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WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENTS

CLASSIC + TRADITIONAL

Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

ROMANTIC + REFINED

Roman + Zlatka
THE HIDDEN CASTLE

EMOTIONAL + MEANINGFUL

Chris + Koree
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

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The Weddings and Engagements of Our Gorgeous #TYCouples

A magical ceremony dripping in romantic florals and covered in twinkling lights… followed by the most rockin’ New Year’s Eve dance party ever?! Oh yes, that’s the type of party a Youngren loooooves. #signmeup We’ve been eagerly anticipating Dan and Jen’s New Year’s Eve wedding at Rancho Valencia for a while, and it did NOT

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Nathan and Cassandra have one of those better-than-fiction love stories that has my heart doing flips! ​ ​They met online while Cassandra was back in California visiting her parents, but never got the chance to meet in person before she returned home to the east coast. They kept in touch… and before they ever met

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The giddy feeling in our hearts from Bob and Taylor’s engagement session is still going oh-so-strong! Jeff and I photographed these lovebirds at Hotel Del Coronado, where the property was glowing with that beautiful winter golden light that we love soooo very much. (And holy moly… that SUNSET!) It. Was. Magical! But what truly lit

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Is your heart ready for this one, friends?? Greg and Courtney’s wedding day was so full of joyful surprises and romance and sweetness that our hearts can BARELY handle it!! Jeff and I were melting into puddles of happiness all day long! We knew from early on (especially at their sweet engagement session) that Greg

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​​What we love about Anna and Lucas is that their hearts radiate JOY. Every step together is soaked in deep happiness and perfect contentment, and we just LOVE them for it. (PS – do you recognize these ​newlyweds?!? If you’ve been paying attention on the bloggy-blog, you may remember their sweet faces from when we

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There are so many sweet parts of Jackson and Kimberly’s La Jolla wedding day – how can we choose a favorite? Their guests were treated to a seaside ceremony just steps away from the ocean (see it all here in Part One!)… and the view was uhhh-mazing. Kimberly and her darling dad *rocked* a choreographed

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As individuals, Jackson and Kimberly are both grounded in kindness and confidence, and put a lot of stock into caring for the people around them. Their love for each other came on fast, because not only are they deeply rooted, but they saw a spark in each other that left them genuinely curious. That spark

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Ten years ago, Michael and Rosanna were saying “I do” at their elegant, oh-so-classic wedding in downtown San Francisco. With nearly a decade of marriage under their belt, it’s obvious that these lovebirds are even more in love with each other than when they began! It was amazing seeing them again at Michael sister’s wedding

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Welcome to Part Two of Garrett and Jacquie’s oh-so-gorgeous wedding at Rancho Valencia! This one was dripping with so many #TYdreamie details that Jeff and I were truly giddy! It was a SoCal wedding with strong East Coast vibes (and lots of East Coast guests!), which is totally our favorite! I mean… seersucker and Sperry

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CLASSIC & TRADITIONAL WEDDING AT THE GRAND DEL MAR

 

Every element of Greg and Amelia's wedding was dripping with elegance and classic glamour, including the breathtaking ceremony in the Capella Chapel, the sweetest getaway EVER, and the lovely-lovely fresh white florals by Adorations. Merilee of EverAfter Events designed a breathlessly perfect day, and Amelia was a VISION in her classic wedding gown. 

 

ROMANTIC HILLTOP WEDDING IN RANCHO SANTA FE

 

Oh be still my swooning photographer heart! Roman and Zlatka’s wedding at The Hidden Castle, a French chateau estate venue atop the hills of Rancho Santa Fe, was everything magical, romantic, and elegant! From Zlatka’s dynamite dress to Roman’s chic presence to the 180 degree views of the hills of San Diego, this whole day was simply stunning!

 

EMOTIONAL WEDDING AT THE LODGE TORREY PINES

 

If you could wrap up everything Jeff and I love into one beautiful #TYWedding package, it would be this wedding right here. Tradition, elegance, emotion, legacy… and loads of classic black and white! Chris and Koree’s dreamy wedding at The Lodge at Torrey Pines was crafted by the impeccable talent of Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings.

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WEDDING PLANNING TIPS

 

OUR MOST HELPFUL WEDDING PLANNING TIPS, STRAIGHT FROM THE EXPERTS

 

Our Formula for the Perfect Engagement Outfit

 

Picking the perfect outfit for a photo session can be one of the most difficult experiences BUT it doesn’t have to be. I’ve seen enough outfits that work and don’t work that I’ve cracked the ultimate code for our couples...

 

Our Stress-Free Wedding Day Timeline 

 

There’s nothing better than a stress-free wedding day when everything runs smoothly, your guests have the time of their lives, and you soak in the day with your sweetie. Though it sounds too good to be true, you can...

 

10 Foolproof Tips to Get Gorgeous Wedding Photos

 

It’s the #1 question brides ask: What can I do to get the most amazing photos on my wedding day?

Having been through the in’s and out’s of countless weddings, I have loads of tips to share, so let's...

ABOUT THE YOUNGRENS

We’re Jeff and Erin Youngren, a hubby and wifey team that photographs amazing couples and their incredible weddings. Hopeless romantics, BFF's, and mama + daddy to James, we’re obsessed with traveling, podcasts, Oreos (Erin) and whiskey (Jeff).

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