WELCOME TO OUR BLOG

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

Our Love Story

How Jeff and Erin met, their awkward first date, and how they fell in love.

After 11 years of marriage, and 5 years of trying to start a family, Jeff and I are so excited to announce that we’re expecting a little miracle baby in April of 2018. The journey hasn’t been easy. In fact, it’s been downright hard. But in the difficulties, we have also discovered priceless treasures wrapped

READ MORE

It just couldn’t have been more perfect. Jeff and I gathered with our friends and family at the place we met nearly thirteen years ago, Point Loma Nazarene University, and we re-said ‘I do’ after ten years of marriage under a breathtaking oak tree. Looking Jeff in the eyes again and saying my vows, I was

READ MORE

A year ago, we had a decision to make. We could take a big vacation – just the two of us, a beach, and a week of relaxing. OR We could stay at home – celebrate with our friends over tacos and margaritas. Margaritas totally won out. So we invited our friends and family to the

READ MORE

I woke up one morning a few years ago feeling really guilty. I groggily moved through my morning routine feeling awful about throwing a childish tantrum the night before about how I couldn’t keep the house clean. It had been a LONG couple of months – Jeff had been overwhelmed and busy with life, family,

READ MORE

…when you’re doing laundry and you find a bouncy ball in the pocket of your husband’s shorts. When I asked Jeff about the bouncy ball, he said that the other day he saw it flying across the store at Target, so he ran after it. BUT another boy ran after it, too, and got to it

READ MORE

Hi. Our names are Jeff and Erin Youngren, and we’re certified podcast-junkies. Our love affair with audio storytelling began when a little purple podcast app showed up on my iPhone, and I downloaded my first episode of This American Life in 2008. Then came Radiolab… then Fresh Air… and within months, we were both hooked

READ MORE

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted an installment of the love story between Jeff and me – the story of how we met, our first date, and the series of events that led up to the day we said, ‘I do.’ To catch up on our love story up until this point, read all of

READ MORE

This next part of our love story has only come up in conversation one time. Not because it’s embarrassing or private, but because I’m at the point in our story where the saga of how we met ends and the tale of how we fell in love begins. The version of how we met that

READ MORE

So I realize that our love story up until this point has been one constant stream of awkward-sauce, but it’s about to become one constant stream of eye rolling, gushy romantic-sauce. So if you’re not the type that loves gushy romance, well then you may as well stop reading our blog altogether. ‘Cuz I’ve done

READ MORE

If you’ve been keeping up with our love story here on the bloggy-blog, this is the point where you would think that our budding relationship would come to a screeching halt – with a flag football spin of relationship death. But it didn’t, and this is the part where I’m not sure why. All I

READ MORE

I know I left everyone on a cliffhanger in my last installment of Our Love Story, but this part of my first date with Jeff is just too deliciously awkward not to write it’s own post. After our romantic ferry ride across the San Diego harbor, Jeff took my starry-eyed self to a steakhouse in

READ MORE

Whenever we get to the part of our love story when Jeff and I went on our first date, people always ask the question, if everything was so awkward up to this point, how on earth did you end up together? Great question. There’s two things you need to know in order to understand the

READ MORE

 

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

READ MORE

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).