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Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

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Roman + Zlatka
THE HIDDEN CASTLE

EMOTIONAL + MEANINGFUL

Chris + Koree
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

Press & Features

It’s so fun to finally make this announcement! We’ve been waiting oh-so-patiently here at Casa de Youngren for the spring issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine to hit newsstands because Bryan and Amy’s lovely faces are printed in the pages! Their beachy-chic wedding at Scripps Seaside Forum is a real wedding feature, and I must say

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Oh how I love a New Year’s Eve wedding! Matt and Dana’s elegant wedding at the Park Hyatt Aviara on December 31st was simply MAGICAL. The black ties, the moonlit ceremony, the champagne at midnight – all of it set off my romance alarms! I’m so excited to share that the editors at Style Me

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Oh what a sweet day! We’re thrilled to have Sam & Claire’s breathtaking black tie wedding in Washington D.C. featured on Style Me Pretty! I love getting to brag on our fabulous couples! So it makes me incredibly beyond-the-moon-and-stars happy when fabulous people like Style Me Pretty brag on them too. Jeff and I were

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When that project you’ve been SO excited about for the last few years finally lands on your doorstep… Our wonderful friends at The Knot published the most beautiful wedding book EVAH featuring nothing but sweet and lovely outdoor weddings, and they’ve included TWO of our favorite weddings from Lake Tahoe! This wedding bundle-of-joy arrived while Jeff and I

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I’m just so excited, my dear friends! The latest issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine just hit newsstands, and we’re on the cover! Well, not Jeff and me exactly, but our gorgeous image certainly is! This summer, we were asked to shoot an editorial gown spread for Exquisite Weddings, so not only do we have 10

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Oh happy happy day! This beautiful edition of Exquisite Weddings Magazine just keeps getting better and better! Not only did we get to photograph an eye-popping industrial glamour gown shoot for this issue, but Nick and Stephanie’s oh-so-swoon-worthy dusty pink wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar is a featured real wedding! It makes me unbearably happy when

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My friends, I’m having so much fun right now because: We’re HOME. Like for a while, we’re home. As in, we can go grocery shopping on a regular basis and use our dishwasher kind of home. (Gracie the cat is stoked!) My favorite holiday is just around the corner – Thanksgiving!! My second favorite holiday is also

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How fun is this?? My friends, in case you haven’t heard me rave about the uber-talented Karen Tran here on the bloggy-blog yet, she is THE BEST when it comes to wedding floral design. She is known all over the world for her work, teaches from a different country like every single day in her Floral Experience Workshops,

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Oh how sweet this is! The oh-so-fabulous Modern Luxury Brides has featured Anu and Gaurav’s dynamite destination wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, and to see our wonderful brides and grooms in the printed pages of a magazine makes my heart flutter! But of course, if you wear a jaw-dropping Oscar de la Renta

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A giant congratulations goes out to our sweet Kevin & Lara for their beautiful feature on The Bride Suite, the inspiration blog for Exquisite Weddings Magazine. Their blush and pink garden wedding at Estancia caught the eyes of the editors, who quickly fell in love with their classic and refined day. EverAfter Events coordinated the flawless

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What a perfect excuse to pause and relive a gorgeous wedding… Kevin and Morgan’s destination wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho, has been picked up by the editors over at MODweddings – they fell in love with the soflty sweet pinks and blushes of the classic and graceful design by Absolute Weddings and Sue Bridgman. I definitely don’t need

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What a sweet thing to have a wedding featured on such a lovely wedding blog as Carats & Cake! Kim and Adam’s wedding at The Loft on Pine in Long Beach was sweetly pink and oh-so-romantic, and I’m thrilled that so many others have been loving this wedding as much as I do! A huge thanks goes

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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).