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  • We are Jeff and Lisa Llarena, 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.

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Love and Stories

“Tell me a story.” During our freshman year in college, we’d often find ourselves lying down on his bedroom floor, listening to his mix tapes. I’d ask him to tell me stories>>

Carlo and Patricia’s Wedding

Jeff and I remember Carlo and Patricia’s wedding as the elegant intimate wedding with hundreds of guests. I know that sounds strange, using the word “intimate” for a large wedding,>>

Ralph and Paula’s Wedding

You might know Ralph and Paula from their Sydney engagement shoot. If you haven’t seen that one yet, you should! I shared the story of how they met there, and Sydney is so beautiful it hurts.>>

Hands

I have this fascination with how people hold hands that I picked up from Jeff. We used to write each other letters during our senior year of high school, and he once told me you know you’ve>>

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>>

Henrik and Ria’s Wedding

Starting 2015 on this blog with Henrik and Ria’s crazy fun wedding. You might remember them from their Hong Kong engagement shoot last year. Been looking forward to this wedding for a long>>

Isabelle

I always say that more than just pretty pictures, I want grit, honesty, and rawness. Photographs that make me look twice, not to marvel at how elaborately they were orchestrated, but because they>>

Mong and Mel’s Montecito, Nuvali Wedding

(a.k.a. #melxmong; #freedom; Indie Hipster Wedding of the Year) Mong and Mel Alcaraz have traveled all over the world standing next to each other just like this. Last November 15, they did it in>>

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>>

Marc and Alicia’s Wedding

You might know this couple from their awesome Coron, Palawan engagement session. If you do, you’d also know how much we adore these two, so I’ll just go ahead and skip that part and go>>

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,>>

Things We Love

The things you love greatly influence how you see the world. We use the word “things” loosely. We don’t necessarily mean just material things, but the ideas, feelings, and>>

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,>>

Gabriel and Aileen’s Wedding

Aileen walked down the aisle to The Luckiest by Ben Folds. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to>>

Karl and Cheryl’s Tagaytay Wedding

It’s impossible to tell the story of Karl and Cheryl’s wedding without saying how much it meant to us to be there. See, back in 2007-2008 when Jeff and I were just starting out, we>>