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: April 2011


our first basket of the year…they were amazing.

Next time we’re getting more. much more.

have a great week!

Santa Cruz Engagement Photography {Andrea & Kevin}

I had such a great time with Andrea and Kevin last weekend. They chose the most beautiful location for their engagement session-a blossoming apple orchard. I loved how genuinely happy and comfortable they were together. It was a perfect evening. Well, perfect with the exception of my car battery needing a jump at the end of the shoot and Andrea’s dad and sister coming to my rescue…just slightly embarrassing. They are lovely people, though and they made me feel as if they do that sort of thing all the time and that it was no big deal. I have awesome clients.

Two beautiful people with beautiful hearts…I can’t wait for their wedding!


spring is here. it’s really, really here!

more from this shoot on the way soon. Have a fabulous weekend!