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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

Resort

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

Maui is a remote place. It sits in the middle of the vast waters of the Pacific, separated from other continents by thousands of miles of ocean. It’s beautiful cliffs rise out of the ocean in dramatic, steep lava flows and the coastline stops your breath at every turn. Which is one reason why Tony and Pamara

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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 sweetness just doesn’t stop when it comes to Matt and Tracey!! Part One of their romantic wedding at Rancho Valencia was over-the-top emotional as these two cried and laughed their way through the getting ready, the First Look AND the ceremony! (Which of course, Jeff and I don’t mind at ALL – we cried with them!) The

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The music dimmed low and Matt took the microphone. He stepped back to look at his beautiful bride – his gorgeous wife – their friends and family gathered in around them, and the freshly cut cake sat to the side. Matt looked at the gorgeous girl standing before him, and said, “The moment I first laid eyes

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I just can’t get enough of Zach and Betsey’s seriously classic wedding at La Valencia!! The blush, the gold, the lace – oh my! Everything about this wedding made my photographer heart go pitter-patter in the best way possible! Not only did they have the most beautiful blush and gold decor designed by Francine Ribeau and Organic Elements

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Betsey knew that her number was being passed along to the cute guy from the engagement party via a friend-of-a-friend-of-another-mutual-friend, but she didn’t know that somewhere along the exchange, her number was written down wrong. So for the next few weeks, she wondered why it was taking so long for Zach to call her… Little did she know

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A beautiful day by the sea, a gorgeous couple in love, and a dream team of vendors – Christopher and Emily’s wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel checked all of the boxes for an epic event!! Jeff and I have not only photographed the weddings of Emily’s two brothers, but we also did an AMAZING two

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She’s an energetic girl with a spitfire personality. He’s a calm and collected guy with a sideways smile. They’re the perfect match of opposites on the outside – and the perfect match of soulmates on the inside. Emily is one of those girls that smiles with her whole being, and Christopher is one of those

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Dream couple. Dream team. Dream wedding! Scott and Susie’s emotional wedding at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe was breathtakingly beautiful from top to bottom – from inside and out! This wedding was the perfect combination of style, heart, and talent! From the stunning open air tent by Classic Party Rentals to the sparkling chandeliers to the

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“Maybe…the best kind of love is the kind you can sit on a sofa together and never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had. Maybe… the happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes

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OH. MY. WOW. That’s the reaction I keep having over and over again as I relive Reid and Ana’s picture perfect black tie wedding at the Grand Del Mar! The elegance, the sweetness, the loveliness, the beauty-ness… All of it was simply AH-MAZE-ING, and Jeff and I felt so honored to be a part of

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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).