Weddings

Husband's Illustrations For Wife Celebrate The Romance In Everyday Life

Love really is all around.

Since 2010, artist Andrew Hou has been documenting life with his wife Kate in a series of adorable and relatable illustrations.

Hou finds the simple romance in everyday life. 
Hou finds the simple romance in everyday life. 

“Even though we just passed our sixth wedding anniversary in March, surprisingly, both of us still feel like we’re in the dating phase,” the illustrator told The Huffington Post.

Artist Andrew Hou and wife Kate (a.k.a HJ) in real life. 
Artist Andrew Hou and wife Kate (a.k.a HJ) in real life. 

Hou named the series “HJ-Story” after the initials of his wife’s Korean name. It started as a personal blog, but over the past seven years, his work has gained a large following with nearly 500,000 fans on Facebook

"The series started out on simple puppy love and now that we’ve been married for a while, some of the content has evolved to married life love and involves a little bit more humor," the artist said.
"The series started out on simple puppy love and now that we’ve been married for a while, some of the content has evolved to married life love and involves a little bit more humor," the artist said.

In December, the couple ― who lives in Seoul, South Korea ― welcomed their first child, who they named Chase.

Baby (and food baby) on board. 
Baby (and food baby) on board. 
Meet Chase! 
Meet Chase! 

Fatherhood is definitely keeping him busy, but Hou says he plans to keep the series going for years to come.

“HJ-Story is a personal project that I plan on doing for the rest of my life,” he told HuffPost. “It’s my way of creating a journal to document different stages of my life and to look back on when I get old. There’s usually a little story behind each image that I feel documents my thoughts better than a photo.”

"Love is making me feel like a superstar." 
"Love is making me feel like a superstar." 

Below, check out more of Hou’s warm-and-fuzzy illustrations. To see even more of his work, follow him on Facebook and Instagram, or purchase his book on his website.