I am a second-generation photographer, born and raised in Castro Valley, California, where my family has operated Worthington Photography for almost 40 years. I have grown up in a family of professional photographers, under the influences of my late father, Lawrence J. Worthington, brother Wade Worthington, have studied under the most highly respected photographers in the country, and have dedicated a lifetime to photography.
My interest in landscape photography stems back to childhood trips with my dad, a world traveler and accomplished nature photographer, whose images have been displayed world-wide. My own landscape images appear in local businesses, private collections, and in calendars, prints and note cards in my hometown of Castro Valley. I am active in local art galleries and my photographs are frequently shown in their exhibits. My East Bay images -- particularly Lake Chabot -- appear on the walls of San Leandro Kaiser Hospital and an exquisite wall of glass art by Kersey's Glass Works (my in-laws), created from my photograph, is the focal point of the main lobby at Eden Hospital in Castro Valley. CV Legends, a popular Castro Valley themed Facebook page, posts a weekly Worthington Photography Image of the Week. I enjoy sharing my love for photography with students, and I teach hands-on weekly workshops for photographers of all levels through my studio.
I enjoy portraits -- families, babies, children and teens -- with an appreciation that comes from the experience of raising my own family. I specialize in natural light portraiture and combining my love for landscape photography with my subjects in our beautiful East Bay area settings -- fields, hills, trails, canyons, lakes, flowers, and architecture.
I also operate a home studio, busy with business portraits, popular "baby parts" sessions, families, children, and copy & restoration of old photos. The studio allows me the freedom and creativity of indoor and outdoor portrait possibilities with my clients.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss and design a portrait session with you, or to show you my extensive collection of nature photography. Wanda Worthington Kersey