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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.

I’m a sucker for classy weddings with elegant ballrooms that are lit by chandeliers and candlelight. Ryan and Jen’s lovely day was just this – a beautiful garden ceremony at The Richard Nixon Library with an evening reception in a classic ballroom modeled after a state room at the White House. Ashley and her fabulous team at

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Ryan’s family knew that Jen was perfect when she showed up, day after day, to care for Ryan. He had been in a terrible snowboarding accident just after they began dating, and her dedication never wavered. Apparently, Jen had determined that ‘in sickness and in health’ had already begun, and she nursed him back to himself during those long, harrowing

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It’s another one of those magical afternoons, dear bloggy-blog, when I get to post some dreamy film images of an amazing couple. This lovely bride, Heather, is also a fellow photographer, so we knew that the unmistakable sound of a film camera making images during her wedding day would fill her heart with photographer butterflies. And it definitely

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San Diego is my first love when it comes to cities, but I have to admit that I left a little bit of my photographer heart in Portland with Garrett and Heather’s downtown wedding. There’s something a bit magical about an old church tucked between the tall buildings of a bustling city and a gorgeous

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If love made sense, Garrett and Heather shouldn’t have ended up together. They both had a suitcase of excuses as to why pursuing each other would be a bad idea – they lived in separate parts of the country, they weren’t looking to date anybody, and the timing just wasn’t right in both of their lives.

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Welcome to this wonderful Wednesday and to the second half of Aditya and Dana’s truly eye-popping wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar. This was one of those elegant weddings that Jeff and I live for – it was upscale, refined, sophisticated, sweet, emotional, and seriously lovely.  Jennifer Cole Florals worked her magic with the decor and transformed

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He never thought of himself as a boy that was good with the ladies, and neither did his friends and family. He was simply Aditya – sweet, smart, ambitious, practical, and funny. So when those around him heard that he had a girlfriend – an outgoing, gorgeous girl with just as much talent and ambition

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What a way to say hellooooo to 2014! Our first wedding of the new year was not only drop-dead gorgeous but heart-melting as well. Cesar and Melanie’s inspiring story of beating illness and long distance makes their wedding that much more emotional, so all of us had to choke back the tears and wipe our

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Melanie says that Cesar was really shy when she tried to talk to him on the campus shuttle at Long Beach State, but Cesar insists that he was just playing hard to get. From the very beginning, he knew that she was wife material. That she had the strength, character, and grace to stand by

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I can’t think of a better way to end such a lovely week here on the bloggy-blog and send you into a wonderful summer weekend than with Part Two of Greer and Catherine’s black tie wedding at the Riviera Country Club.  From Catherine’s refined A-line gown to the bridesmaids long black dresses to the swing

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Catherine doesn’t simply move through a room – she glides. From person to person, she artfully embraces each guest with both a hug and her signature heart-melting smile, treating each person like the most important being in the entire room. Maybe even the world. In fact, just to stand next to her, to listen to

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David and Caitlin’s stunning estate wedding on Mercer Island in Seattle continues today with a lovely tented reception on the sweeping back lawn overlooking the water. I love that these two chose long wooden tables with family style benches from Seattle Farm Tables and McKenzie Powell Design did an excellent job on the soft summer florals. From their favorite local

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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).