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WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENTS

CLASSIC + TRADITIONAL

Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

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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.

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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If you know anything about us, it’s that a Youngren loves a classic black tie wedding! And the only thing better than a black tie wedding is a classic black tie wedding on New Year’s Eve! Matthew and Dana’s elegant wedding at the Park Hyatt Aviara gave Jeff and me chills as we photographed all of

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Matthew and Dana are used to making it happen in life – they’re high-achieving lawyers that kill it with everything they do. They not only listen to directions, but they do it way better than they’re asked, stepping right over the high bar of expectations in life and leaving it in their dust. When they met one another, they

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Oh my lovely! This shoot is so fabulous I can hardly STAND it! When Jeff and I were in Chicago for some wonderful shoots this fall, we wanted to take full advantage of the city that we love, so we hit up one of our fabulous past couples, Stefan and Morgan, to come model for us. Morgan

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Oh what a sweet day this was! My best friend marrying the love of her life and getting to capture every special moment for her – there is simply nothing sweeter! Heather fell in love with the wonderful Peter while they were both living in Port Angeles, Washington, and he is a coast guard man born

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When she turned the corner, she took our breath away and tears began to stream down Jeff’s face and my face. ‘See?’ I whispered in my heart. ‘See? I knew one day she would be draped in white, crowned in radiance, and walking towards a love that is real.’ Heather and I have been friends

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Welcome back my dear friends to this elegant wonderland of a wedding at Estancia. Matt and Julie were simply stunning during this black tie celebration, and their smiles were contagious all day long! I know Jeff and I had couldn’t help but radiate the joy that this entire celebration was bringing to our hearts, because Matt

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One of the moments that made Matt fall in love with Julie was when she wore her Uggs in the snow. This born-and-bred Southern California girl had just moved to the northeast, where cold weather was riddled with snow storms, so she put on her ‘cold weather’ shoes. When her Uggs were ruined in the wet

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Sam and Claire’s stunning wedding in downtown Washington D.C. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts felt classically glamorous from top to bottom. From Claire’s elegantly simple gown to Sam’s charming black tie look to the marbled terraces in the gorgeous venue – everything worked to create a picture of classic perfection. The ceremony was made up

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“He smiles with his whole heart.” This is a direct quote from the lovely Claire, a classic girl with a graceful sense of taste and a soul made rich by humble confidence. She is one of those classic beauties that doesn’t realize just how gorgeous she really is on the inside and the out, but everyone

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Are you ready for some serious classic mixed with some serious pretty today? Tyler and Marlee’s wedding in Albuquerque was the perfect blend of significance, heart, elegance, and sweetness. They chose their home church to have their emotional ceremony so they could be surrounded by their tight-knit community of family and friends. In fact, Tyler

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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).