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: July 2012

Beach Love {Santa Cruz Family Portrait Photography}


On this particular evening my job was unbelievably easy. When there is this much love and joy the magic just happens on its own. I simply watch and  press the shutter. Thank you E,G,E,P,&C for a beautiful evening…I can still feel your love for each other. It was a tremendous honor. Love to you all. xo


“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
― Will Rogers

Summer Love {Santa Cruz family portrait photography, Santa Cruz baby photography}

Thank you, beautiful family for sharing your evening with me.

I love this time of year…