On Moving, Memories & Love!

Greetings, my People of Blog!

As most of you already know, during this past week our studio relocated one block south from its former location to 17 South Main Street. This move had been a long time in the planning, and the final outcome has far exceeded any of our original expectations!

I’m sure that some of you, our faithful bloggerites, may be wondering why it is that we would want to leave our old studio. Well, I’ll just say this. Stop by and visit our new studio, and you’ll immediately understand. We now have an incredible street and storefront presence that was never possible before. Quite simply, the new studio is beautiful, gorgeous, stunning, and any other number of adjectives that mean ‘totally rocking.’

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Kat & Jake!

You wanna diggitydiggitydig on some sweetness? You want to dip your hand in the cool stream of life and quench your inner thirst? Do you want to see what the dilly-yo of the dilly-yo’s is? Do you want all of this and a little more? Do you want to see what the story of stories is? Do you really think that you can handle this? Do you really want to hurt me? Do you really want to…crap…I think that’s a Culture Club song, but I think that you get the point.

Because if you really really really really want to to do these things, then I suggest that you find yourself a seat in front of the sweet digital glow that is your computer monitor, and prepare ye to experience the goodlygoodsness that is Kat & Jake! PREPARE YE FOR KAT & JAKE!

Alright! Are ye prepared? Wha…wha…I can’t under…you say you are? You really think that you can handle all of the awesomeosity that is about to pick you up, throw you against the wall, pick you up again, apologize for throwing you against the wall, and then throw you up into the air, only not to catch you, but to throw you even higher into the air? Alright, I guess if you think that you can handle it, then we should stop dancing around the issue and get right to the point.

But first, MuchLove to Kat & Jake for stopping by and giving us some love, and for leaving your bikes at the studio and providing us with hours of fun! I don’t know how you keep up your levels of awesomeosity, but keep on keepin’ on, my friends! And to all of you that think you are ready for the goods – Enjoy!

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Tasha & Blake!

At some point during this past week, the doors of the FunCenter opened up and and we were joined in our fresh paint and carpet glue filled confines by the one and only supercouple of all supercouples, Tasha & Blake!

They came down to the FunCenter not to discuss the proper way to make a Reuben with the one & only Otis, and they did not come down to discuss with Benjamin D. the proper way to stay cool when the temperature rises above 64º, they did not come down to discuss with McKinzey the proper way to say ‘Oopie Doopie’, and they did not come down to discuss with Jamie the proper way to not sign nuthin’…oh no, my friends…they came down to get some totallysweetlysweet e.pics!

And they came down to wait while Otis frantically tried to get a printer to work. Well, I’m pretty sure that they really didn’t come down for that part at all, but they did spend a fair amount of time doing it, so I feel that it warrants some mention (both Otis & The Printer thank you for your patience while they were battling in the basement), but mostly they came down for the sweetlysnaps!

And, my dear friends, sweetlysnaps is exactly what they got themselves! And I know this because a sampling of the sweetness can be found just a few keystrokes away. I guess that the amount of keystrokes can really be defined by me, so instead of pushing y’all to the limits on just how far I can push you, how about I just stop all of this typing and get to the point.

MuchLove to Tasha & Blake for stopping by! MuchLove to peeps of Blogville! And to a certain duck named Nacho – Enjoy!

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Kelly…One More Time!

Continuing our visits from some of our favorite past clients was a visit from the always lovely and talented, the one and only Kelly!

She graced the FunCenter with her presence once again, and this time for some totally awesome sweetlysweet Round Two Winter Time Edition Otis & James Meets Kelly One More Time Shots (RTWTEO&JMKOMTS)! Kelly, in case you didn’t know this, is totally and completely wonderful to work with! We knew this from working with her before, so it was what we expected and what we received once again!

As is too often the case, our time with Kelly was far too fleeting, and as soon as she was here, she was on her way to that great world on the outside…until we meet again, our dear friend, we wish you ManyThanks for giving us some of your sweet and prescious time, and to all of our faithful of the blog that are ravenous for more lovely lovely pictosnaps – Enjoy!

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Sweet Sweet Holly!

There was a time, and I’m going to say that it wasn’t all that long ago, when the Empire of Otis & James had the GoodGollyGreatAlmighty pleasure of working again with the one and the only, the ever-lovely, Holly!

I don’t know why it is that God smiles upon us like this, and gives us the opportunity to work with some of our favoritepeeps (I think that my word ‘mashups’ as I’m calling them may be entering the totally and completely out of control phase…it was cute for a while, but it’s now just starting to get a little on the weirdlyweird…oh man..there I went again…side) more than once, but whatever the dilly-yo is, I’m diggin’ it. I said DIGGIN’ IT!

Alright, sorry about that all caps freakout…I’ve been trying to avoid over-use of the caps lock key, and I think I’ve been doing well with this, but my use of the hyphen and parentheses are both still totally out of control. Again, I digress. We are not seated at the table of blog to discuss punctuation, we are instead here to marvel in the glory that is all things Holly, and her last visit to the FunCenter!

As is always the case, we had a wonderous time working with her, and the results were Grade A Top Notch Good Stuff. And that’s that! So, I suggest that all of us put away any other thoughts other than marvelling, sit back, relax, and prepare for the glory that is Holly – Enjoy!

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The Family Barton!


Seriously now.

I don’t know if it’s legal to look as good as this gorgeous group does.

Like, is this even real? Did these snaps even happen? Or have I just started copying images from Google and pasting them into the blog and calling them ours? Because, I don’t know how it’s actually possible to have perfection like this??!!

Well, I’ve done some checking, and it appears that yes – we did actually take these photo’s of the perfect family. Wow. That’s all I’m gonna say.

Well, I’ll say that & MuchLove to this wonderful group for giving some of their radient beauty to the FunCenter! We had a wonderfulyawesome time with all of you, and to all of my peeps out there in the land of blog that are getting excited that we are coming up on the time of Peeps – Enjoy!

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The Family Schnaible!

Now, I consider myself to be kind of what you would call a ‘wordsmith’. You know, one that is good with the words. I’m always using them, I’m always typing them, and a lot of the time I am saying them. Now, not too many other people out there in the land that exists outside of my com-pu-tah (I have been trying to convince myself that such a land does exist, but for the time being I’m going to stick with the world of my 12″ PowerBook, if I can get some sort of evidence that there is a world out there that does exist outside of my laptop, please give a call and let me know about it) may think that I am a wordsmith…I think I shall call it WordSmith – that seems to be a little bit more in line with ‘PowerBook, FunCenter, et.al’), in fact some may consider me to be a blight upon the world of words (which, coincidentally was also the title for the worst science fiction movie ever made) that exists, but I’m gonna put those voices to the back of my head, and keep on thinking that I am a purveyor of all things goodly word. Why, you are probably asking, am I mentioning this? Because before the day of our shoot with The Family Schnaible, I thought that I knew the meaning of the word ‘cute’!

You see, after working with them (and please, to call it work is a joke…that’s like calling running through a field of dasies work), I had to redefine what I knew this word to be, because they were the total and complete definition of the word! Not only were they all totaly cute, but the shoot couldn’t have been any sweeter!

Well, I think that I have taken up too much of your time with such silly words as these, and it shall now be the time when we put all of this tom-foolery away and gaze with love upon the sweetly samplesnaps that are, The Famiily Schnaible – Enjoy!

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Tyler & Ryan!

The MagicalFantastical journey of picto-snaps that is all things o&j continued with a visit from a couple of Brah’s (that’s the køølio way of saying ‘brother’s’ – you do want to be cool now, don’t you?) that we called Tyler & Ryan! Not only do we call them this, but so does the rest of the World, well, I guess I don’t know if they are called this in Zimbawe, but I’m assuming so, but the ponderance (I’m not even going to look that up to see if it is a word, I’m just going to assume that it is, and 7 times out of 84 I am correct in my assumptions…and that’s a pretty good average, right?) of such questions is not why I have come to you, my faithful of the blog in a day such as today (and again, I don’t know what that means, I don’t know what a ‘day such as today’ really is, like, there is nothing in my mind that jumps out and is differentiating this from any other, but just stick with me here…OK?) is because of our supersweet time we had working with the awesome duo of Tyler & Ryan!

They karate-kicked their way through the doors of the FunCenter (well, I’m not sure if they really did this, but I find that any story becomes all the better if a karate-kick is added – i.e. ‘last night I went to church for Ash Wednesday’ – now, this statement is relatively ordinary, but when changed to ‘last night I karate-kicked my way into church for Ash Wednesday’ – the sentence literally jumps off the page. Literally. But, I don’t even know where I’m at with Tyler & Ryan anymore, so I think it’s time for me to jump back into that…here goes), and into our hearts with a totally awesome shoot!

We had a wonderouslyfab time working with these two (and personal assistant), and we would like to give them a big FunCenter high-five, and a helping of MuchLove for stopping down, and for all of you out there in land of blog on a day such as today – Enjoy!

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Hallie & Wyatt!

Sometimes, you gotta bring some good ol’ fashioned country music to the FunCenter. Now, I’m not talking ‘new country’…no…none of that. I’m talking about the giants of country. Willie. Hank. Johnny. People so great they just need one name. On a day this past week, we had a need for one of these giants. Johnny.

You see, we were visited by a couple of fine youngsters that went by the name of Hallie & Wyatt! They ventured into the realm of the FunCenter to get some totally and completely awesome bro & sis pics taken, and – as it turned out – the young man that called himself Wyatt happened to be a huge fan of the one and only Man in Black.

So, knowing this, we filled the FunCenter with the sweet songs of Mr. Cash, and let the magic unfold! We had a wonderful time working with this dynamic duo, and we would like to thank them for coming down and giving us a little bit of their sweet and prescious time…not to mention for rocking it up too! Oh, and a big thanks to Mom & Dad for assisting with the shoot!

Well, the time has come again for us to put all of these words behind us and look at the part of your monitor that contains the picto-snaps that I am referencing. And for those of you that would like a less scientific explanation of what it is we are about to do, I offer this – Enjoy!

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Uhhhhhh Yeaaaaahhhh.


What can I say about this young man that hasn’t been said by everybody that has had the good fortune of knowing him. You see, this young man is – quite simply put – totally and completely incredible! He knows it too. Oh yeah. He’s that good. Not to say that he’s a braggert about it, it’s just that he knows the score, he knows the deal, and he knows that he just might be God’s gift to the photographic arts. Mmmmmm Hmmmmmm. He’s just that good!

I know that you’re sitting there wondering what it is that i’m going to say about our time together with Jamison and his ever-friendly and helpful assistants, and there’s no need to build the suspense any further than it has already been built. Because our time need not now be spent on words, or blog, or anything else that qualifies as being totally and completely trivial. Oh no. we need to instead say ManyThanks and give MuchLove to one and all for stopping by on such a wonderful day! Ok, Ok, enough of these words, it’s time to sit back, relaxy, and – Enjoy!

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