Belen was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area where she immersed herself in the fine and performing arts from early childhood. After completing her BFA degree in photography and printmaking at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she traveled extensively in Europe, South America, and the Middle East, honing her visual vocabulary. Belen has created rich, passionate, and romantic photographic journals of exotic locales from Havana to Buenos Aires, where she photographed her first international wedding. In 2002 she brought her experience and visual acumen to Gerber+Scarpelli. As Studio Manager, she combines her education and wealth of experience to deliver masterful album creations with in-depth insight into the wedding story.