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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

Engagements

That beautiful time between "Yes" and "I do. " Our favorite engagement sessions.

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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Greg and Stacy lived parallel lives while attending USC. They attended the same lectures, they cheered at the same football games, and they laughed with the same friends. But their two parallel paths never intersected. Like two dancers, they floated around each other in harmony, but never bumped shoulders. They never knew that their destiny

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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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Are you ready for this?? I mean really ready for this??? Because Part Two of Emily and Christopher’s magical cherry blossom engagement session in Washington D.C. just may make your heart explode with all of the lovelovelovelovelove… We flew out to Emily and Christopher’s home city on the east coast to photograph their engagement session in Baltimore, and Emily

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They were walking along the reflecting pool in Washington D.C. on their way to a Capital’s hockey game for her birthday celebration, and the Washington Monument was glimmering below them in the clean, clear water while the early evening light melted away over the buildings around them. The scene around them was so picture perfect

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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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After a fun and exciting two years of dating in college, Jennifer broke it off with Jeremiah. She wasn’t ready for something serious because she had big dreams for her post-college career. There was too much to accomplish… She says that it was the biggest mistake she’s ever made. When Jennifer takes inventory of her twenties – the challenges, the hopes, the dreams,

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Maria is a girl that knows what she wants. When she sees something she likes, she knows it. Without question. Al is a quiet, thoughtful guy with a soft heart and a calm demeanor. Al and Maria met one night in Little Italy while having cocktails at Craft & Commerce, and these two strangers had a fifteen minute

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Oh the sweetness that is Tylor and Nicole! These two beauties are everything that a love story should be – sweet, beautiful, romantic, beautiful, fun, and did I mention beautiful? It’s obvious that Tylor comes alive when he’s near this special girl, and that Nicole feels safe in this man’s arms. Nicole is an insanely

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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).