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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

chris & sarah

As the sun made its way to the horizon and covered Chris and Sarah in warm, golden light… it also covered them in an overwhelming assurance of grace. That peaceful, oh-so-beautiful moment served as a reminder of all they’d walked through in the last year: more trusting, more challenges, more determination to grow a deep,

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Three years of marriage. Building a history together begins in these first years, and somehow the building up begins with the simplifying down. With taking away the fluff and the stuff that life throws at you and bringing it all back to the core – to your simple, heart-melting, gut-squeezing love for each other. This

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Chris and Sarah have had us photograph them for their anniversary every January since we documented their wedding two years ago. (See their seriously sweet Anniversary Session last year, when Chris surprised her at their First Look spot! #allthefeels) These two don’t have us photograph them just because they love getting dressed up. It’s not just

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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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The sweetness of Chris and Sarah is simply unstoppable, and their gorgeous album is proof! I’m in love with the options that Chris and Sarah chose for this book – they fell in love with our Artisan style album, which is printed on Fuji’s fine art Deep Matte paper on the inside. It’s so been so exciting seeing

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Are you ready for this unbelievably cute reception? The layers of lace, the textures of lovely, and the mounds and mounds of personal details? Well, heat up some tea, push your booty back in your chair, stretch out those scrolling muscles, and prepare yourselves for a large helping of adorable-sauce topped with a sprinkle of

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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).