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Greg + Amelia
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Roman + Zlatka
THE HIDDEN CASTLE

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Chris + Koree
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

portraits

The only way this shoot could ever get any better is with film… and it’s oh-so-good! Back in December, Jeff and I hopped over to Maui while we were second-honeymooning on Kauai to photograph this #totesadorbs little family. But this isn’t just ANY #totesadorbs little family. This is Josh and Jane, and their miracle bundle-of-overwhelming-joy

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I walked up to Jane like a seventh grade girl, like I had pig tails in my hair and a puffy paint binder, and asked, “Sooooo can we be friends??” Because it just HAD to happen. She lives on Maui, I live in San Diego, and we were at the end of speaking at a conference

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How sweet it is to have a sweet little Caroline come into the world! Michael and Jennifer are such wonderful people that we photographed four years ago when they had a beautiful wedding at the Immaculata church, and now they are brand new parents! I love photographing our past TY Couples when their journeys continue

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This is Michael and Jennifer. They are the kindest, sweetest people you’ll ever meet. And kind, sweet people happen to make really wonderful parents. These two are going to be AMAZING parents, which is why this session makes my heart so stinkin’ FULL. Jeff and I photographed Michael and Jennifer’s wedding four years ago, and

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We NEVER do this. I mean, like, ever. But you’ll see in just one sweet second why I’m making an exception in the rule of blog law in Youngren-land. Jeff and I will photograph lovely baby, maternity, and family portraits for our past couples, but since it’s not our particular specialty, I don’t usually blog

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Jeff and I photographed Chris and Sarah’s wedding in downtown San Diego one year ago, and their First Look at the Horton Grand Hotel was one of those amazing First Looks where all of us burst into tears together! In fact, it still sticks in our hearts as a First Look that we’ll never forget! These two felt so lucky to have

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We had Christina and Juan stand in the exact same place as they did two years ago on their wedding day. Christina showed us a photograph of them, smiling at the camera, holding each other tight in the gardens of the beautiful L’Auberge Del Mar. Their smiles were huge, and they looked absolutely beautiful. Of course, they did. They

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Oh my lovely! This shoot is so fabulous I can hardly STAND it! When Jeff and I were in Chicago for some wonderful shoots this fall, we wanted to take full advantage of the city that we love, so we hit up one of our fabulous past couples, Stefan and Morgan, to come model for us. Morgan

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Jon and Amy said ‘I do’ at a peaceful vineyard outside of Sacramento, CA, in 2012. They were college sweethearts from Harvard with giant futures in front of them. At the time, Amy told me that she had been nervous about marriage up until that point. She wasn’t sure if her dreams and goals matched up

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It’s a great thing to work with couples that you can’t pass up, and Josh and Corinne are the kind of people that I just can’t say no to. We don’t shoot newborn portraits or family portraits, but when it comes to our past wedding couples, we simply can’t resist. I photographed Josh and Corinne’s maternity

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Every year, Jeff and I co-lead the For the Love Workshop, a deeply spiritual Christian retreat for photographers, and it took place earlier this month on a breathtaking ranch in Oregon. This retreat is a time for photographers to steal away to a beautiful place and unplug from their lives and businesses in order to

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Since Jeff and I were going to be visiting my family in Idaho for Christmas, my sweet sister requested a family photo session. Since she is my sweetest of sisters, I obliged. So between Jeff, myself, and a tripod, we were able to gather my siblings at the house in which I grew up and

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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).