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Engagements

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

Happy Friday my dear readers – I hope this summer weekend is going to be a fabulous one! Well, I actually know it’s going to be fabulous because you have Bryan and Amy’s romantic engagement session to feed your appetite for gorgeousness all weekend long! You can thank me later for posting such stunning eye candy… Bryan

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Bryan had a few ride tickets left and their friends had veered off to another part of the Del Mar Fair, so he steered Amy towards the ferris wheel. It was a romantic ride with the lights of the fair spread out below, and it would be the beginning of their love story. The journey

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Here’s what I know about Andrew and Victoria: 1) They’re both wickedly smart and uber talented at what they do, and 2) they appreciate a well-crafted image. Jeff and I have been deeply inspired and excited lately with shooting film, and we’ve been taking every chance we can to explore the medium with our particular

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Happy happy Friday everyone! To send you into this glorious summer weekend, we have the second half of Nick and Stephanie’s engagement session on the cliffs and beaches of La Jolla. These two are some of the cutest folks to step in front of a camera and their penchant for cuddling, laughing, and overall cuteness

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A girl knows when she finds the One. At least, that was certainly the case the Stephanie. When she joined Nick for a family trip down to La Jolla one October, she fell in love with his family, his heart, and his smile. He made her laugh. He made her feel special. He held her tight, and she

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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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WEDDING PLANNING TIPS

 

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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).