Meghan Smolka

Content Creation + Social Media Management

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


Content Creation, Social Media Consulting + Management, Brand Design

social media, Websites, Print Imagery, marketing Materials + Brand Guides

I offer Social Media Management, Social Media Consulting, Content Creation, Photography, Video, Web Layout, Brand + Basic Logo Design, Color Guides, and more.

I will help clarify and elevate your brand vision with a new visual direction or cohesive branding suite. A business card and a bare Twitter account won't fully showcase your brand: it's about personality, your background and story, your talents, skills, the experience of working with you. To exist in the digital space you need a collection of high-quality photographs, branded marketing materials, and a social media content calendar to share yourself authentically with the world and present yourself professionally online.

Creative Design for: BRANDS  //  Bloggers  //  Artists  //  Professionals  //  Small Businesses  //   WELLNESS

Email me at to discuss customized, personal + individual packages.

A basic Social Media Consultation package starts at $300 for a 2 hour session, in person or via Skype.

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Editorial + Lifestyle Photography

sessions starting at $350

Elevate your blog, product or business with marketing materials worthy of a magazine. Showcase the form, function and spirit of your brand with a cohesive collection of high quality images. Tell a story without words, or accompany written copy with imagery that fits your vision.

Do you want something different than your typical portrait session? Whether you need a collection of photographs for your brand or band, want to showcase a special outfit on your blog, or need themed images for a DIY post, I love capturing candid moments of people in their element. Sessions include complimentary pre-planning & styling:

  • wellness, beauty + fashion
  • cooking + restaurant
  • hobby, travel + DIY
  • web + print branding
  • professional services


Email me at for a project quote.


Food + Product Photography

Rates starting at $250

Tell the story of your art with sophisticated imagery. A beautiful home, meal, or piece of jewelry needs beautiful photography to manifest it's essence in print or online. Let me showcase your creations with honor and love.


Food + Product photography covers:

  • real estate + interiors
  • food + wine
  • jewelry + art
  • products, tech, events, etc.
  • complimentary branding consultation*
  • direction, styling, and custom color consultation*

*if desired; maximum 30 minutes

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Weddings, Elopements & Engagements

Full-day wedding rates starting at $2,800

Portrait + engagement sessions starting at $400

The union of two people is an important step in life. I capture the timeless memories of weddings day events with my team at Rust & Rose Photography. We are available for romantic engagements of all kinds in the Carmel, Santa Cruz and San Francisco Bay Area. We are partial to our beautiful coastal scenery, but will travel for love!