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thanksgiving

Did Thanksgiving sneak up on anyone else this year? Or was it just me? And was anyone else feeling this exact same way last year? I mean, yesterday was Halloween and the day before that was Labor Day, so I don’t know what’s happening to the yearly calendar as I get older, but apparently time

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So Jeff and I spatchcocked a turkey yesterday… and yes, we giggled every time we said the word. A spatchcock is a turkey, chicken, or other poultry that has been flattened for grilling or roasting. Yes, flattened. There is no better descriptor, folks, than flattened. You remove the backbone of the bird, then stick your hand

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The first thing Jeff said when we saw our new house for the first time and walked into the back yard was that the patio needed a farmhouse table. One that would seat at least 20 people. Nothing less would do. So he built one. One that fits 20 people. He also built a dining table.

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Thanksgiving feels much later in the month this year which means two things: 1) More time to build the epic 20 person farmhouse table for hosting Friendsgiving and 2) more time to overdose on pumpkin. Both of which are oh-so-good. When it comes to an easy first course for the droves of family and friends

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My only wish for the day was to not screw anything up. As long as the turkeys weren’t dry, the house didn’t burn down, and the stuffing didn’t run out, I would be ok. Everything would be ok. The time and effort and expense of being completely over our heads with this party would be

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It’s our first time ever cooking a turkey and we’re doing it today. All of our family is out of town for Thanksgiving this year, so Jeff and I decided to throw a big post-Thanksgiving feast for all of our friends in town. We’ve been spending the past two weeks shopping, renting, and decorating for

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WEDDING PLANNING TIPS

 

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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).