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Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

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Roman + Zlatka
THE HIDDEN CASTLE

EMOTIONAL + MEANINGFUL

Chris + Koree
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

City

Skylines, rooftops, romantic city streets. Our favorite engagements in the heart of a city.

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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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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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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Kyle and Andrew were friends for a year and a half working together as recruiters at the same company in Austin, and Kyle couldn’t help but crush on him. Andrew was sweet, kind, gentle, and totally hilarious. But Kyle fell in love the moment Andrew met Franklin, her skittish black kitty that she had rescued

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Zlatka is a gorgeous girl that likes to research her options. When making a decision, she will look into every possibility and exhaust the research in order to make her final choice. But there are a couple of things that didn’t take much research. Her ring and her man. Because Zlatka is also a gorgeous

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He lives in London. She lives in Portland. And in this whole wide crazy world, they found each other in Dubai when Andrew looked across the hotel restaurant and saw a beautiful girl. It was a girl named Jessica that happened to be a part of the work trip that he was on as well.

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They talked at the cafe over hot chocolate for two hours. It was the first time Anne saw Josh’s humor, when she saw his heart and how we was a pillar of strength for those around him. And it was the first time Josh experienced Anne’s wonder, how she looks at the world with open eyes and

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She trumps everything for him. Adrian is a go-getter personality with a ton of demands on his time and his days, but when it comes to Valerie, she’s the top. The world slows down for this gorgeous girl, and when he’s looking at her, you can see that there is nothing else in his atmosphere

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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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Jason and Kathy met while tutoring general chemistry at UC Berkeley (yes – these two are super smart). And since they both were from San Diego, they decided to drive down together one time for the holidays. A drive which turned into an eight hour road trip in which Kathy discovered three things about Jason: (1) he’s a crazy

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Oh it’s a good day on the bloggy-blog when we get to share some seriously gorgeous medium format film! The oh-so-sweet Nick and Cathy wanted us to capture their date night themed engagement session with some classic film, which if I didn’t love these two already, this sealed the deal! This film makes their already swoon-worthy story

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Watching Nick and Cathy together is like wearing your favorite pair of jeans – it just fits. These two have a connection that is so obviously built on such deep friendship, that it feels like they’ve already been together for DECADES. Like they’ve never been apart… Their favorite Saturday morning is hiking then brunch. Their

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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).