Pink peony flowers are spectacular in early summer. I look forward to purchasing a bunch at the market to enjoy the large and showy blooms and their sweet floral scent.
They are a pleasure to photograph because the many layers of petals on each bloom reflect the light. These photos were taken in the early morning just after sunrise when natural light has a subtle glow.
Peonies are beautiful on their own, placed in a decorative pot or vase with no need for filler or accent flowers. The blooms are very fragile and often drop petals when they are handled so it is important to be gentle when arranging them.
Softly colored garden hydrangeas or other flowers may be paired with them for a mixed bouquet. Here the cool pink of the peonies is enhanced by soft periwinkle blue hydrangea blossoms.