DYTYCJLMLT v.11 :: The Holly Edition

This past Tuesday ended with a visit from the superwonderlisciouls Holly, for some spectacular Senior Snaps! Let me give you the straight dope on this, I’m not going to sugar coat, or try to use a bunch of fancy adjectives, I’m just shooting straight on this one: Holly totally rocked it up on the shoot. Straight up.

I mean, I could continue to blather on and on (in a way that many of you out there in the land of blog are familiar with) about this, that, or the other thing, but I think that we would not be doing justice to the awesomosity that is the photo-graphs of Holly. Does that make any sense? What I’m going to say now will.

We thank Holly for being such a total and complete rock-star, and would now like to offer up some sweet sweet sample snaps – Enjoy!

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DYTYCJLMLT v.10 :: The Kyhlie Edition

Believe it or not, our time machine of time traveling back in time is only going back a few days, all the way back to a time that we call this past Tuesday, and the reason why we are going back in time…you ask? To visit a new friend of Otis & James that goes by the name of Kyhlie!

Words can not begin to describe the total amount of awesomeness (again, not sure if that is a word, but I don’t play by the rules, because I’m a renegade, got it?) that occured during our all too short time together! We would like to thank Kyhlie, and her assistant (I will just call her ‘Friend’) for coming down to the FunCenter on this fine fine day. Without any further delay, let’s get to the snaps – Enjoy!

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DYTYCJLMLT v.9 :: Amos & Carly!

This past Sunday, Otis & James had the good great gosh almightly pleasure of working with great friends of O&J, Amos & Carly, and guess what…it just happened to be their wedding day!

We have had great fun leading up to this point, and the main event proved itself to be nothing other than what we expected it to be: totally and completely awesome on a billion different levels! You know that I mean this when my sentences start to look like they may be typed by an eight grader, it seems like I should have more 🙂 😉 and stuff like that.

Moving on, we truly had a wonderful time working with this lovely couple, and their wedding party. We couldn’t have asked for anything more, and we would like to thank them for all of their effort that they have put forth, both leading up to the wedding and on the day itself. You made your photographs awesome, and it totally shows! BFF 😛 !

Alright, now that I’ve totally gone back to Chippewa Junior High, I think that it’s time for us to just recline the seats, and enjoy some sweet sweet snaps – Enjoy!

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DYTYCJLMLT v.8 :: Matt & Natasha!

And then on this past Saturday (and I know how it is to start a sentence with ‘and’ – bad…very bad) we took the Otis & James Caravan of Love on a Northward Journey (which seems kind of like it might be the name for the next incarnation of the super-band Journey), all the way up to a magical land called Antler.

What brought us to this wonderful little town was not just some sight-seeing, but instead we ventured to this place for the wedding of Matt & Natasha! Not only did we have the chance to have a wedding in this new town, but it was also an outdoor event – which in North Dakota is a brave, brave decision to make. But even though (and again, I know that I shouldn’t be starting sentences with ‘but’, but oh well…) the weather gave us a couple of scares (most notable being the deafening hailstorm experienced during the reception), it was alway only momentary – and the beauty that followed was stupendous!

We would like to thank everyone involved with this lovely occasion for being so warm and friendly – and for helping us get our missing backpack back the next day! Well, the wait has been long enough – Enjoy!

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DYTYCJLMLT v.7 :: Kelly & Deanna Edition

Concluding our Tuesday Tuesday past, our very own James had the great pleasure of taking a little cruise out of town to visit new friends of O&J, Kelly & Deanna, for some good ol’ fashioned (not that ‘ol’ fashioned’ that you find in tourist towns with the old clothes and the guns and the sepia toning and all that stuff – cheese…that’s total cheese) engagement photographs!

Otis (and I love refering to myself in the third person) didn’t have the good fortune of tagging along for the shoot, and it looks like he really missed out – as the photographs were absolutely gorgeous! You know what, I’m just going to stop this typing, say thank you to Kelly & Deanna for taking a little time from the end of their day for us, and get right to the evidence. Evidence of how awesome the snaps are – Enjoy!

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DYTYCJLMLT v.6 :: The Jon Edition

And the hits just keep on comin’, one right after another on hot rockin’, Otis & James. Up now, the smooth sounds of Jon…

Our Tuesday Tuesday past continued with a visit from a family member from one of the O&J original clients, the younger brough-ham of Kasey – Jon – for some sweetly rocking Senior Snaps!

As was to be expected from a member of this family, he was totally and completely awesome to work with; fun, easy like Sunday morning – this was our man Jon. We gots the goods, and it’s all because of his ease in front of the cam-er-a. We would like to extend to Jon & his entourage (sis & Ma) much thanks for coming back to the FunCenter and spending a little bit of quality time with us. But really, did you come here to read a short story, or to look at some pics – Enjoy!

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DYTYCJLMLT v.5 :: The Kelsey Edition

Now, you didn’t think that we had forgotten about y’all again, did ya?? Ooooooooooh Noooo – we just had to take a little bit of a break and hunker down in the Otis & James Nest of Rest in order to recharge the creative batteries (Duracell, in case you were wondering.) But we’re back again…now let’s see..where did we leave off…ahh yes…KELSEY!

This Tuesday Tuesday past (that’s two Tuesday’s ago for those of you playing the home edition) we started up the day with a visit from the wonderfultacular Kelsey – as she (and her lovely assistant) stopped by the studio to make some sweet sweet Senior Snaps (which with a title like that seems like it might be some sort of a food item similar to a ginger snap, but it’s not)!

It was a beautiful morning, and guess what – we got some totally righteous photo-graphs of Kelsey, as we visited all sorts of super sweet locations around town! We had a great time working with her, and instead of wasting any more time with all of these meaningless words, we would like to give you some meaningful photo-snaps – Enjoy!

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DYTYCJLMLT v.4 :: The Mikayla Edition

Could there be any better way for us to conclude a day that with the return of the gracious and lovely Mikayla, for the conclusion of her Senior Snappy Snaps! We gots a little on the rain/wind/bleak tip the last time that we attempted to go outside, but we were greedy and didn’t share with the general viewing audience the goods from the studio segment of the shoot.

No, we decided to hoard them until we had a chance to complete the deal, and this Monday Monday ago we did just that. All of the players were there, and we just picked up where we left off. Except this time, it was all sunshine and birds singing! Well played, Mikayla…well played.

We would like to thank Mikayla and her assistant (Significant Other) for taking a couple of days and opening up a little bit of what we like to call ‘O&J Time’ (which is strikingly similar to ‘Hammertime’) for us so we could get some sweetsweetsweetseniorsnaps. But really, is anybody even reading this, or are your eyes just moving blankly across the screen until you get to the snaps? Enjoy!

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DYTYCJLMLT v.3 :: The Paige Edition

We keep on rocking. We keep on rocking because we are able to join up with super-rockers such as Paige, for some sweet sweet Senior Snaps. Paige came in here, made sure we had nothing but tube amps, righteous distortion, and vintage gear. Once she was able to attain this, the jam began.

We played all the hits, from Desperado to Free Bird, Layla to Sweet Home Chicago. Let me tell you this, she took what could have been an ordinary every day performance of ‘Otis & James…Live at the FunCenter’, and made it into one of those once in a lifetime gigs. Hendrix at Woodstock style (everyone says they were there, even though there were only a few thousand people left by the time he took the stage…same old story…same old story.)

What does all of this mean??? Even I don’t know, but what I do know is that a couple of Mondays ago, we were joined up by Paige, and we had a great time working with her (we hope she had a great time with us, but we’ve opted against having post-session interviews.) Seriously, enough of the pablum, and on with the pics – Enjoy!

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DYTYCJLMLT v.2 :: The Taylor Edition

Moving on through our trip down memory lane, through the cobwebs of my mind it seems to me that next up on this adventure that we call the FunCenter For Fun was a quick visit from the always lovely and highly professional Taylor!

Having worked with her before, we knew that our time together would be one filled with ease, as she is a master of the photo-graphic-studio arts (which is similar to martial arts, but requires less belts, or maybe more belts, depending on how you approach it.)

With this stewing in our head, let us know say congratulations and good luck as Taylor prepares to conquer the next level of competition. We’re root toot rootin’ for you, and – Enjoy!

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