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Meet Teri Bocko of Teri B Photography in Studio City

Today we’d like to introduce you to Teri Bocko.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Teri. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I came to Los Angeles seven years ago with twinkly stars in my eyes and a dream to be on the silver screen. My wish was to bring characters, ideas + stories to life.

My mom valued the arts + travel in our upbringing. My childhood was spent living between West Texas + the Twin Cities with little pockets of travel all around the States + Europe. For me, there was always magic in visiting a new place; a magic that remains. Even at a young age, I would take note of the environment around me, observe the stories the scenery would paint + daydream my own stories in these enchanting places. I can be quite the dreamer.

Whether I realized it or not, photography has always been a trusty companion. In snapping little shots of these places, people or pets with my camera, I would find myself capturing more than objects + color.

My photographs captured time.

As my acting career advanced, I quickly realized the importance [+ expense] of headshots. I invested in better gear and began shooting my friends. I learned about lighting, framing + composition through practice. Lots of it. As fate would have it, a friend of mine offered me a job helping him shoot a wedding out in Bakersfield. At the time, I couldn’t imagine myself in the Wedding world but, I needed some extra cash! We worked the job and just like a California quake, my path shifted. Never had I felt such fulfillment in a job. That feeling has blossomed.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Timeless photos are my priority but I always like to expand, putting my own spin on things. This can be challenging in a place like the Eiffel Tower that’s already well known + well shot. My approach is to dive right in, even if that means jumping into a bush, rolling on the ground or running into flocks of birds- all of which I have done to get the shot.

Please tell us about Teri B Photography.
I shoot weddings, elopements, engagements + family portraits in Southern California + European Destinations. My style can be described as a photojournalistic approach with a dash of artistic flare.

Above all, I am always looking for the story. I aim to tell it + create a little bit of magic in doing so.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
One Halloween I sat my little sister on our washing machine + gave her a haircut. I gave her fancy zig-zag bangs just in time for her school photos. My mom grounded me from Trick-or-Treating but my sweet grandfather took me out and around the block anyway. We brought home the sugar motherland, more than I got any other year.

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Image Credit:
Myke Wilken (portrait shot)

1 Comment

  1. graunty n

    February 13, 2017 at 22:17

    Wow, the emotions of the moment are really captured in her photography

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