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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

Jeff asked me over an afternoon of Kona Brewing and happy hour nachos what everyday luxury item I would buy if money was no option. It couldn’t be anything crazy  – no cars or vacation homes in the French countryside. Just an everyday item that I wanted to splurge on but just couldn’t justify the

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Jeff and I are doing something right now that we’ve never attempted because it quite honestly hasn’t crossed our minds. We’re heading up to Santa Barbara for an engagement shoot today on the train. It’s like… so cool. For all of you east coasters out there that may be scoffing at my train naivety, Southern

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Gah. This happens to me every year. I let a week slip by without posting anything on the blog. It doesn’t mean we’re being lazy and ignoring the blog while holed up in Hawaii or anything… Oh wait. It actually does. And it’s totally messed me up. Jeff and I were in Kona, Hawaii, for

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Happy Friday dear bloggy-blog! We’re sending you off into the weekend with a sneak peek that will melt your heart from Chris and Nicole’s board game themed engagement session at Balboa Park. Just wait until you see the full session next week – these two are huge board game lovers and bike riders, so they

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After my awesome finger slice in the kitchen last week, my dearest hubby surprised me with a gift from Amazon. I feel soooooo legit. The back of the tag has a big caution warning: “This glove is cut resistant and not cut proof.” So basically it’s just Erin-resistant but not Erin-proof… I’ll still take it.

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(I’m writing a short series on the blog about a week in the life of The Youngrens. This is the fourth installment – read the entire series here.) Because we specialize in weddings, our weekends are reserved for those special events, so we don’t schedule any other shoots on the weekends – no engagement sessions, no random

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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).