Mr. Rogers once asked the question, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” As children, we probably all wondered why in the world this man was so set on the idea of us being his neighbor. But I submit that Mr. Rogers may have been on to something when it came to the ideal of neighborly friendships.
These are our neighbors, Mo & Joel. But they aren’t just neighbors; they are dear friends and considered family. We share meals, ideas, struggles, successes, laughter, prayers and even a mutual interest in Downton Abbey (much to my and Joel’s manly demise). We always say that we have the benefits of community living without actually being in a commune.
We wanted to do a shoot with these guys because we knew it would be fun, and we knew of this great spot in Lake Geneva, WI that once was a golf course but has since been left unkept. It is a beautiful location; it has a very rustic outdoors feel which made it seem like a styled shoot without us even trying. And there were weeping willows. Come on, we all know that a weeping willow is just makes everything better.
Mo & Joel, we love you guys. Hope you enjoy the images…