Memorial Day 2011

Today we remember those which are no longer with us. Service members, friends, family – everyone that has slipped out of this world and into the next, we will meet again.

And today we also think of those in Minot & Bismarck that are suffering due to rising flood waters – and to everyone from Montana to Louisiana that is sees and feels this same darkness of water.  We think of those in Joplin, Missouri whose lives were forever changed in an instant last week.  We think of those in Tuscaloosa Alabama suffering the same.

And regardless of ideologies, class, ethnicity – we understand just how fragile life can be.  And we offer prayers of hope to ease the pain, and give thanks for the beauty of grace that will always see us through.

And this is Memorial Day, 2011.

Congratulations Class of 2011!

We would like to take a moment to wish a huge congratulations to all of our 2011 Seniors that have graduated, are graduating today, or will be graduating!  We thank you so much for letting us be a part of your senior year, and we offer up so MuchLove to each and every one of you as you travel through life!

Enough of my words.  We offer up instead a simple poem of hope written by Dylan.

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

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Young Bobby

Summer Portrait Sessions

Have you ever been sitting there thinking to yourself, ‘Man…I sure wish that I could have some sweetly pictosnaps taken of me/us/our family/our dogs/the grandkids/the kids/my friends during the summer time, and I sure wish I could get into our friends at o&j, but we know they’re always so busy with Senior Portraits & Weddings during the summer.’?

Well have I some good news for you, then!  I’m here to let you know that during the month of June we have left session times open for portraits!  No longer is there a need to fret, as you can pick up that phone and call our studio to schedule an appointment today!  Or tomorrow!  Whichever!

Some may be wondering what is so awesome about getting into us during the summer, so let me give you the skinny.  You see, contrary to popular belief, good ol’ North Dakota is not an Arctic tundra at all times (even though right now you might want to consider building an Ark) – in fact, there are oh so many wonderful places that we can take your pictures that are outside of our studio!

The session is still the same price as The Otis & James Portrait Session, the big difference is that we can get out of our indoor confines and out there in the real world, with the sun, and the birds, and flowers…hooray!  If this sounds good to you, we reccomend calling our studio at 701.838.6181, or e.mailing us at info@otisandjames.com and we will get you on the path to beautiful summertime portrait sessions!

MuchLove!

It’s The Ever-Lovely Sibelle!

There’s an old song called In The Wee Small Hours of The Morning, and it goes on to tell what this sad old soul does during these times (mostly lying awake and thinking of a girl.)  It’s a wonderful song from an equally wonderful album (do the kids still call them that?  Albums?  Do you still drop the needle on the wax and groove out to the Doobie Brothers?  Somebody let me know.) and now I’m going to tell you what I’m doing in the wee small hours of the morning.

Ready?  Here goes.  What I’m doing is putting up lovely pictosnaps of the totally gorgeous Sibelle!  I mean really, how am I supposed to sleep when there are these wonderful images for us to gaze upon?!  So, to heck with the sleep – I can do that when they put me in the ground (which will be like, a hundred years from now, BTW) – now is the time for us to rejoice in the loveliness that is this young lady!

So without any further delay, we need to now give a big MuchLove to this little lady for stopping by the FunCenter and sharing a bit of her day with us, and to the rest of you out there sleeping in your happy homes – Enjoy!