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Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

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Roman + Zlatka
THE HIDDEN CASTLE

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Chris + Koree
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

Seaside

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

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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A stream of endless white doves were released over Drew and Ashley as they were announced as husband and wife, and the burst of wings felt exactly like the bursting joy that was inside of their hearts in that moment – their smiles as gigantic as the blue Pacific behind them. The doves were a surprise from Ashley’s amazing mother, and it

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Creamy, buttery, soft, whimsical… all words to describe the look, the feel, and the magic of medium format film! Film is something that has been such a fun inspiration for Jeff and me these past few years, and we just can’t get enough of it! Tylor and Nicole’s sweet wedding day at The Hotel Del

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A panoramic beachfront view, an historic hotel on the water, a dream team of vendors, and a gorgeous couple on the inside and the out – it just doesn’t get any better than this, my friends! Tylor and Nicole’s wedding at The Hotel Del Coronado was dreamy dreamy dreamy for Jeff and me! Our hearts

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The best of them is in each other. When Tylor realized that this smart, beautiful girl had a quirky personality just like him, that he could be himself – totally and completely – in front of her big brown eyes, he knew that Nicole would be his forever-girl. When Nicole saw the strength and courage in his heart, and

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Every so often a wedding comes along that is so sweet it almost breaks our hearts with joy! Allie and Winry are the cutest lovebirds that connected over their love for music, and found their soulmate in one another’s smiles. Their oh-so-darling seaside wedding at L’Auberge was the perfect reflection of their love for one

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Oh the sheer lovely that is Kris and Angela’s destination wedding at The Hotel Del Coronado! As always, Emily Smiley and her team pulled off a fabulous event and Platinum Pro left no detail overlooked in creating this stunning scene. Manzanitas draped with orchids and sparkles surrounded guests as they dined beneath chandeliers right on the

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Kris likes to tell people that they met online, which is not entirely true, but it’s not entirely false either. As the star news reporter that she is, Angela was interviewing medical students for a story and one of her interviewees happened to be a handsome and intelligent subject named Kris. They kept in touch

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Oh be still my photographer heart… This set of film from Bryan and Amy’s glamorous seaside wedding at Scripps Seaside Forum is dreeeeeeeamy. Bryan and Amy’s day was the perfect mix of rustic and refined, and I feel like that perfectly sums up medium format film. It’s imperfect, it’s manual, and it’s physical, but that’s exactly

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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).