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Our Latest #TY Couples
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.

Angela turned to me and said with affection, “She is an incredible woman. You wouldn’t believe the amazing life she lived.” Angela was speaking about Will’s 91-year-old grandmother. We were both watching as family members hugged and kissed his grandmother’s cheeks, and the sentiment felt so perfectly Angela. Angela and Will are both super-achievers, in life and in love.

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If you’ve seen any little bit of this wedding at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, you already know that it was a day full of romantic glances, classically-stunning portraits, and the kind of magical love you’d expect from two people as AMAZING as Andrew and Shannon. But friends… the amazingness is just getting started. When you’ve got an incredibly

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It was a picture perfect setting. Guests enjoyed dinner and toasting beneath linen draped canopies while watching the pink sunset fade away over the rolling hills of the golf course that disappeared into the endless blue of the pacific ocean beyond. In fact, everything about Shannon and Andrew’s day was picture perfect. The gorgeous venue, the breathtaking

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Doesn’t this wedding just feel so PERFECT?? It’s perfectly elegant, perfectly sweet, and perfectly designed! Josh and Sofia are a couple that will make your heart melt as soon as you meet them, and their wedding in Los Gatos felt like a giant bucket of joy had been dumped all over the entire thing! These two laughed

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Josh and Sofia met when they were across the world in Singapore when she was the water girl for his football team. They both grew up there in expatriate families, but they didn’t actually start dating until they both went to Indiana University. Two worlds so very far apart that ended up bringing them oh-so-close together. Josh

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Dreamy things come in dreamy packages, my friend! When we get a shipment of film from our lab, I become a 5-year-old kid opening a birthday present. I get so excited to unwrap the lovely that I can hardly stand it! And the medium format film from Jennifer and Jeremiah’s sweet-as-can-be wedding in Rancho Santa Fe definitely doesn’t disappoint.

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This amazing wedding continues today with all of the stunning moments after this sweet couple said ‘I do’ at The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Before Jeremiah and Jennifer went to celebrate the night away with 200 of their friends and family in the backyard of her parent’s Fairbanks Ranch estate, we spent a

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Jennifer and Jeremiah’s relationship was not a traditional plot line. It did follow a convention or ascribe to a game plan. But for Jennifer, when life kept pushing her forward into new seasons, her heart always came back to Jeremiah. And for Jeremiah, when new chapters opened up before him, his love never ceased for

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Welcome back to this oh-so-lovely wedding at The Lodge Torrey Pines with David and Sylvana, who were looking particularly gorgeous with their glowing smiles and brand new wedding rings. After the beautiful Catholic ceremony at Mary Star of the Sea, we came back to The Lodge to spend a bit of time with the newlyweds before heading into the

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It was a perfect San Diego day at Torrey Pines for an east coast boy and a west coast girl to say ‘I do’. The blue ocean water, the cool breeze over the golf course, the lovely sun shining perfectly over everything – it was as though San Diego was getting even better than it already is

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This oh-so-dreamy winter wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe continues today with all of the romantic moments and elegant details from the ceremony and reception – including the perfect touch of softly falling snow during the ceremony! (*cue internal happy dance*) Peter and Kristin chose a romantic black tie affair in the heart of the Lake Tahoe mountains –

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Peter’s best friend told him that the new girl at the office eventually needed to get some work done. Peter had been stopping by her desk everyday just to “say hi” since the day Kristin arrived at their company. She was sweet, smart, beautiful and ambitious, and it was obvious that he was smitten. Kristin’s best friend had

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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).