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!

Monthly Archives: October 2010

remembering summer

The first rainfall of autumn happened today. We’re inside contemplating making soup or maybe even baking something…there is something so nice about the first rain. Of course, I happened to run across a few images from the summer sun today and admittedly, I do feel a tiny bit wistful.

Our little friend A on the beach…

Isn’t her suit fabulous? I wish you warmth and lots of rest today. xx

Santa Cruz Beach Family Portraits

Back in July (yes people, I said July…so I’m a little behind on my blogging) I got to photograph one of my favorite families. I love these guys!

Thank you, beautiful people, for once again allowing me to capture you all…it is such an honor to document each little chapter in your lives. Love, Jo

Tina & Ryan {Santa Cruz wedding photography}

Congrats to Tina and Ryan who joined hands in July. It was a perfect day.

Tina ordered this rubber stamp from etsy and used it for not only the cocktail napkins but for the handmade invitations as well.

I loved Tina’s gorgeous bouquet by Susi of Susi’s Flowers.

The bride made this cake…no, really she did!

The groomsmen, Ryan’s fellow band members, found these sweet ruffles at a local thrift shop.

There was some serious talent at the reception…entertainment was provided by The Morgan Brothers, who are Ryan’s dad and his brothers.

More entertainment was provided by Ryan’s band, Harry and the Hitmen and special guest JTD, who happens to be he assistant principal at the school in which both Tina and Ryan work.

And of course, Ryan had to get in on the action as well!

Tina and Ryan, we wish you nothing but joy and harmony as you dance through life together…it was such a honor to be able to capture this day for you both. Lots of Love, Jo & Pat