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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

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The Weddings and Engagements of Our Gorgeous #TYCouples

When they dreamed of their wedding day, Eric and Whitney imagined exactly what it would sound like… The joyful sounds of clinking glasses during the toasts, boisterous laughter from all their friends on the dance floor, and the buzz of their guests mingling together in one beautiful, whimsically romantic ballroom. After saying “I do” in

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Happy isn’t quite the right word to describe Eric and Whitney’s hearts on their wedding day… GIDDY is much more like it! Jeff and I got a taste of these cutie-pies last year for their lovely engagement session, and we instantly fell in love with their silly, sweet, flirtatiously-competitive way together. It’s easy to tell

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Lucas and Anna dreamed of a wedding day led by joy… and their wish came true on a perfect June day in New York City. It was a day FULL of joyful surprises! Jeff and I quickly learned at Lucas and Anna’s engagement session that these two have a very affectionate way together, and their

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There’s something about the way Lucas and Anna love each other that’s simply different than anything they’ve ever experienced. It’s much deeper than a friendship, though theirs is unbreakable. It goes beyond the love language of affection they both speak (and oh-how-obvious it was – these two were so adorably affectionate throughout their entire engagement

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With all the far-away places that life takes Dan and Jen, HOME is the most sacred place. Tons of time and elbow-grease have gone into making their home the perfect haven… and they could spend hours content at home with a charcuterie board, two glasses of wine, and records of Tom Petty or The Grateful

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Jerry and Julie wanted to freeze this moment in time: committed to each other and very (very) in love.  It was oh-so-obvious how much Jerry adores his Julie, and how Julie totally comes alive when she’s around him… it was the sweetest thing to capture! (Just scroll even a few images into this session, and

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As the sun made its way to the horizon and covered Chris and Sarah in warm, golden light… it also covered them in an overwhelming assurance of grace. That peaceful, oh-so-beautiful moment served as a reminder of all they’d walked through in the last year: more trusting, more challenges, more determination to grow a deep,

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We’ve arrived at Part Two of David and Lisa’s enchanting Rancho Valencia wedding, and boy-oh-boy do we have a TREAT for you, my friends! I have been so giddy to share this one with you!  (And if you haven’t already seen Part One, stop what you’re doing and go there now – you officially have

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It couldn’t have been possible for David and Lisa to have a more perfect wedding day. And the ironic part is, this peaceful pair was so not focused on everything being perfect. They were consumed by LOVE, not by details. Their day was woven together by people they trust totally and completely… so David and

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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.

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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...

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).