Kevin and Kristina | Del Mar, CA

Kristina's smile radiated around the room, filling the every corner of the suite with warmth and joy. Her girls were laughing, the music was playing, and outside the window was the most beautiful July afternoon she had ever seen. The day she had been dreaming about was finally here. Kevin radiated too, only for him, his eyes dripped with joy. As he tied his shoes, donned his jacket, and straightened his tie, the moment he had been waiting for was finally here.

Kevin and Kristina know what it is to love greatly, and every moment of their wedding day ran deep with happiness, like a bottomless cup of pure joy that every guest could drink from. Surrounded by friends and family, their smiles only grew bigger and bigger  with every passing hug, kiss, and laugh. All you had to do was stand near them to feel the tender rays of delight radiating off their bodies, like sitting next to a warm fire on a cool beach night. Jeff and I loved every minute of photographing these two!

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Kevin and Kristina held their wedding at L'Auberge Del Mar, one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Southern California. A huge thanks goes out to Jessica Quiroz for coordinating the day! This girl was phenomenal and we were totally taken care of every step of the way. Norma and John were also on hand with video from NR3 Video Productions, and they were super fun to work with throughout the day.

Kristina's Sottero and Midgley gown was stunning.

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One of Kevin's best friends owns a jewelry store, and a few months before the wedding Kevin surprised Kristina by letting her pick out any piece of jewelry as her "something borrowed" for the wedding! Kristina picked the most fabulous 40 carat - yes, 40 carat - diamond bracelet. Can you say bling! Thanks Justin for the loaner!

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The flowergirls were adorable as Kristina got ready.

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Kevin and his crew. These guys were awesome to work with!

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Jeff grabbed some great shots of Kevin before the ceremony. I love how happy and relaxed he his.

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Meanwhile, I hung out with the truly fabulous girls and we had a blast!

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Some details from the ceremony.

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I love this next series - it was super emotional for these two!

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My favorite from the day!

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Hilda Franco of Franco's Flowers in Encinitas did a fabulous job on the centerpieces and floral design.

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Dinner was held on the upper main balcony of the hotel with a panoramic view of the sunset and ocean. It was the perfect setting for an intimate and beautiful reception.

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After the ceremony we took the bridal party down to the beach and stopped at our favorite abandoned building.

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Then we caught some of the lingering sunset light on the beach.

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Kevin's dad gave a wonderful toast.

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After dinner on the balcony, the party was moved down to the main ballroom for dancing. Here's my view of the first dance.

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And here's Jeff's. I love this one.

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The party rocked all the way till midnight and it was so much FUN!

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Kevin and Kristina - we love you two! You two were so fun and we can't wait to hang out as married friends! Yay!

Hugs,

Erin

    

Dana Mendenhall - Hello Mrs. O’Brien!

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing the link with me. I was literally in tears! You are absolutely breath-taking! What a beautiful wedding! I know that your entire family was so proud! You look just like your mother…absolutely beautiful! Cheers to an amazing husband, life-partner and lover and to a WONDERFULLY BLESSED LIFE! I can not wait to see the rest of the pics and you and Mr. O’Brien soon!

Congrats again to you both! All My Love, Dana Mendenhall

Megan Pont - Whenever the day does come – you’re hired!

Gina Walters - The pictures are amazing. I cried looking at it. It brings back all the fun memories. Great job! It was fun getting to know the two of you.

Kristina & Kevin (BRIDE & GROOM) - We love them!!! We are sitting in Hong Kong on our layover and HAD to log on to the Youngren’s site to see if the blog was ready. THANK YOU for your incredible work! We can’t wait to have these pix for a lifetime!!!

Heather - you have some of the best reception shots ever!

Chris Humphreys - Wow, you guys! Killer details in this wedding! You guys nailed it!

Kerry Davis - Erin & Jeff- What an amazing day and you captured every moment in the most delightful way! Your work is simply stunning. The colors are vibrant and the moment comes to life. I can’t wait for K&K to get back and see these. They will be thrilled.

Betsy, La Vida - Lovely work, Youngrens! Beautiful collection of images. I’m sure your couple is thrilled :-)

Chad Morgan - Nice ethereal feeling to these shots, and some great moments. Nice work!

Gina - Another very creative shoot!
My favorites were the Black & White Reception montage at the end and the Bride and Groom on the beach!Her dress was perfect for her!
Amazing shoot! Gave me chills! And that’s a good thing!

Bethany Murphy - You two are amazing at what you do and as gifted as they come. I am always so excited to look at your blog posts. I am blessed to be able to call you my friends and I am inspired by the things you do and say. Thank you :)

Stephen Knuth - Great Work!! One of the best posts i’ve ever seen from you guys! :-) I love the flare on the walking down the isle shot.

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