Jade, Erica, and a Little Rain

That title is suggestive of a Bob Dylan song, or maybe even a couple of Dylan songs, but really…what isn’t?

I wasn’t there for this one, it was a solo James show. Looking at the snaps, it would seem that I’ve finally become more or less just the guy that types his nonsense on the blog, and likes to hear the sound of his own voice. I also take out the trash. Intersting that my name would come first in our business name.

Enough of my pity, as what sparks this is the reality that Jade, Erica, Jamie (and a little bit of rain) made some absolutely beautiful engagement snaps. Perhaps I will stay home more often, or maybe we should just work with this wonderful couple more often, as the results were gorgeous!

Many thanks to the couple for making a little bit of time for us on their quick tour of Minot, and we can’t wait until we work together again – Enjoy!

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Reggie & Rachel…Masters of Engagement Photo-Graphs

If the title says that this lovely couple are Masters of Engagement Photo-Graphs, the question becomes ‘Who am I to argue with such statements?’ Who dares to stand up to the title to say otherwise?? Any takers out there?? I hear nothing but silence…deafening silence! Why, I ask, would I hear anything else, as this title is the absolute truth!!

How, do I know this to be the truth?? Because I was there!! I witnessed these truths first-hand. I witnessed them, and I am here today to witness to you, my fellow blogerites, to the total and complete awesomeosity that was Reggie & Rachel, as they came to the Otis & James FunCenter of Fun and showed us how it was done.

It was as if they broke it down old-school style, to show the kids how it is that this thing that is called Engagement Snaps are done. Succceed, they did. Much thanks for the good times, and for everyone else out there – Enjoy!

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Gabe & Nina

This past Saturday, the Otis & James Caravan of Love pulled out of the Minot Station and headed west…all the way to a place called Williston! Why, you may ask, did we do such a thing? Not just for the crazy antics that road trips make, but also to partake in the wedding of Long Time Old School Friends of Otis & James, Gabe & Nina!

It is always an extra treat for ol’ O&J when we have a little bit of a greater emotional involvement with a wedding that we are working (even though I must admit that I honestly get choked up every time the Bride walks down the aisle, but enough of my emotional weakness), and this wedding was a true treat for us, especially James, as Gabe is the Brough-ham of her great friend Elise From Fargo! Meow!

A wonderful time was had by all; everything was beautiful and our time there was a blast! We would like to wish a heart felt congratulations to this wonderful new Husband & Wife, and we thank you for making us a part of your day! Before I get too sappy, perhaps it is a good idea if we just get to some snaps from the day – Enjoy!

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Sunday Family Fun on Sunday, and With a Family!

As the post suggests, in fact, it may even do more than just suggest, it may just flat out inform, we spent a little quality time with the Family Kemper (and this may or may not be the correct name to go with, but I’m just going to call it the Family Kemper and hope for the best) here at the Otis & James FunCenter of Fun! And just guess what we did…come on…I know you can do it…go out on a limb here…and say…Took Pictures!!! Pictures are fun, take some today!! Yay!

I used to work at a photo lab, and on some of the packaging that we used, there could be found printed the mantra ‘Pictures Are Fun, Take Some Today!’ If any of you have seen the Manchurian Candidate (and I’m not talking ’bout the mediocre remake…no…I’m talking the original Sinatra version), you may be able to understand how I feel about that line that was drilled into my head. But enough about head drilling.

The family Kemper stopped by for some super sweet Family Snaps, and Snap Famly Sweet Super is just exactly what they did, and they did it with style! But enough of all this sludge flowing from my fingers. I suggest that we instead look beneath these words, and to a land in which photographs are fun, and we take some today – Enjoy!

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Rockin’ (Again) With Elisabeth!

Our good ol’ friend Elisabeth joined us for another super fantasticly awesome shoot this past Thursday evening! I was thinking about leaving the post at just that statement, because what else really needs to be said about our old friend that we haven’t said before??!! I mean, she totally tears it up (when you say ‘tore it up, it sound better than this other tense, but I’m sticking with it) every time she comes through the FunCenter doors!

This time, however, we not only worked it up in the studio, but we also gots to go outside and partake in the lovely sunset that was provided us! Even though Elisabeth may have felt like the shoot was never going to end, and she may have wondered just how far out in the country we were going to take her, she and everyone else should rest assured once they see how awesomely fantastico these sample snaps are! So – Enjo!

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Milt & Tara

Two Fridays past, Otis & James had the honor of working with our old friends Milt & Tara – and guess what…it was their wedding day!

We have had a great time working with this lovely couple leading up to this day. It never ceases to amaze us how quickly the time moves, as it just seems like mere days ago that we were shooting their engagement portraits. Time. Crazy.

Moving on from this awareness of time, we had a great time working with the Bride, Groom, and the Wedding Party! We would like to thank everyone for their time, and we would now like to look at pretty pictures from the day – Enjoy!

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Family Fun with the Friendly Family Horn!

Last Wednesday (I know, it’s been a week!!) our day came to a totally rockin’ close with a visit from the Family Horn! Now, I’m not sure if this is the last name of every one that is a part of this shot, I am just hoping it is. If it is not, you could easily take a piece of masking tape, block out the name on your monitor, and write the correct name on top of the tape. This is much less destructive than my previous idea of actually taking a Sharpie™ to your monitor.

Moving on, we had a great time with this absolutely wonderful family, and we would like to thank them for choosing to come together in our studio for some good ol’ fashioned family snaps! Now, we would like to present to you out there in blog world some sample snaps of the festivities – and remember…a Friend of Buck is a friend of ours…Enjoy!

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The Family Gifford!

This evening we had the great goody goody pleasure of working with none other than the Family Gifford! They were absolutely fantabulous (not really a word) to work with, and our session just flew by as we had all sorts of fun!

Just look at the pictures…seriously…just look at the pictures and you will know what I mean! We love a family that comes prepared for good times, and the Family Gifford did just that – they totally took the shoot and cranked up the ‘good times’ setting to overdrive! We would like to thank this lovely family for making time for ol’ Otis & James this afternoon, and we would now like to show them and every one else some sweetly sweet samples from our time – Enjoy!

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Check out the new tab up at the top of the winow (in the header, as they call it in web worlds) called Blogcast! If you click it, you will be taken to a new area of the site where we will keep all things blogcast (and I’m not calling them podcasts since you can’t subscribe to them.)

If you go there now, you will find the last episode from keystone, as well as a brand episode wrap up report – and this one has pictures – Yay!

That’s all.

otis out