Hello and thank you for considering Stout Photography! My name is Jessica VanTassel (formerly Jessica Stout). In 2005 I established Stout Photography! In just a few years, we quickly grew to be one of the busiest wedding photography studios and have photographed over 600 weddings. In 2014, after graduating SCAD University with a major in photography, Kara joined Stout Photography as an associate photographer. In 2016 we added Chris + Holly to our team as assistant photographers. Together with my husband, Eric, Chris, Holly and Kara, we make up Stout Photography. We have a deep passion for the fleeting moment. We are drawn to love, laughter, energy and light. We strongly believe in honest photography and understand it is our responsibility to document your story, without becoming part of the story.
When I was young, I competed for a handful of years in acrobatic gymnastics. When I was a sophomore in high school, I spent a year in Riverside, California at a new gym and it was there, I met one of the stars of the sport- Clare Brunson. She was part of the US team... View All Images
Smruthi + Jeff exchanged vows at the Casa Marina Hotel on a truly perfect summer day! We were so fortunate to have sunny skies without any afternoon showers, which is rare on a summer day in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Smruthi + Jeff held their ceremony at the Casa Marina Hotel where they exchanged personal vows... View All Images
Amy + Pat
My husband and I are not huge fans of taking photos, but Jessica made our experience so much fun and produced unbelievable pictures. My husband and I owe Jessica a million thanks not only for our photos, but also for allowing us to truly have the time to enjoy our wedding! We decided to do a first look, which meant all we had were family photos to complete during cocktail hour. No lie...our family photos (not a small family either) were done in 10 minutes (and looked great)! Hence, because of Jessica, we were able to greet all our guests during happy hour and actually party during the reception.
Ariel + Hilary
I will rave for years about the quality of work Jessica provides. Her photos will bring you to tears and make you smile from ear to ear at the same time. Thanks to her, my wife and I will be able to look back and relive our wedding day for the rest of our lives. She is very professional and experienced in not only the photography field, but being able to keep your wedding day on schedule. Jess is great with families, kids and all around a great guest to have in attendance.
Melanie + Allan
Throughout the entire process (planning, arriving, pre-wedding photography, the main event, and then follow-up) Jess has been a dream. She has an eye for capturing special, candid moments, as well as a rare ability to frame posed photographs in a natural way. The most difficult part of having Jess as a photographer was, without a doubt, narrowing down our selection of photographs for our album; there are just so many beautiful photos! Beyond her talent and artistry, Jess is professional, personable, and fun to be around. She slipped into our wedding events with ease and grace and felt like a natural guest.