heather's motherhood session

I have had so many beautiful sunrise sessions this summer and Heather’s loving maternity + family session was no exception! It was a windy morning and it looked like a small storm had just passed through our area, but it left behind some thinly veiled clouds that allowed just enough of the sun to peek through which created the most stunning pink sky! I met Heather and her family at one of favorite areas on the beach. We walked through the sandy dunes, sat by the grassy reeds, and dipped our tones in the cool water! I love when families let me in to capture a piece of their hearts. They loved on each other so effortlessly, played with their sweet Ollie as she wiped her sleepy eyes, and I documented Heather’s beautiful motherhood journey with her family before they welcomed their sweet baby boy.

I adore these fleeting motherhood moments - the details of Heather’s growing baby bump, the precious kisses she gave her sweet girl, and the love between her and her husband. I cannot express enough how much I love what I do and that I get to know mommas and their stories!


Kerlyn Van Gelder is an emotive maternity photographer, using natural light to capture photographs of your magical motherhood journey! Based in Corpus Christi serving the Coastal Bend, Texas, Oregon and beyond!