Our Story

Jan Garcia & Tey Garcia : JAN & TEY

We are JAN & TEY! We are award winning wedding photographers based in Orange County, CA. Since 2007, we have been fortunate enough to photograph over 300 weddings and events as Jan Garcia Photography. In 2015, we have updated our company name to JAN & TEY to finally reflect the partnership that we have always been. We specialize in documentary style wedding photography combined with modern and stylish portraits. We are able to tell the true story of the wedding day and also make our clients look good! To learn more about our philosophy on wedding photography, please visit Our Style page. As true students of photography, we always challenge ourselves to continually improve our craft.

Over the years, we have been honored to be featured speakers at the Foundation Conference and Canada Photo Convention which are conferences that gather wedding photographers from all over the USA and Canada. We have also taken an active role in education. Jan has been a mentor at the Foundation Workshop in Texas. Foundation is the preeminent workshop for photojournalism targeted at wedding photographers. Locally, we have given a wedding photography workshop in San Diego and also conduct classes for beginner photographers. I guess you can say we love photography!


Questions & Answers

Jan Tey
What are you most proud of in your life? I’m most proud of being a family man and finding a career that I enjoy and am very passionate about. There’s two things that i’m proud of.  One, is being a hard worker and doing what it takes to be successful.  Two, is that I get to be a mother to 3 crazy but loving kids.
What is your favorite scent? I love the smell of my kids when they get out of the bath. My kiddos after their shower or bath.
What is your guilty pleasure? Listening to pop music and watching cheesy romantic comedies. Watching love story movies.
If you could be any animal, what would you be? A Honey Badger I would be a bird so I can fly and explore.
If you could hire any actor to portray you, who would you choose? It would be Ed Norton. Love his work and he looks good as a bald guy. I would chose Lisa Ling.  She’s smart, pretty and someone I would like to be.
If you could choose your last meal, what would it be? A juicy bone-in ribeye steak. Shabu Shabu!  I would it because it’s healthy and you have to dip everything in Ponzu.
If you could listen to only one artist’s catalog for the rest of your life, who would it be? Michael Jackson. I have always been and will always be a huge fan. Alicia Keys.  She has a good variety of songs.
Favorite TV show(s)? Current: Game of Thrones Past: The Office, 24, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Lost Grey’s Anatomy and The Walking Dead
What’s your favorite movie to watch over and over again? Karate Kid, Back to the Future, The Godfather, Jerry Maguire, Braveheart, Forrest Gump It was the Goonies, but now that I’m older I can watch the Notebook.  LOL!
Favorite childhood memory? Playing sports around my neighborhood and in school Having family BBQs at the park.
What is your pet peeve? Bad grammar Messy people
What magazines do you like to read/browse through? Outdoor, Backpacker, Men’s Fitness, Architectural Digest, Dwell, I.D. Cooking light or People Magazine
Next place you want to vacation? Machu Picchu, Peru or Patagonia in Argentina/Chile I’ve been wanting to go to Machu Picchu.
What was the last concert you attended? Alicia Keys in Manila Alicia Keys in Manila.
If you could play any instrument what would it be? Would love to play the guitar well.  I know a few songs and chords, but super basic. Piano
What store would you shop at with an unlimited shopping spree? I would love to deck out a new house with Room & Board furniture. Linens & Things.  I love house stuff.
What is your favorite cereal? Lucky Charms and Crunch Berries. Gotta keep it healthy! Honey Bunches of Oats
What is your favorite daily ritual? Definitely bedtime.  I love getting the kids clean and ready for bed and reading stories with them.  We do no electronics after a certain time and it’s nice to hang out without the distractions of TVs or iPads. It’s so bad but I love to check Instagram and Facebook.
What is one skill that you wish you had? I wish I were a great singer or song writer. I wish I can sing.
What are your favorite hobbies/interests? Camping, hiking, fitness, golf, basketball, snowboarding, traveling, technology I love hanging out with my kids, cooking, sewing and watching tv.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Pay off loans then buy a vacation beach house so my entire family can have a place for reunions and use whenever they can. Travel, buy property and invest.
What is your favorite season? Winter.  I love Christmas time and I always look forward to snowboarding season. Summer. I don’t like to wear much.