When I think back on this summer, I'm pretty sure I will remember all the time I spent with Frankie Zmetra as one of the highlights. She spent a few nights at Elmwood and we took so many photos it would make your head spin. That gorgeous blondie in a lot of my flower photos? The one and only. Frankie has written the most incredible blog for the past 4 years and she yesterday shuttered its doors to launch a new venture called Lawrence, a vintage shop and journal of images.
Even though we spent most of our days working on the site's photos, we couldn't help sneaking in a little series of us in the goldenrod when we discovered we both had vintage yellow play suits.
These are some of the snaps I took for her new shop, the last one is a favorite of mine. We had just finished taking the silly yellow photos above and as the light was fading we raced out to the canoe. The water level was going down drastically, thanks to the paper mill, and the mosquitoes were beyond compare. When it's dusk and the mosquitoes are swarming, the bats start swarming, too.
It was getting so dark that I couldn't see if the camera was focused or not and just as I figuring out how to frame the shot, it started to rain. We snapped a few more and then ran to collect the various iphones, lens, cameras and pieces of vintage clothing which we had inevitably strewn along the field behind us. I put her camera under my straw hat to keep it dry as we made our way back inside. We woke up the next morning to a sky full of sun and it was her birthday.