It’s just a fact that the name ‘Matt’ or ‘Matthew’ means Gift of God.  And it’s also the best name in the world.  Yes.  I am biased.  My name is also Matt.  But I’m just telling you the truth.  We’re in the no spin zone here.  I report, you decide.  And if you don’t like what I decide whatever it’s my party and either you’re riding the bus or your hitchhiking.  That’s a weird word.

What’s not weird is Matt.  Nope.  He’s straight up where it’s at.  But do we need these words to reaffirm this belief of mine?  Nope.  Just need the happy pics beneath these words.  So let’s send MuchLove to Matt for being so awesome (it’s in the name obvi) and to all you good peeps out there in Land of Blog throwing another log in the fire to stay warm – Enjoy!


Up next in the never-ending flashback of days gone by of supersenior pictoshoots is a visit to the time when we had the goodlygreat pleasure of working with the ever-lovely Bailee!

Our little trips back in time may seem to be never-ending, but when you’ve got samplesmaps as awesome as the ones below these words then taking a little meander back in time is truly quite wonderful, because it reminds us that not only will we soon find our way out of these winter times, but it also reminds us of the awesome time that we had with Bailee.  I mean, just one look at these pics and you will know that our time with her was completely awesome and wonderful, just like she is!

Well, that last sentence was starting to get sappy, so I think that it’s best that we just take a moment to send MuchLove to Bailee for being so awesome to work with, and I tell all of you good people out there in the frozen land we call Blogville, to – Enjoy!


Round and round the Otis & James Wheel of Senior Flashbacks goes, and this time we land on the letter K…which stands for Katelyn!  Which is good, because it’s time for us to take a look at some samplesnaps from the senior shoot of Katelyn.  Coincidence…it’s what’s for dinner.  Well.  I’m just going to end this sentence and get out of this paragraph.

Katelyn stopped by the FunCenter on a day that was not really all that long ago when  you start looking at the whole history of everything, but long enough ago that there were leaves on trees and you could lounge on furniture in an alleyway.  wut.  Well, whatever.  The point is that it’s time to look at these pics because they are awesome!  And they’re not awesome because of anything that we did, they are awesome because Katelyn is straight up awesome – as I’m sure anybody that knows her can tell you!  So we gotta take a second to send out MuchLove to Katelyn for choosing the o and the j, and we gotta also tell you Peeps of Blog to – Enjoy!


Let’s start out this week right.  And how are we going to do that, you ask?  We’re going to do that by taking a little trip down memory lane (not too far back because Memory Lane is fun to visit but you can’t live there) to a time when we had the goodlygreat pleasure of working with the one & only Jurnee on her supersweet seniorpictosnaps!

Do you ever get the feeling that I’m just going to combine every word together into one long word and when that finally happens I will just cease to be – like I’ll implode or something?  I kind of get that feeling.  Moving on from such existential thoughts…

As I was saying, Jurnee stopped by the o&j for her Senior Pics and she brought the goods.  And by ‘brought the goods’ I mean that she was awesome – but once again, you don’t need all of these silly words to let you know that, all you gotta do is look below at the samplesnaps to know that I’m telling you the truth.  But wait!  Before you go clicking on the pics below these words, we need to send MuchLove to Jurnee for giving us a little bit of her time, and we need to tell all you good people out there doing what you gotta do to get by to – Enjoy!


Then there was this one time when the doors of the FunCenter opened up and into our lives strolled the one & only Will and his purpose for strolling into the Center for Fun was to have some senior pictures taken so then we were all like ‘yeah we got a camera and this studio and stuff so let’s do this seniorpictosnap thing’ and so then he was all ‘that’s cool’ and so we kept on strolling right on back to the studio and we let the good times roll and we knew it was going to be good when we could feel it move our soul but I think I’m quoting a song but you get the point and our time with Will was all too short and sweet but had it gone any longer maybe it wouldn’t have been so awesome but questions like that are better left to the scholars and not to the photographers so instead we just need to send Will MuchLove for taking the leap with us (just to clarify we didn’t get married we just took some senior pics but I had to come up with something cliched to say there) and to all of you good people out there in Blogland wondering when this sentence is going to end – Enjoy!


I don’t need to write anything up here in this space.  I mean, I could just post these pictures below these words of Sheyenne and call it a day.  But somehow, deep down in my heart I would feel as if I was letting you down somehow.  But I don’t think that I’d actually be letting you down, I think that when I look in side my mind [ed. Thats a treacherous road – you sure you want to venture there] that I would actually be letting myself down.

And I would be letting myself down because I wouldn’t be letting all y’all know how wonderful Sheyenne is, and how great she was to work with during her seniorpictosnap session!  And I need to tell you that!  And I need to stop starting sentences with the word ‘and’ because I can feel the death glare of my college comp teacher burning a hole in my soul for doing so (shoutout to Dr. Sauer.)  But whatever, I’m not being graded on this.  Judged, yes.  But not graded so whatevs.  Back to the point.

We need to send MuchLove to Sheyenne for taking a little bit of time out of her senior year and spending it at the o&j, and we need to tell all you pleasant peeps out there in your happy little worlds to – Enjoy!

Groove On Now, It’s Mikayla!

Do you have your groove on?  Are you feeling it?  What’s that?  You’re not?  Well then.  I suggest that you just shake the cobwebs out of your head and fill it up with the groove you need to make it through the day.  And a way to get started on this quest to regain your groove is by taking a moment or two or even three and quite possible four but there are five pictures below these words so maybe even five, to experience the goodness that is the seniorsamplesnaps of Mikayla!

You see, my good peeps, science and technology and the House of Groove (located somewhere between Detroit and Memphis) have all agreed that Mikayla has got the groove, and if you don’t believe any of these esteemed sources then you just need to take a look at the samplesnaps below these facts and you’ll know that what I’m saying is the truth.  But wait!  Before you do that we need to take a moment and send MuchLove to Mikayla for bringing the groove to the studio, and for being so great to work with.  And we also need to let all you groovin’ peeps out there in Blogville to – Enjoy!

Check This Out. It’s Alyssa!

Well then, as long as we’re putting up lovely pictures of lovely people, how about we put up some seniorsamplesnaps of the oh-so-lovely Alyssa?!  You know what?  I think this is a grand idea!  And you also know what?  Because I have the power of the ‘publish’ button, I can pretty much decide this unilaterally!  I mean, it’s not to say that I’m not in favor of a group consensus on these sorts of things, but sometimes it’s just better to act on your own and go with what you feel in your heart to be in the best interest of everyone.

And in this case, what’s in your best interest is to stop doing whatever it is you are doing and to take a couple of minutes and appreciate the awesomeness that Alyssa brought to the O&J during her Senior Portraits.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that if you do take a couple of minutes to do this it will make you have a much better day than you are already having – so it’s good for your health too.  What more could you ask for?!  So, even though I’m running this thing like a dictatorship, I’m kind of a benevolent dictator – I have your best interest in mind, 97% of the time, 37 weeks a year.

So now, let us send MuchLove to Alyssa for choosing the o&j for her Senior Pics, and all of you good & faithful Peeps of Blog, be sure to – Enjoy!

It’s Lacey! Straight up.

I’m going to tell you the straight up truth.  We’ve got some supersample seniorsnaps below these silly words of the one & only Lacey.  And these pics are awesome.  And that has nothing to do with the o or the j, it has to do with the fact that Lacey is awesome.  Like I said, I’m being straight with you.  I got no time for shenanigans or tom-foolery.

Which is why I’m also telling you that Lacey was a joy to work with as she graced the FunCenter (that’s what it says on the door when you come into the studio so I think that I’m obligated by some sort of law to call it that) with her presence on a day that wasn’t all that recent but wasn’t so long ago that we can’t remember it (could I be any more vague?)  Regardless, she stopped by, she rocked, pics were taken and here we are today.  Straight shooting.  How I roll.

So now it’s time for us to send MuchLove to Lacey for letting us take her Senior Pics, and I also need to tell all you other straight shootin’ peeps out there in Blogville to – Enjoy!


Let’s take a little time out from the day and spend a moment going back in time just a little bit to when the one & only Kaitlyn stopped by the Otis & James FunCenter to have her seniorpictosnaps taken.  I think it would be good for us to do that.  I think it would make your day a little happier, a little brighter!

I know this because our time spent with Kaitlyn made our day a little happier & a little brighter, because there’s no way that we could have been around her and not felt this way because that’s just who she is.  And that’s a fact, Jack.  I don’t know who Jack is but that’s beside the point.  The point is this:  Kaitlyn was awesome, and the proof is in the samplesnaps below.  But before you go clicking on those pics we need to send MuchLove to Kaitlyn for being so great to work with, and we need to tell all you good & happy peeps out there in Land of Blog to – Enjoy!


Anytime you bring skateboarding skills to a shoot you’re doing alright in our book.  And Christoph did just that.  But not only that, he was fun to work with and made the shoot his.

So I’m going to keep this short & sweet and just let you know that Christoph was great to work with and we send him MuchLove for giving us a little bit of his sweet & precious time, and to all you other good peeps out there in Land of Blog – Enjoy!

Time Out For Kyle.

Seriously, just running out of ideas of what the titles of the blog posts should be, but they really don’t matter anyway.  The only thing that matters is that there was this time, there was this place, and that place was the o&j, and that time was a time when there were leaves on the trees and there was a man by the name of Kyle that stopped by to have some seniorpics taken.

And that leads us to today as I look out the window and see that everything is covered with a layer of ice and I tell you a true story about how awesome Kyle was to work with and how our time together was all too short & sweet.  But during that time we got some pictographic goodness, so the time was well spent – and that’s because Kyle was completely easy to work with.  Who am I kidding it wasn’t work it was just good times, straight up.

But enough of these words, let’s get to the part where I send MuchLove to Kyle for being so great to work with, and I tell all you peeps out there doing their peep things to – Enjoy!

Oh…It’s Samantha!

We’re going to keep this #SeniorSunday thing going for a while here, even though it may not be Sunday when you see this I really don’t care – I just want to get these superawesome seniorsamplesnaps up for all of you good peeps to see because I truly believe that though happy & lovely pictures we can make our little part of the world a happier and more beautiful place!

I know that I sound like a hippie saying that, but this isn’t about altruism – I’m giving you the straight dope here.  I mean, seriously – just take a look at the pics below these non-sensical words and you will understand what I’m talking about.  Because there is no way that looking at the seniorsnaps of Samantha won’t put a smile on your face.  It’s a true story.  You gotta deal with it.  So let’s take a second to send Samantha MuchLove for being so wonderful to work with, and let’s remember to tell all you fellow hippies out there in Blogland to – Enjoy!

Time For Some Ethan.

Like the title says, my friends, it’s time for some Ethan time.  Or, the time is now for Ethan time.  Time Time Ethan Time.  Just choose whichever you would like it really doesn’t matter to me because the only thing that matters to me is that it’s time for us to take a quick look at a couple of snaps from the time (ugh gotta stop with time) when Ethan stopped by the Otis & the James to have his Senior Pictures taken.  So it’s that time.

And that time is the best time because that time is now, dig?  Actually I have no idea what I’m even typing anymore so I’m just going to wrap this thing up by sending MuchLove to Ethan for letting us be a small part of his senior year, and to all you other good & happy pics out there with your time – Enjoy!


Our small trip down memory lane to a place & time when we could be outside without layers of clothing continues, and this time it’s with the oh-so-lovely Ariana!  This was one of those shoots where we just showed up with the camera and Ariana did all of the work.  We just made sure that the camera was turned on.  If only people knew all of our #secrets.

But I’m not ready to divulge them all at this moment.  Maybe someday, but not today.  Instead we will send so MuchLove to Ariana for being so incredible awesome to work with (if you really want to call it work,) and we want to tell all of you happy peeps out there in Blogville to – Enjoy!


I like when I don’t have to come up with some sort of a crazy title and I can just go with the name, and I can do this with Riley because he is the first person with the spelling of that name to have their totallyawesome superseniorsnaps taken at the o&j!

So boom, right off the bat he was off to a good start.  But not only that, we knew he was going to be good because of what a fine young man he is (good lord, I sound like my grandpa) – but it’s true.  A gent, and an all around pleasure to work with.  So take a small trip back in time as we take a quick look at some snaps from his shoot with us.  But!  Before we do that we need to send MuchLove to Riley for stopping by the FunCenter, and we need to remind all of you good peeps out there in Land of Blog to – Enjoy!

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!