June 22, 2021

Casual Everyday Life: 2021 Peonies


The Peonies Have Bloomed

Entry No. 12

"I equate peonies with love because they're the first blooms of summer" Issac Mizrahi.

It's true, I often mark each season by what's blooming. For me, the first flower to bloom just as summer is blooming are the peonies. Did you know that there are over 40 varieties of peonies? You can see 31 peony species here as they come in colors from the hallmark Blaire Waldorf pink to smooth honeysuckle yellow.

While this is a photography website, not a horticulture resource, peonies are one of the most photogenic flowers out there!

Since peonies are so beautiful & summer is only starting, I wanted to create a virtual gallery showcasing my flat lay photography as well as some of this year's peonies. My favorite photos from this peony set are the ones with the elegant fabric wrapped in & out of the frame.

Pro-tip, flowing fabric, in flat lay photos, really creates an elegant {& editorial} mood. Using fabric is also another way to add your own branding {colors, texture, etc} in your images.

Without further ado, here are some peony 2021 photos.

"I hated roses. I hated them for being so trite, so clichéd, a default, all-purpose flower that said I love you, I'm sorry, and get well soon. Give me peonies and tulips, orchids or gardenia. Those were flowers with character." Justina Chen

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