I Hate To Wake You Up

If you read Ralphie’s blog, you might not know she makes the best caramel popcorn I’ve ever tasted, or that her girls rush to the door when we come over or that we have gone to her house for the past few weeks, pulled all the cushions off the couch and watched So You Think You Can Dance on the floor of their office. You might not know that, but if you read Ralphie’s blog, you do know she’s an incredible photographer.

This weekend is Bart and my fourth wedding anniversary. It’s also the weekend we move away from Texas. In light of those two momentous occasions, we asked Ralphie to take some pictures of us, something to remember us, her, and Texas by.

I’m not sure exactly what I had in mind when I asked her, but her photographs turned out even better than I could have hoped.

You can see them here on Ralphie’s blog.

(Also, I might feel bad about saying, “Go look at these pictures of how lovely we are” except that I’m currently sitting in my pajamas, with my hair a post-gym sweaty mess, no makeup, and glasses on. I’ll take what loveliness I can right now).

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  • Reply Douglas Carl August 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Professional great photos.

  • Reply ellen August 14, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Wonderful photos!!

  • Reply Lexilooo August 14, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I just looked and they are so lovely! I love the one of your shoes 🙂

  • Reply Camille August 14, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Wow she is really good! i wish she was local, I'd have her come take some of us!

  • Reply Jeanelle August 14, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    oh my goodness — seriously, those are AMAZING photos. She is so incredibly gifted!

  • Reply Carly Jane August 14, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    So fun. I personally LOVE that almost all of them involve a book (but the principles of arithmetic? I don't presume you're actually reading that one…)

    Looking at them made me remember that once upon a time I knew Bart fairly well and that I have never actually met you. Funny world! I do hope we meet up on the east coast someday :). I'm planning on it, actually.

  • Reply Kristy August 14, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Aaaa! Definitely my favorite photos of you two ever. I want to frame a couple for our house…also I want Ralphie to move to Denver.

  • Reply heidikins August 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Swoon!! I love them!!


  • Reply La Petite Chic August 14, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! I can't decide which one I like best, though I really, really like the one of you two gazing in each other's eyes on the blanket. That's just too cute!

  • Reply La Petite Chic August 14, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    P.S. Happy 4th anniversary!!

  • Reply fluentbrittish August 14, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I'm having a "very pregnant" day, so now I'm crying because you're moving away from your friend. Great. Just great.

  • Reply RA August 14, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    What a great idea as an anniversary present/goodbye to Texas momento! Nice work, Ralphie!

  • Reply Lisa August 14, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Those are SO great! I am jealous. Happy Anniversary.

  • Reply craftyashley August 14, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    You guys look great! And so cute!

  • Reply Yankee Girl August 14, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    They are lovely!

  • Reply Chelsea August 14, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Too bad she lives in Texas! She's an amazing photographer. I thought the pictures were totally you!

  • Reply Bart August 14, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Whoa! Bart is one lucky, no-doubt undeserving, guy! You look amazing!

  • Reply Miriam August 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    What great photos!! Love them all – but think my favorite is the last one 🙂

  • Reply Jess August 14, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    The photos are AMAZING! You guys both look great and how adorable and sweet. Plus, your eye makeup is awesome.

  • Reply Packrat August 15, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Happy anniversary! You both look so young – and happy and beautiful/handsome. Wonderful pictures.

  • Reply Bean August 15, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Oh my goodness, those are perfect! They create such a lovely feeling…I totally want to go one a picnic right now and read a book…nevermind the fact it's 11pm here. 🙂

  • Reply Merrick August 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Love them…although maybe Bart needed to bring a calculator to hold while you held all the books??

    Also, in those close ups of you reading the book and then looking at the camera, I have no doubt in my mind that you were actually reading the book 🙂

  • Reply Merrick August 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm shirt?? It's pretty!

  • Reply Ashley August 16, 2009 at 1:53 am

    those were superdeduper cute. Yup, that is right.

  • Reply megan August 16, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Love them. Love the Texas lighting. Even though I have never been there, I can just tell. Very smart of you to have asked Ralphie to take them. Ok, back to my own (your) book.

  • Reply Alison Stewart August 16, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    You both look HOT!…..I just love the book idea-lovely.

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  • Reply Tara August 17, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    My favorite is the one where you are laying on the blanket and looking at each other and smiling. You both look so happy. Cute! I agree, hard to pick one.

  • Reply Monica August 17, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Love. them.

    And your shirt–seriously cute!

  • Reply Melissa August 19, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Great pics! Its nice to have good friends.

  • Reply bethany August 30, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    they are so beautiful! i love that you did this, couple pictures are the very best. i am obsessed with the props and the location, they fit you both so perfectly. 🙂

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