Meghan Smolka Photography
Meghan Smolka Photography
Santa Cruz Commercial Photographer + Social Media Consultant

Simple. Unfussy. Real.

I am a natural light photographer who loves to make beautiful things. I'm all about creating a life with intention.

Photography: Passion + Purpose

I love sharing my passion for photography through blogging and social media. I am an advocate for anyone trying to create a new version of themselves through lifestyle change or clean living. I am here to inspire others to make more healthful choices in their everyday lives, and to believe that every day choices are important and worthy of time, care, and documentation.

I use this attention to detail as a digital Content Creator and Social Media Manager. I use my eye for big picture vision and my background in literature to collaborate with individuals and small brands who want to redesign or elevate their social media presence. From stock photography to branded lifestyle shoots, Instagram takeovers to content calendars, let me makeover they way you see yourself and the way your brand appears online. 


finding beauty in everything


My Story

I was born, raised, and still reside in the sunny little coastal town of Santa Cruz, California. I often have my nose buried in a book (or in a flower). Growing up I dreamed of writing books or working for a glossy magazine, taking in the world around me with a quiet and serious gaze. While I still love writing, creating beautiful things is my true first passion. It wasn't until my late twenties that I reconnected with my youthful abilities and began living a life of creative intention. I am honored and blessed to document moments large and small for a living, as well as for purely personal and emotional reasons. My pursuit of a beautiful life has led me back to so many of my early interests: storytelling through photography, sharing my thoughts in writing, and blogging about self-care, healthy living, style, ethical consumption, and more.



           Meghan Smolka...

photographer + visual storyteller