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Our Latest #TY Couples
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

THE LATEST

The Weddings and Engagements of Our Gorgeous #TYCouples

JR and Allison’s wedding celebration at The Grand Del Mar was a total #TYdreamie knockout. (You have to take a look here!) Every gorgeous detail reflected their incredibly romantic love story – from Allison’s whimsical wedding gown, to their lovely and lush florals by Blush Botanicals, to every picture-perfect, savored moment between JR and Allison.

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JR will say that the moment he met Allison was a defining moment in his life. After that, EVERYTHING changed. His heart, his soul, his purpose… it was all wrapped up in this gorgeous, kind, soulful woman. ​ And man oh man, it shows! JR and Allison are truly soulmates – their gratitude for having

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There is something particularly magical about medium format film, my friends. For Nikhil and Tracy’s already gorgeous engagement session at Crystal Cove State Park (see their first post here!), the film captures those ocean blues in its own dreamy-creamy fashion.  And I AM OBSESSED. Film means slowing down… it means being even more intentional about

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This, my friends, was a JOYFUL wedding day from top to bottom! In fact, that’s one of the things Stacee can’t get enough of with Tom – his ability to make her laugh, no matter what the situation is. Tom and Stacee’s wedding at Estancia La Jolla was everything we love about Southern California weddings

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It all began with a little bit of mystery. When they met in medical school, Tracy couldn’t quite figure out if Nikhil was just being a *super* nice guy, or if he had a thing for her. He’d make her feel extra special and taken care of – always bringing her coffee and making her

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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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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).