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  • We are Jeff and Lisa, wedding photographers, husband and wife, and the best of friends. We share our home with way too many books, never enough records, and a 4-year-old adventurer named Corwin. Find out more about us here.

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    Destination shoot schedule: HONG KONG, March 7-10 | SYDNEY, March 26 - April 2 | TOKYO, April 18-26.
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Who We Are

We are Jeff and Lisa Llarena, wedding photographers, husband and wife, and the best of friends. We’ve been together for 17 years, married for 9. This is our blog, a place to showcase our work and share bits and pieces of our life.

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, juicy burgers, graphic novels, and midnight snacks.”

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
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

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

Cinema Paradiso
The Godfather
The Usual Suspects
The Legend of 1900

Life is Beautiful
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

Top 5 Favorite Scents

Lisa’s hair
Freshly brewed coffee
New books

Corwin (When he was a newborn, he smelled like pancake batter. That was awesome.)
Marbles, the rabbit
Garlic and onions sauteed in butter
Jeff’s armpits (It’s ridiculous and I’m laughing so hard writing this, but I’m totally serious.)

Random 5 Things on Our Bucket Lists

Marry my wife again
Learn 2 more languages
Live in another country for a year
See the Northern Lights
Run a marathon Done!
Run an ultramarathon

Road trip through New Zealand with the hubby
Dance barefoot in the Italian countryside with my son
Smoke one cigarette in a cafe in France (Just one!)
Learn how to cook
Make the perfect mix CD

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