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THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

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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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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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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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