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!

Long time no blog…

It has been awhile since my last post. I just couldn’t find the time. I also couldn’t find the right position. Typing while nursing is virtually impossible unless you do it one-handed. Our little angel just turned one month young yesterday. We are in love with him. I love the way that a baby slows life down and makes everything feel magical. I love the little noises that he makes and the way that he scrunches up his face when he’s about to cry. I could just stare at him forever. I’ve been slacking on the photos but will make up for it soon I’m sure. Living in the moment is what I am doing these days. He is perfect. Once again, I feel so humbled and awestruck by a tiny being. I’m also amazed by and grateful for my body (regardless of how soft and squishy as it feels at the moment) for growing him.

We’re grateful for him, grateful that everything went well, grateful for our lives…


6 responses to “Long time no blog…

  1. Olivia Jean September 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    He is amazing 😀 Enjoy this wonderful magical time!

    (a little brother… exciting!)

  2. Annie September 29, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    He looks like he’s floating on a magical cloud. We’re so happy for your whole family.

  3. liz depuydt November 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    ohhh, joann, so many congratulations. i read your words reflecting on your new baby and wow, it brings it all back. what a blessing… enjoy this time of slowing down. xo, liz

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