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Engagements

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

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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Before I begin, I must tell you that I’ve been there. Pulling outfit after outfit from the closet, wandering the mall with a vague-but-vital picture in my head of the perfect ‘look’, bringing my hubby BACK to the mall and using what precious little time I have to outfit him before he tires of the

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A classy black dress with a great pair of heels + a tailored look with a charming smile + a golden day at Balboa Park = two waaaaaaaaay too excited photographers squealing with glee in a public place. Mark and Heidi wanted a classic San Diego look with a polished feel, and every single one of their

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Driven, ambitious, brilliant, and ultra-nerdy. That about sums up any med student. Add witty and sensitive, and you’ve got Mark. Then tack on gorgeous and confident, and there’s a portrait of Heidi. So combine all of those wonderful words into one pool of perfection, and you have the sweetest, smartest, and loveliest couple you’ve ever met. Their confidence

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This is one of those blog posts that I knew was going to be simply dynamite the moment I clicked the shutter.  Jeff and I were in Portland this past weekend to photograph the lovely Garrett and Heather, and when Heather sent me images of the Vista House asking if it would be an option

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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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If you thought Ryan and Jen looked over-the-moon adorable yesterday, then get yourself ready for today, because Part Two of their Del Dios engagement session is over-the-solar-system cute! Ha! Jen changed into an eye-popping purple number and Ryan dressed it up with a tailored look. I love our stylish couples – they picked the perfect

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Ryan and Jen like to awkwardly “close walk”. It’s the kind of walk when they have their arms around each other and their bodies are so close that they’re awkwardly tripping over each other, but they refuse to pull apart because they like it that way. Jeff and I like to have our couples walk

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Being a photographer is like watching your kids head off to college. We produce loads of heartfelt images throughout the year – we nurture them and love them and perfect them – and then wholeheartedly send them out to our clients and to the world. I get deep satisfaction through the process of creating these photographs

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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).