storytelling family session at fitzgerald marine reserve | corpus christi photographer


Oh what can I say about Kathleen’s lovely family? She reached out to me on Instagram to book a fall family session during one of my San Francisco travel dates, and I am SO glad she did! We headed to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, where the light seems to always glow so perfectly. Her little babes were so curious and adventurous, ready to explore! They hunted dragon eggs, gathered walking sticks, climbed logs, and tried hard to get away from us. Who could blame them? There was so much to see and do. Their family was so caring and affectionate towards one another and they reminded me of the Berenstain Bears when they called their little ones brother and sister (which also reminded me of my home and family). They stole kisses from their dad, each other, and their mom, there was plenty of love to go around. This is my busiest season, but I am so thankful for each and every one of my families that allows me in to see a tiny glimpse of their lives. Capturing photos that express the way you feel, the feelings you are unable to put into words, and the intimate connections you have with the special people in your life, is everything to me as an artist, wife, and mother. Kathleen left me a little message after I delivered her gallery and I’d be lying if her words didn’t make a shed a tear (or two or three). Grateful doesn’t begin to describe the amazing families I get to work with!

I could cry (or maybe I already did)! You are so gifted, Kerlyn. Thank you thank you so very much. I will treasure these photos forever and ever. Really, my heart is so full! I can't thank you enough. 

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!