Chuck and Laura, Part Two | Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

POSTED IN : Engagements, portraits

Welcome back to Part Two of Laura and Chuck’s “day-before” session at Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. We took these two out for a casual lifestyle shoot a few days before their wedding in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, and it was so much fun! And as promised yesterday, we have the running pictures in this post…

To see the first installment of this shoot, check it out here.

Alright you two, now run as fast as you possibly can towards the man with the big camera. And look absolutely cute while you’re doing it. Ready? Go!

My FAVORITE! Chuck is almost mid-flight! I love it!

Ok, now rest and snuggle…

and go run some more!

Luckily, Chuck had a change of clothes, cuz he definitely got soaked during our little *running adventures* along the beach.

Love this boat we found at the exit of the park. Apparently when the water gets high, you have to take these boats out of the park to avoid the crocodiles… Don’t worry, we kept a sharp eye out.

After shooting for a few hours and running all over the beach, we rested our poor sweaty bodies for a little bit and grabbed some Pepsi’s (and a 7Up for Chuck) while we waited for the sun to get a little lower in the sky. We could tell it was going to be a pretty stellar sunset.

And it totally was.

I love this black and white series.

My favorite from the evening. What an awesome day!

We have TONS more coming to the blog next week from their adorable Costa Rican wedding. Until then, we’ll be seeing you over the weekend! Hasta manana! (See Chuck! I told you I would practice ‘mi espanol’ in San Diego!)



Welcome! We’re Jeff & Erin.

It’s our job to help you slow down and experience every moment of your wedding day – because we believe that it should be savored from top to bottom.

We’re Jeff & Erin Youngren, a hubby & wifey wedding photography team that believes timeless trumps trendy, life is best done together, and tears, hugs, & high fives should never be held back.

We consider our couples part of our family – and we cannot wait to meet you!

Start Here


About Us

We're Jeff & Erin

We’re Jeff and Erin Youngren, and we believe running a business should be life-giving (not soul-sucking). So we’re passionate about teaching other photographers to run life-giving businesses and book clients they absolutely love.  

For 15 years, we’ve photographed weddings all over the world as a hubby & wifey team, but we’ve also grown a multi-brand photography studio in San Diego, CA. 

New Here? Start with these posts!