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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

daily life

My dear friend, you may or may not know this about Jeff and me, but we actually have a LOT more going on here in San Diego than just The Youngrens, our two scooters, and our crazy cat Gracie. Back in 2012, Jeff and I launched a separate wedding photography studio here in San Diego

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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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…when you’re doing laundry and you find a bouncy ball in the pocket of your husband’s shorts. When I asked Jeff about the bouncy ball, he said that the other day he saw it flying across the store at Target, so he ran after it. BUT another boy ran after it, too, and got to it

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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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Jeff and I sincerely hope that you’re having a joyful and peaceful day with your families, whatever Christmas Day looks like for you! Jeff and I sent out our Christmas cards to friends and family this past week, and we always include an old-fashioned Youngren Family Newsletter. Remember those? #lostart Writing this year’s letter hit me somewhere deep,

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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).