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WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENTS

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Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

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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.

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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David was making a point to us over dinner and drinks, and at the end of his sentence, he remarked, “Period. Full stop.” Jeff laughed out loud, put down his beer, and replied, “Did you just use the term ‘full stop’? As in, telegram language – ‘full stop’? David smiled at him and laughed. “I

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As soon as it felt right – and not a minute later – Drew asked her out to sushi. Ashley was working at his company for a little while, and he was immediately drawn to her smile and her sweet personality. She was funny and kind. She was beautiful and thoughtful. But since they worked

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Brian and Stephanie used to live in Crown Point, just a few blocks from this beach. They would walk down to the water, and spend hours on their stand up paddle boards, wandering the bay and exploring all of the coves, inlets, and shorelines. They’ve seen stingrays, dolphins, and seals, and they’ve seen the sunrise

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Every time Nick and Jenni’s friend threw a party, Nick asked if Jenni would be there. And if she wasn’t going to be there, then she needed to be invited until she came. Time after time, Nick never managed to be in the same place as this beautiful girl, but unbeknownst to Jenni, Nick kept trying. One day,

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Marlee’s answer is always the same when we ask her what she loves about Tyler. He makes her laugh. A lot. Tyler is an upbeat and positive kind of guy, and his heart is as big as it gets. His humble nature keeps him real, while his joyful heart lights up Marlee’s eyes. She loves that he’ll

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Magical I tell you. MAGICAL. This past weekend, we photographed the rooftop wedding of Ron and Prudence in downtown Los Angeles at the Oviatt Penthouse, and it was nothing short of magical. Prudence looked like an angel in a blush gown adorned with creamy sparkles and Ron hit it out of the ballpark in a

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Five years ago, Jeff and I photographed Ryan and Chelsea’s wedding in Chicago. Earlier this week, over delicious cocktails and dinner after photographing an anniversary session for them in downtown San Diego, we reminisced about their wedding day. Chelsea and I both vividly recalled the moment when I walked with her to her First Look –

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Welcome back to Part Two of Al and Nicole’s engagement session in Orange County with their adorable pup, cute smiles, and epic classic cars. Al brought along two of his cars to incorporate into the shoot – a red 1964 Impala and a 2011 Porsche Boxster Spider – and these bad boys took the shoot from

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They are lovers of beer, their dog, their cars, and each other. Al and Nicole have been together for over 8 years, and their sweet friendship is immediately apparent. Yes, they laugh together… they seem to have boatloads of fun… they cuddle nice and close to each other with very little prompting. But what I

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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).