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-style Commercial Photography + Videography, Copy Writing, and Basic Brand Design.


Social Media Consulting - starting at $600

start-up or improve your grasp of popular Social Media platform practices, iPhone photography skills, and strategy to implement on your own.

Social Media Management - starting at $1,200

Monthly creative direction, strategy, execution, community building, content creation/photography, copy writing, and more.

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.


Email or contact me for a free consultation.

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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.

Email me at for a project quote.

Weddings + Elopements

Full-day wedding rates starting at $2,800

engagement session $500

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!