Meghan Smolka


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

Content Creator + Social Media Stylist

Santa cruz based PHOTOGRAPHY + STRATEGY FOR social media, Web, Print

I offer Social Media Management, Social Media Consulting, Content Creation, Editorial + Commercial Photography, Copy Writing, and Basic Brand Design.

Social Media Consulting + Social Media Management

I use big picture planning and system implementation to help clarify and elevate your brand vision with a new visual direction or cohesive branding suite. A stock photo on a business card and a bare Twitter 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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Photography + Video

sessions starting at $450

Elevate your brand, blog, or business with editorial-style photography. I create content and marketing materials worthy of a magazine. Showcase the form, function and spirit of your brand with a cohesive collection of high quality images and tell a story without words. Let's accompany original written copy with branded imagery that fits your vision.

Do you want something different than your typical business portrait session? 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:

  • wellness + beauty
  • cooking + restaurant life
  • environmental business portraits/headshots
  • artists + makers
  •  musicians + bloggers
  • travel + lifestyle
  • beauty + wellness products
  • environmental + interiors


Sessions include complimentary pre-planning & minor styling.

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Weddings + Elopements

Full-day wedding rates starting at $3,200

elopements starting at $800

engagement sessions $400

The union of two people is an important step in life. I capture the timeless memories of weddings day events and romantic engagements of all kinds. Of course I’m partial to our beautiful Bay Area backdrop, but will travel for love!