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The Plantz Fam.



I seriously can’t get enough of this little girls personality.  Do you remember Vivi?!  Click HERE to refresh your memory.  That’s seriously how I remember her.  BALD AS CAN BE!  Now look…columbus_photography-2


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and those curls.  LOVE!columbus_photographyHere are a few fun facts about this awesome family…
Tell us a little about your family dynamic.  How you met your husband, how long you’ve been married, names and ages of the children.
Jay and Summer:  This year we are celebrating our 15th Anniversary.  Our daughter, Vivianne, is almost 3 years old. Our awesome friendship and marriage was all started  via a phone call and a pair of Billy Bob teeth! We met right after Summer took the bar exam.  Summer’s housemate was Jay’s cousin.  One day, Jay called and asked for him, but he wasn’t there. Summer might have been a little perturbed with the call because Jay’s cousin was down in Florida, with his girlfriend (now wife) and Summer had been receiving dozens of calls all day for him from AT&T to get him to switch the long-distance phone service.  Jay and I talked for hours.  And, every night for the rest of the week, we talked for hours.  We (finally) agreed to go out on Sunday, which happened to be April Fool’s Day.  On the phone the night before, Jay says, “you sound like you have nice teeth.”  I thought it was strange.  The next day he shows up at my door for our date with Billy Bob teeth.  I almost shut the door in his face!  That was almost 18 years ago.  Jay’s sense of humor is one of the things I love most about him.

Do you have any hidden talents or something unique to you?
Summer:  I am the baker and the crafty one in the house.
Jay: I’m the cooker, the fixer and I completely married up a few levels.
Vivianne:  Vivi loves to sing, and she really likes to get out her toy microphone and tow broom and sing/act out “It’s a Hard Knock Life” from Annie.

If you could be any person for one day, who would it be?
Summer: one of the cooks from America’s Test Kitchen so I could learn all of the recipes and techniques.
Jay: I’d like to be Bill Gates, so I could roll around in my zillions of dollars. I’m sure he has a room for that at one of his mansions, right?
VIvianne: Elsa from Frozen

What’s one thing you want to learn to do?
Summer: the cool handwriting lettering that’s so trendy now!
Jay: I would love to learn how to fly. I did ground school years ago, but not the flying part.
Vivianne: Learn to read!

If you had a $100 bill in your back pocket to spend on whatever you’d like, you’d buy…
Summer: a massage; but probably something for Vivi
Jay: Something for one of my two favorite women, Summer and Viv.
Vivianne: Elsa and Anna dolls and legos to  build a castle

Describe the perfect weekend.
Summer:  one without laundry or cleaning so we can all spend time together.
Jay: Super tan, on a beach, on a weekend that never ends!
Vivianne:  going to Disney World go see Mickey and Minnie

Are you more like your mom or your dad?  (parents even answer this one!)
Summer: Both.
Jay:  Both.  I’m handy like my dad and as free-spirited as my mom.
Vivianne:  Both, especially the smartalec part!

What did your family like best about your experience with Crystal Jo?
Crystal Jo was there when our daughter was born and gave us amazing, special pictures of Vivianne’s birth and then the next year of milestones. She is so patient and fun.  I love the locations she picks and her ability to capture more nature photos.  We love working with Crystal Jo!




Crystal Jo

Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.

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