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

About Us

We are Jeff and Lisa Llarena, wedding photographers, husband and wife, and the best of friends. We’ve been a couple since college, married for 10 years, and have been shooting weddings since 2008. We love traveling and the feeling of coming home.

We dig minimalist white spaces, neutrals, Scandinavian design, big cities, and digital conveniences, but love the romance of old movies, writing letters longhand, playing vinyl records, brewing that first cup of coffee every day from freshly ground beans, the countryside, this slowness of being, and stillness in real, quiet spaces when all the noise is stripped away.

Our work is largely documentary, candid, and unobtrusive. We capture the moments that matter, in all their raw emotion and honesty. We take the requisite formal shots, but for the most part, we stand back and let moments unfold naturally. Our aesthetic leans toward the intimate and the subtle. It’s about photographs that tell stories, real stories. It’s about images that make you feel.

To know more about our work, read our journal entries: Photographs as Proof, and The Things You Love, The Things You Are, The Things You Never Want to Lose.

Follow us on Instagram @jeffandlisaphotography, YouTube (new!), and Facebook.


Some iPhone photos we

Some iPhone photos we’ve shared on Instagram lately: @jeffllarena and @lisallarena.

Weddings are such personal things, we figure it’s only fair our clients know more about us. So, in the spirit of ye olde slambooks, High Fidelity, and random trivia, here goes.

Things We Like

Jeff: “waking up next to my wife, the way my son laughs, the sound of rain hitting the roof, jazz, the way my wife sings Christmas songs without realizing it whenever she’s happy, running, graphic novels, and whisky.”

Lisa: “sleeping in, the sound of waves crashing, the city, headphones, vinyl records, old movies, road trips, witty banter, subtitles, singing in the shower, tongue-in-cheek humor, laughing ’till I cry, writing my son letters, and bunnies.”

Top 5 Books

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
Blankets by Craig Thompson

Top 5 Movies

Jeff: Cinema Paradiso, Ran, The Godfather, The Usual Suspects, The Legend of 1900

Lisa: Life is Beautiful, Hero, Amelie, High Fidelity, Spirited Away

Top 5 Albums (this changes often though)

Kind of Blue – Miles Davis
OK Computer – Radiohead
The Queen is Dead – The Smiths
Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Grace – Jeff Buckley

For Emma, Forever Ago – Bon Iver
Our Endless Numbered Days – Iron & Wine
OK Computer – Radiohead
Long Gone Before Daylight – The Cardigans
High Violet – The National

See what our clients have to say about us here.