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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

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Skylines. Rooftops. Cityscapes. Classy weddings with all of the downtown vibes.

Lucas and Anna dreamed of a wedding day led by joy… and their wish came true on a perfect June day in New York City. It was a day FULL of joyful surprises! Jeff and I quickly learned at Lucas and Anna’s engagement session that these two have a very affectionate way together, and their

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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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Oh my goodness – THEY.ARE.HERE. For those of you that have kept up with our #theyoungrenstravels over this past six weeks on Instagram, you know about the Brooklyn Bridge image… Oh the Brooklyn Bridge image… !! *official swoon* As you know, Jeff and I were in New York City in October, and given our obsession for

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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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My heart is bursting at the seams as I write this… This set of medium format film from Benny and Marion’s wedding in downtown Los Angeles is nothing short of DREAMY. My friends, after their wedding I actually thought to myself that their wedding at Cafe Pinot was captured so beautifully on digital, that I questioned

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Benny wouldn’t say that he is an emotional guy. Necessarily. It’s not that he isn’t warm and kind and genuine – because he definitely is. It’s that he has never found an emotional home, a place for his heart to find peace, acceptance, and rest. Until Marion. Marion is a graceful woman with a brilliant

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My heart is full dear bloggy-blog. I mean really full. Couples like Ron and Prudence fill it nearly to bursting because of their joyful, down-to-earth, and authentic natures. Their rooftop wedding in downtown LA at the Oviatt Penthouse made me giddy from beginning to end, and sharing their images this week is like a trip to Disneyland

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In any coming together, there is sacrifice for one another. Ron and Prudence understand this. No, they haven’t given up everything for each other, but they have learned that committed love requires the small daily sacrifices. They bend into and for one another in a love that has deepened and matured over years of committed dating, and

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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).