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Our Latest #TY Couples
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.

Oh goodness – if you thought yesterday was lovely, you’ve got a whole ‘notha level of epic loveliness to experience today! Jeff and I have been secretly waiting to shoot these two ever since Garrett began working in our studio over a year ago so we’re so excited to be a part of their wedding!

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As we watched the sky turn from pink to purple over the scrubby, rolling hills of Julian and listened to the cows off in the distance, the four of us took a moment to separate ourselves from the demands of life and insert our hearts into the moment at hand. We were at the end

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I’m jumping up and down in my seat with excitement right now because I’m so in love with Daniel and Lauren’s Atlanta engagement session at Piedmont Park. We heard rumors that this park was pretty, but nothing could prepare us for how stinkin’ gorgeous it really is. Plus, we had the most perfect evening with

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Daniel says he fell in love with Lauren the moment he saw her. They were in his hometown in England when his eyes fell on her from across the crowded room and she smiled. She was a smart, well-spoken, elegant girl from America with a hidden geeky side that loved to dance, and he knew

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We’re back today with the second half of Tim and Trish’s San Francisco engagement session at the restaurant from their very first date when Tim wined and dined this beautiful girl. I love, love, love the classy-fab style of Tim and Trish. Not to mention the fact that this sidewalk table couldn’t be any cuter in

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She wasn’t used to gentlemen or opened doors. She had never tasted caviar or sipped a great glass of wine. At first glance, she was a rebel urbanite that thrived on San Francisco nightlife, but on the inside she’s always been a sweetie-pie that can’t wait to raise a family with a Volvo in the suburbs. So

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Didn’t you just fall head over heels in love with the adorable Steve and Michele in their coffee house engagement yesterday? Their smiles are so quirky and fabulous that I can barely stand it! After shooting at the location of their first date, Pannikin Coffee & Tea in Leucadia, we switched up the outfits and

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Stephen was just being a super nice, outgoing guy when he met Michele at church and invited her to his small bible study group. Which is different for him. Not the ‘nice’ thing – he’s one of those sweet-faced engineers with just enough lovable quirk that he only has to smile his humble grin for

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Jon and Amy love going on long windy road trips and creating new adventures together, so while these two were in San Diego from Boston for the weekend, they rented a convertible and we took them to our favorite road trippin’ spots in the hills of Rancho Santa Fe. Fair warning: you just may find

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Amy told Jon that if he proposed before college graduation, she would say no. She wanted to marry him, but for some reason she had this thought in her head that she didn’t want to be engaged while still in college. She’ll admit that it was just a silly thing of hers and she’s not

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We have SUCH exciting news to share over here at The Youngrens because our lovable and wonderful Garrett that has been working for us here at the studio for the past year just got ENGAGED!! His now fiancé, Megan, is the most wonderful person you’ll ever meet and we have been bugging Garrett to make

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Will Rogers State Historic Park is a GEM. Jeff and I had never even heard of it until Liz mentioned it as a suggestion for their engagement photos and I feel cheated that I’ve never been here before. It’s the sprawling ranch estate of Will Rogers preserved by the state for residents to enjoy complete

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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).