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Welcome back to the second half of Steve and Noelle’s wedding in Huntington Beach. We had such a fun time with these two and their friends while shooting at the Hyatt – they’re such a fun group that laughs together constantly. I loved the floor-length emerald dresses that Noelle chose with the cascading florals to match

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When we last saw Steve and Noelle, they were just about to embark on a grand adventure of living in London. That was a year ago, and since then they’ve traveled their hearts out and made the most of their time living abroad. The best part is that they came back to the place where both

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It’s been a film kind of week dear bloggy-blog, and today is continuing the goodness with the medium format images we made at Nate and Susan’s wedding at the Montage Laguna Beach. The color, texture, depth, and detail of film is something that I live for – there’s simply nothing like it! We photographed these

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Nate and Susan’s wedding at the Montage Laguna Beach was simply magical! The day looked stunning with the beautiful floral work of Sticks and Stones, and everything moved flawlessly thanks to the veteran expertise of Paula Laskelle of Champagne Taste. We enjoyed every second of working with Paula and her team, and are so thankful to

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Watching Nate and Susan glide around the ballroom to mingle with their friends and family felt as natural and timeless as the gorgeous orchids  that were glimmering with candlelight in their tall centerpiece vases.  There was a cocktail of jazz music and dinner conversations floating through the room, and all of the guests were right at home with each other

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Kevin and Morgan are a sweet, positive, and heartfelt Seattle couple that held a destination wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho, that Jeff and I have been looking forward to for MONTHS. Not only have I been dying to shoot in the mountains of my home state, but I’ve been dying to celebrate with such a fun-loving couple as

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).