In Their Words

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Marisa Yitsis

“In one word, Amazing! It is hard to put into words how comfortable we felt to have Crystal Jo there to photograph our wedding day. The day went by so fast that it was hard to cherish each moment. We feel very lucky that we had Crystal Jo there to capture the day. We heard about Crystal Jo Foto through several of Greg’s high school friends and after looking at her work we knew we wanted to work with her also. Crystal Jo and her assistant are incredibly talented and have so much energy. Our wedding band even referred to them as the “Photo ninjas” because they do whatever it takes to get the perfect shot! We can’t thank them enough and look forward to reliving our wedding day through their photographs!”

Julie and Dan

“Wow… Where do I begin about Crystal Jo and her gorgeous photography! She started with our engagement session a year ago. I was absolutely floored and in love with the pictures. I love her as a person and her work is amazing! Our experience with Crystal Jo was nothing but wonderful. Crystal Jo is truly gifted and we cannot say enough about her professionalism and sense of great fun. She has a great knack for capturing all the moments you experience as well as the ones you may have missed. She captures the moments without interrupting them… she was everywhere, yet she was completely unobtrusive. We really appreciated her artistic style and found her so pleasant to work with. Her assistant was just great, too. Right before she left she took a few photos of Dan and I sitting in the street and we couldn’t stop laughing because who sits in the middle of a very busy street in a wedding dress. What fun and courage! It is clear that she loves what she does and puts all of her heart and mind into it. The day was magical and I was so excited Crystal Jo captured our special day.”

Tara Cores

“I don’t have enough good things to say about Crystal Jo. I have known her for quite some time (before I even met Scott) and knew as soon as I got engaged, I would book her to document our wedding (she books up quick ladies and gents, so book her soon!) She has such an amazing talent, that is extremely hard to come by. The pictures I have seen so far, have exceed every expectation and then some! I would recommend her to anyone looking to document a special moment in their lives. I can’t wait to use her for other special moments that Scott and I have together. My favorite memory was her reassuring me during our pictures before the wedding. It unfortunately was raining, which honestly bummed me out a little. It must have been written all over my face in between photos beacuse she came up to me and said – “how are you doing, everything ok?” I mentioned the rain and she just looked and said – “it’s ok, I have great photos so far and it’s your wedding day!” I didn’t let the rain bother me anymore after that. Just the fact that she knew I needed a little boost, says a lot of this girl!”

Erika and Craig Deerfield

“Crystal Jo is fantastic! She knows exactly what to do and how to act in every situation! I remember being at the hotel getting ready and everything was hectic. I’m pretty sure I apologized to her for having things so unorganized and she said, “It happens more often than you think”. She knew just how to calm me down :). She knows how hectic weddings can be so I am thankful to her for remember what shots I wanted. She had to remind me about what I wanted:)and that’s why I would recommend Crystal Jo to any bride!!!!”

Cait and Tony Cervi

“Crystal is absolutely amazing!! We have been able to see her photograph many weddings of friends and family and always knew that she was going to be the photographer that we wanted. She makes everything so much fun and she is wonderful at getting that natural smile out of people.”

Cail Andrews

“Our experience with Crystal Jo Foto was awesome! We had fun while taking the pictures and our bridal party did too! She was great at getting the shot and then moving on so we didn’t feel like it was taking forever. I would highly recommend Crystal Jo Foto. She did our engagement pics as well and is highly talented and a blast to work with!!”

Charissa Salerno

“THE BEST!! Joseph and I weren’t able to squeeze in engagement pictures so we never actually met Crystal Jo until the day of the wedding…which did make me a little nervous. She started cracking jokes and making us all feel comfortable from the very beginning, but it wasn’t until after the ceremony that I really started to appreciate her and Tasha. They literally just became a part of the group that day!! It was the perfect balance of being involved and being in the shadows. There are so many pictures that I had no idea they were around and they are so incredible!! But mostly, I was so thankful that she was so much fun and was involved enough to pull out the excitement of our group. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”

Luisa Murney

“Our experience was AWESOME. Crystal Jo is great, A+! She is efficient and fun! My kind of girl! We had a GIANT bridal party and Crystal Jo was able to keep them in line all day. She may be small, but she is fierce!”

Rachel and Clint Melchior

“AMAZING!! I loved how you had no shame to steal/borrow a huge umbrella from the bar … and how flexible you were to stand in the rain (which conveniently happened the entire time between the ceremony and reception) to take the greatest photos ever!! You weren’t even phased by some of the inappropriate comments that were thrown out there … which I believe started within 5 minutes of your arrival:)THANK YOU again for making our day so wonderful!! We love working with Crystal Jo. She makes us feel like old friends. There’s no one else we’d rather have helping us capture our special moments as a family!”

Katie and Ryan Wiens

“I loved how fun she was, but I really appreciated how dedicated she was to getting great pictures. I had an idea of where I wanted to shoot first look pictures, but Crystal Jo convinced me that we would have better pictures in a different location, due to lighting and other factors. She of course was right, and the pictures turned out wonderful! I’m so glad we trusted her to capture our day! Groom: Crystal Jo was fantastic! She photographed my sister’s wedding so we already knew her style and she did a fantastic job again. Katie and I are not the most photogenic people ever, but she did a great job encouraging us and taking some amazing photographs!”

The Christensen Family

“We loved how creative and flexible Crystal Jo was! She truly gave us a family centered experience and even let our crazy hound in on the action! Even though she had sick kiddos at home, she treated us as though we were her top priority. We cannot thank her enough for creating such a positive and wonderful experience! : )”

Brandie Thacker

“Crystal Jo made every part of our experience enjoyable. She was relaxed and incredibly patient with our stubborn and uncooperative girl that day. She makes you feel like your shoot is the most important thing in the world to her and will spend as much time as necessary getting you the perfect shots. Her energy is infectious and her eye for what will be stunning in a photo is undeniable. Even Mike, who loathes having his picture taken had a great time – now that’s saying something!”

Amanda Monaghan

“We can’t sing enough praises about Crystal Jo! She is so amazing with the babies….engaging them and bringing out their personalities all while keeping her upbeat attitude. Even when meltdowns and chaos ensues… she captures the most magical moments and we have such amazing memories. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Amanda Fee

“Where do I even begin! Crystal Jo always makes you feel so welcomed and really works with making your ideas and thoughts come to life in her photos! She is so flexible to work with HANGRY newborns and toddler meltdowns!!! (Yeah mommyhood!) Our family is beyond grateful for her charisma and ability to capture all the love and fun of our completed family!!! We are always chomping at the bit to see what our proofs look like and can’t wait to work with Crystal Jo again.”

Ashley Nadeau

“The interaction between Crystal Jo with us and the kids made everything very easy. She had great ideas on what she thought was best and that made it so much less stressful for us. She also has an amazing way of interacting with the kids to get them to do what they want – a skill set both mom and dad haven’t mastered.”

Colleen Weis

“Crystal Jo has been doing our photo shoots for years and she’s the best! She’s sweet, patient, and helps us to look natural in front of the camera even though we are not! She always gets some amazing moments of our beautiful pups and all of my favorite photos of us were taken by her! I love having documentation of our lives through her lens.”

The Plantz Family

“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 natural photos. We love working with Crystal Jo!”

Megan McCarley

“Crystal Jo was our wedding photographer in June of 2016. We knew she had to capture our babies just like she did our wedding day. We love working with her and seeing her talents through photography. Crystal Jo never disappoints. She does her thing and gives us the best pictures that we will have forever.”

Ashley Kennedy

“We really enjoy Crystal Jo’s fun, outgoing personality and how she makes each session so enjoyable and is able to capture such special moments with our children and family. We cherish all our pictures, and they have so much meaning to us. We have used Crystal Jo for over 5 years now and love her personality and style.”

Kaylea Annen

“Crystal Jo is simply the best! She has taken our family photos for years and she is always up for whatever crazy ideas I have! She makes magic happen and we are so grateful to her for capturing this whirlwind of a first year and being a part of Hunter’s life and our memories. She is amazing with Hunter and makes everything so easy and enjoyable. We love Crystal Jo!”

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