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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

Engagements

That beautiful time between "Yes" and "I do. " Our favorite engagement sessions.

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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There’s something about the way Lucas and Anna love each other that’s simply different than anything they’ve ever experienced. It’s much deeper than a friendship, though theirs is unbreakable. It goes beyond the love language of affection they both speak (and oh-how-obvious it was – these two were so adorably affectionate throughout their entire engagement

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With all the far-away places that life takes Dan and Jen, HOME is the most sacred place. Tons of time and elbow-grease have gone into making their home the perfect haven… and they could spend hours content at home with a charcuterie board, two glasses of wine, and records of Tom Petty or The Grateful

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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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Every minute of their oh-so-long flight, Greg and Courtney were giddy with all the adventure that awaited them in Paris: crêpes and wine and patisseries and touring all the iconic landmarks in the city of love. But Greg had one specific moment rolling over and over in his mind: the moment he planned to ask

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Omair and Christy are already sweet and gentle people to begin with, but together is where they are truly their best selves. Together is where they’re most connected. When they’re in each other’s arms, it’s oh-so-obvious just how much these two settle in, breathe deeper, and soak in the moment. Christy and Omair fell in

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After their very first date, JR and Allison walked away with a spark in their souls they’d spent their whole lives waiting for. It went beyond their easy conversation and effortless attraction… it was something so much greater. It was as if they’d always known each other, like they’d been saving a special place in

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When they first met, CJ was instantly attracted to Elizabeth’s irresistible sassiness, authenticity, and confidence. Well…AND the fact that she’s drop-dead-gorgeous. She took one look at him and was genuinely impressed. CJ was a true gentleman, he made her feel comfortable in her own skin, and their chemistry?? Off. The. Charts. We hung out with

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Whitney would come up with any excuse she could think of to stop by the cute new intern’s cubicle (and that cute new intern was Eric). Most of the time, it was because the coffee machine on her floor was “broken,” so she simply had to get coffee on the floor where he worked… and stop

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David and Lisa have no shortage of adventure in their love story. They first met in the mountains of Mammoth, fell in love on the beaches in San Diego, and after shark diving off the shores of Fiji, David asked Lisa to adventure with him forever. But for David and Lisa, they could be flying

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For Sierra, she always had a mental vision in her head of what life would look like. And to be honest… this wasn’t exactly it. It was SO. MUCH. BETTER. When she met Paul, her life flourished into a beautiful garden of deeply rich, intensely joyful moments… and the life they’ve built together goes beyond

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She just wasn’t feeling it. They were taking family photos on the beach for the holidays, and Marilyn pulled a beanie over her hair because at that point, she was sort of over the idea of pictures. (We’ve all been there at some point, right?!) But then, as they were walking along the beach, Marilyn’s

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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).