corpus christi photographer / motherhood, newborns, and families



I am a motherhood photographer based in Corpus Christi sharing stories from across Texas and beyond! I live in the Coastal Bend with my affectionate husband and wild little boy. We love to go on adventures and create new memories every chance we get! I am inspired by human connection and the vulnerable moments of raw emotion that make up your life!

My mothers, families, and couples are free-spirited individuals who believe in capturing photos that express the honest moments of love, deep connections, and the memories they make during our time together! When we work together, you’re getting a friend who is genuinely interested in YOUR story + everything that matters to you the most. We’ll embrace the intimate moments that capture the goodness in your life!

Kerlyn Van Gelder Photography


01. details

I am artist in the quiet moments, during emotive connections, and am a seeker of honest stories.

Your experience is important to me! I offer a client wardrobe for all my mothers + styling assistance, I help plan a location that speaks to your heart, and am there step of the way! I am a Corpus Christi photographer serving Texas, Oregon, and beyond!

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02. gallery

Visual art of emotive Storytelling.

My work is full of gorgeous light, deep connections, intimate moments, and adventurous memories. I strive to create pieces of work that are unique to your feelings and I dig deep to document your story looking for the tiniest of details in an artistic way.

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03. contact

This is about more than photographs. I continually work to build a friendship based on trust.

My mothers and families are free-spirited individuals who crave genuine photos that show their love + connection! Getting to know you and your heart starts from the moment you reach out. Let’s create magic from the goodness in your life!

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“promise to stay wild with me. we'll seek and return and stay and find beauty and the extraordinary in all the spaces we can claim. we'll know how to live. how to breathe magic into the mundane.”

The Emotive Connections


I came across Kerlyn’s beautiful work on Instagram and fell in love with it. Her ability to capture connection and emotion stood out to me. I had expressed to Kerlyn that more than anything, I wanted the connection and love that we share as a family captured. When we met her, we all felt comfortable with her and like we could be ourselves. My kids had fun during the session and we truly enjoyed our time at the beach and with Kerlyn. When I received our photos from Kerlyn, my heart was so moved. She captured the joy, the love and the deep connections that we share with each other so beautifully! She captured us as we are. Our session was a dream come true, and I’ll always cherish our beautiful photos. Kerlyn has a love and passion for what she does and it shines through in her work.
— Naomi Ovando
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The whole process up to the shoot I felt so at ease with her and really felt like she got to know me and my family well, with the intention to fully capture who we were. When it came to the actual shoot she was so gentle in directing us and was all for letting our little one lead the way. It made it such an enjoyable experience. When we got our pictures I couldn’t stop looking at them!!! Each time I looked I saw with different eyes and saw more and more layers!!! I was so moved and grateful for the way she had so carefully paid attention to who we were. I will cherish them forever.
— Tatum Pfeiffer


I’ve followed Kerlyn for sometime on Instagram. I’m not even sure how I stumbled upon her work but the moment I did, I fell in love. The warm tones, natural lighting, and captivating storyline told by just her photographs really caught my eye. Finally, this spring she was able to have capture a piece of our lives! She took my maternity photos, as well as my sons newborn photos. Her personality is so soft and kind. Upon meeting her, you can tell she is the warm soul behind her art. I let her eye lead the way, letting ourselves just trust in her- every moment. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. These aren’t just pictures. This is art in form of photography. I am so honored to have been at her fingertips, for her to be apart of these moments I’ll treasure for the rest of our lives, and to have her photographs displayed in our home. The years will pass, we will age, our story will change...but these photographs that she captured for us, I will forever hold close to my heart. Thank you Kerlyn! You are truly amazing!
— Marisol Bynum