Our job isn’t just capturing photos or videos. We’re there to help, make you laugh and remain stress free. We’re experts at creating wedding timelines too and love to be involved every step of the way. On your special day, our job is to keep you grounded on what matters, all while capturing every fleeting moment and detail. What also matters to us is the years you spend with each other even after you’re married.
If Kristen and Christian are unavailable, you don't have to worry! The DBW photo and video team is able to capture your wedding day with the same skill, passion and intention. At Dearly Beloved Weddings we know how important these moments are to you, so we invest a lot of time in training, workshops and educating our team to perfect our craft, and to understand our core values, mission and techniques. We want every couple to know that we really care and we're here to serve you. If you put your trust in us, we'll be able to deliver our best work to you so you can beautifully remember your wedding day.
When we're not taking photos, filming or editing the days away in our office, you'll find us stuffing our faces with Indian food, binge watching our favorite Netflix shows and snuggling our mini-dachshund Leia. We love all things creative, enjoy live music (Christian plays in the band Acoustic Pursuit) and traveling to new and exciting destinations. We've been photographing and filming weddings since 2013—from local weddings in Pennsylvania to epic elopements in Iceland and Valley of Fire. We love people, love, and adventure… so our job is pretty much the best EVER!
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.
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 practicing flying my FPV drone with Christian.
Hi! I'm Amanda! Photography has been a creative outlet for years, and when I resigned from teaching to pursue a more artistic career, I fell in love with visual storytelling and capturing connections between people. I'm a momma of two young kids and I love spending time with my family, including our new puppy! My other interests include graphic design, running & swimming, cooking, and working on house projects.
Hey there - I’m Desiree! I picked up a camera when I lost my creative spark after college. I was inspired to capture authentic love & joy that couples radiate during engagements & weddings. Kristen & Christian also shot my wedding in 2018, so I’m a DBW bride turned DBW photographer! I love all things personal development & self help! Along with photography & my full time job as a mental health case manager, I’m a Life Coach & creator over at Staying Rooted with Des. In my spare time, I love Barnes and Noble dates with my husband & playing with our puppy, Kobe.
Hello there, I’m Shelby. I’m a recent college graduate (We Are!) with a passion for videography. I started out making silly music videos at 12 years old and overtime, grew a more serious interest in the art of making awesome videos. My goal in life is to create meaningful pieces of work that tug at the heartstrings and make my audience feel something real. When I’m not holding a camera, I’m typically spending time outdoors, playing sports, or country line dancing. Anything to keep me moving!
My name is Elvis Herrera and 7 years ago I decided to buy my first camera. In the beginning it was just to record YouTube videos, but I was captivated by the world of film and dove straight into creating music, travel and commercial videos. At first these videos were just for my friends, but now I’ve had the great opportunity to call it my job which I love. Having the ability of capturing a moment that people want to preserve forever is such a beautiful thing to do. As humans we can’t stop time, but are able to look at time in the form of videos and photographs.
Hi! I’m Kristine! I am a wife and new boy mama and I love those two to death! For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved taking pictures. There is something so magical to me about being able to capture a moment of time. I absolutely cherish photos and I wish to give that gift as well! The beach is my favorite place (OCNJ) – but honestly anywhere with sunshine makes me happy. My other hobbies include photographing families and sweet babies, hanging out with friends, reading (total book nerd) and volleyball.
Hey, I’m Jillian! My photography journey started over 12 years ago, with a Minolta film camera. I fell in love with photography as a storytelling tool. I’m inspired by authenticity and the way that our narratives are intertwined with the natural world around us. My husband and I are raising a strong little girl and a crazy little floof (mini Aussie mix). When I’m not behind the lens, I’m trail running with my pup, refining my yoga practice, and working behind the scenes with Allium Floral Design.