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Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

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THE HIDDEN CASTLE

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Chris + Koree
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

film

Jeff and I travel quite a bit, and we truly love photographing weddings in new wonderful places, but we don’t travel nearly as much as we used to. Why? Because of our friends and community in San Diego. When we’re not present, neither are our relationships with the people that matter the most to us.

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Merry day-after-Christmas dear bloggy-blog! I hope that yesterday (and today and always) was filled with immeasurable peace and joy. What do you say that we keep the Merry & Bright cheer going all the way until the New Year ok? Well, in that case I’ve got some more medium format film to share and these sweet images will

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Receiving film images from the lab is like a surprise extra day of vacation on an already epic trip – you’re ready to pack it up and head back home when the airport calls, delays your flight, and you’re suddenly granted another sweet day at the beach. We’ve already gotten to enjoy so much goodness

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As promised, we have more beauty today on the bloggy-blog to send you into this fabulous fall weekend. As you don your witches hat and steal away into this Halloween night with a bubbling cup of hot cider, first make sure to sneak a peek at this lovely set of film from this wedding in the foothills

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How does a lovely place become even lovelier? With the softness of medium format film, that’s how. The Richard Nixon Library is a dynamite combination of sophistication and softness. The chandelier studded stately ballroom in which Ryan and Jen’s wedding took place was eye-popping and inspiring to photograph, but the gardens outside made my photographer heart melt.

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It’s been a good month dear bloggy-blog – nay, it’s been a GREAT month. In fact, it’s been so good, that I’m pulling out words like ‘nay’ just for funsies. Things have been soft, lovely, and romantic on the other side of our lenses, which is exactly what we like to see when we peek

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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).