tell your artistic love story.
Capturing your love goes beyond your wedding day. Marriage is sacrifice, its there in the quiet moments, and in the bold statements of love. It is choosing to do this life together instead of apart, remembering where you've been, and more importantly where you'll be. When you look at your photos, I want you to remember how the day felt, from getting ready, seeing each other for the first time, to celebrating your magical love with everyone you hold dear! I also want you to remember your love, what it means to you, and the irreplaceable connection you have. There is none else like it.
I'm there for my couples during the entire process, from planning your timeline, offering a client wardrobe for your engagements, and continually building trust. Your experience and creating artistic keepsakes of your memories is important to me! I am PASSIONATE about capturing adventurous connections + magical moments of intimacy. Your love story is unique and I'd love to get to know YOU by filling out my contact form below!
Wedding Collections begin at $2450
Wedding Collections include travel within Texas + Oregon!
Travel Elopements begin at $1500
If capturing artistic details and intimate connections are your priority, please don't let price be a factor in contacting me to see if we're the perfect fit!
WHAT DO YOU SHOOT FOR COUPLES?
I am a firm believer in intimate moments between a couple and the ones closest to them, that help make their day about their love, family, and friends!
Engagements + Anniversary Sessions
WHERE ARE YOU BASED? DO YOU TRAVEL?
I live in Texas with my husband, son, and our little black cat on the coast!
All my wedding collections include travel within Texas + Oregon! Not in Texas or Oregon? Traveling is in my blood and am often in the PNW area! I have a heart of adventure and would love to capture your extraordinary love wherever you are in the world!
I really love your work but our budget is a little lower than your collection prices...
I totally get it, budget is a big thing to consider when planning your wedding day. Please don't be afraid to inquire with me about my services and let me know about your limitations. I have been able customize my collections and take on a few smaller budget weddings every year, if we mesh perfectly and the details of your style fits mine please reach out!
DO YOU OFFER ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS WITH YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?
Engagement sessions are included in some of my wedding collections. That is my way of getting to know you and your fiancé before your big day, as well as you getting comfortable around me and my shooting style!
What kind of gear do you use? Do you have insurance? Do you backup your images?
I am a Nikon user, and for weddings I typically shoot with a 35mm, 85mm, and 24mm!
I am fully insured with liability insurance and equipment insurance. If your venue requires proof, just let me know at booking and I can get them a copy.
I backup all my images to four locations! Yes, that's right! You have invested thousands of dollars into your wedding and so much into photography, so I take this seriously. If you'd like to know my process, I can explain it at your consultation!
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF BOOKING?
For weddings, we will schedule a consultation at my home studio, your favorite coffee shop, or through Skype! That'll allow us to connect and see what you envision for your big day. I will get to know everything that makes your commitment and love story unique! I only take on a certain number of weddings each year and it's very important to me that my couples share in my passion for photography and that I answer any questions they may have!
Once you decide, information will be exchanged, contracts signed, retainer put down, then your big day will officially be booked and the photography planning can begin!
ARE WE A GOOD MATCH?
Your intimate connection and vulnerability is most important to me! It allows me to capture the story of your love when my couples care about this as well. I believe in the art of storytelling, so on your wedding day being there from the moment you get ready until you make your exit is part of what I do. All the moments in between make up so much more than just what happens on your big day, it shows your unique love and the love that surrounds you both in this union! Free-spirited, intimate, adventurous couples are my kind of people!
I'm detail-oriented and am always seeking an artistic view for everything in life! I am drawn to the light and shadows that fill a dimly-lit church, the warm golden sunset as we run our way through fields of grass, even the paintings on the wall of your cottage as you get ready add to the details of your day! I am about everything that makes your day, uniquely yours!
Bri + Tim | Houston
My husband and I recently got married on July 1st, and we had the honor of Kerlyn shooting our wedding. She was beyond amazing! We met with her months before, and up until the big day she kept in contact with us in preparation. My husband and I knew nothing about weddings going into this, and Kerlyn acted a sort of a guide, which was a huge help! On the wedding day she showed up early, for detail shots followed by getting ready photos and so on. Considering our timing of the whole wedding wasn't very well planned, Kerlyn did wonders with what she had to work with, and she was SO patient. Thank god. Nevertheless; our photos came out AMAZING! She will definitely be my go-to photographer here on out!
Roxanne + Roman | Corpus Christi
There aren't enough words to praise Kerlyn's photography work. She was professional, easy to contact and truly exceeded our expectations. She has such a great eye and did such an amazing job capturing our wedding as well as our engagement photos. Her work is very unique and her usage of natural light is incredible. She doesn't shoot cookie cutter/cliche photos and thank goodness for that! Believe me, she won't disappoint you!
Jessica + Landon | Austin
Kerlyn was beyond amazing. My Husband and I could not have asked for a better photographer. Photos from our wedding day were one of the most important details that I planned and choosing Kerlyn Van Gelder Photography was definitely the right decision. Our engagement and wedding pictures came out beautifully and I am so thankful to have had her capture this time in our lives in such a special way. Please, please do not hesitate to book with Kerlyn!
Hayley + Shane | Corpus Christi
If you're looking for an extremely talented and personable photographer Kerlyn is your girl!! I absolutely ADORE her work. I just got my wedding photos back and I love them. Thanks for capturing our big day!!!