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WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENTS

CLASSIC + TRADITIONAL

Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

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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.

In light of the many years that are ahead of them, they’re newly in love. Yes, Brent and Adele have been together for a while now, but in the sense of walking along a timeline of years, they will look back on this period in their relationship and see themselves as ‘beginners’. But in regards

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Happy Friday everybody! We’re sending you into this fabulous summer weekend with a dynamite couple at a gorgeous estate in the hills of Malibu. Greer and Catherine are classic and traditional in style and spirit, but they’ve also got a goofy side that made us giggle the entire afternoon. After pouring some champagne, we strolled

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They were both connected to Pepperdine but met only through words. Catherine was a Pepperdine graduate working for the dean of the law school and Greer was a law student that sent his writing and papers through her to the dean. Catherine immediately fell in love with Greer’s writing. She looked forward to every single

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Welcome back to Part Two of Russ and Alyssa’s engagement session at La Jolla Shores. This couple is the sweetest, most genuine pair of folks that you’ll ever find and it was simply a joy to hang out with them for an afternoon. We started on the cliffs overlooking La Jolla and then headed down

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It poured rain on every single date during the first months of their relationship. Running to the car and hiding under trees while thunder and lightning cracked overhead, it became a joke among their family and friends that they should think about changing their plans with every outing. But according to Alyssa, it was perfect,

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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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You know it’s a great week when beautiful and sweet folks like Roger and Runqiu get to be featured on the bloggy-blog! This smarty-pants couple that met at Princeton and now splits their time between Runqiu on the east coast and Roger’s current home in San Francisco were so gracious to hop down to our

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Their relationship couldn’t have begun on a sweeter note. Literally. They were in the thick of their intense college studies at Princeton when Roger helped Runqiu fix her computer. She was in her sweats, hair pulled back, eyes strained from the stress of Ivy League demands, and she wanted to thank this kind boy who

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I have a feeling that this lovely engagement session at Dixon Lake is going to become a favorite simply because it makes my heart so happy! There’s nobody sweeter than Ned and Kim and hanging out with them was simply a treat. After we hopped off the rowboat, these two got dolled up in a

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Ned and Kim have a street corner that they call their own. It’s near their house and it’s on the way to their favorite bar. Whenever they stop and wait at the corner, they hold hands, smile, and say, “Look! We’re being cute on the corner together!” It’s kind of ridiculously adorable. So one night

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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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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).