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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.

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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Oh my goodness, we ADORE everything about this day! If you’ve seen even a glimpse of Will and Meghan’s wedding at Rancho Valencia, you know one thing for sure: It’s oh-so-unbelievably-beautiful. (And if you haven’t yet – quickly go back and see Part One for yourself!) From the fresh blush florals to the romantic table

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In so many ways, Will and Meghan make an obvious match. They are both the second oldest of four kids. They both went to Catholic School growing up. They both hold the same values near to their hearts. Family is everything to them. So on paper, they go together pretty stinkin’ well. Their lives just

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The flowers. The sparkles. The seaside views. WOW WOW WOW! We’re finally here at Part Two of Marc and Tricia’s Hotel Del Coronado Wedding, and friends – this beautiful day is just beginning! With every moment that lead up to their ceremony (see all the lovely portraits here in Part One), Marc and Tricia were

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She’s a believer in soulmates – because how could she not be, after meeting him? Tricia originally met Marc at a conference for work, but then two years later, they crossed paths again, serendipitously, at LAX. It turned out that both of their flights were delayed, so they sat and caught up… and the timing

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Imagine walking into your wedding reception and having absolutely NO. IDEA. what to expect… That’s exactly how Makenna and Daniel were feeling, because they gave Emily Smiley (Makenna’s godmother) complete creative control over everything. The decor. The flowers. The layout. It was all a HUGE joyful, tearful, INCREDIBLE surprise! From the beautiful ceremony on the

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Daniel and Makenna never shy away from big dreams… in fact, they run full-force after them.  Makenna is a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve – she laughs full-out and she conquers her fears (and her friends LOVE her for it!). She’s chasing after becoming a chef, and her oh-so-contagious smile has been

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Everything was beyond a dream. This reception space was the dreamiest-dream of a glittering, floral-abounding, intimate space that we could imagine. Welcome to Part Two of Vali and Lauren’s most-amazing Rancho Valencia wedding – where our jaws were on the floor from the beauty! (And if you haven’t already seen all the sweet moments of

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For the classic-kind-of love that Vali and Lauren share, their wedding celebration was every bit as gorgeously classic as it was deeply meaningful. Vali and Lauren said ‘I do’ in the church at University of San Diego, the university they both attended. It was within the halls of this campus where Vali and Lauren put in long

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Oh this couple, oh this family, oh this dream team!! Everything about Griffin and Neva’s Rancho Valencia wedding was FLAWLESS, but what really had us knee-deep in photographer-joy is the way we saw everyone loving on each other! For Griff and Neva, the greatest thing about about this wedding day was not simply the one-plus-one

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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).

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