One Foggy Morning

Oh, Ralphie. You never stop blowing my mind with your amazing-ness.

We went a little more dressy this time since our last round of photos with Ralphie in 2009 was much more casual. Also, we happened to schedule for a moment where I owned exactly no jeans that I liked. That may have had something to do with the fact that I made Bart iron a shirt on a Saturday morning.

And yes, it really was this beautiful in late March in Texas. And the fog is all real – it was like having a photo shoot in Wuthering Heights (if Wuthering Heights involved a whole lot of yellow flowers and a happy family, instead of people who show their love by hating each other for an entire lifetime. So basically not like Wuthering Heights at all, actually, now that I come to think of it).

When Ella saw this picture, she said, “I cry wif Dadda”


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  • Reply Chrissie June 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    So sweet and adorable! She is an amazing photographer and you guys make one cute family.

  • Reply caitlinjacobs June 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I LOVE these photos! I especially like the ones of you guys in the grass, reading. How quaint. 🙂 Every once in a while I think that I want to do family photos, but then I remember it's still just me and my husband and that would be pretty much exactly the same as our engagement photos lol. Someday . . .

  • Reply Erica June 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    could you be a more beautiful family?!?! seriously, you are all so gorgeous! except for bart, he's a very manly handsome (unless he doesn't mind be called gorgeous and then he's gorgeous, too). and that picture of ella exclaiming over the flower! my ovaries! they burst!

  • Reply Rachel June 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Cute, cute pictures! What a lovely family

  • Reply Merrick June 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I know I already told you, but these are so gorgeous. Ralphie is amazing. I need her to live by me.

  • Reply Lisa June 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    OH! so terrific! If I had to pick favorites I'd go with the first black and white (her eyes!!), the ring around the rosie one, and the one where he's picking you up.

    Which reminds me, still waiting on a book list…

  • Reply Karen June 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    What wonderful pictures. Looking at them just made my day. We love you all!

  • Reply Melinda June 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Oh my, what a delightful family!!!! Wonderful work Ralphie!

  • Reply Creole Wisdom June 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    How lovely! Ella's little gingham dress is too much. I love the shot of you and Bart where he's lifting you up off the ground… how romantic 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie Lee June 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    What beautiful pictures! Holland looks so cute. I can't get enough of that little smile. 🙂

  • Reply heidikins June 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Love these, and that little munchkin of yours is so cute I want to eat her up with a spoon! Oh my goodness!!


  • Reply Melanie June 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    So adorable! That field is incredible, and I LOVE the reading picture. I may even have to pin it to remind myself to have one taken like that some day.

  • Reply Ash June 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    These are precious!

  • Reply Holly Hoffman Spears June 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    soooooo cute! that one of ella making the funny face at the flower… i die. 🙂

  • Reply Lisa C June 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I love the flowers and fog–so cute! I especially like the ring around the rosie and reading pics. Adorable.

  • Reply Lexilooo June 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    these photos are wonderful!

  • Reply emandtrev June 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Oh my gosh. I think I just died a little bit. The photos are amazing! I especially love the close-ups of sweet Ella's face and the B&W of the three of you reading. They are all just perfect!

  • Reply Rhiannon June 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    GORGEOUS! Your little gal is just the cutest.

  • Reply craftyashley June 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Why, if those aren't just the cutest pictures I've ever seen…

  • Reply Sarah Elizabeth June 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    The love in your family just jumps out of these photos.
    Ella has the sweetest face! What a beautiful girl.

  • Reply Lindzie June 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    such a cute cute little girl 🙂

  • Reply Kelly @ The Startup Wife June 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I've been lurking forever (I'm a writer and love reading your take on books!) but I just had to say how freaking adorable these pictures are. Ella is just the cutest.

  • Reply NGS June 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Really adorable! It's such a pretty location to show off a happy family!

  • Reply Emily Kate June 12, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I was up at 3 AM this morning with my monthly back injury and I read this while I was up. It was breathtaking! Ralphie did such a fantastic job capturing your sweet family and could Ella be any more darling? Seriously, I'm smitten. I made a point of leaving this post unread in my reader so I could get back to it today and leave a comment.

  • Reply Cami and Juan June 13, 2012 at 2:25 am

    That first close up of Ella is just perfect. She is so sweet and pretty. I love all of them.

  • Reply Anna June 13, 2012 at 3:34 am

    These pictures are awesome!

  • Reply ellen June 13, 2012 at 4:18 am

    wonderful photos!

  • Reply Saskia June 13, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I love that Ella is so Ella in these pictures. You all look like a very happy family.

  • Reply Julie Beck June 13, 2012 at 10:38 am

    These pictures are amazing!!!!! I love the COLORS!!! Elegant, beautiful, darling, charming.

  • Reply Angela Noelle June 14, 2012 at 2:30 am

    1. I've wanted Ralphie (whom I don't ah…know) to be my family photographer for at least two years now. This is thanks to you, if you hadn't yet figured this out. 2. These photos are gorgeous. 3. You are all a bit too cute, I want to pinch the screen. 4. "Julie Beck" has commented above me…uh… 😛

  • Reply Bethany June 14, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Stop it, just stop it. These are STUNNING. Ralphie is a genius.

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