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Jeff and Lisa Photography » Wedding Photographers, Metro Manila, Philippines

  • Hi! We are Jeff and Lisa Llarena. On any given day, our home smells like freshly brewed coffee, books, and most likely, bacon. We share it with a 5-year-old adventurer named Corwin, way too many books, never enough records, and whichever plants Lisa hasn’t killed yet. We love traveling, and even better, the feeling of coming home.
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Category Archives: Engagement Portraits

Kendrick and Nissan’s Engagement Shoot

This was a fun afternoon spent at Antipolo Beehouse. We love how Ken and Nissan can go from silly to romantic in a hot second. There’s an ease and comfort to couples who have been together for a long time. They fall into place easily with each>>

Arthur and Tina’s Engagement Shoot — Tokyo, Japan

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. — Ellis Peters / We usually shoot in Japan twice a year, during spring and autumn. It never gets old. No matter how many times you’ve seen cherry blossoms in full bloom before, it>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Goki and Maylyn’s Anilao Engagement Shoot

This was our first time to meet Goki and Maylyn. A few minutes into the shoot, I felt compelled to ask how long they’ve been together. Because it felt like they were still on their first few dates. He laughed with abandon, out loud, and with>>

James and Angelica’s Engagement Shoot

Early morning light, coffee, and a bookstore. Jeff and I are geeks and bibliophiles, so getting to run around an empty bookstore again was a treat. It’s been a couple of years since we last shot in one. We’re not quite morning people,>>

Mark and Melissa’s Day After Shoot – Kyoto, Japan

Jeff and I love shooting Day After sessions. These are post-wedding shoots that typically happen a few days or even weeks after the couple’s wedding. There’s a level of comfort and ease there, and a carefree excitement that comes with>>

Paul and Karyn’s Melbourne Engagement Shoot

Three weeks ago, we had the pleasure of flying off to Melbourne to shoot Paul and Karyn’s engagement session. We fell in love with Sydney when we shot there a few months ago, and were looking forward to visiting Melbourne. Everyone’s>>

Henrik and Ria’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

Hong Kong means a lot to us and we’re usually there twice a year to shoot, so it’s pretty familiar, but Henrik and Ria showed us a Hong Kong we’ve never seen before. Well, technically, just Jeff this time. If you’ve been>>

Matthew and Annalyn’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

Jeff had to go to Hong Kong for a couple of shoots without me last week. I had to sit this trip out because I broke my leg last month and am still recovering from the operation. (No worries, I’ll be back on my feet soon!) Hundreds of iMessages>>

Ralph and Paula’s Sydney, Australia Engagement Shoot

There are people you just hit it off with right from the start. Ralph and Paula would be two of those people for us. Paula and I got to email a bit, and since we’ve been friends on both Facebook and Instagram, I’ve been finding out that>>

Jovi and Joan’s Engagement Shoot and Wedding

We shot Jovi and Joan’s engagement shoot at Tagaytay Highlands a few weeks before their wedding. Jeff and I can’t get enough of these two! We hit it off on musical inclinations and a shared soft spot for vinyl records alone, but taking>>

Marc and Alicia’s Coron Engagement Shoot

Marc and Alicia got married last weekend. It was all sorts of lovely, and I can’t wait to blog about it (along with many other weddings that I’ll hopefully get around to blogging soon). But for now, I want to share their engagement>>

Kicking Off 2014

Wedding season has been nothing short of wonderful for me and Jeff. I’ve been on an incredible high through most of it, really. We hit the ground running this year, and we’re both so psyched and looking forward to the rest of it. I>>