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garrett & heather

It’s another one of those magical afternoons, dear bloggy-blog, when I get to post some dreamy film images of an amazing couple. This lovely bride, Heather, is also a fellow photographer, so we knew that the unmistakable sound of a film camera making images during her wedding day would fill her heart with photographer butterflies. And it definitely

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San Diego is my first love when it comes to cities, but I have to admit that I left a little bit of my photographer heart in Portland with Garrett and Heather’s downtown wedding. There’s something a bit magical about an old church tucked between the tall buildings of a bustling city and a gorgeous

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If love made sense, Garrett and Heather shouldn’t have ended up together. They both had a suitcase of excuses as to why pursuing each other would be a bad idea – they lived in separate parts of the country, they weren’t looking to date anybody, and the timing just wasn’t right in both of their lives.

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This is one of those blog posts that I knew was going to be simply dynamite the moment I clicked the shutter.  Jeff and I were in Portland this past weekend to photograph the lovely Garrett and Heather, and when Heather sent me images of the Vista House asking if it would be an option

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They each had three strikes against them. A mutual family friend had been keeping an eye out for the perfect girl for Garrett, and when she met Heather, she knew she had found his match. But Heather refused to meet Garrett and she had her reasons – she doesn’t date long distance, she doesn’t date

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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).