Why it's good to be friends with your neighbors.

Sometimes things get so crazy that I forget to stop and take photos of everyday life and all the great things that happen between photo sessions. With all the sunshine, there has been a substantial amount of hanging out going down - especially on my street. These dudes live next door to me. They are the bee's knees. They make bad days into good days. They play records and porch sit and generally increase the overall quality of life. This is Jake. Alan calls him "The Real McCoy," but I usually call him "Jake the snake." He has a knack for fixing literally anything imaginable, always has a stash of beer, and has impeccable manners.

That's Ben. He has some awesome stories about traveling through Iceland and all of Europe on a shoestring. He rides his bike everywhere. And often sports stocking caps.