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Greg + Amelia
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THE HIDDEN CASTLE

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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.

The loveliness continues this wonderful morning with the second half of Andrew and Victoria’s golden engagement session at UC San Diego. This smarty-pants yet down-to-earth couple are kind and fun right down to their core! From their adorable outfits to their gigantic smiles, their sweet personalities simply sparkled in front of our cameras. Plus, we love

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When Andrew arrived to the bonfire where all of his friends from church were hanging out, his heart sank when he noticed Victoria had come with another guy. She was always a bright spot in his week – a ray of positivity that expanded his heart every time he saw her big smile brighten the room. There

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They each had three strikes against them. A mutual family friend had been keeping an eye out for the perfect girl for Garrett, and when she met Heather, she knew she had found his match. But Heather refused to meet Garrett and she had her reasons – she doesn’t date long distance, she doesn’t date

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Somehow, this first week of March just keeps getting better and better, and Dana and Aditya’s engagement session at Torrey Pines is no exception. The sunset fell softly, the water became turquoise, and Aditya and Dana kept getting cuter as the afternoon drew to a peaceful close. I can never quite say enough how much

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They met at the very beginning of med school when the brilliant and quiet Aditya saw this outgoing, social girl with a huge smile from across the room. Dana had a big laugh for such a small frame, and bright clear eyes with plenty of spunk behind them. Together, they earned their degrees and moved

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I *heart* Los Angeles and I turn into a giddy ball of energy shooting at places like the Griffith Observatory – especially with sweet and cute couples like Nate and Susan. We couldn’t stop ourselves from running around and shooting everything we possibly could on such a gorgeous day! I’m so excited to share this

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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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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).