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Engagements

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

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! There is simply nothing better than gathering your friends and firing up the BBQ together, so I hope everyone is cleaning off the grill and calling their friends for a good ‘ol time tonight. Jeff and I got to sit down with some of our best friends last night for

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Can I just begin today’s feature by saying how simply adorable these two are??? Now that we have that out of the way…. After a quick shoe change (yup, Dena is a girl after my own heart) into some boots that Chris bought her (and Chris is a guy after Dena’s heart for sure!), we

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Chris was tired of relationships when they met. There just didn’t seem to be a the kind of girl out there that he was looking for. One that would understand his heart, that could feel what he was feeling. That felt right. So he wasn’t out to impress anyone when mutual friends introduced him to

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When I laugh, I feel beautiful. I feel like I’ve been given permission to be that free little girl I was meant to be. Or that classy, elegant woman that I want to be. Or that nerdy, neurotic person that I am. When I laugh, I feel like life will be ok. That it is

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Well folks, we’re back! And we’ve got the second half of one of the coolest – if not most unique – engagement sessions straight out of the Land Down Under. If you had told me on the flight to Australia that I would not only see about twenty kangaroos on my trip but that I

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It’s walks around the block or flights around the world. It’s trying that new Korean restaurant or enjoying the same old tacos at home that you love. It’s picking up Thai food from a stall in Bangkok, or grabbing a burger from around the corner. It’s driving along washed out dirt roads for an eternity

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Welcome back to Part Two of Josh and Kate’s San Francisco engagement session. This session was all about two things – the fabulousness of Josh and Kate and their life in San Francisco. Kate picked out Mill Valley for it’s warm and rich surroundings, and we had so much fun running around in the trees!

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As most of us girls know, it’s all about the shoes. Finding a man that understands that statement – priceless. Josh, my dear ladies, is one of those men. Let’s take a moment to applaud his wisdom…and his effort. All that Josh had was an image of a pair of shoes, which later turned out

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Yesterday we featured Aaron and Heather with their simply adorable son, Jaden, at the Olivenhein Town Hall in Rancho Santa Fe. Being the curious photographers that we are, though, Jeff and I happened upon a lemon grove nearby (!!!) that just couldn’t be passed up! Not only is Heather one cute girl in general, but

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I totally think it was the pajamas. I mean, don’t guys always say that the just-woken-up-look is always the best? Heather would probably fiercely disagree, but I totally think it was the pajamas. Here’s the story… She remembers the whole thing like it was yesterday… Cute and adorable college Heather is sitting in her room

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I just love Nick and Melissa’s engagement session at Santa Fe Christian High School in Solana Beach. Once we made our way through the buildings and lockers, we headed down to the football field with little Chloe tagging along! This is definitely my favorite series of the session! How cute is Melissa?? And how handsome

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Do you remember your first big growth spurt in junior high? When you grow about six inches in one summer? Well, Melissa doesn’t remember hers, but she definitely remembers Nick’s. It was a season of braces and acne and  N*Sync locker posters when Nick walked into class the first day of school. All of the

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WEDDING PLANNING TIPS

 

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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).