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!

Sorry, couldn’t help myself…

I know that I’ve already blogged about these shoots, but…

As I was finishing up the images for Peek…Aren’t You Curious’ Fall line, I stumbled upon a few that struck me…not sure why or even how, but each of these images made me pause and either think, laugh, or wonder a little bit. I’ve photographed a lot of kids in the last few years, and each one has given me something to think about, laugh about, and definitely wonder about. They are certainly unique. The weird thing is that I’ve never met one that I didn’t like or that didn’t give me something. Someone told me once that our children are our greatest teachers. Boy, isn’t that the truth?

So the first 5 would be the laugh part:














And I have so much to learn…


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