plan??  You are?!  Well then, I declare that you are not going to be missing out on anything (which I was kind of worried about for a second or two there) and instead you are going to be getting all sorts of awesome all up in your computer grille real quick like!  But before any of that, we need to give MuchLove to Jocci for stopping by and letting us spend a little bit of time with her so we could do the whole picture thing, and then we need to tell all of you good peeps out there in Blogland to – Enjoy!

Let’s Take Some Time For Carly!

Sometimes, do you ever just find yourself thinking that it would be nice to take some time out of your crazy day and devote it to Carlytime?  Well today is your lucky day.  Because this post is all about Carly, and is filled to the brim with Carlytime!

What is ‘Carlytime’ you ask?  It’s a time where all is well with the world, a place where her smile will brighten up your day and a state of being that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a happy in your heart!  And even though this statement has not been approved by the FDA, I’m pretty sure it’s good for your health.

So it sounds to me like a little bit of Carlytime would be good for all of us!  But before we start it up, let’s take a moment to give MuchLove to Carly for being so incredibly awesome to work with, and to all my Peeps of Blog doing those crazy things that you do – Enjoy!

Get Down Now It’s Spencer!

The wheels of the Otis & James Bullet Train (we’ve upgraded from the old jalopy that we used to have) keep on turning and the next stop on this tour of whatever it is that we do (I think it’s pictures but I’m easily confused) is with the one & only Spencer!  My friends.  I come to you today with the news that there was this day and there was this time and there was an intersection of the Spencer and the o to the j and the results, my dear dear friends, were wonderful.

But all of these words, what is the point if there aren’t any samplesnaps to back up the statements that I’m making.  So I will now leave this world of tippytappying on the Keyboard of Otis (it’s solid gold and sits on a mountaintop) and will now send MuchLove to Spencer for giving us a little bit of his time, and to all my peeps out there in Blogville doing what they can to hold on to every last drop of summer that we have – Enjoy!

Hey Now…It’s Irelyn!

What do you think…should we just forget all of the dumb words that I would put at the top of one of these blog posts and instead just get right to the point, and the point being that we are here to take a look at the sampleseniorsnaps of the oh so lovely Irelyn and that our time with her was magical and fantastical and we wish that every day could be this awesome but it would be like if you ate pizza for every meal at first it sounds like the best idea ever but then you don’t appreciate them as much as you used to before the 24/7/365 pizza diet that your on and then your whole universe falls apart and so we understand that every day can’t be a Irelyn day but we are so happy that we had one day that was a Irelyn day and we will cherish it!  What do you say, forgo that part?

While I’m waiting for your answer let’s take a moment to give MuchLove to Irelyn for being wonderful and for stopping by the o to the j, and let’s also take one quick second to remind all of you peeps out there in Blogland that you are lovely, and to – Enjoy!

Wait.  What just happened.

Hey Now…It’s Brecklyn!

What do you think…should we just forgo all of the dumb words that I would put at the top of one of these blog posts and instead just get right to the point, and the point being that we are here to take a look at the samplepicstosnaps of the oh so lovely Breklyn and that our time with her was magical and fantastical and we wish that every day could be this awesome but it would be like if you ate choco-chip cookies for every meal at first it sounds like the best idea ever but then you don’t appreciate them as much as you used to before the 24/7/365 choco-chip cookie diet that your on and then your whole world falls apart and so we understand that every day can’t be a Brecklyn day but we are so happy that we had one day that was a Brecklyn day and we will cherish it!  What do you say, forgo that part?

While I’m waiting for your answer let’s take a moment to give MuchLove to Brecklyn for being wonderful and for stopping by the o&j, and let’s also take one quick second to remind all of you peeps out there in Blogland that you are beautiful, and to – Enjoy!

Danny.

After doing a few thousand of these blog posts there comes a point where you can’t just have somebody’s name be the title of the post because statistical odds dictate that the name has already been used as a title and then when I go to publish it there is a sad error message that comes up and says that the title has already been taken, but would I like to call it ‘danny-2′ 0r three or four and so on.  Now, as awesome as being called ‘danny-2′ sounds, nobody really wants to be called that.  Danny Jr., yes – danny-2…no.  If that does happen to be your name, however, I apologize and want to go on record as saying that your parents were a little too trendy.

But that’s not the case here.  Because I’m just about 100% positive that we’ve never had a Danny before that the Otis & James Center For Taking Pictures And Stuff (O&JCFTPAS) – which would make you the first in eleven years – which is incredible.  Much like Danny is.  Incredible.  But you don’t need all of these silly words to tell you that, all you gotta do is look at the happy pics at the bottom of these words to know that what I’m telling you is the truth, straight up.  But wait!  Before you do that I gotta send MuchLove to Danny for letting us do the whole SeniorPic thing, and to all of you shiny happy peeps out there in Blogville enjoying whatever the things that you enjoy are – Enjoy!  Wait.  What?  Whatever.  Just enjoy ok?

Well, It’s Mekenzie!

I always act surprised in the titles of these things.  As if I had just been sitting here and then BOOM there were pics in front of me that we all like ‘POST ME ONLINE NOW’ which I’m pretty sure that if my computer did that I would most likely run and hide in fear of my computer because that was clearly the day that SkyNet went live.  But enough about The Terminator.

We’re here right now at this moment in time to take a quick look at some samplesnaps from McKenzie!  She’s one of our Seniors.  She was awesome and decided to go with us for her pics.  But she’s also just awesome all the time, regardless of her pictographer choices.  And for being so awesome and for also giving us a little bit of your time, we want to give you MuchLove!  And to all you other peeps out there in wherever it is that you are doing whatever it is that you do – Enjoy!