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: January 2011


I’m home sick today on this beautiful Friday. Our plans to go to Tahoe canceled, I will lay around until I feel better. Too tired for much of a post today, but I thought I’d share one of my favorite snapshots from a few months ago.

I love these little people so much…

Have a wonderful weekend! xo

back at it

Another holiday season is over (although you wouldn’t know it if you came to our house…our Christmas tree is still up, the glowing lights reflecting in my computer screen as I type). We may just leave it up until the end of January at this rate. We survived another trip to Ohio and we rang in another new year with our family…we miss them terribly. California has welcomed us back with warm weather and sunshine. We always hate to leave Ohio, but it is nice to be home. I did this shoot in December on another unusually summer-like afternoon. Everything about this shoot was beautiful, sometimes I get so lucky.

Happy New Year!