I discovered early on in my work that big hydrangea flowers sell products. True blue flowers are rare, and the large blooms of the mophead hydrangea can be truly stunning. In fact one of my online stores was opened to contain all hydrangea images – BlueHyd. When I decided to add elements of the sea along with this flower, I had created something doubly wonderful.
Bringing in elements of the sea works especially well to sell beach wedding stationery. I also use the designs to make personalized gifts, which sell well around holidays and Mother’s Day.
Luckily, in New England, I had my own beautiful hydrangea flowers growing right in my yard. And, I happened to have a big white starfish. The multi-petal hydrangea blossom holds the starfish well, so I just tucked it into the flower and began photographing. After isolating the image, I could use it however I chose. The blue floral images came out lovely and I have used them to create the Seaside Blue wedding set.
I miss my hydrangea shrubs, but now I grow hibiscus and other tropical flowering plants. It might be time to combine new elements of the sea with new stunning new types of flowers.