art forms [oklahoma city portrait photography]

Every so often I get hit with Florence nostalgia. All I want to is be able to walk out my front door and be steps away from graceful sculptures by Michelangelo and Donatello, or spend my lunch break visiting the exquisite works of da Vinci and Boticelli. For four years I was surrounded by magnificent art on every side and I never tired of it. When that longing arises, my only solace (short of dropping everything and jumping on the next Alitalia flight like a crazy person) is to create. Naturally, that enchanted place my mind has wandered to finds its way back into my images.
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So where were my thoughts wandering? Even though I wasn’t shooting with any particular works in mind, I was missing Florence a lot and must have been influenced by some works there most familiar to me. For example, in the left portrait I sense some of Donatello’s David which is housed in the Bargello National museum. I spent years musing over the works of art there with the director of the museum who was my English language student, Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi (direct descendant of the Strozzis: arch rivals of the Medici family). Beatrice would marvel at how Donatello rendered the soft, supple form of the young boy with hard, cold bronze through details like the extra fold of skin at the top of his leg. The portrait on the right could have been inspired by numerous maidens depicted in Italian Renaissance art, but I’m reminded most of Raphael’s La Velata at the Palazzo Pitti.

 

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Aleah and Vafa [Michigan wedding photography]

They met at her best friend and his brother’s wedding near Dallas last year. A fateful missed flight resulted in their spending an entire day together and 363 days later, Aleah and Vafa had their wedding at the charming Waldenwoods resort in Michigan. They were surrounded by friends and family who had traveled from across the US and abroad to celebrate their union. Seeing the beautiful bond between Vafa and Aleah that exudes a palpable joy, you can’t help but wonder how many silver linings can come out of life’s little misfortunes. I’ll try to remember that the next time I miss a flight. Congratulations dear Aleah and Vafa! Wishing you a lifetime of unexpected blessings.
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negar, nima and jian [edmond portrait photography]

The last time we photographed this lovely family, our focus was on then newborn baby Jian. This time around, we wanted mom Negar to have a little pampering and beauty session of her own. She came into our studio fresh-faced and ready for the fabulous Ciara Amir to work her hair and make-up magic. After Negar’s contemporary glamour session, hubby Nima and the little man Jian joined in for their 10-year anniversary family portraits.
Sure we love to see a beautiful family all together. But every once in a while, a little Mommy “me” time never hurts. (:

 

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Yas - Love it! This family is beautiful and your work Negz is amazing…wish we were in Oklahoma!

A home of light » Negeen Sobhani Photography - […] live 1300 miles away. From baby Jian’s newborn session nearly six years ago to their stunning family studio session still as a family of three, to now joined by the newest member of the family, adorable and […]