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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

Seaside

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

Betsey knew that her number was being passed along to the cute guy from the engagement party via a friend-of-a-friend-of-another-mutual-friend, but she didn’t know that somewhere along the exchange, her number was written down wrong. So for the next few weeks, she wondered why it was taking so long for Zach to call her… Little did she know

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A beautiful day by the sea, a gorgeous couple in love, and a dream team of vendors – Christopher and Emily’s wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel checked all of the boxes for an epic event!! Jeff and I have not only photographed the weddings of Emily’s two brothers, but we also did an AMAZING two

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She’s an energetic girl with a spitfire personality. He’s a calm and collected guy with a sideways smile. They’re the perfect match of opposites on the outside – and the perfect match of soulmates on the inside. Emily is one of those girls that smiles with her whole being, and Christopher is one of those

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Oh I could curl up in this sunset and stay there for always!! Not only were Jane and Shel simply GORGEOUS the entire duration of their wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar, but the day simply delivered an amazing glow!! After their beautiful seaside ceremony at Seagrove Park, guests enjoyed cocktails overlooking the water, and we waltzed

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When it comes to the good things in life, Jane and Shel are focused people. They met while they were on the Stanford Law Review, Jane clerked for a federal judge while she was here in San Diego (who officiated the wedding!), and they both live in Washington D.C. pursuing careers in the state department. But their track

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Seaside + film + Drew + Ashley = MAGIC. This collection of film images we made at Drew and Ashley’s wedding makes me go all heart-eyes and smiley-faces when I look through it, because FOR REALS – how crazy perfect is this gorgeous seaside setting at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel?? It’s ridiculous how beautiful it is! And

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Oh how sweet are Nick & Cathy?? I’m always so excited to share film images from a wedding day, because it means I get to brag on our amazing couple one more time! Nick and Cathy’s seaside chic wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar married classic and romantic perfectly. From Cathy’s sweetly feminine dress to the organic

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A deep, overwhelming love between two hearts, overlooking a vast, deep blue ocean… friends, we are deeply and madly in love with Ben and Laura’s stunning Dana Point wedding! Their breathtaking ceremony at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort overlooked the ocean they both find such peace and meaning in, and Ben and Laura really did savor Every.

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The ocean breeze that reached across the cliffs of Dana Point reminded us all to look out over the immense blue expanse that lay before us. This place is special to Laura and her family, and you could see it in her eyes whenever she looked out over the water. In her heart, Laura shared this day

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I like to describe this L’Auberge Del Mar wedding in three words… OH MY WOW. It was soft, lovely, sweet, joyful, and downright romantic. Mix all of these things together and you have Nick and Cathy’s dear hearts and this seriously amazing celebration! Krissie and Elizabeth, the amazing ladies of White Lace Events, did a

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If you were to sum up Nick & Cathy in one word it would be ‘co-counsel.’ These two are high-achievers – there’s absolutely no question about that. But a high-achiever needs a coach, a support, a cheerleader, a foundation, and a place to fall when the bar gets raised higher or the final stretch seems just

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The ocean, the colors, the couple – oh my!!!! I have fallen in love with EVERYTHING about this wedding! The perfectly blue water, the gorgeous Mira Zwillinger gown, the dapper groom, and the seriously stylish bridesmaids. Plus, Ashley and Drew are simply the CUTEST lovebirds!! These two Arizonians came out to California to say ‘I

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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).