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WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENTS

CLASSIC + TRADITIONAL

Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

ROMANTIC + REFINED

Roman + Zlatka
THE HIDDEN CASTLE

EMOTIONAL + MEANINGFUL

Chris + Koree
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

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The Ritz-Carlton. The Grand. The Lodge. Weddings at our favorite resort destinations.

As the sun was setting, Omair and Christy simply held each other, closed their eyes, and listened to the sounds of the ocean waves. At last, they were married… and in that moment, nothing else mattered. Of all the sights from this couple’s beautiful wedding day, this was one of our favorites: two souls completely

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Christy couldn’t wait to see the look on Omair’s face when he saw her as a bride… and long before their wedding day came, it was the moment Omair had been dreaming of, too. He couldn’t wait to see Christy for the first time wearing the dress she had chosen, twirl her around, and stand

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When they dreamed of their wedding day, Eric and Whitney imagined exactly what it would sound like… The joyful sounds of clinking glasses during the toasts, boisterous laughter from all their friends on the dance floor, and the buzz of their guests mingling together in one beautiful, whimsically romantic ballroom. After saying “I do” in

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Happy isn’t quite the right word to describe Eric and Whitney’s hearts on their wedding day… GIDDY is much more like it! Jeff and I got a taste of these cutie-pies last year for their lovely engagement session, and we instantly fell in love with their silly, sweet, flirtatiously-competitive way together. It’s easy to tell

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We’ve arrived at Part Two of David and Lisa’s enchanting Rancho Valencia wedding, and boy-oh-boy do we have a TREAT for you, my friends! I have been so giddy to share this one with you!  (And if you haven’t already seen Part One, stop what you’re doing and go there now – you officially have

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It couldn’t have been possible for David and Lisa to have a more perfect wedding day. And the ironic part is, this peaceful pair was so not focused on everything being perfect. They were consumed by LOVE, not by details. Their day was woven together by people they trust totally and completely… so David and

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Welcome to Part Two of Jay and Rachel’s oh-so-romantic wedding at Rancho Bernardo Inn! Jay and Rachel’s wedding had ALL the classic vibes – there were so many heart-filling, family-focused, rich-with-tradition moments that had Jeff and I feeling like the luckiest photographers on the PLANET. After they sealed the deal in their traditional ceremony (see

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The day Jay first met Rachel at brunch with friends, Jay’s buddy looked over at him, saw that twinkle in his eye, and said something along the lines of, “Don’t even bother. You don’t have a chance with her!” Challenge. Accepted. You see, Jay and Rachel were somewhat of an unlikely match – they admit

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They said “I do” in a traditional ceremony, dined with their guests in the most elegant setting, and then danced the night away with all their favorite people… And in every single special, emotional, joyful moment, Wade and Catherine were SAVORING. (If you haven’t seen all the amazing details from their wedding day yet, be

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Wade and Catherine’s dream wedding was all things traditional and thoughtful and incredibly classic. (Translation: All things oh-so-Youngren-approved!) From the first time we met Wade and Catherine at their sweet engagement session, Jeff and I connected with their genuine hearts and giddy-in-love smiles… but when they told us the vision of their wedding day, our

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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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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).