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 2012

from the redwoods to the beach {a santa cruz engagement session}

Steph and Gil met in Australia where they were both studying at the University of Melbourne. A few years later after a move to southern California, grad school, and a raspberry ring pop, they’re getting ready to say “I do”. Gil’s family has Santa Cruz ties so they’ll be traveling here to tie the knot in July. We loved that this beautiful pair chose both the redwoods and the beach for their engagement shoot, vintage Santa Cruz!

Steph and Gil, we are so honored to know you both. Thank you for making our night. We simply can’t wait until July! All our Love, Jo & Pat

website updates

The latest round of Jo Ann Manolis Photography’s website updates are in! Check them out HERE. I am so grateful to all of my clients for giving me the opportunity to do what I love.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

Thank you!

Love, Jo