is for every day of your marriage to love each other more than you did on your wedding day. If our photos and videos can help you do that, then we've done our job.

our challenge for the both of you after your special day...

The Experience

OF ALL THE MOMENTS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO RELIVE AND CHERISH AFTER THE WEDDING DAY IS OVER. THIS IS WHAT WE PROVIDE FOR YOU THROUGH emotional and authentic PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

our mission statement

WE CARE ABOUT MORE THAN JUST PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR WEDDING DAY. WE VALUE THE RELATIONSHIP WE BUILD WITH YOU AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE AS A COUPLE.

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.

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"You guys not only captured the moments, but you told our story."

Our mission video

our entire team is passionate about capturing the most authentic love and emotions.

We don’t want you to feel like you are just a client.
We want you to be our friends too!

The Video Team

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.

The Photo Team

- Kristen and Christian Lopez

& THE DEARLY BELOVED WEDDINGS TEAM

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Kristen & Christian

Meet the owners + lead photo + video duo...

The couple that started it all.

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!

Meet the team...

Hey! I’m Larissa. I am a wedding, portrait and fine art photographer. I started taking photos of my sisters and friends in high school and fell in love with being able to capture people and their emotions. I graduated from The University of the Arts in 2019. Since then, I have worked along side the Dearly Beloved team and have loved it! I am an adventurer at heart with an incurable case of wanderlust. I am a huge believer that laughter is a cure-all. My little Shih-Tzu, Hope, is an extension of myself and one of my favorite cuddle buddies. Car rides at sunset, rainy mornings spent reading the Bible, iced lattes, heart-to-hearts, and soul soothing music. I’m here for it.

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.

I'm Rachel! I started doing photography back in high school and then I went to college for photography at Antonelli institute. While in school I interned for a wedding photographer and that’s when I fell in love with photographing weddings. I have now been capturing weddings for 10 years. I love how every wedding day is different and I get to be there for all of the special moments. Outside of photography I am a personal trainer! I also love to be out in nature, going for hikes, kayaking or just sitting in the grass! I love to joke around and if I photograph you I will probably say weird things to get you to laugh. It’s all about having fun!

Larissa

ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER + PHOTO MANAGER

elvis

ASSOCIATE VIDEOGRAPHER + COLORIST

rachel

ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

@SONDERLIGHTPHOTO.CO

@ELVISHERRERA

@RACHELBTAKESPHOTOS

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Hey I'm Alyssa! Photography has always been my creative outlet, and a way to escape stress since I was 13. When I have my camera in hand, I feel like time slows down just a bit. I can take a snippet of time and lock it in forever, and I find that pretty magical. Whatʼs beautiful to me about photography, is seeing the story. The story that you will be able to tell for years and years with those images. I ventured further and took courses in high school as well as college. I started with a focus on families and little ones, and then it shifted to weddings, but my favorite  are intimate backyard weddings and elopements.  I love it!

Alyssa

associate PHOTOGRAPHER

@WISHES.AND.WILDFLOWERS

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.


jillian

associate photographer

@JILLIAN.PAIGE.PHOTOGRAPHY

Hi, I'm Maria! I have always have a camera, since my children were young, it was something about documenting their life and having those memories recorded that gave me a spark! I remember I got my first DSLR camera and I started to take classes because I didn’t want to shoot in auto anymore and I wanted to know how to use all those setting LOL. Little by little it went from a hobby to doing it professionally and I love it! I find inspiration in some of my all times favorite photographers, some of them are Daniel Kim, Jose Villa, and Charla Storey! I love to see their work and I’m always inspired by them!

maria

associate Photographer

@MARIAAZCONAPHOTOGRAPHY

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I’m Liz! I am a Momma and coffee lover! I got my first camera back in high school. I slowly built my business photographing families, kiddos, and newborns. I love connecting with people and really capturing the love between them. I also work full time as a Marketing Assistant. My family loves backyard movie nights, hiking, and going on adventures.

Liz

Associate Photographer

@LIZDONOHUEPHOTOGRAPHY

I bought my first camera in high school and had so much fun using it as a creative outlet! But after graduation, I dabbled in photojournalism at my local newspaper, sports photography at my local university, and eventually wedding photography. I found that that was where my real passion lied, and I ended up starting my own wedding photography business in 2012! My biggest inspirations are my faith, my marriage, and nature! I believe that God was the very first Creator, Artist, and Storyteller, so my aim is to echo His beauty in all of my own art.

emilee

associate photographer

@EMILEECARPENTERLLC

Hi! I’m Kristine! I am a wife and a 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.

kristine

ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

@kristinesmithphoto

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We're a good fit if...

• you're looking for authentic, not perfect

• your main focus is the time spent with your partner

• you love the outdoors and sunsets

• you're okay with us dancing and making you laugh

• you trust us and LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR STYLE

• you're fine with us being your own personal hype man

• YOU DON'T MIND IF WE STAY FRIENDS AFTER THE WEDDING


We want to know how your love story began

because if it matters to you, it matters to us.

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