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 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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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 2800.00CAD
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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. I specialize in helping folks with any anxieties feel comfortable in front of a camera.
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. Let's set up a call to talk about exactly what you're looking for.
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.
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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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