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  • We are Jeff and Lisa Llarena, wedding photographers, husband and wife, and the best of friends. We share some of our work and stories here. For more, follow us on Instagram @jeffandlisaphotography, YouTube (new!), and Facebook.

April 2017 Featured Work

It never gets old, seeing our work featured in magazines. I usually share them on Instagram and our Facebook page when I can, but I’ll blog this one too for a change. For the month of April, we’re on two publications — Lifestyle Asia and Wedding Essentials. We’ve been occasionally>>

Popo & Jolene’s Baguio Wedding

I watched their on-site slideshow play on the big LED screen at the end of the reception program, from the very back of the ballroom. Even from behind the couple, I saw them laugh and cry through it all, and I was thankful for the dark because I had the silliest, widest grin on my face, had>>

Jason and Mia’s Tagaytay Wedding

Mia is easily one of our chillest brides to date. Chill is even an understatement. As far as she was concerned, they just wanted to get married. She left most of the little details in the trusty hands of her planner, Jojit Dy of The 3rd Party. The story of how she picked her gorgeous wedding dress>>

Daniel and Jasmin’s Coron Wedding

Manila has been scorching hot lately, and we’re all dreaming of the beach, so today, we’re sharing Daniel and Jasmin’s intimate destination wedding at Two Seasons Coron. The island was the perfect backdrop for these two as they exchanged their vows. The sunlight danced on the>>

Michael and Stephanie’s Wedding

Jeff and I were in a coffee shop yesterday, waiting for a client meeting, when I went through his laptop to look for a recent on-site slideshow to share. I clicked on Michael and Stephanie’s first for some reason, and burst into tears halfway through. So this goes on the blog today. I think>>

Jeff and Jasmine’s Engagement Shoot — Taipei, Taiwan

Jeff and I love laid-back engagement shoots, when it’s pared down to the essentials. We love shooting outdoors, and in existing spaces with natural light that people pass through and occupy on a regular basis. There’s character and history and a realness to these places that resonate>>

Neil and Finina’s Bataan Wedding

We’re kicking off 2017 on the blog with this gorgeous destination wedding. It was the first time we’ve ever had a turtle hatchling release at one. It was at sunset, during cocktails, and it was magical. But it rained hard shortly after that, and naturally, everyone ran indoors.>>

Douglas and Laura’s Engagement Shoot — Coron, Palawan

Jeff met Doug and Laura a few months ago, but it was my first time to meet them at the airport, when we were all lining up for check-in for our Busuanga flight. Perhaps it was the early hour and my lack of caffeine, but I could have sworn I was looking at teenagers! I’m happy to say that>>

Mon and Ruby’s Engagement Shoot — Tokyo, Japan

“The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” ― Andrea Gibson / Jeff and I had a fantastic time running around Tokyo with Mon and Ruby. The mood was chill and the conversation easy, and with the autumn leaves as background, we>>

Ryan and Sophie’s Wedding

There’s a chill, laid-back vibe to Ryan and Sophie that we appreciated. They didn’t obsess about the little details. They just wanted to get married and celebrate, and I loved that. I always tell our couples to let go of all their worries on the day and just enjoy themselves and be>>

Fiercely

I rarely write about marriage, or us as a couple. It happens maybe once every couple of years, when the urge bubbles up and I can’t contain myself. I write to and about our son often. Corwin is 4 years old and won’t remember most of these things yet, so I feel this urgent need to put it down on>>

Daniel and Gerlinde’s Iloilo Wedding

Daniel and Gerlinde’s wedding was our second in Iloilo this year, a place we always associate with good food and gentle people. This wedding was held outside of the city proper, in the small town of Tigbauan, at Gerlinde’s family’s beach resort. So much space to run around in!>>

Gravities

Jeff and I always teach that every artist needs to set aside time for personal projects. Even when it’s busy, even when you’re swamped, you owe it to yourself to do this, creating something for nobody else but yourself. This is what sustains you when the work gets hard, and there will>>

Karl and Pia’s Wedding

Lawyers Karl and Pia tied the knot in an elegant and chic city wedding. I fell in love with the lines of her Vania Romoff dress, the bouquet, the church, and how all the little details were put together. Everything in this wedding was just so them. Tons of photos to share, and two of my favorites>>

John and Nicole’s Wedding

These two are, without a shred of a doubt, madly in love with each other. We saw it on their wedding day, and I’m feeling it all over again as I prepare their photos for this blog post. And I remember how good it felt to be doing what we do, with and for people who love this much. This is>>

Tim and Karen’s Day After Shoot — Tokyo, Japan

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?” “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden It was a rainy spring day in Tokyo with newlyweds Tim and Karen. They’ve just recently gotten>>