Speciality: weddings, family portraits, lifestyle portraiture, music
Biography: Bobby Aazami's love for the visual medium was fostered at an early age in Iran after watching his first episode of The 6 Million Dollar Man.
Enamoured with his TV set, Bobby explored his love for the arts by trying his hand in every medium, from music production to stand up comedy, until he found contentment through the lens of a camera. Bobby was mentored in photography while living in Haifa, Israel, where he learned to capture the profound beauty of Mediterranean landscapes and the silent moments of the people who inhabit them.
The relationship between people and their environments kindled Bobby's childhood love for stories and characters, and ultimately toward visual storytelling. Fiona Gohari first picked up a camera in her early teens, as her father taught her the basic principles of his Minolta SLR. Learning on film gave her a solid appreciation of the photographic medium, but it was only through the development of her writing and the way she sees the world that she was able to create the imagery she has now formed through her observations of human interactions.
Developing a deeper understanding of how "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", Fiona looks outside of the box to shift her focus to an intrinsic level to discover the
light that shines through the life of every person around us.
Fiona and Bobby met through a mutual love of the photographic medium whilst working on a worldwide online photography project in March 2011. Their love for all things creative and one another blossomed and in March 2012, which they embraced through marriage. They are narrative artists who love using photography as a medium to break down the barriers that often exist between the muse and the photographer to create timelessness, where both parties breathe life and love into imagery that transcends language and culture.
Great things come out of the most unexpected little alleyways. We took these newlyweds down to The Rocks and encouraged their fun-loving personalities to come out to play, just as the sun peeped around the corner of the houses.
We were on a larger family portrait session and these two young boys dove into the overgrown grass looking for adventure, separate to the rest of the group. Capturing the essence of childhood between two that share a strong bond is magical.
We love bringing some vibrancy and fun to the images to contrast against the more silent ones. Fiona set them up and Bobby grabbed his camera, ran across the street, and fired up the wedding party to cheer triumphantly.
Patterns, light and people are some of the most fascinating elements to sew together. As Bobby walked out of the building, he noticed the light catching the texture and pattern in the wall, and quickly asked the bride and groom to stand against the backdrop for a more dramatic image. The splash of red in the corner is just enough to break this image up a little.
Whilst exploring a forest late in the afternoon, we found that the way the light was peeping its head through the canopy was simple enchanting. I asked Bobby to stay seated where he was, and snapped a few frames as it slightly grazed the side of his face.
One thing we both adore witnessing is walls diminishing in the presence of a camera, and authentic love manifested. It's inspiring to see it reflected on the faces of our muse. The blessing of having a family spout from that union is incredibly special.
When the intensity of the post ceremony celebrations had calmed down, we whisked these two away to a beautiful little park close to the church. They took a few breaths and savoured the moments from that day.
Whilst Bobby was trying to keep the little girls attention, I snuck around the corner to capture the same shot, but from the back. I love how you can see the father and mother on the sides entertaining her to keep her laughing.