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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

From the Experts

Advice from two pros who have walked through many weddings with their couples.

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 LOTS of tips to share. In fact, check out all of my wedding planning advice articles in From the Experts! Of course, getting beautiful

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If you’re planning your wedding right now, is everyone telling you that your wedding day will be a blur? Are they saying that you won’t remember a thing? That it will be over before you know it?? I get it. Most of the time, this is true. Most of the time. HOWEVER, Jeff and I believe that this

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There’s nothing better than a stress-free wedding day when everything runs like clockwork, wedding party and family are on time for photos, your guests are having the time of their lives, and you soak in every special moment with your sweetie. Though it sounds too good to be true, you can have the smooth sailing

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You’ve probably heard the stories from both sides: the magic of seeing each other for the first time at your wedding ceremony when you walk down the aisle OR the perfect intimacy of getting to see one another in private before your ceremony – what we like to call the First Look.  Jeff and I approach the

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What? A winter wedding in San Diego??? A girl can dream can’t she… 😉 Do you know that I love winter weddings?? It must be the Idaho girl in me, because nothing makes me more excited than the thought of shooting an elegant black tie affair with a groom in a dapper black tux, a

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It’s a big question, my friends. Should you wear your hair up or down for your wedding day? It seems like it wouldn’t be so difficult to decide, but something this simple has a big impact on your wedding day look, so it can be a tough decision. Jeff and I have photographed our fair

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Our brides have impeccable taste, and I was flipping through some weddings recently and decided that I just had to share more of their flawless style. I love that not only do our brides always look ravishing, but they have the loveliest bridesmaids too! There are so many choices when it comes to the look of

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Before I begin, I must tell you that I’ve been there. Pulling outfit after outfit from the closet, wandering the mall with a vague-but-vital picture in my head of the perfect ‘look’, bringing my hubby BACK to the mall and using what precious little time I have to outfit him before he tires of the

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I’m about to get real opinionated. (I apologize in advance.) But I get asked this question quite a bit, and I have a very clear answer. Question: “When it comes to my wedding decor, what makes the biggest impact?” Answer: The linens and the chairs. Without a doubt. It’s not the flowers or the centerpieces

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I recently posted six tips for styling your groom for your wedding day (thanks for all of the comments and blog love everybody!) and it garnered some questions about what brides can do to create a fabulous look for THEIR photos. As in, what makes the biggest difference in the way a bride looks? Well,

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Take it from a photographer ladies – when it comes to your wedding day, your grooms need to look gooooooood. After all, they’re 50% of the subject matter in a bride and groom photo, and you want your future kiddos to see the man you married as the sweet, wonderful, and stylish man that he is.

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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).