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 2012

Bliss {Santa Cruz Family Portrait Photographer}

A beautiful evening with a gorgeous family…











Thanks, guys for such a fun afternoon and for bringing me to this amazing spot. It was the perfect backdrop for your beautiful crew, full of sunshine, beauty, joy, and love! xo, J

The golden hour {Aptos, CA family portrait photographer}

I love this family. We met up at one of their favorite beaches on one of the most beautiful evenings of the year and I left feeling grateful to know them.

Thank you, beautiful people for sharing such a glorious evening with me. Love to you all! xxoo

Rollin’ {Santa Cruz family portrait photographer}

I got to tag along with this sweet family as they rolled around the West Side on a gorgeous November evening. It didn’t feel much like work.

Thank you E, G, G, & I for such a lovely time, it was an honor and a joy. West Cliff Drive was shining even more brightly than usual with your smiling faces rolling along. xo, J


It is so much fun watching a family grow. In age, in numbers, in love.

Thanks, guys. You made it an even more beautiful evening. All my love, always. xo