WELCOME TO OUR BLOG

Our Latest #TY Couples
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.

When Kevin came over for dinner to meet Morgan’s parents for the first time, he did the dishes. Completely unprompted. Boys, if there’s any way to instantly win over the parents of the girl you love, do the dishes after dinner. In fact, it will not only win over her parents, but her entire family, their

READ MORE

The loveliness from Mark and Heidi’s wedding just keeps coming!! It’s like an endless fountain of pure sweetness… Today, I’m giddy to share the film images that we captured at their intimate garden wedding at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. There’s something magical about the process of film – the permanence of the chemical reaction that

READ MORE

Happy Independence Day everybody! I hope the festive celebrations are well under way, and to add to the joy of this fabulous summer weekend, we have the second half of Mark and Heidi’s garden wedding at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. This wedding was small and intimate with only their closest friends and family, so that

READ MORE

Heidi was jealous, and she didn’t know why. A stranger was actively flirting with her friend Mark. It was innocent enough, but to Heidi, it was not ok.  She and Mark met in med school years ago, and they had recently reunited and rekindled their friendship. They spent countless hours together laughing and talking about every subject imaginable, and

READ MORE

As if Todd and Leigh Ann’s wedding wasn’t lovely enough at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, I am dying over these dreamy medium format film images we captured throughout the day. With every roll of film we drop off lately, my heart gets more and more excited to see the finished product because I

READ MORE

The loveliness continues today with the second half of Todd and Leigh Ann’s romantic wedding at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. It was nothing short of heaven to work with such a talented team of vendors for this lovely day. Merilee of Ever After Events is simply a joy and her team of fabulous coordinators kept

READ MORE

It’s the first time we’ve seen unquestionable proof on a wedding day that you’ll only fall more deeply in love after the nuptials. Leigh Ann and Todd were married in a small ceremony four years ago, planning to hold a big celebration in the near future. The birth of their son, a move to D.C.,  and then

READ MORE

Welcome to this wonderful Wednesday and to the second half of Aditya and Dana’s truly eye-popping wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar. This was one of those elegant weddings that Jeff and I live for – it was upscale, refined, sophisticated, sweet, emotional, and seriously lovely.  Jennifer Cole Florals worked her magic with the decor and transformed

READ MORE

He never thought of himself as a boy that was good with the ladies, and neither did his friends and family. He was simply Aditya – sweet, smart, ambitious, practical, and funny. So when those around him heard that he had a girlfriend – an outgoing, gorgeous girl with just as much talent and ambition

READ MORE

What a way to say hellooooo to 2014! Our first wedding of the new year was not only drop-dead gorgeous but heart-melting as well. Cesar and Melanie’s inspiring story of beating illness and long distance makes their wedding that much more emotional, so all of us had to choke back the tears and wipe our

READ MORE

Melanie says that Cesar was really shy when she tried to talk to him on the campus shuttle at Long Beach State, but Cesar insists that he was just playing hard to get. From the very beginning, he knew that she was wife material. That she had the strength, character, and grace to stand by

READ MORE

We’re sending you into the summer weekend in sophistication and style with Part Two of Jeff and Jenny’s lovely wedding in Laguna Beach.  I loved the clean and soft look of the whole affair – the pretty in pink florals, the casual patio dinner overlooking the sprawling St. Regis grounds, and the gourmet meal paired with

READ MORE

 

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

READ MORE

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).