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Chris + Koree
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Weddings

One of Justin and Clare’s favorite memories happened just before they started dating. It was an amazing snow year in Nashville that year where they were studying at Trevecca Nazarene University, and Justin asked if Clare would go on a walk with him in the snow at the park. It was during that walk with soft snow flakes falling around them that

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The sweetness of Adam and Noelle is contagious!! Seriously my friend – if you haven’t seen Part One of their Calamigos Ranch wedding in Malibu then pause right here and go CHECK. IT. OUT. You must see the emotional joy of these two in all of it’s glory! After the tear-fest of a ceremony, Adam and

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Noelle was a gymnast and a cheerleader. Adam was in a band and a skater. So they lived in different worlds during their entire upbringing, even though they grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same school, and knew the same people. They were ships in the night, circling around each other for years, not

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Can I confess something? I am guilty of following the trends. As a creative, I want to be relevant in my industry so I like to pick up the latest trends and experiment with them. And shooting on film felt like a trend for a little while. I totally confess that I’m guilty of seeing it that

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Didn’t I tell you that Josh and Anne’s wedding at the US Naval Academy was the downright PERFECT #TYwedding?? The tradition, the meaning, the heartfelt couple – all of it had us jumping up and down with glee! Check out Part One if you haven’t seen it yet – then come right back here to

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I watched Josh and Anne walk up the stairs to the grand Brancroft hall at the US Naval Academy, and Josh’s hand was on Anne’s back, gently supporting her as she lifted her dress and thoughtfully took each step. And the image of their two small selves coming together in support of one another while

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Travis and Swathi’s Indian wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar lived up to everything I love about traditional weddings! The significance, the history, the legacy – all of it came through with flying colors. And by that, I mean gorgeous, bright, Indian wedding colors!! Travis and Swathi’s friends and family from all over the world showed in

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Travis and Swathi’s careers fly them all over the world. It’s not unusual to find them landing in the most remote and exotic and off-the-beaten-path places you can possibly imagine. (In fact, they chose Hawaii for their honeymoon, because a vacation that seems so ‘normal’ is actually very abnormal for their crazy lives! Ha!) But their jet-setting to

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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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Put me in an elegant ballroom with some chandeliers, a sweet couple, and champagne glasses and I’m a HAPPY CAMPER! Because there’s just something about those sparkly and elegant details that make emotional moments come alive for us. There’s something about all of your favorite people in the world getting gussied up to toast, dance

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The flowers, the colors, the textures – oh my! Call me flowery, but photographing the gorgeous decor at a wedding is one of my favorite things!! The details speak volumes about a couple and their personal style – whether they’re classic, modern, natural, or bohemian – and they set the tone for the celebration of

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A legacy begins in the simplest of moments. When two people hold hands beneath a canopy and simply say “yes” to walking through a lifetime together. Their journey didn’t begin here – they have history together already. They have inside jokes, and favorite dates, and their little ‘things’ that make them oh-so-THEM. But their LEGACY begins

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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).