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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

anniversary session

Jeff and I photographed Chris and Sarah’s wedding in downtown San Diego one year ago, and their First Look at the Horton Grand Hotel was one of those amazing First Looks where all of us burst into tears together! In fact, it still sticks in our hearts as a First Look that we’ll never forget! These two felt so lucky to have

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We had Christina and Juan stand in the exact same place as they did two years ago on their wedding day. Christina showed us a photograph of them, smiling at the camera, holding each other tight in the gardens of the beautiful L’Auberge Del Mar. Their smiles were huge, and they looked absolutely beautiful. Of course, they did. They

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Oh my lovely! This shoot is so fabulous I can hardly STAND it! When Jeff and I were in Chicago for some wonderful shoots this fall, we wanted to take full advantage of the city that we love, so we hit up one of our fabulous past couples, Stefan and Morgan, to come model for us. Morgan

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Jon and Amy said ‘I do’ at a peaceful vineyard outside of Sacramento, CA, in 2012. They were college sweethearts from Harvard with giant futures in front of them. At the time, Amy told me that she had been nervous about marriage up until that point. She wasn’t sure if her dreams and goals matched up

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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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Five years ago, Jeff and I photographed Ryan and Chelsea’s wedding in Chicago. Earlier this week, over delicious cocktails and dinner after photographing an anniversary session for them in downtown San Diego, we reminisced about their wedding day. Chelsea and I both vividly recalled the moment when I walked with her to her First Look –

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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).