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: November 2011


One more

I love this series and I wanted to share it as well. Lots to blog, more coming soon.

I wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving…



I just ran across this and thought about being there. Again. Thank you, Italy. Our hearts are bigger since we’ve visited you. We miss you.

Santa Cruz family portrait photographer {A ten year anniversay portrait}

I love these beautiful people…all four of them. They are amazing and I was honored to photograph them again.

What can I say? Thank you so much dear friends…I love you all.


By complete chance we ended up at the pumpkin patch at sunset the other day…I was pretty much in heaven.

The pumpkin patch is Rodoni Farms in Santa Cruz. It is our favorite pumpkin patch by far and we find ourselves visiting multiple times each autumn. It is hard to stay away for sure.

Ashley & Phil

It was an amazing day with amazing people…more to come soon!