One peony bloom from bud to full bloom to how it dried in the vase. I really enjoyed the process of photographing at each stage as the bloom continued to change. I started with a black background as I loved how the bud’s form stood out and then moved to a white background because it felt right for the soft opened bloom and as it dried. My only regret is not having both background colors at each stage but it felt right at the moment and that’s ok.
Below are the color and black and white versions, I’d love to know which is your favorite!