jo ann manolis photography

Welcome to the blog of Jo Ann Manolis Photography! I’m a wedding, portrait, and fine art photographer based in Santa Cruz, CA. I’ve created this blog as a means of sharing my work and life with my clients, family, and friends. I’ll be updating it regularly with my latest work, thoughts and ideas regarding photography and art, and links to many fabulous artists and vendors. So, take a look around, enjoy, and leave me a message here if you’re inspired. I can also be reached directly by e-mail via my website:, or by phone at: (831)359-7948. Thanks for stopping by!

Loving Jesh De Rox’s textures…

Wow, a seriously crazy week…my baby turned four, family in town visiting, a giant dump truck birthday cake, and lots of fun shoots coming up. I love this time of year. I’ll be announcing the winner of the iTunes gift cards over the weekend. It’s late, I know, but I promised the little guy that he could pull the names out of the hat…so please pass on the good word that the drawing isn’t until this weekend and there is still time to enter…just leave a comment on the post below and enter yourself to win! I’ve already had a few requests, so I’ll be blogging the birthday cake this weekend as well.

In the meantime, I’m still loving Jesh De Rox’s Fine Art Textures. I highly recommend these to all photographers. I also cannot say enough about making your own textures, which has been an obsession of mine lately (more on that later). Below are a few fun ones of wildflower picking in Ohio this summer. (Note to photographers: I used Jesh De Rox’s “afternoon” in hard light @ about 60% opacity)

My Godsister’s beautiful daughters. We miss them so much.


One response to “Loving Jesh De Rox’s textures…

  1. Jenn September 16, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Birthdays so much fun! And a dump truck cake, can’t wait to see it.

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