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Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

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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.

Matthew and Dana are used to making it happen in life – they’re high-achieving lawyers that kill it with everything they do. They not only listen to directions, but they do it way better than they’re asked, stepping right over the high bar of expectations in life and leaving it in their dust. When they met one another, they

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Oh these two lovebirds – aren’t they the cutest?? Brian and Stephanie’s unbelievable wedding at The Lodge at Torrey Pines continued into lovely bliss after the sweet ceremony that overlooked the hills and pines of Torrey Pines golf course. The sunset couldn’t have been more perfect for this couple who happen to adore San Diego

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The overwhelming consensus among Brian and Stephanie’s family and friends is that this couldn’t have happened to anyone better than these two. They are both humble, kind, unassuming, smart, and loving individuals that don’t prefer sitting in the spotlight, but do prefer an epic celebration. Several amazing things happened during Brian and Stephanie’s wedding at The

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Welcome back my dear friends to this elegant wonderland of a wedding at Estancia. Matt and Julie were simply stunning during this black tie celebration, and their smiles were contagious all day long! I know Jeff and I had couldn’t help but radiate the joy that this entire celebration was bringing to our hearts, because Matt

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One of the moments that made Matt fall in love with Julie was when she wore her Uggs in the snow. This born-and-bred Southern California girl had just moved to the northeast, where cold weather was riddled with snow storms, so she put on her ‘cold weather’ shoes. When her Uggs were ruined in the wet

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We’ve officially made it dear bloggy blog – we’ve arrived at Part Three of Gaurav and Anu’s wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, and if you’ve been following this Indian wedding thus far, you know it’s been nothing short of gorgeous! The colors, traditions, and Indian ceremonies have been unbelievably stunning, but today we

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What a wonderful wedding this was for Jeff and me! Gaurav and Anu really outdid themselves, and we loved every minute of their off the hook Indian wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. The dancing, the colors, the drums, the music – oh my! We couldn’t help but dance (and shoot) our way through the

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If you ask the lively and energetic Anu about her love story with Gaurav, without hesitation she will joke, “Of course Gaurav was instantly floored by me…” I can’t think of a better way to paint the perfect picture of Anu’s bright and hilarious personality (I’m kind of in love with this girl). But as soon as

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Merry day-after-Christmas dear bloggy-blog! I hope that yesterday (and today and always) was filled with immeasurable peace and joy. What do you say that we keep the Merry & Bright cheer going all the way until the New Year ok? Well, in that case I’ve got some more medium format film to share and these sweet images will

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What a way to cap off 2014! Gerry and Emilee’s sweetly intimate and pretty-in-blush wedding at Rancho Valencia was our last wedding of the year, and there was no better way to end a beautiful season than with a gorgeous couple, a stunning location, and the best vendors in the industry. Merrily of Ever After Events is

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It was quite a bit of persistence on Gerry’s part that brought him and Emilee together. He would ask her on dates, but she would always bring some friends along. He would sit next her at work events, and she would see him around, and after a long while she finally agreed to a date. It

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Receiving film images from the lab is like a surprise extra day of vacation on an already epic trip – you’re ready to pack it up and head back home when the airport calls, delays your flight, and you’re suddenly granted another sweet day at the beach. We’ve already gotten to enjoy so much goodness

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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).