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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 16 years, married for 8. We share our home with a 8-year-old rabbit named Marbles, way too many books, never enough records, and our smart, tough little cookie named Corwin. 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

Jeff:
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

Lisa:
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)

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

Lisa:
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

Jeff:
Corwin
Lisa’s hair
Freshly brewed coffee
New books
Christmas

Lisa:
Corwin (When he was a newborn, he smelled like pancake batter. That was awesome.)
Marbles, the rabbit
Bacon
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

Jeff:
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

Lisa:
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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