Meghan Smolka

Commercial + Portrait Photography

Elevate your brand, blog, product, or business with lifestyle photography. I create editorial content 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. Showcase your talents or passion with a lifestyle shoot. Build out your professional and private profiles with creative environmental headshots. I love capturing people DOING!

Do you want something other 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

 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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Weddings + Elopements

Full-day weddings starting at $2,500

Elopements Starting at $550

engagement sessions $400+

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!

santa cruz photography

Santa Cruz Photography and Social Media Clients…

Intero Real Estate, Marigold Row Clothing, Rubies and Radishes, California Skincare Supply, Olivine Atelier, Good Earth Foods, The Curated Feast, A Party for Your Palate, Jay and Juniper, Asphalt Surfacing Inc, Ashley Cramer, Hip & Chick Organics, Linda Bertaut Reiki, The Landing at Morro Bay, The Inn at Pasatiempo, The Back Nine Grill & Bar, The Beach Street Inn, Damselfly Designs, Hale & Hush