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 2014

Jessica & Eric’s Perry House Wedding {Monterey Wedding Photographer}

Jessica and Eric’s smiles lit up the Perry House on their wedding day. Their joy and love were reflected everywhere, in every friend and family member’s face. I’m pretty sure that this is how it always is with these two, though. They just make everything better.

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Thank you J & E for having us at your wedding. It was such an incredible honor to join your wonderful community in celebrating your marriage. You started out as wedding clients and now we feel lucky to consider you friends. We also feel grateful to you both for reminding us what weddings are really all about. We all (even photographers) sometimes lose sight of why we’re really there. It’s just about love, and you showed us so much of just that! We adore you both, Pat & Jo

Thanks also to the following awesome vendors who helped make this such an incredible day:

Wedding design & coordination: Coastside Couture (Thank you so much, Karissa & Kayla!)

Venue and Catering: Perry House

Florals: Fleurish Floral Designs

Rentals: Chic Event Rentals

Cake & Cupcakes: Freedom Bakery and Confections

DJ: Anthony at DNA Entertainment

Hair: Kayla Kyles-

Makeup: Nicole Sunshine Kinder

Videography: Gilbert Perez-

Photography: Jo Ann Manolis Photography