World, Relax. Brandi Is Here To Save The Day!

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You ever just sit there and think, ‘Man…this world of ours is all crazy like.  Always so much crazy stuff going on.’  Well, if you’re like me and you do just that, then it’s time to relax for a moment, for we’re about to get all up into some superseniorpictures of a lady that we like to call Brandi!

My plan for the world (besides domination) is that if everyone just sat down for a second, beeble-bopped the old o&j up on their computer boxes and took a look at these lovely pics, peeps would probably just mellow out for a second or two, and then maybe some of their harshness will have subsided.  We’re talking peace in the Middle East sort of thing.  I think we can pull this off, but it wouldn’t be possible without the absolutely fantastic job Brandi did during her Senior Portrait shoot.  She rocked it, and now she has the opportunity to save the world.

Before she goes off and does that, we just gotta send MuchLove her way for giving us some of her sweet & precious time, and to my good peeps out there in this big ol’ crazy world just trying to bring a little sunshine in – Enjoy!

How Happy! It’s Brooke!

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As I write this, it is a glorious late November Sunday – the Sun is shining, it is almost 50˚ outside – really, absolutely stunning!  I am just basing this upon information that I have garnered from the Internet and images from our security cameras, as I am currently sitting in the basement of our studio and the only illumination upon my face is from two computer monitors.  How do you know when you have rickets?  But anyway, it is stunning outside!  And you know what else in this life of ours is stunning?  Well let me tell you.  Brooke is!

For those of you that already know Brooke, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you this.  For those that aren’t as fortunate, you don’t need these words to convince you of that, you can just look at the superawesome samplesnaps below from her Senior Portrait session and you can just tell from one look that she is stunning!

But Hark!  My friends!  Don’t jump to the goods quite yet, as we need to take just a moment of time to say MuchLove to Brooke for letting us take her senior pictosnaps, and we also need to tell all of our beautiful peeps of Blogivlle to – Enjoy!

The Ever Lovely Katie!

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As we creep closer and closer to the magical day of Thanksgiving, it is now time that we offer up thanks to the gem of a lady that we will call Katie!  I think that was a rhyme.  I need to be a poet or something.  Here’s the story:  There was this day, and it was a day when it was real nice outside still, and the Otis & James Caravan of Love packed up and decided it was time to take some superseniorsnaps of Katie – and so we did.

Or, she may have called to schedule an appointment, and then when it was time for her session we completed what we were chosen for.  But that doesn’t sound as fun as the first way I said it, so I’m going to stick with the former and not the latter.  These words are confusing me.  I think it’s time for a new paragraph.  I’m sorry, is my internal dialogue coming out now?  Yep.  Yep it is.  About that new paragraph…

So, to give you a brief synopsis – Katie really was lovely to work with (as was her family!)  And we would now like to offer up MuchLove to her for letting us be a part of her senior year, and to all my other peeps out there on this night before turkey day just thinking about pumpkin pie and football and being way to full – Enjoy!

You Know What Is Wonderful? Taylor Is Wonderful!

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Are you longing for the days of Summer?  Then just look at the picture above these words and you should be instantly transported back to a time when the Sun was warm, the nights were long and Dairy Queen was still open…sweet sweet memories.

And when you’re done looking at that picture, you should take a moment or 20 to look at the rest of the pictures – because the time we spent with Taylor was magicalfantastical covered in awesomesauce with a dash of paprika.  Don’t ask me about the paprika.  Personally, I don’t think it has any flavor and is just used to enhance the color of whatever it is you are serving.  Again, I digress.  This isn’t about cooking – this is about Taylor!

So, to sum up, Paprika=useless.  Taylor=Awesome.  That’s really all you need to take away from these words, and you can even leave the first part out, straight up.  Before we wrap up this word jumble, we need to send MuchLove to Taylor for being such a gem to work with!  And to all my good peeps out there in their Land of Blog thinking of Thanksgiving feasts soon to be eaten (sans paprika) – Enjoy!

It’s Not Monday…But It’s Stormy!

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I know.  Worst pun ever.  But it is a supergood song!  And do you know what else is supergood?  Stormy!  Besides having a totally awesome name, she actually happens to be totally awesome!  And, as proof of that, I’m going to have you gaze at her superawesome samplesnaps.  But wait!  Before you do that, we need to give a big MuchLove to Stormy for stopping by the FunCenter and brightening up our day, and to all of you people out there in Blogville working for the weekend – Enjoy!

The One & Only…Natalie!

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You know, the more I think about it, I might actually be wrong with the title ‘The One & Only’ – because I’m pretty sure that I went to school with a girl named Natalie – but I know fo sho that this Natalie and that Natalie are not the same Natalie.  Because, that would mean that some sort of a time rift has opened up, and I’m actually in my senior year again – which wouldn’t be all that bad of a deal, because I could take everything that I know now and use it for good…but thinking about that, I guess that in order to get where I’m at today, I had to go down the path that I went down – even though it had all sorts of twists and turns.  But if there is one thing that I would have done differently, it would be to do better in school.  But back to that time rift thing.  I don’t think it’s happening.  Because this Natalie and that Natalie don’t’ look anything alike.

Now that we have that all cleared up…the doors of the FunCenter opened up on a day that might have been not all that long ago, but very well could have been months ago and in strolled the lovely Natalie!  And with her she brought her own unique brand of joy, and she did not bring any sort of a space/time rift, which is a good thing because we are simply just not equipped to handle that kind of stuff around here.

We would like to thank Natalie for not bringing any scientific phenomena with her, and for giving us some of her sweet & precious time!  And, to all my wonderful peeps of blog just counting down the days until Thanksgiving – Enjoy!

Now Hear This: Presenting Nicole!

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The good times that are everything that happens at the O&J FunCenter just keep on a rollin’ – day after day, week after week, year after year, and we haven’t made it to decades yet, but give us a couple more years and we’ll be there.  Proof of this claim can be found in the following images.  That sounds like a disclaimer, but it’s just the straight truth.

Because, my dear old Friends of Blog, the following images are of the ever-lovely always-wonderful Nicole!  And Nicole brought the awesome to the FunCenter.  And that too, my friends, is just straight truth.  I’ve never been one to sugar-coat it for you, folks.  And I’m not gonna start today.

So, I think it be time for us to sit back, relax, offer up MuchLove to Nicole for gracing us with her presence, and to all you lovely blog people out there in your lovely blog homes on this lovely night – Enjoy!


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Thank you for letting us be a small part of your life, and for allowing us to share your beautiful family –

I’ll find you
In the morning sun
And when the night is new.
I’ll be looking at the moon,
But I’ll be seeing you.

Do You Like Cats? I Do. But I Digress. It’s Kristin!

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Kristin is so awesome that I am just going to write a Haiku.

For pics, Kristin came
Rocking and rolling she did
She left, sadness came

Alas, my good friends, the sadness that arrived when she departed can be eased by looking at these lovely samplesnaps of our time together! But halt! Before we do that, we need to give MuchLove to Kristin for giving us some of her sweet & precious time, and to the good people out there just getting started on another day in Blogville – Enjoy!