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Weddings

As she planned for her wedding day, Catherine didn’t take the details lightly. Catherine’s a Southern girl from Texas who holds her Greek Orthodox faith and her Lebanese heritage dearly. So this lovely southern-belle-bride chose to honor and celebrate her culture, her faith, and (in a way that still makes Jeff & I tear up

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Amelia knew down to the minute how long she’d waited for this day. When Greg and Amelia found each other, they knew they had found the missing puzzle piece to their hearts. So when Greg and Amelia dreamed up their wedding day, they dreamed BIG – because their love is so worth celebrating! And if

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For every minute, every day, and every year that Greg and Amelia waited to find each other… it was all so incredibly worth it. Greg and Amelia have poured themselves into their careers and their loved ones for a long time, but they wanted to find that person to share the little moments with. That

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Oh my oh my! Josh and Daryl’s wedding is totally what Youngren dreams are made of: classic, timeless style, deeply-rooted tradition, and families who love each other oh-so-well! Josh and Daryl were surrounded by family and friends who are incredible cheerleaders in all of their ambitions, so it was a wedding day packed with so

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With Josh and Daryl, their story just seemed to unfold naturally. They’ve been best friends for a long time, so from the seriously-exciting step into dating to the seriously-serious step of moving to the same city… it really all felt like a no-brainer. And when Josh got down on one knee at the National Mall

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Welcome to Part Two of Minh and Cathy’s oh-so-elegant wedding reception at the Park Hyatt Aviara! Minh and Cathy’s sole focus was to enjoy their guests and their beautiful celebration all weekend long, and these two were positively calm and collected. After getting ready for their day and spending some time together (take a look

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One evening while they were still dating, Cathy grabbed Minh’s phone to order some food. As she typed in her search for dinner, her eyes zeroed in on a recent search she was most definitely not supposed to see: How to propose in a restaurant. Sooo… it wasn’t a huge shock to Cathy when Minh popped

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The moments following Dan and Marilyn’s ceremony at Seagrove Park were positively serene. While their guests went off to enjoy their cocktails, these two stood together, overlooking the ocean, completely settled into the moment. They felt the breeze on their smiling faces and squeezed each other tight, and for a moment, they forgot about everything

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Marilyn exudes joy. She is a fashionista who laughs effortlessly and often… and on her wedding day, Marilyn was nothing but grace and beauty and bubbly smiles as she thought of walking down the aisle to her man. Dan is a quiet, loyal guy who chooses his words wisely and intentionally, but he never smiles

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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

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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

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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

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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).