Wendy VonSosen Photography » childhood. beauty. life



meet wendy

Hello!  I’m Wendy and I’m a natural light photographer in San Francisco’s East Bay area.  In an earlier life I was a school teacher.  Once the kids came along I became a full-time mother.  Four kids later, I adore all three jobs as Mom, Photographer and Teacher and have been in business since 2009.  I am also the Creative Manager at The Bloom Forum where I teach various workshops to photographers all around the world.   Newborns hold a special place in my heart.  The newborn stage is fleeting.  They change from a delicate newborn covered in downy fuzz to a roly poly baby in the blink of an eye.  Parents often look back on the newborn stage with a foggy recollection of sleep deprivation and piles of laundry.  It’s my job to capture this short stage of life in beautiful images that you’ll be able to enjoy once the fog lifts and will be yours to keep forever.

Your story is what I love to photograph the very most! Whether you’re a high school senior preparing to take a leap out into the world, are newly engaged or just starting your family, are in the midst of raising kids or are empty nesters starting a new chapter in your lives, I believe every stage is worthy of beautiful images that will be the catalysts for your memories throughout the years.

Professional photography is one of the best investments you’ll ever make.  Now that my kids are older and leaving home to create their own lives, the photos I have of them and of our family are priceless to me.  I treasure these photos over anything else that we own.  They’ve become our family journal.


Things I probably did today:

  • Spent way too much time pinning gorgeous home interiors
  • Snuck a few spoonfuls of Chocolate peanut butter ice cream
  • Binge Watched Netflix while editing
  • Gently reminded my boys to do homework, practice instruments, take out the  trash, brush their teeth…
  • Drove to football practice or Scouts
  • Texted with my married daughter
  • Bought something I didn’t need at Anthropologie
  • Kissed my husband goodnight

Now that you know a little about me, I’d love to get to know you better. If you want to chat about a session (or just want to share some ice cream), click on the CONTACT button at the top of this page.  I’d  love to talk with you!


Features & Interviews


Session Spotlight – Lemonade & Lenses

Getting to Know You – The Bloom Forum

Session Spotlight – Lemonade & Lenses

Meet Our Team Interview – The Bloom Forum

Inspired Interview – My Four Hens Photography

Interview – Jenny Collier

Inspiration of the Week – Inspire Me Baby

Kickin’ it on a Saturday – Let the Kids Dress Themselves

Location Scouting – Seniorologie


National Geographic Daily Dozen 4/24/15

Kira Stone Album covers – itunes

Documenting Life with Older Kids – The Bloom Forum

Editing a Backlit Photo – i Heart Faces

Making Photos Pop in Photoshop – TheBloom Forum

Creating a Ghostly Portrait in Photoshop – i Heart Faces

Make Lace Glitter Crowns – Tatertots and jello

Mormon Teen’s Testimony Shines in her Music – Deseret News

Anatomy of a Snapshot – Tatertots and Jello

Creating a Boutique Experience for your Clients – Lemonade and Lenses Issue 12