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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

Date Night

Laughing over a picnic. Connecting over coffee. Capturing our couples on their favorite date nights.

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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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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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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She usually never did this. Heather is a traditional type of girl, one who usually waits for the guy to make the first move… But when she came across Doug’s profile on a dating app, she thought maybe she’d make an exception. Just this once. So she did – she left him a message, leaving

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It wasn’t until the second time he moved to Washington D.C. that he walked into a restaurant and saw Elena. Jeff had no expectations this time around, because the first time he had moved to Washington D.C. years earlier, he thought his life would become everything he had ever hoped. But it wasn’t until he

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Vali and Lauren walk this route together all the time. They stick their toes in the sand, wrap their arms around each other, and watch the water come in and out. Their worlds are crazy busy. Between demanding jobs and full schedules, their time together is spent unwinding in their favorite places along the walking

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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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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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The most beautiful woman in the world deserves the most beautiful place in the world, so Zach chose Italy as the place that he would ask Betsey to marry him. Having spent a year teaching in Paris, Betsey had traveled Europe and Italy many many times while Italy was completely new to Zach when he

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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).