About Jan

Jan Garcia

Quick Bio

I was born in the Philippines. I moved to California when I was 4 years old with my Mom and brother. Growing up in Orange County, I lived a pretty simple life. I married my college sweetheart. We have 3 beautiful kids. I began to work for myself after about a decade of working for some pretty cool companies. I learn almost everything on my own (including photography). I love design, music, sports, fitness, travel.

As far as my photography is concerned, my goal is to create art. Whether it’s capturing unforgettable moments at weddings or creating beautiful portraits, I always want to create images in an interesting and artful manner.


Jan has been awarded Junebug Weddings “Best of…” Photo award and has received The Knot. He has been a speaker at the Foundation Conference and has also given a talk at WPPI Expo floor in Las Vegas. He has also been a mentor at the Foundation Workshop in Texas. A photography workshop that teaches wedding photographers to shoot in a documentary style.

Some interesting facts
What are you most proud of in your life? Being self-taught in almost everything that I do.
What is your favorite scent? My kids right after a bath.
What is your guilty pleasure? Pop Music
If you could be any animal, what would you be? I’d be a Hippo. So cute yet super deadly!
If you could choose your last meal, what would it be? Bone-in Rib Eye steak. Mmmmmmeat.
If you could listen to only one artist’s catalog for the rest of your life, who would it be? Michael Jackson
Favorite TV shows? Sons of Anarchy, Walking Dead
What’s your favorite movie to watch over and over again? Shawshank Redemption
Favorite childhood memory? Getting fatter with every yummy bowl of ice cream I ate. I was pretty chubby in my pre-teen days.
What is your pet peeve? Ignorance and bad drivers.
What magazines do you like to read/browse through? Architectural Digest, Dwell, Mens Fitness, ESPN, Esquire and other fashion mags.
Next place you want to vacation? Machu Picchu in Peru or Maldives
What sound drives you crazy? Car horns
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An oceanographer. I even remember my 5th grade project on whales. Now, open water scares me. Go figure. But I do love nature.
What was the last concert you attended? Incubus at MOA Arena in Manila
If you could play any instrument what would it be? I am a beginner Guitar player but would also like to play Piano.
What store would you shop at with an unlimited shopping spree? Room and Board. Love their furniture. I’ll deck out my house and office.
What is your favorite cereal? Cookie Crisp
What is your favorite daily ritual? Gym in the morning and bedtime with the kids. 
What is one skill that you wish you had? Sing like Stevie Wonder. Then I would kill at Karaoke bars :)
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi. I am a stockholder.


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