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: joannmanolisphotography.com, or by phone at: (831)359-7948. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy New Year!

January is here (halfway over actually), my month off with family was more than wonderful. We actually had time to catch our breaths a little, which always feels so good. I miss the liveliness of large gatherings, late nights, and big dinners. I miss hearing Greek on a regular basis, my many cousins, and waiting around for snow. I miss Skyway Drive-In. I barely took any photos…gave my eyes a break, I guess. That and lived in the moment, which also felt good. But it’s here, January (it’s actually half way over, which seems so strange to me). Time to get back on my bike, back to work, and yes, time to start blogging again…

My first photo shoot of 2009 took place last Sunday. Our dear friends at Peek…Aren’t You Curious? needed some fresh images of their spring clothing line. I love their approach to photo shoots. They love it when the kids get dirty and wet. They always ask for shots of them having fun, just being kids. It is refreshing to say the least. I’m not sure if these were necessarily my favorite images from the day, but each one resonated with me for one reason or another. Thoughts??

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One of the perks of my job is that I can bring my child along on shoots like these. The other children didn’t seem to mind.peekblog17

I’m pretty sure that my heaven will include a tree swing.peekblog18

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Be sure to check out Peek Aren’t You Curious’ Website, where you’ll soon be able to see some images from this shoot.

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2 responses to “Happy New Year!

  1. amy williams January 21, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    How do we say thank you????
    You did ( as always ) such an amazing job and the day was such fun.
    The photos are BEAUTIFUL, the kids had a BLAST and we are blown away again.

    Much love,
    Amy and Scott

  2. joannmanolisphotography January 24, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks! I loved doing this for you guys!

    Much Love,

    Jo

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