Husband and Wife duo Jordan and Kemper Baugh are some of today’s up and coming fashion and lifestyle bloggers. With a love for God, each other, Life and Style they have created the website joandkemp.com. Weekly the duo post current fashion trends to inspire readers with their own style. With Jordan’s amazing eye for photography and Kemper’s knack for piecing together fabulous outfits, they make up a dynamite team. Worth More Ministries founder, Rebeccah and writer Jackye got to meet up with them in West Monroe, Louisiana and learn more about their life, faith, style and relationship. We wanted to know what they had to say about relationships and some advice they had to share for our readers on the topic of Dating and relationships. So grab a cup of coffee and join us for the interview.
1. How did you guys meet?
Jordan: We met in elementary school at a play but then we had no contact. I was going to college orientation and Kemper was on the orientation staff at ULM.
Kemper: I figured out who’s group he was in and asked him if he was the guy from the play?
Jordan: I said yes I was and I was really attracted to her and knew I wanted to get to know her better.
Kemper: I slid my number over to him and said call me. (Laughing)
Jordan: Then we started dating. That was the summer of 2013 then we married in the summer of 2014.
2. What did you both look for in relationships?
Jo- I was looking for someone who was constantly striving to be Godly and they also had to make me laugh.
Kemper- I was looking for someone who was Godly and able to lead me closer to Christ. Jordan has exceeded all of my expectations
3. What advice would you give young women today who are dating or thinking about dating?
Kemper- Be careful! When I was young I got myself into situations that cost me a part of my heart I wish I would not have given away. At the time I was not aware of the cost it had on my heart. So I encourage girls to really think about who they spend their time with and to be careful with your heart
Jo- Don’t try to fill the void with boys. Make sure that Jesus sustains your heart. If you had no boyfriend at all would you be okay with that. Would Jesus be enough for you?
4. What are challenges you weren’t aware when dating or married you wish you had known?
Jordan- Knowing that it is not about you. You have to constantly think about what you can do to fulfill your spouse’s needs. You also have to keep their love languages in mind as well. Your spouse might love differently than you.
5. What is the best relationship advice you both were given?
Both: We were given so much good advice.
Jordan- I was given the advice women are like Rivers. They are constantly flowing and things that are placed in the river tend to stick longer. Whereas men are like houses they are compartmentalized.
Kemper- I was told by my mom- in- love that men really need respect. Just like we need love. So that was the best advices I was given. The love and respect cycle and how it works was really great to have been told about.
6. How did your faith play a role in your relationship with one another?
Kemper: It plays a huge part. It is everything about our relationship. It is kind of like a triangle the closer you go to God the closer you grow together. That has really been true for our relationship.
7. How did you both start working together?
Jordan- Well it’s really funny actually. So Kemper came to me saying she wanted to start a fashion blog and needed help setting it up. She had a launch date and everything. I had no idea how to start one. However I knew it needed to be legit and professional. I am a researcher so I looked up how to start a blog, what the best website domains are and also how to take professional pictures and what kind of camera we would need.
I actually got everything set up for the launch date and Kemper had her outfits ready to go and that’s how we started working together. We have definitely made adjustments since starting but we are super pleased with how everything turned out.
8. How do you balance working together and your relationship?
We have a cycle and a method. We have to keep blogging separate from our personal time together. We have to set clear boundaries for specific quality time together.
9. What inspires your work?
It’s whatever outfit or adventure we are feeling that day or what we look at shopping that inspires us.
10. What is your next steps for joandkemp,com
Just continue to grow with it and continue to learn. We want to continue to get grow our vision of Style and fashion. But also to spread God’s love through fashion.