jodie's family session


I was so excited to finally meet Jodie and her sweet family! It felt like I knew her long before she even reached out to book. She has been such an encouraging friend and momma, always building me up with the kindest of words. I am forever thankful to know her heart and her openness to share her motherhood journey + love for her boys! After a long streak of bad weather days, we were finally blessed with a little bit of sun and I knew a spot on the water would be perfect for her sweet boy. Little Nico hugged his parents softly and gave his momma the most tender of kisses, as his parents returned the love so sweetly. We explored the small park on bay and eventually got our feet wet! Nico couldn’t help but get all the way in and I laughed as he kicked water onto his parents, playing around, and enjoying their family time together. As the sky grew darker we headed back up to our cars and said out final goodbyes. I am forever grateful for mommas who open their hearts and families to me, who adore loving on their little ones, and love creating new memories as a family!


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