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

Digital + Film Photography

Meghan Smolka specializes in editorial photography for individuals and businesses. Elevate your brand, blog, product, or business with lifestyle photography. I create editorial content for the change makers and passionate creators. Showcase the form, function and spirit of your brand with a cohesive collection of high quality images and tell a story without words. Showcase your talents or passion with a natural lifestyle shoot. Build out your professional and private profiles with creative environmental headshots. Let’s design a shoot just for your — I love capturing people DOING!

Whether you need a collection of photographs for your brand or band, or want to showcase a special outfit or DIY project on your blog, I love capturing candid moments of people in their creative element. I understand the vulnerability of being in front of the lens, and am highly directorial and comfortable with experienced models and first-time sitters alike.

Personal portrait sessions begin at $80/20 minutes

Commercial Product + Editorial Photography begins at $600/half day

portraits + fashion

families + couples

wellness, beauty, food + cooking

business portraits + environmental headshots

artists, makers + musicians

bloggers + lifestyle content

environmental, travel + interiors

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 A photo is worth a thousand words. Is your Instagram?

Content Creator + Social Media Stylist

I offer Social Media Management, Social Media Consulting, Editorial + Commercial Photography Content Creation, Video and Copy Writing

Social Media Consulting + Management

I work with small brands and individuals who are here to create change. For some, I completely take over their social media channels and take that “headache” off their already full plate. For others, I meet monthly or quarterly to help create a plan for them to utilize and execute themselves. I use big picture planning and unique content to help clarify and elevate your brand vision with a new visual direction or cohesive branding suite of photos and styled posts.

A stock photo on a business card and a bare Instagram account cannot showcase your creation or help you attract your ideal clients in today's digital realm: it's about personality, your background and story, your talents, skills, the experience of working with you. To represent yourself authentically in the modern economic space you need a collection of high-quality branded photographs created just for you and a social media content calendar to share yourself with the world and present yourself professionally online.

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Weddings + Elopements

elopements + weddings - starting at $1,600/4 hours

San Francisco City Hall - starting at $500

engagement sessions - $400+

film now available! - add $100 per 10 photos

Meghan Smolka Photography has captured the timeless memories of weddings day events, romantic engagements and elopements of all kinds across the Bay Area, California. I bring a mixture of editorial and documentary style, warm filmic editing, a trained eye for details, and a calming reiki energy.

I have served the wedding industry for over six years, and I have seen it all! From sewing a bridesmaid into her dress (hopefully never again!) to helping plan your timeline, I’m here to help make your day as smooth as possible (and provide you with a beautiful collection of timeless wedding photographs at the end of it!). Of course I’m partial to our beautiful Bay Area backdrop, but I will travel for love. I specialize in natural light outdoor weddings and San Francisco City Hall weddings!

Wedding Packages include a complimentary consultation and timeline planning session virtually or in person. Contact me to talk details hello@meghansmolka.com

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Meghan Smolka Weddings

an editorial look, a whimsical feel, a wild spirit

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current + past clients…

American Hat Makers, Rubies + Radishes, California Skincare Supply, Olivine Atelier, Sweet Earth Foods, The Curated Feast, A Party for Your Palate Catering, Jay and Juniper Tarot + Mystic, Asphalt Surfacing Inc, Cotton & Rye Clothing, Hip & Chick Organics, Linda Bertaut Reiki, The Landing at Morro Bay, The Inn at Pasatiempo, The Back Nine Grill & Bar, The Beach Street Inn, Ashley Cramer, Gather Circles, Damselfly Jewelry Designs, Hale & Hush Cosmetics, Wribbn, Neil Simmons Photography, Micaela Hoo - The Fruit Salad, Intero Real Estate, Marigold Row Clothing

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