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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

what we love

My dear friend, you may or may not know this about Jeff and me, but we actually have a LOT more going on here in San Diego than just The Youngrens, our two scooters, and our crazy cat Gracie. Back in 2012, Jeff and I launched a separate wedding photography studio here in San Diego

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In the fourth grade, my teacher asked my best friend in front of the class what her favorite kind of pizza is. Without hesitation, she proudly replied, “Airport pizza.” The room laughed and the teacher smiled. My teacher – as well as most of the kids in the class – knew why my friend gave

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Jeff and I get our photos taken once a year, every year. For two reasons: First, we always want to remember what it feels like to be on the other side of the camera. It’s important to our process. We always want to make sure our couples feel nothing but amazing when we’re photographing them, so

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You’ve probably heard the stories from both sides: the magic of seeing each other for the first time at your wedding ceremony when you walk down the aisle OR the perfect intimacy of getting to see one another in private before your ceremony – what we like to call the First Look.  Jeff and I approach the

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What? A winter wedding in San Diego??? A girl can dream can’t she… 😉 Do you know that I love winter weddings?? It must be the Idaho girl in me, because nothing makes me more excited than the thought of shooting an elegant black tie affair with a groom in a dapper black tux, a

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Are you ready for some serious pretty today? Jeff and I photographed this golden glam inspiration shoot quite a while ago with the seriously talented ladies at Couture Events and Blush Botanicals for a feature in Exquisite Wedding Magazine (which was downright delightful), so I’ve been selfishly enjoying these images here in the studio until we could publish

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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).