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\\\ hello. I’M KERLYN


I’m a wife, momma, and passionate photographer! I believe in God’s grace in my life, hate my toes, constantly am wanting to chop my hair, and dig traveling with my tribe. My son has ASD (autism) and I am a passionate supporter of all his needs. I cannot even begin to express how much he has inspired my work! I love The Office, indie folk + alternative music, pretty much anything written by Khalid, and spontaneous moments. Life is messy and beautiful and I love telling those stories through visual art!
I am a Corpus Christi photographer serving Texas, Oregon, and beyond!



lookslikefilm one / two
tribe archipelago one / two
dear photographer artist feature
junebug weddings one / two
chic vintage brides

in print

dear photographer magazine
one bride magazine
coastal wedding connections


My passion + why it's matters

I am a curator of intimate moments and soulful storytelling, whether its next to a waterfall or even if that's in your own backyard. My passion is to tell your authentic story and to create an experience from beginning to end that leaves you feeling something more as a mother, as a couple, or as a family. I want to help foster the goodness that is already there and capture photos that truly encompass everything in your life - vulnerable moments, laughter, each soft touch - through my artistic view. I believe in memories upon memories and having a tangible pieces of art are just as important as the time spent making them. I don't believe in the instant gratification of our digital world and am always considering what these memories will mean 5, 10, 50 years from now. I seek the honesty of feelings that you are unable to put into words and the details that make up your magical life!

I'm that a-type person + artist that is there every step of the way. From offering a client wardrobe, choosing magical locations, planning your timeline, CREATING a one-of-a-kind experience for you, and just generally being that person you come to about anything. I take all that on (and more) because I want the best for YOU every step of the way!



Kerlyn Van Gelder Photography

I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again


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