emotive storytelling family session on the oregon coast | portland family photographer
I was so excited when Shalina reached out to book her family session with me! Her family had just recently moved to the Portland area and I suggested one of my favorite beach spots on the Oregon Coast at Oswald State Park. Surfers and families graced the beachside along with beautiful spring flowers and old tree logs! As the day approached our sunny Oregon weather quickly turned cloudy and grey, and it made the greenery look even more lush and lively. Shalina's tribe was full a smiles and adventure as we made our way from the forest to the beach. They never were too far from each other's touch, giving plenty of hugs and kisses! Her girls we ready to make some new memories as they hopped on the fallen logs and picked the growing seaside flowers. The whole family built sandcastles together and made their way down the shore to explore the rocky coastline. Our time together came to end as the cloudy sky turned into rain and Shalina mentioned to me "that this would be a day her girls always remember" and so much of that is the reason behind my artistry! I love taking photos of families, not only capturing their intimate connections and emotive stories, but also documenting the new memories they create as we spend time together!
Kerlyn Van Gelder Photography captures visual stories, using natural light to create emotive imagery to tell your family’s unique journey! Kerlyn is a Corpus Christi photographer serving the Coastal Bend, Texas, Oregon and beyond!