WELCOME TO OUR BLOG

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

THE LATEST

The Weddings and Engagements of Our Gorgeous #TYCouples

She just wasn’t feeling it. They were taking family photos on the beach for the holidays, and Marilyn pulled a beanie over her hair because at that point, she was sort of over the idea of pictures. (We’ve all been there at some point, right?!) But then, as they were walking along the beach, Marilyn’s

READ MORE

We watched Jeff and Elena soak in every second of their wedding day with hearts wide open. Jeff and I could actually feel the love poured out from their families and guests and their seriously amazing wedding team… from the beginning of their processional at Mary, Star of the Sea, to the very end of

READ MORE

Jeff and Elena are connected in every way possible – with their hearts and souls and emotions. It’s a love that goes beyond the surface, but way down deep to their core. Jeff and Elena truly see each other – the most raw and unedited versions of themselves. And it’s their crazy-kind-of-connection that makes them

READ MORE

Jeff and I firmly believe in slowing our couples down. You see, a wedding day can feel like a blur of emotions if you don’t take the time to intentionally breathe it in, take notice of the little things… and savor the moment. So after Troy and Tara said “I do” overlooking the lake (see

READ MORE

He was the tall, handsome guy she’d been told about. When Tara moved into a new place a few years back, her new landlord couldn’t contain herself. After asking if Tara was single (Um, yes, nice to meet you, too…), she said she knew the perfect guy that Tara simply HAD to meet. So when

READ MORE

Oh my goodness, we ADORE everything about this day! If you’ve seen even a glimpse of Will and Meghan’s wedding at Rancho Valencia, you know one thing for sure: It’s oh-so-unbelievably-beautiful. (And if you haven’t yet – quickly go back and see Part One for yourself!) From the fresh blush florals to the romantic table

READ MORE

In so many ways, Will and Meghan make an obvious match. They are both the second oldest of four kids. They both went to Catholic School growing up. They both hold the same values near to their hearts. Family is everything to them. So on paper, they go together pretty stinkin’ well. Their lives just

READ MORE

Every bit of Colton and Nancy’s destination wedding in Lake Tahoe is giving us giddy-photographer-feels! First things first: if you haven’t already soaked up alllll the beautifully emotional moments of Colton and Nancy’s ceremony in Part One, turn around RIGHT NOW and do it! Because oh my goodness – we just LOVE these two! It

READ MORE

When Nancy was a little girl, she declared with certainty that one day, she would get married right in this spot. She’d marry her Prince Charming alongside the water at Sugar Pine Point in Lake Tahoe, California, and then she’d jump in the lake while still in her wedding dress. Well, aside from the cannonball

READ MORE

DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?

GRAB SOME TEA, SETTLE IN, & CHECK OUT OUR FAVORITE BINGE-WORTHY WEDDINGS

 

CLASSIC & TRADITIONAL WEDDING AT THE GRAND DEL MAR

 

Every element of Greg and Amelia's wedding was dripping with elegance and classic glamour, including the breathtaking ceremony in the Capella Chapel, the sweetest getaway EVER, and the lovely-lovely fresh white florals by Adorations. Merilee of EverAfter Events designed a breathlessly perfect day, and Amelia was a VISION in her classic wedding gown. 

 

ROMANTIC HILLTOP WEDDING IN RANCHO SANTA FE

 

Oh be still my swooning photographer heart! Roman and Zlatka’s wedding at The Hidden Castle, a French chateau estate venue atop the hills of Rancho Santa Fe, was everything magical, romantic, and elegant! From Zlatka’s dynamite dress to Roman’s chic presence to the 180 degree views of the hills of San Diego, this whole day was simply stunning!

 

EMOTIONAL WEDDING AT THE LODGE TORREY PINES

 

If you could wrap up everything Jeff and I love into one beautiful #TYWedding package, it would be this wedding right here. Tradition, elegance, emotion, legacy… and loads of classic black and white! Chris and Koree’s dreamy wedding at The Lodge at Torrey Pines was crafted by the impeccable talent of Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings.

THE FIRST LOOK

why we love it

Why we love First Looks and how we do them differently

LEARN MORE

 

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...

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).