WEDDINGS
02/12/2016 07:09 pm ET

Husband's Sketches For His Wife Capture The Beauty In Ordinary Love

"There is no one I would rather spend every day of my life with."

Artist Curtis Wiklund has spent the last five years documenting the moments and memories he shares with his wife Jordin in a series of poignant sketches.

A selfie of the Wiklunds, who are both wedding photographers by trade. 
Courtesy of Curtis Wiklund
A selfie of the Wiklunds, who are both wedding photographers by trade. 
"My wife and I had a long list of things to get done. Instead, we sat on the couch, she read to me, I played guitar for a whi
Curtis Wiklund
"My wife and I had a long list of things to get done. Instead, we sat on the couch, she read to me, I played guitar for a while, and then I drew a picture."

It began in 2011 when Jordin embarked on a 365-day photo project and asked Curtis to join her by vowing to draw a new sketch every day for a year. 

"She had always loved it when I drew because I used to draw cards for her when we were dating," he told The Huffington Post. "With her encouragement, I started drawing something each day and posting it online."

"Nighttime routine."
Curtis Wiklund
"Nighttime routine."

"Without meaning to, I started incorporating sketches of us -- things we were doing or something Jordin did that I thought was funny or cute, like wearing snowboard goggles while chopping onions," Curtis continued.

"Snowboard goggles and onions."
Curtis Wiklund
"Snowboard goggles and onions."

Since the 365-day project has ended, Curtis continues to occasionally post new drawings based on his and Jordin's relationship to his Tumblr. Fans of Curtis' work have praised the emotive quality of the sketches, and it's easy to see why. 

"Post-shower, pre-hairspray."
Curtis Wiklund
"Post-shower, pre-hairspray."
"Budgeting."
Curtis Wiklund
"Budgeting."

The Wiklunds -- who live in a farmhouse in southeast Michigan with their two little boys -- have been married for seven years, but have known each other their whole lives. 

"I’m better with communicating through images than words, but I can tell you there is no one I would rather spend every day of my life with," Curtis said. "I married my best friend."

Jordin and Curtis, standing side-by-side in the center. The two played on the same t-ball team as kids and started dating in
Courtesy of Curtis Wiklund
Jordin and Curtis, standing side-by-side in the center. The two played on the same t-ball team as kids and started dating in high school in 2005.

Of all the moments that he's sketched, Curtis considers the pregnancy announcement one of his favorites.

"We're pregnant!"
Curtis Wiklund
"We're pregnant!"

"It will always be very dear to me, because it takes me back to this very moment," he said. "When I decided to draw this, I could see it so clearly in my head it was all I could do to get it onto paper as quickly as I could before I lost it from my memory."

Check out more of the artist's touching sketches below, and look out for his upcoming coffee table book (for more info on that, sign up on his website or follow him on Instagram). 

"What should I draw?" "Us."
Curtis Wiklund
"What should I draw?" "Us."
"You’re still my valentine."
Curtis Wiklund
"You’re still my valentine."
"I still learn something new about my wife every day. She is a professional painter."
Curtis Wiklund
"I still learn something new about my wife every day. She is a professional painter."
"Dumb fight."
Curtis Wiklund
"Dumb fight."
"Sleepover with my best friend."
Curtis Wiklund
"Sleepover with my best friend."
"Our Christmas tree."
Curtis Wiklund
"Our Christmas tree."
"Our trip home from Ikea."
Curtis Wiklund
"Our trip home from Ikea."
"Born to swim."
Curtis Wiklund
"Born to swim."
"A new favorite hobby of my wife's."
Curtis Wiklund
"A new favorite hobby of my wife's."
"My sleepy girl."
Curtis Wiklund
"My sleepy girl."

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