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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 6-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.

Category Archives: Weddings

Francis and Maui’s Wedding

We see the world in images and words. Stories. Photographs should be able to speak for themselves, but when you have the right words too, embrace them. Own them. They allow for more depth, nuance, and gravity. There is nothing I can say that will>>

Dom and Joyce’s Wedding

“And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” ― The Chaos of Stars / Dom and Joyce were surrounded by overflowing love from family and friends last Saturday. Jeff and I>>

Brylle and Abby’s Wedding

Abby was not allowed to have a boyfriend before she graduated college. She asked Brylle if he could wait. He waited. A few years down the line, he moved to Singapore for work and asked her to move there with him. She chose to stay in Manila because>>

Ryan and Katrina’s Wedding

This gorgeous couple met on an online dating app called OKCupid. Katrina cancelled their first date, but Ryan asked again. Funny how fate and persistence go hand in hand. Within the first few months of dating, they went clay shooting, skydiving,>>

Michael and Mita’s Wedding

Chicago-based doctors Michael and Mita tied the knot a second time here in Manila. Between their busy work schedule and planning a destination wedding, they had their hands full on their first year of marriage. But they make a great team and>>

Jericson and Sharlene’s Wedding

If you had a hard time finding a good drink last Saturday night, it’s because all the awesome bartenders were serving them at this wedding. Jericson is one of the men behind The Curator, this hipster third wave coffee shop slash speakeasy,>>

Christopher and Giann’s Wedding

Chris and Giann met on their joint high school tour of China, a trip Chris didn’t even want to go on at first. Thankfully, his parents convinced him to go. What are the chances of meeting the love of your life in another country altogether>>

Jeffrey and Regina’s Tagaytay Wedding

When you know she’s the one, you fly off and follow her to another country where she’s pursuing further studies. Well, that was what Jeffrey did. And he married her last Sunday. Regina is incredibly beautiful, but it’s the way>>

Douglas and Laura’s Wedding

You might remember this couple from their Coron engagement shoot. We’re definitely still not over that one. Douglas and Laura tied the knot with a grand city wedding at Makati Shangri-la. All the lovely little details had me swooning.>>

Ben and Kate’s Batanes Wedding

This wedding is the perfect example of a wedding being so much more than the weather and the place, no matter how dreadful or breathtaking. Ben and Kate’s wedding was amazing because of Ben and Kate. The day before their wedding, the plane>>

Jovie and Pia’s Wedding

We shot their engagement session, their Ting Hun, and their wedding. There is a stillness to Jovie and Pia’s love that draws us in again and again. It’s a quiet kind of love, without drama or hype. It’s solid and steady, secure>>

April 2017 Featured Work

It’s always a thrill 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>>

Popo and 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>