Lawrence


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.




Lawrence
Lawrence
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.

32 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. The photos and your words. Elmwood has become synonymous with the most perfect haven in my mind!

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  2. what is it about you Merricks that have a way of making me weepy ...

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  3. Those photos are gorgeous, what a fun coincidence you both had matching vintage playsuits :D Sounds like a wonderful time together out there.

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  4. these images are just delightful - best of luck to your friend with her new venture - just noticed it on flickr and have bookmarked it to peruse later. your images are so timeless, Amy, and these are so special - what a lovely record of your friendship, thanks for sharing

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  5. Wonderful photos that really evoke the intoxicating sense of summer evenings.
    Have been following your blog for nearly 3 years now and always look forward to your next posting.
    Same feeling about your Living in posts and always amazed that you manage to pick MY favourites as well.

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  6. just right, amy. lovely ladies. lovely photos.

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  7. you both look so cute in your playsuits! and i adore the last picture. so fun when you have a story of how the picture was taken! i've always found the best pictures are always sort of an accident (for me anyway). :)

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  8. You ladies are adorable! And your new flower site looks fantastic, congrats!

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  9. those playsuit shots are adorable and the last image is pure magic. i love her new shop!

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  10. ...You girls are absolutely adorable! And I too love her shop! I love how all things once discarded are now making a chic comeback too, your outfits are a prime example. :o)

    ...LOVE your photos! So serene, so touching, so makes my heart sing.

    ...Blessings :o)

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  11. I love Frankie, and I love all of this! I love this story too, your a great story teller.

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  12. i love this so much. i'm looking forward to seeing her new venture, the pictures you took are amazing. and i share her birthday too.

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  13. I have such a crush on you and Francesca and your friendship! These pictures are everything I always hope the deep of summer to be, ahh! Such perfection!

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  14. The yellow playsuit photos are anything but silly. They capture a sort of sensuality that is hard to put into words. Especially that one of the two of you walking away, with her hand just reaching out and touching your hip.

    Magic happens.

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  15. How beautiful! I just read about Lawrence over at Frolic! Its a lovely site. i'm super excited to shop.

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  16. Such fun and gorgeous photos. I just discovered your blog and new website through Creature Comforts. I'm absolutely smitten.

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  17. you two are heaven. absolute goldenrod gamboling heaven.

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  18. So beautiful, these are heaven. This story is lovely. Daydreaming all day now. x

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  19. Me encantan todas las imágenes, son tan románticas. Enhorabuena.
    http://cosasdepalmichula.blogspot.com

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  20. Love the yellow playclothes! Lovely pics, as usual. Glad you had fun!

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  21. love, love, love these photos!! beautiful dusk light. I'm slightly late, but your website is great too!

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  22. I can't tell you how much I love these pictures! They're amazing!

    Can't wait to see her new site...

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  23. Wonderful pictures, and wonderful blog !!
    Greetings from Lilleba on Rusk og Rask :D
    http://mawyou.blogspot.com

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  24. Lovely, lovely photos. I wish I had that kind of surroundings to photograph in!

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  25. i've now marked this post as "unread" in my google reader 5 times, just so i can go back and look at it again.

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  26. Oh my, these are really lovely. I am a huge fan of you and your blog. -Aubrey, Philippines

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  27. My goodness, where I have you been all my life?
    I love your words. I love your photos.
    Keep making brilliance! xo

    http://allykayler.blogspot.com

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  28. I am very very much enjoying your photographs! So extremely beautiful! And I enjoy your writing style immensely! Keep it up! :) I'll definitely be checking back.

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  29. Wow! These photos are so mesmerizing. The last pne is my favourite as well. Where were they taken? They remind me of Canadian summers, which I try to capture through my photography: http://xiziluo.wordpress.com/

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  30. this may be the most adorable blog post I have ever seen. the photos are gorgeous, as are the models!

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  31. what breathtaking really is.

    [ is a gasp for air by the beauty
    and a smile in the middle of it all ]

    wow .. you make me wanna do
    photography for as long as i
    shall live .. even more. i thought
    i had reached that limit somehow.

    *sigh* thank you.

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