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Chris + Koree
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

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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

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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

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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

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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

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When Jenny moves, she stands tall and graceful as if tradition itself  is rising up through her backbone and into her delicate cheeks and soft eyes. When Jeff mingles, he’s strong and secure with a warm smile and an arm that’s always ready to lean upon. Together, they make a gorgeous pair. Elegant in each

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Are you ready for this folks? I mean really ready? Because today we’re featuring the avalanche of eye-popping details from Chris and Katie’s wedding at The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe. An enormous thanks goes out to the crazy talented Merrily of Merrily Wed for guiding the entire rustic design. The textures, the colors, the style

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I don’t think Chris could ever go a day in his life without feeling completely loved by Katie. Her warmth rushes out of her skin and wraps you up into a giant Katie-blanket of love, encouragement, and peace when you’re around her and there is no possible way not to feel adored. We are all

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If you thought Stefan and Morgan looked elegant at their ceremony at Pepperdine University, just wait until you see their Fairmont Miramar reception in Santa Monica that’s chock full of elegant details. A big thanks goes out to Cassandra Santor for her keen design eye and for coordinating the day. She was uber fantastic to

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It feels as if Stefan and Morgan have stepped straight out of an old classic Hollywood movie. They’re timeless in their style, elegant in their demeanor, and sweet in their hearts. In fact, I was sure that at any moment on their wedding day the lights of the world were going dim around us, two

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I’m so excited to share this post because Part Three of Chris and Nicole’s classy vintage wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar is bursting with fabulous details. A huge shout out goes to Emily Smiley who rocked the vintage-meets-elegance details and to Karen Tran who outdid herself on the fabulously pretty floral design. Platinum Pro provided all

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The overload of cuteness continues today with Part Two of Chris and Nicole’s classy vintage wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar. I absolutely ADORE the look of the bridal party and the ceremony. Everything has a soft vintage feel but stays totally elegant under the keen design eye of Emily Smiley and the floral talent of

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Nicole is a classic beauty. Chris is a handsome charmer. They’re both incredibly cute and make the perfect pair when they’re playing board games together or riding their tandem Schwinn around town. I wouldn’t be surprised if they spend their married days meandering through the park, holding hands and licking vanilla cones while sunshine bounces

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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).