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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

Anniversary

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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As the sun made its way to the horizon and covered Chris and Sarah in warm, golden light… it also covered them in an overwhelming assurance of grace. That peaceful, oh-so-beautiful moment served as a reminder of all they’d walked through in the last year: more trusting, more challenges, more determination to grow a deep,

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Three years of marriage. Building a history together begins in these first years, and somehow the building up begins with the simplifying down. With taking away the fluff and the stuff that life throws at you and bringing it all back to the core – to your simple, heart-melting, gut-squeezing love for each other. This

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When Zach met Amber, he could picture a life with her. Not just any life… but their life. He saw Amber’s gentle nature and her selfless love. He saw her kindness and the joy in her eyes. He saw their future family… and it was always with her. And when Zach’s job moved him from San Diego to

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Chris and Sarah have had us photograph them for their anniversary every January since we documented their wedding two years ago. (See their seriously sweet Anniversary Session last year, when Chris surprised her at their First Look spot! #allthefeels) These two don’t have us photograph them just because they love getting dressed up. It’s not just

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It just couldn’t have been more perfect. Jeff and I gathered with our friends and family at the place we met nearly thirteen years ago, Point Loma Nazarene University, and we re-said ‘I do’ after ten years of marriage under a breathtaking oak tree. Looking Jeff in the eyes again and saying my vows, I was

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A year ago, we had a decision to make. We could take a big vacation – just the two of us, a beach, and a week of relaxing. OR We could stay at home – celebrate with our friends over tacos and margaritas. Margaritas totally won out. So we invited our friends and family to the

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Boone and Stacie have been married for ten years, and the decade that is behind them is not just a beautiful story of love. It’s a redemptive story of bravery, companionship, forgiveness, joy, and faithfulness. It’s beautiful to see these two together and watch how they look at each other when no one else is

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Jeff and I get our photos taken once a year, every year. For two reasons: First, we always want to remember what it feels like to be on the other side of the camera. It’s important to our process. We always want to make sure our couples feel nothing but amazing when we’re photographing them, so

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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...

THE FIRST LOOK

why we love it

Find out why we love the first look, and how we do it differently

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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).