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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

Gear

Oh the many stories we have of traveling with professional wedding photography gear! In January of 2009, Jeff and I landed in Venice, Italy, to photograph a bride and groom. This was our first international trip where we were actually PAID to travel for a shoot, and we were SO EXCITED. “Giddy” is an understatement… So Jeff

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One of the questions we get asked most often is about the gear we have in our bag – what lenses we love and why. Before we get started, I want to mention that we shoot on Canon gear and the lenses we have are the best lenses for us – your needs may vary.  

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In this Reader FAQ, we answer:

If you only could use one lens for an entire wedding which would you choose? And do you guys shoot wide open? The light is always so awesome in your pictures!!

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It’s no secret – Jeff and I have nice cameras. And nice lenses. It’s kind of a requirement in our profession. It’s also no secret that we like to travel. In fact, back in 2010 Jeff and I spent two months living in Singapore and traveling through Southeast Asia, specifically Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

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In this Reader FAQ, we answer:

All of your images have a special “crisp-ness” to them. What’s the secret? What sharpening method do you guys use?

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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).