Hi! We are Jeff and Lisa Llarena, wedding photographers, husband and wife, and the best of friends. On any given day, our home smells like freshly brewed coffee, books, and most likely, bacon. We share it with a 5 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.
There’s a chill, laid-back vibe to Ryan and Sophie that we appreciated. They didn’t obsess about the little details. They just wanted to get married and celebrate, and I loved that. I always tell our>>
I rarely write about marriage, or us as a couple. It happens maybe once every couple of years, when the urge bubbles up and I can’t contain myself. I write to and about our son often. Corwin is 4 years old and won’t>>
Daniel and Gerlinde’s wedding was our second in Iloilo this year, a place we always associate with good food and gentle people. This wedding was held outside of the city proper, in the small town of Tigbauan, at>>
Jeff and I always teach that every artist needs to set aside time for personal projects. Even when it’s busy, even when you’re swamped, you owe it to yourself to do this, creating something for nobody else>>
Lawyers Karl and Pia tied the knot in an elegant and chic city wedding. I fell in love with the lines of her Vania Romoff dress, the bouquet, the church, and how all the little details were put together. Everything in>>
These two are, without a shred of a doubt, madly in love with each other. We saw it on their wedding day, and I’m feeling it all over again as I prepare their photos for this blog post. And I remember how good it>>
This was our first time to meet Goki and Maylyn. A few minutes into the shoot, I felt compelled to ask how long they’ve been together. Because it felt like they were still on their first few dates. He laughed>>
We were in Sydney last week and took pictures of this beautiful little family. My heart is full.
We shot Neil and Tegan’s engagement session and wedding three years ago. It rained buckets during their engagement>>
He writes her letters. In longhand. And on their wedding day, this —
“Then, ‘love’ was a fleeting concept. It came and went as it pleased. But with you, my heart stayed put… The beating of my heart became less>>
Early morning light, coffee, and a bookstore. Jeff and I are geeks and bibliophiles, so getting to run around an empty bookstore again was a treat. It’s been a couple of years since we last shot in one.>>
There is a special place in our hearts for Amanpulo. It’s peaceful, serene, and the most beautiful private island resort we know. White sand, incredibly clear turquoise waters, and impeccable service. Nothing>>