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ryan & jen

A classic wedding deserves an oh-so-classic album. That’s how we like it here at Casa de Youngren. Ryan and Jen’s stunning black tie wedding at the Richard Nixon Library makes my heart beat faster with joy, and when their wedding albums arrived, I could barely contain myself. To see this gorgeous day in print was like

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We have another little beauty to share here on the bloggy-blog today as we all head out for our Turkey Day holiday. Yesterday, we shared Nick and Stephanie’s lovely 8×8 Engagement Guestbook, and today we have Ryan and Jen’s stunning 10×10 Engagement Guestbook in ‘Chai’. This beautiful album fit perfectly into their elegant wedding at

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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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I’m a sucker for classy weddings with elegant ballrooms that are lit by chandeliers and candlelight. Ryan and Jen’s lovely day was just this – a beautiful garden ceremony at The Richard Nixon Library with an evening reception in a classic ballroom modeled after a state room at the White House. Ashley and her fabulous team at

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Ryan’s family knew that Jen was perfect when she showed up, day after day, to care for Ryan. He had been in a terrible snowboarding accident just after they began dating, and her dedication never wavered. Apparently, Jen had determined that ‘in sickness and in health’ had already begun, and she nursed him back to himself during those long, harrowing

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If you thought Ryan and Jen looked over-the-moon adorable yesterday, then get yourself ready for today, because Part Two of their Del Dios engagement session is over-the-solar-system cute! Ha! Jen changed into an eye-popping purple number and Ryan dressed it up with a tailored look. I love our stylish couples – they picked the perfect

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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).