Meet the owners + the love birds behind it all…

Filmmaker: Christian Lopez + Photographer: Kristen Lopez 

 
 
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One of the most important days of your life could be captured by a couple that’s also in love. We're Kristen and Christian Lopez; a husband and wife wedding team based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We will capture the fun, romance, and raw emotions of your wedding day and we might even become your friends! We're high school sweethearts that tied the knot on September 7, 2013. Every day since then we have been working together towards our dreams of running our own creative businesses. We officially launched our brands, Dearly Beloved Weddings along with our other media company, Prevailed Studios, LLC in 2017.

We have photographed 100+ weddings so far and it's been such a blessing. With every moment we capture we learn something new about our talents and what we’re passionate about. Christian and I find so much joy in capturing the pure love and joy of marriage. Dearly Beloved provides a beautiful mix of traditional and photojournalistic candid styles of photography and filmmaking. We strive to be storytellers and we'd love to tell your love story! 

Happily serving the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Philadelphia, and the tri-state area.
Available to travel anywhere in the US and the world!


Meet the Team

Associate Photographer + Second Shooter: Jollette Merino

Jollette

Photographer

Hi! I’m Jollette!
I’m a momma of two boys and married to my middle-school sweetheart Louis. Photography has been my passion for over 5 years and it all started when my son was born. I just couldn’t put the camera down. Kristen and Christian actually captured my wedding back in 2014 and I was so inspired by their skills. Fast forward to now and I’m so glad to be a part of the team, lead shooting weddings on my own too. When I’m not spending time with my Nikon D750, you’ll find me making homemade kombucha, creating a new cosplay for New York Comic Con, or baking something sweet for my family. I also love to photograph families and births. 

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Amanda

Photographer

Hey! I’m Amanda, the former school teacher turned photographer! Married 10 years and momma to a sweet little boy and the cutest little red headed girl. I’ve loved photography for over 15 years, but after a career in education, I just decided it was time to pursue my real dream of being an artist. Aside from photography, I love graphic design, drawing, cooking, and knitting. I also love to photograph families! Fun fact: I’m an ironman triathlete too!

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Wayne

Videographer + Editor

Hey, I’m Wayne! I’m a filmmaker, graphic designer, and coffee junkie. My passion for videography first started by filming my friends skateboarding and editing videos for local skate shops. In the past couple of years I’ve owned four different cameras, but finally settled on the best… Sony. I’m currently shooting with the Sony a7sii, but I’m patiently awaiting the a7siii to be released. I’m in love with the process of creating wedding films. There’s something so satisfying about finding the right music, effects and timing to tell a story. When I’m not filming a wedding or a couple, I’m spending time with my son or lately… flying my FPV drone with Christian.

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Desiree

Photographer

Desiree here! I’m married to my best friend and a former book seller, Nick. We’ve been together for almost 9 years. Kristen and Christian actually photographed my wedding back in 2018! I am definitely a lover of all things self-help and personal growth. When I’m not behind the camera, I’m a mental health/developmental disabilities case manager. Although I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I’ve loved pursing my creative passion for photography. I’ve recently started a project that I hope will incorporate both of my passions; it’s called Wild Heart Collective.