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My dad taught me how to downhill ski when I was eight years old. He was the one riding next to me the first time I stepped onto a chair lift and was the one that picked me up when I fell getting off. He taught me how to wedge my skis and hold my poles. And

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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,

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In the fourth grade, my teacher asked my best friend in front of the class what her favorite kind of pizza is. Without hesitation, she proudly replied, “Airport pizza.” The room laughed and the teacher smiled. My teacher – as well as most of the kids in the class – knew why my friend gave

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She placed the Moka coffee pot on the stove and lit the flame with steel blue hands. I’m sure those hands had been making coffee like this for decades. “Keep the flame low,” she said in her thick Italian accent, speaking slowly so the American could understand. “You don’t want to rush it by boiling

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Last week, Jeff and I trekked across the Atlanta airport from our departing gate at A11 all the way to Terminal F – the international terminal – just to have a beer on the Sky Deck. Life on the road is definitely not as glamorous as it sounds, but there are a few perks that

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I woke up this morning with a dream hangover… Gracie the cat was licking the part of my cheek that was peeking above the covers, and the my phone alarm was buzzing itself to the edge of my nightstand. I closed my eyes, shoved my feet under Jeff’s legs, and let it happen. This coming Monday, March

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I turned 30-years-old last December, and the soul-shift was so near instant, that I had to stop and check myself. What exactly happened on December 14, 2014? I was sitting on the couch when my alarm went off at 12:05am on December 14th (this is the actual time that I was born – five minutes after Friday the 13th).

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“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” -T. E. Lawrence Jeff

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I breath deeper at the HCC Ranch in Montana than I do anywhere else. My heart muscles burn when I breathe that deep and my ribcage bones tend to crack because they haven’t been that stretched in a long time. I feel the air go all the way into my belly when I come to HCC. You might remember Mark and Kaitlyn’s

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A few happy things are coming up soon that prompted me to pull these images… next week, my parents are visiting us from Idaho, and in April, we’re flying back up to Montana to visit this beautiful ranch again. In case you didn’t realize this about me, I learned to ride my first horse at seven-ish

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People tell us quite often that they could never work with their spouse the way that Jeff and I do. They would kill each other, they say (usually laughing). While I understand where their comments are stemming from, I feel lucky that I don’t feel the same way. Jeff and I work together which means that we

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We moved from the suburbs a year ago to our ‘new-to-us’ old house in our 1950’s neighborhood, and I love it more than I can describe. The simple backyard, the old doors, the creaky floors, and the colorful cabinets all bring a smile to my heart. I am deeply satisfied and grateful to live here and to

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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).