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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

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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When Garrett met Jacquie, he was enamored and persistent and very sure of one thing: he had never met anyone quite like her. Jacquie was confident and charming and had this “it” factor that piqued his curiosity… and even with several attempts to get her to notice him (and some ignored text messages), he kept

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Welcome to Part Two of Patrick and Miranda’s uhhhMAZING wedding at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar! Part One of their wedding day showed off all the beautiful portraits before the ceremony, but just wait until you see their beautiful ceremony and reception here in Part Two! Patrick and Miranda wore their hearts on their sleeves

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Patrick and Miranda have known each other since they were just ten years old, but it wasn’t until years later that they reconnected and fell madly in love. He saw how she had grown into someone incredibly gracious and passionate, and she couldn’t get enough of his positive energy and inclusive and kind heart. With

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Hello, my friends, and WELCOME to Part Two of Nick and Hilary’s beautiful, breezy  L’Auberge Del Mar Wedding! (And if you haven’t already seen the gorgeous getting ready moments and portraits in Part One, go do that right now!) We simply adore the way Nick and Hilary made their wedding day feel like a big

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From their very first date, it was clear that Nick and Hilary would bring out the adventurous side in each other. Their connection was instantaneous – it took just a few dates to know this was going to be something different and something oh-so-very-special. And so it was an easy “yes” to jump in to

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Oh my oh my, this anniversary session is SO. GOOD! We love photographing our past couples, and when it’s on a nearly-empty Brooklyn Bridge? Jeff and I just about died of happiness! We photographed Brendan and Emily’s wedding six years ago, and it was SO MUCH FUN seeing them again at their sister’s wedding in

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If you thought CJ & Elizabeth’s wedding ceremony at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar was amazing, just wait until you see their oh-so-dreamy wedding reception! (But for real, don’t miss Part One of their wedding – their ceremony was jaw-droppingly gorgeous!) CJ and Elizabeth honored both his Greek and her Mexican heritage in perfect ways

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We knew that CJ and Elizabeth’s wedding day would have all of the elements we adore about our #TYweddings… timeless style, meaningful traditions, and so many emotional, holy-wow-this-love-is-deep moments. CJ and Elizabeth are a beautiful couple inside AND out (Jeff and I have been head-over-Youngren-heels for them since their engagement session in Balboa Park!), so

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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).