His & Hers | Katie and John




We got the chance to sit down with one creative couple to get the real scoop on what it’s like living and working together in NYC. Katie and John let us into their shared space and give us deets about what makes the perfect pair. Warning: severe relationship envy will ensue.

Photography and Story by Katie McCurdy.

Katie //

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
My name is Katie McCurdy. I am a photographer based in Brooklyn and LA.

How long have you two been together?
John and I have been dating for about three years and recently moved in together in September.

How did you two meet?
John and I met through mutual friends while both were living in Philadelphia. At that time we were both preoccupied seeing other people. I was already living in NYC when one of my roommates brought John to our apartment after a party. We ended up staying up all night discovering we had a lot in common.

Was it love or lust at first sight?
Neither, haha. Despite meeting several times, I never remembered him. John really worked to gain my attention and trust, it made me realize how different and loving he is.

What is you favorite thing about John?
His laugh, it always puts me in a good mood.

Describe your relationship in 3 words.
Adventurous, Loud, Supportive. 

Favorite travel moment together?
When we were in Venice, Italy and the maps on our phones wouldn't work. Running around the dark canals trying to find our hotel getting so lost.

What do you appreciate most about John?
Patience and ability to choose his battles. Something that surprised you about John? How driven and focused he is. Favorite thing about living together? Coming home to him! It' also really nice that he can build and fix anything.

What is the “perfect pair”?
One that is complimentary. A pair that amplifies each other’s strengths and pushes one another to become the best version of themselves.

John  //

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is John. I was born in Honduras, I was raised in Pennsylvania and I live in New York City.

Describe your relationship in 3 words.
Inspiring, challenging, rewarding.

Favorite thing about Katie?
Continued source of inspiration, beautiful smile and always making me laugh.

What was the fist thing about Katie that surprised you?
Knowledge of late 90's pop punk and overall work ethic.

What has been your favorite trip together?
The Rock House in Negril, Jamaica. 

Favorite date so far?
Taking a train to Montreal and renting an apartment for the weekend.

What’s a tweet to describe your couple style (140 characters or less)?
Our couple style is classic and laid back. Sometimes we get dressed and one of us has to change because we look too similar.

What is something that Katie taught you?
Miley Cyrus lyrics. 

What do you love about living with Katie?
I love how clean she keeps our apartment, but it's hard for me to keep up.


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