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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

Meaningful

The place he proposed. The spot of the first kiss. Places that tell our couples' love stories.

There is something particularly magical about medium format film, my friends. For Nikhil and Tracy’s already gorgeous engagement session at Crystal Cove State Park (see their first post here!), the film captures those ocean blues in its own dreamy-creamy fashion.  And I AM OBSESSED. Film means slowing down… it means being even more intentional about

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It all began with a little bit of mystery. When they met in medical school, Tracy couldn’t quite figure out if Nikhil was just being a *super* nice guy, or if he had a thing for her. He’d make her feel extra special and taken care of – always bringing her coffee and making her

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The giddy feeling in our hearts from Bob and Taylor’s engagement session is still going oh-so-strong! Jeff and I photographed these lovebirds at Hotel Del Coronado, where the property was glowing with that beautiful winter golden light that we love soooo very much. (And holy moly… that SUNSET!) It. Was. Magical! But what truly lit

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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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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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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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Minh and Cathy are two best friends who also happen to be head-over-heels for each other. Minh can’t get enough of this gorgeous girl and everything that makes her who she is: her constant joke-cracking, endless creativity and ambition, and her oh-so-infectious personality. When it came to choosing her, it was a no-brainer. And Cathy

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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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Every night as he’s dozing to sleep, one lingering thought always crosses Wade’s mind: I still can’t believe I get to marry her. Wade met Catherine in medical school, and from the moment he saw her across the classroom, he couldn’t get this graceful, joyful girl out of his mind. He made his first move

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With Amelia and Greg, they never have to wonder. Their love is so strong and so sure – and their souls so deeply connected – that they never *ever* have to wonder how much the other loves them. Because they already know it… deep down in their truest core. With them, it’s an abundance of

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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).

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