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Our Latest #TY Couples
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

Dreamies

I’m reading Start with Why by Simon Sinek. If you haven’t read this book yet, I don’t even want you to finish reading this post. Just go read the book. Now. As soon as you start reading this classic, you’ll know why I love it. I have PAGES of quotes from the book just like

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Remember that seriously cute children’s book, Are You My Mother? The one where the lost baby bird wanders around asking everybody – and EVERYTHING – if they’re his mama? “Are you my mother???” he asks on every illustrated page. He asks a kitten, a hen, a dog, a boat, and a giant scary back-hoe construction

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Does anyone remember JNCO jeans? Growing up in small town Idaho in the late 90’s, super baggy, wide leg skater punk jeans were the COOLEST.   The wider your jeans (like 32″ or MORE), the cooler you were. And a pair of JNCOs were the most sought after item in my eighth grade year.   Everybody

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Jeff and I had to make a hard decision recently with one of our associate wedding brands. (In case you didn’t know, we own three different wedding photography studios in San Diego.) Wedding bookings kept going down and down and down for this brand, which meant that our revenue numbers were also going down and

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Is your social media less of a ‘strategy’ and more like wadding up wet paper towels and throwing them against a wall to see what sticks? I’ve soooo been there… But when you know WHO you’re going after – your beloved Dreamies – and WHY you’re going after them – to build a business you love – then you

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Connecting with your Dreamies on your Instagram feed is like you’re hosting a dinner party at your house. (Stick with me here…) For example, when you invite friends over for dinner, you decide that you’re going to make Italian food. That’s your vision for your dinner parties – it’s the kind of food that you

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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).