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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

Traditional

Black ties. Ballrooms. Churches. We love when our couples step into tradition.

If there’s anything you should know about Jeff and me, it’s that we LOVE tradition. And not just church-and-ballroom tradition (although that’s totally our jam). But any tradition that goes back generations brings life to our souls. No matter where it’s from, what it looks like, or how it’s done. Tradition is traditional for a

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Grace Cathedral in San Francisco is Shivani’s favorite place to be in the city. It’s quiet. And massive. Yet intimate. It’s a place set apart to connect with the divine, and it touches her heart every time she walks through the doors. Nick also happened to love the cathedral when they met (one of many

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I only have two words for this incredible reception: SWOON. WORTHY. But is that really a surprise, after all we’ve seen from Stacy and Greg’s wedding so far? If you’re just joining us now, do yourself a favor. Turn around RIGHT NOW and look through the first two posts from Greg and Stacy’s wedding… trust

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The tradition, the Chuppah, the moments – oh my! Welcome to Part Two of Stacy and Greg’s wedding at the Millennium Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles (check out Part One here!), where their ceremony was simply heart-melting from the tiniest detail to the big grand room! Tic-Tock Florals crafted a gorgeous Chuppah for Greg and

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Stacy envisioned a wedding that was styled after Beauty and the Beast, a fairy-tale-like day that would steal your very breath with it’s romance. And after experiencing every stunning minute of this gorgeous day, I can safely say that Stacy nailed that vision! From her soft ballgown that sparkled in the most subtle-yet-breathtaking fashion to

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I look through these images and I see JOY. Pure, full, lovely JOY. Adrian and Valerie had a wedding that was not only gorgeous in every way – the sunset, the scenery, the decor, the dress, the tux – but it was also a wedding where I could laugh, cry, dance, and express my joyful

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Remember these two and their sky high love at their helipad engagement session in downtown LA? That was an epic afternoon. But this. Oh this. If we were giddy after Adrian and Valerie’s helipad engagement session, then I’m downright ECSTATIC after their seriously swoon-worthy wedding in Rancho Palos Verdes. Not just because it was absolutely

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There’s just something so special about these two!! The way Ben and Noelle love so fully, laugh with their whole being, and commit to every moment is truly remarkable to witness. I loved watching them savor all of the little moments of their wedding at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, especially when we got to spend a few quiet

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Ben had a huge smile on his face the morning of his wedding. When Jeff asked him what was making him smile so big, Ben’s joy spread all over his body. His shoulders straightened, his eyes lit up, and he said, “Well, there’s just a lot to smile about today.” Because after many many years of

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Can I confess something? I am guilty of following the trends. As a creative, I want to be relevant in my industry so I like to pick up the latest trends and experiment with them. And shooting on film felt like a trend for a little while. I totally confess that I’m guilty of seeing it that

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Didn’t I tell you that Josh and Anne’s wedding at the US Naval Academy was the downright PERFECT #TYwedding?? The tradition, the meaning, the heartfelt couple – all of it had us jumping up and down with glee! Check out Part One if you haven’t seen it yet – then come right back here to

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I watched Josh and Anne walk up the stairs to the grand Brancroft hall at the US Naval Academy, and Josh’s hand was on Anne’s back, gently supporting her as she lifted her dress and thoughtfully took each step. And the image of their two small selves coming together in support of one another while

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WEDDING PLANNING TIPS

 

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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).

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