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Beaches. Cliffs. Tropical islands. Wedding 'I do's' overlooking the water.

Hello, my friends, and WELCOME to Part Two of Nick and Hilary’s beautiful, breezy  L’Auberge Del Mar Wedding! (And if you haven’t already seen the gorgeous getting ready moments and portraits in Part One, go do that right now!) We simply adore the way Nick and Hilary made their wedding day feel like a big

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From their very first date, it was clear that Nick and Hilary would bring out the adventurous side in each other. Their connection was instantaneous – it took just a few dates to know this was going to be something different and something oh-so-very-special. And so it was an easy “yes” to jump in to

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As the sun was setting, Omair and Christy simply held each other, closed their eyes, and listened to the sounds of the ocean waves. At last, they were married… and in that moment, nothing else mattered. Of all the sights from this couple’s beautiful wedding day, this was one of our favorites: two souls completely

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Christy couldn’t wait to see the look on Omair’s face when he saw her as a bride… and long before their wedding day came, it was the moment Omair had been dreaming of, too. He couldn’t wait to see Christy for the first time wearing the dress she had chosen, twirl her around, and stand

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When they dreamed of their wedding day, Eric and Whitney imagined exactly what it would sound like… The joyful sounds of clinking glasses during the toasts, boisterous laughter from all their friends on the dance floor, and the buzz of their guests mingling together in one beautiful, whimsically romantic ballroom. After saying “I do” in

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Happy isn’t quite the right word to describe Eric and Whitney’s hearts on their wedding day… GIDDY is much more like it! Jeff and I got a taste of these cutie-pies last year for their lovely engagement session, and we instantly fell in love with their silly, sweet, flirtatiously-competitive way together. It’s easy to tell

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The moments following Dan and Marilyn’s ceremony at Seagrove Park were positively serene. While their guests went off to enjoy their cocktails, these two stood together, overlooking the ocean, completely settled into the moment. They felt the breeze on their smiling faces and squeezed each other tight, and for a moment, they forgot about everything

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Marilyn exudes joy. She is a fashionista who laughs effortlessly and often… and on her wedding day, Marilyn was nothing but grace and beauty and bubbly smiles as she thought of walking down the aisle to her man. Dan is a quiet, loyal guy who chooses his words wisely and intentionally, but he never smiles

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We watched Jeff and Elena soak in every second of their wedding day with hearts wide open. Jeff and I could actually feel the love poured out from their families and guests and their seriously amazing wedding team… from the beginning of their processional at Mary, Star of the Sea, to the very end of

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Jeff and Elena are connected in every way possible – with their hearts and souls and emotions. It’s a love that goes beyond the surface, but way down deep to their core. Jeff and Elena truly see each other – the most raw and unedited versions of themselves. And it’s their crazy-kind-of-connection that makes them

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The flowers. The sparkles. The seaside views. WOW WOW WOW! We’re finally here at Part Two of Marc and Tricia’s Hotel Del Coronado Wedding, and friends – this beautiful day is just beginning! With every moment that lead up to their ceremony (see all the lovely portraits here in Part One), Marc and Tricia were

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She’s a believer in soulmates – because how could she not be, after meeting him? Tricia originally met Marc at a conference for work, but then two years later, they crossed paths again, serendipitously, at LAX. It turned out that both of their flights were delayed, so they sat and caught up… and the timing

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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).