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Meet the owners + the love birds behind it all…

Filmmaker: Christian Lopez + Photographer: Kristen Lopez 

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!


"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality." - Romans 12:9-13


Meet the Team

 Associate Photographer + Second Shooter: Jollette Merino

Associate Photographer +
Second Shooter: Jollette M.

  • mom of two boys + married to her middle school sweetheart Louis

  • she’s been taking photos for 5+ years and it all started when her son was born

  • although she started shooting Canon, she’s #teamnikon and has a D750

  • she’s an amazing baker, medicine woman, and also makes her own kombucha

  • has a Darth Vader tattoo (there’s a cool story behind it, ask her!)

  • she is the coolest nerd we know

  • we also shot her wedding back in 2014!

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Associate Photographer +
Second Shooter: Amanda B.

  • married 10 years + mom to a sweet little boy + the cutest little red head

  • was actually a school teacher for years, but one day decided it was time to pursue her passion of photography + graphic design (currently finishing her degree)

  • she’s an ironman triathlete!

  • has loved photography for over 15 years, and got her first SLR when she was 18.

  • she also loves to cook, knit + draw

  • also, a #teamnikon photographer

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Assistant Filmmaker + video editor: 
Wayne B.

  • first started getting into videography by filming skateboarding on a camcorder and editing videos for friends and local skate shops

  • has already owned 4 cameras just this year, but has finally decided to stick to his Sony a7sii for a long time...

  • in love with the process of creating videos. to him there’s something very satisfying about finding the right music, effects and timing to tell a story

  • he also dabbles in graphic design, mainly motion graphics

  • loves trying new food’s and going to different restaurants, (the hole in the wall ones are his favorite)

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Associate Photographer: 
Clay W.

  • dove into his passion for photography while studying at Lafayette College… now he’s their official photographer!

  • he leads “Young Life”, a Christian ministry for students in Bethlehem

  • diet coke addict + craft beer enthusiast

  • he can probably answer any tech or photography related question like a pro. he’s so stinkin smart!

  • doesn’t shoot Nikon, but he’s #teamfujifilm… which is also awesome! Oh… and he also shoots Canon (pffft.)