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Weddings

Here’s what I know about Andrew and Victoria: 1) They’re both wickedly smart and uber talented at what they do, and 2) they appreciate a well-crafted image. Jeff and I have been deeply inspired and excited lately with shooting film, and we’ve been taking every chance we can to explore the medium with our particular

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Our brides have impeccable taste, and I was flipping through some weddings recently and decided that I just had to share more of their flawless style. I love that not only do our brides always look ravishing, but they have the loveliest bridesmaids too! There are so many choices when it comes to the look of

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As if Todd and Leigh Ann’s wedding wasn’t lovely enough at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, I am dying over these dreamy medium format film images we captured throughout the day. With every roll of film we drop off lately, my heart gets more and more excited to see the finished product because I

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Happy happy Friday everyone! To send you into this glorious summer weekend, we have the second half of Nick and Stephanie’s engagement session on the cliffs and beaches of La Jolla. These two are some of the cutest folks to step in front of a camera and their penchant for cuddling, laughing, and overall cuteness

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A girl knows when she finds the One. At least, that was certainly the case the Stephanie. When she joined Nick for a family trip down to La Jolla one October, she fell in love with his family, his heart, and his smile. He made her laugh. He made her feel special. He held her tight, and she

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The loveliness continues today with the second half of Todd and Leigh Ann’s romantic wedding at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. It was nothing short of heaven to work with such a talented team of vendors for this lovely day. Merilee of Ever After Events is simply a joy and her team of fabulous coordinators kept

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It’s the first time we’ve seen unquestionable proof on a wedding day that you’ll only fall more deeply in love after the nuptials. Leigh Ann and Todd were married in a small ceremony four years ago, planning to hold a big celebration in the near future. The birth of their son, a move to D.C.,  and then

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Following up on our post on Monday, you know that Jeff and I recently picked up a Contax 645 medium format film camera, and we’re basically in love. We’ve been drooling over the images we’ve produced so far in getting used to the new format, and we decided that Melanie and Elliott’s vintage inspired wedding at L’Auberge

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Welcome back to Part Two of Melanie and Elliott’s stylish seaside wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar. This was a worldwide affair where friends and family came from all over the world to celebrate with these two, which is a testament to how special and loved they truly are. Their love bridges continents and spans cities, and it

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Elegant, fashionable, sophisticated, and smart, Melanie embodies an educated worldly woman with grace and poise, no matter the situation. Handsome, thoughtful, down to earth, and loyal, Elliott treasures his girl and holds his friends close. Watching them together, you can tell that they have built a deep intimate connection between them that only they understand. When I picture them

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I’m always THRILLED when one of our lovely weddings is featured in a magazine or on a wedding blog, but I’m even more excited when it’s a kind and wonderful couple that totally deserves the recognition. Jon and Amy are sweethearts to their very core, and their Sacramento wedding at Wilson Vineyards felt just as

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Didn’t you guys just LOVE this wedding from last September?? Kevin and Lara are love(to the)ly and their sweet wedding at Estancia hit every swoon-chord in my wedding playbook. So when their 10×10 leather album arrived here at the studio a few months ago, I melted with goodness. The creamy cover in Latte with their names

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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).