Redesign Done

We’ve finished the new version of the site. If you come across weirdness or anything else like that just let us know. We thinks that it is more fluid than the last version, and I’m sure that this one will be less fluid than the next one.


Weddings – Book Yours Now!

This is Otis checking in, just wanting to drop a message that this summer our weddings are booking at a very rapid rate! There are only so many weekends available, and if you’re still in the market for a wedding photographer based in the North Dakota/Minot region (or even further if need be) – we invite you to contact us ASAP.

We’d love to hear from you and help you with any questions you may have. If you’ve made it this far into the site, you more than likely have already been to our online gallery, but if not click here. If you have already and want more info, call us at 701.838.6181, or e.mail us at We have a variety of plans available, and specials available – and in case you haven’t seen this before, with all of our packages, our clients retain ownership of all images – not just the photographs, but you own the images!

This is a sweet option, and will truly save you money in the long run.

That’s it for now –

otis out.

Categorized as Weddings


Our updates continue, and we now have animals. Check out the Life page. It has a cat and a fish. We hope to have the migration to the new site completed by tomorrow (or now later today, I guess). I have a fun game for you – try to figure out which page is the not the updated one. I’ll give you a hint: it rhymes with lontact puss. Hope you can figure this teaser out – best of luck to you. Well, if you figure it out or not, enjoy the page while it lasts, because it will be leaving us soon. It truly is a trainwreck right now as it’s developed a new Halloween motif – you should really see it.

UPDATE: The answer for the mystery page was…Contact Us. Congratulations to Andy from Minot for his correct award winning guess. Good job buddy. In celebration, we’ve replaced the old page with a new one. Train put back on the rails.

Even More Changes!

We’ve pretty much changed every aspect of the site. Gone is the old animated introduction and the homepage that would follow. What we have replaced it with is a rockem-sockem over the head ‘choose your category’ page. We’re trying to make the site easier to navigate, while having it load quicker.

There are still a couple of pages that need to get the update (contact & life), but we hope to have the super-deluxe versions of those up within the next couple of days.

We hope that you like what you see – and if you notice any bad links, or have any problems accessing content, just e.mail us and we’ll fix it right up!

Take care –


More Changes to the Site

We’ve made some more changes to the site today. There have been some tweaks made to the weddings page – we’ve added some new links at the bottom of the page – with two of them being completely new.

The first new link is wedding information – which as the title suggests contains information about weddings, and the second new link is seniors – which as you’ve probably guessed is about senior portraits, and within this page is a link to senior information – and…you know the drill. Check ’em out. It’s fun.

Over the next few days we’ll be making some more changes to the site that will tie all of this together, so we invite you to come back from time to time to see what’s new.

Otis Out.

The Dreamachine…

How is it that I haven’t heard of this before? Finally, a safe way to relive my youth!

Check out the article from the New York Times (registration required – but it’s easy, free, and not that shabby a paper to be a member of).

Categorized as Musings

Changes to

We’ve made some changes to the site – most notable being that client galleries are no longer accessible by just entering in your last name after our web address.

They can be accessed by this link . A link to this page can be found on our Categories page as well. Or if you would like, you can access the page by typing into your browser. Just look for your name and click!

If you have any questions or problems, just e.mail us and we’ll be happy to help!

Winter in Minot

We may have lost the bitter cold, but we gained a toxic black cloud. Sweet.

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London, 1890
Scenic Overlook

Li’l Bit Closer Now
Li’l Bit Closer Now

All we need is life beyond…Thunderdome.
Life Beyond...Thunderdome
All Images ©2005 Otis & James Photography

Categorized as Musings


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