I'd toss the word 'buddy' out there to introduce Mike, but I'm not sure it would do the term justice. He's practically a brother to me. So I'd call him my 'brother' but I'd probably pronounce it more like 'brotha' and that would lead to a lot of raised eyebrows.
Mike and his fiance Terri gave me the unique honor photographing them to celebrate their engagement; something of a warm-up session before their big day in August. To make things even easier, the three of us basically just drove up and down the road outside our homes, pulled over and grabbed shots like these. Lots of smiles. Lots of laughs. Too much kissing. But hey, I'm just the photographer...one who's very thankful for the opportunity.