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THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

Weddings

Like so many couples planning on getting married in 2020, Max and Susan had a Plan A… and then a Plan B… and then about a thousand other contingency plans as the world began to fall apart around their dream wedding. And as the dust settled and their new date approached, the world still wasn’t

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We really thought Tom and Rebecca’s day couldn’t get annnyyy dreamier… BUT THEN. We got these gorgeous film scans back… and wow wow WOW. The dreamy factor has multiplied ten-fold! *heart eyes* This day will always remain meaningful for Jeff and me… it was so special to see Tom and Rebecca celebrate with their families

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Oh my gracious, friends… you are in for a very special treat. Tom and Rebecca said “I do” right in their backyard, and while their wedding was smaller in size, it did NOT lack in any elegance or enchantment! Holy. WOW. This wedding is goooorgeous! Their intimate guest list was a collection of all of

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JR and Allison’s wedding celebration at The Grand Del Mar was a total #TYdreamie knockout. (You have to take a look here!) Every gorgeous detail reflected their incredibly romantic love story – from Allison’s whimsical wedding gown, to their lovely and lush florals by Blush Botanicals, to every picture-perfect, savored moment between JR and Allison.

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JR will say that the moment he met Allison was a defining moment in his life. After that, EVERYTHING changed. His heart, his soul, his purpose… it was all wrapped up in this gorgeous, kind, soulful woman. ​ And man oh man, it shows! JR and Allison are truly soulmates – their gratitude for having

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This, my friends, was a JOYFUL wedding day from top to bottom! In fact, that’s one of the things Stacee can’t get enough of with Tom – his ability to make her laugh, no matter what the situation is. Tom and Stacee’s wedding at Estancia La Jolla was everything we love about Southern California weddings

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Nathan and Cassandra have one of those better-than-fiction love stories that has my heart doing flips! ​ ​They met online while Cassandra was back in California visiting her parents, but never got the chance to meet in person before she returned home to the east coast. They kept in touch… and before they ever met

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A magical ceremony dripping in romantic florals and covered in twinkling lights… followed by the most rockin’ New Year’s Eve dance party ever?! Oh yes, that’s the type of party a Youngren loooooves. #signmeup We’ve been eagerly anticipating Dan and Jen’s New Year’s Eve wedding at Rancho Valencia for a while, and it did NOT

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Is your heart ready for this one, friends?? Greg and Courtney’s wedding day was so full of joyful surprises and romance and sweetness that our hearts can BARELY handle it!! Jeff and I were melting into puddles of happiness all day long! We knew from early on (especially at their sweet engagement session) that Greg

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​​What we love about Anna and Lucas is that their hearts radiate JOY. Every step together is soaked in deep happiness and perfect contentment, and we just LOVE them for it. (PS – do you recognize these ​newlyweds?!? If you’ve been paying attention on the bloggy-blog, you may remember their sweet faces from when we

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There are so many sweet parts of Jackson and Kimberly’s La Jolla wedding day – how can we choose a favorite? Their guests were treated to a seaside ceremony just steps away from the ocean (see it all here in Part One!)… and the view was uhhh-mazing. Kimberly and her darling dad *rocked* a choreographed

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As individuals, Jackson and Kimberly are both grounded in kindness and confidence, and put a lot of stock into caring for the people around them. Their love for each other came on fast, because not only are they deeply rooted, but they saw a spark in each other that left them genuinely curious. That spark

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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).