A preview of our soon-to-be amazing wedding photos from Gauper Photo

If you haven’t noticed already, our wedding is coming up pretty soon. Like 2 months soon. This means that in about 60 days or so Stephanie will be looking more beautiful than she ever has in her life (I’ll look pretty slick, too) and will be meeting me at the altar so that we can profess our undying love for one another. Of course, I let Stephanie know about my undying love for her every single day, but I guess that this is the more official way to do it.

One of the funny things about the big day is that even though we’re ridiculously excited to get hitched, we’re really, really excited to get our wedding pictures taken by the super-dynamic-duo known as GauperPhoto (not ‘Gooper’ or ‘Gopper’ photo). Ryan and Holly Gauper are great friends of ours and Holly was Stephanie’s roommate back in the day at Cedarville University. Stephanie was in Holly’s wedding about a year ago (check out the video below) and believe it or not she caught Holly’s bouquet and I caught her garter belt, which was a sure sign that we were going to be married soon after.


Yep, this was definitely a sign of things to come…

Well, a couple of days ago Ryan and Holly made their way down to Indianapolis from their home of Kalamazoo, MI so that we could talk some wedding details and take some sweet pre-wedding shots so that we weren’t so shocked at their photography awesomess on August 29th. Ryan and Holly had also just bought some serious lighting equipment that they wanted to play around with a bit, so we got a little wacky with some flashy fun, too.

Check out some of the shots below that we took  and be sure to become a friend of them on Facebook (friend Ryan || friend Holly) so that you see out other photos come through sometime the next few days and after our wedding. Oh, and if you didn’t notice, they have some serious skills so if you are ever looking for a great photog be sure to give ‘em a shout.

A close-up of Stephanie’s hardware


We have looooong legs


Give me the orb of light!! What a sweet shot…


My fav — in a random Indianapolis parking garage with Steph’s mom’s ride


A great shot that I took of Holly and Ryan at dinner — RIBS!

Searching for other blogging couples

Now that Stephanie and I are up and blogging again, I have decided to see if I can find other couples out there who have also decided to start a blog together. I’m sure that there are a lot of other blogging couples out there, I’m just not really sure at this point how I’m going to actually find them. I’m pretty good at this whole Internet thing, so I’m sure that I’ll figure it out and hopefully before you know it I’ll be telling you all about the other cool blogs that I end up tracking down.

I understand that tracking down these other blogging couples might sound slightly Internet-stalkerish, but I promise that I have good intentions and would simply like to meet other couples out there who are using blogging as a way to make their relationship even better. Plus, if most of you didn’t already know this I’ll let you in on a little secret, developing an amazing relationship with someone that you love isn’t easy and it takes a lot of work. Of course, hopefully it’s work that both of you are more than willing to do, but one thing that I know is that it definitely isn’t easy. So, any ways that I can either learn from another couple or can help out another couple I’m all about finding ways to make the path to an amazing relationship easier and I feel that connecting with other couples who blog is a great way to do just that.

After doing a quick search on the train ride home from work the other day I am happy to report that I found my first official blogging couple. The blog is called ‘he said she said‘ and it’s a part of the overall website that Brendan and Jessica created together that’s creatively called BrenandJess.com(which is eerily similar to our naming scheme of HupandSteph.com). From what I can tell Brendan and Jessica are a married couple in Virginia(I think?) who have a beautiful daughter named Bridget. They seem to have a really great relationship and it totally shows in their blog. It’s amazing how you feel like you can really know a couple after just reading their blog for a few minutes. For instance, here are a few things that I can now tell you about the loves of Brendan and Jessica:

Like I said, you can find out a lot.

I plan on adding links to each of these couple blogs that I find and hope to potentially even create a network of them eventually so that we all can connect, learn and share the good, bad and interesting lives that we all lead on a day-to-day basis. I mean, it sounds like a good idea and plus, I’m going to need some wedding advice here eventually and hopefully Brendan can hook a bruthu up.