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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

Classic

A tailored suit. A gorgeous dress. Traditional and romantic engagements that are oh-so-classic.

Susan passed a note to Nate in 8th grade stating that she loved him. Nate returned Susan’s note and said he didn’t love her back – he loved a flute player instead. Their paths would not cross again until they left their small town in northwest Indiana to be educated on separated coasts and enrolled

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Perfect locations like this only come along every so often, so when we get an amazing couple like Jimmy and Vivian, we immediately know where we have to shoot. The Torrey Pines Gliderport is one of those places that calms our hearts when we need to get away from it all, so we’ve spent many

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Welcome back to Part Two of Stefan and Ivette’s classic engagement session at UCLA where Jeff and I felt like two-year-olds in a giant bounce house – too excited to be considered healthy. As you already know from Part One, Stefan and Ivette define gorgeous. In fact, I’m pretty sure their pictures are listed in the dictionary

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They were accepted to the same school, studied in the same program, and attended the same classes. They strolled along the same sidewalks and walked past the same buildings on their way to the same library. But Stefan never met the gorgeous Ivette because they were a few years apart. It was as if their stories

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Somehow, our couples always amaze us with their unbelievable style, taste, intellect, and depth. I could sit and talk art, food, and travel with Alan and Annette for hours but I had to control myself so we could actually take pictures! I love that Annette picked a dress with rich color and that Alan picked

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It all started when he became the new “Bob.” A coworker in Annette’s office had recently left, and Alan took his place, and when Annette saw Alan she thought it wasn’t too shabby of a replacement. It wasn’t too much later when they had to work together on a project, and they instantly bonded over

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We’re back today with the second half of Tim and Trish’s San Francisco engagement session at the restaurant from their very first date when Tim wined and dined this beautiful girl. I love, love, love the classy-fab style of Tim and Trish. Not to mention the fact that this sidewalk table couldn’t be any cuter in

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She wasn’t used to gentlemen or opened doors. She had never tasted caviar or sipped a great glass of wine. At first glance, she was a rebel urbanite that thrived on San Francisco nightlife, but on the inside she’s always been a sweetie-pie that can’t wait to raise a family with a Volvo in the suburbs. So

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She was different than the other girls. As he walked her back to her car after the perfect evening together, his heart told him that this could be something different. She was spunky and confident. Poised and smart. She wasn’t just any other girl – Kristina was a catch, and Jeff wasn’t going to let

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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).