Hello and thank you for considering Stout Studios! 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.
My name is Jessica VanTassel. In 2005 I established Stout Photography and in just a few years, we quickly grew to be one of the busiest wedding photography studios, photographing nearly 1000 weddings. In 2014, after graduating SCAD University with a major in photography, Kara joined the team as an associate photographer. In 2016 we added Chris and Holly as assistant photographers. In 2017, as our team had established as a multi-photographer studio so we decided to change our name to Stout Studios. Together with Chris, Holly, Kara and my husband Eric, we make up Stout Studios.
Ellie + Dj met when Ellie took her car into the dealership where DJ worked. She noticed him right away. She wanted the opportunity to talk to him more, so she asked questions about her vehicle. DJ was working and attempting to be respectful and professional, but he was smitten with Ellie as well. The... View All Images
Diana + Tim were set to marry on September 16th, 2017. About ten days prior to their wedding, the threat of hurricane Irma was introduced as a threat to the east coast of Florida. We were relatively confident the wedding set to take place San Marco Island (on the west coast of Florida) would be... View All Images
Alison + Phillip are the kind of people who make you smile. They are infectious and fun and they leave you feeling energized. Phil reached out to me during the holidays to ask if he could gift Alison an engagement session for Christmas! I thought that was such a sweet gift and she agreed! We... 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.