About a Bo
That's me! sarah bodri a.k.a BO. I'm Toronto-based photographer and artist; I live for analog photography, unabashed love stories, and emotive portraits.
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I picked up a camera 15 years ago and image-making quickly spoke to my love of aesthetics. More importantly, photography revealed itself to be a means of empowerment and connection to others and the natural world. Everything I saw, from mundane domestic scenes to summer light shimmering on Lake Ontario told a story that, by some force of mechanical miracle, I was able to tell in a fraction of a second. Portraying people and the environment became my way of sharing the stories each one told and the beauty revealed when the light hit them just so.
I will become obsessed with a shadow on a pinecone, or stop you mid-sentence to admire the spot of sun on your temple.
I devour literary fiction and poetry; I'm fluent in French; I'm into queer, feminist, and affect theory (and I'm queer!); I love puns and every single dog, and I begrudgingly admit that I am ~into~ brunch (at any hour, really). When I'm not photographing or scanning film, my time is spent on longer bike rides than I anticipated, driving or hiking around the Mojave desert, or thinking about when I can go swimming again.
So that's it, that's me! A tender-hearted Libra behind the lens with an unwavering commitment to story telling, image making, and intimacy. Now you!
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Photo by Niv Shimshon
My approach to wedding photography is documentary and go-with-the-flow so that candor and genuine feeling- like the whole damn spectrum of it- is abundant in your photos. Super traditional hard-line posing don't really speak to me (although some folks excel here!) so I'm not one to tell you what to do, but I'll always help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. IMO the bottom line of your wedding day is for you two to revel in your love, and for those around you, especially your vendors, to ensure your comfort and ease.
To me wedding photos are less about the perfect moment or backdrop (but don't worry, I'll find your light wherever you are) and more about the unabashed, unscripted intimacy between you two and the people you choose to witness your day.
The story of YOU TWO is goddamn gorgeous and I can't wait to hear it! From your love language to your favourite date spot to the song you yell-sing in the shower, I'm about it. That way when I photograph your wedding you'll have a genuine way to remember re-live all the tenderness. I'm also wont to capture some of your most candid moments, from the hilarious to the deep quiet ones.
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Basic coverage and digital file delivery begins at 2600.00CAD
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Every single image tells a story, and my goal is to make portraits people really listen to. Whether you need personal branding, a photo for your up and coming novel or zoom lecture, or lifestyle images to capture your whole essence, I'm here for it. Portrait sessions indoors or out come with preparation and guidance so that you walk away with photos of you feeling truly yourself- confident and at ease.
Portrait sessions in my downtown Toronto studio or an environment of your choice range from 45-90 minutes, can be done on film or digitally.
To make sure you end up with the exact photos you're envisioning, I'll gladly help set up your environmental or at-home shoot.
I also have great ways to help you work through any nervousness that might comes with being on camera. Not nervous? Sick. Let's goooo.
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First and foremost, regardless of what camera I use, or if I use a camera at all, I am an artist. This is impressionist and creative work which I exhibit and sell; my art practice is a continuous and experimental body of work that ebbs and flows. I spend a great deal of time in the desert, listening to the natural world and touching rocks. You can find and explore my most recent portraits, nature photography, and my archives at
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For wedding inquiries, please include
NUMBER OF GUESTS
PLANNER & VENDORS
and especially ~
HOW'D YOU MEET YOUR LOVE?
What about my photography stands out to you?
What is the ideal vibe of your wedding day?
Getting to you know your story is an essential part of my process, so don't hold back ;)
And of course ask me anything! I'm stoked to hear from you.
I offer sliding scales for low income folks and artists. To ensure accessibility and comfort I make house calls within the downtown core of Toronto, from Yonge to High Park and Davenport to Queen's Quay.