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.
I originally met Chelsea through this small little fitness community of ours here in Jacksonville! She works at Baily’s, where I occasionally do my workouts. I did not know her well before our session, but I’ve always admired and respected her! I got to meet her other half, TJ, during their engagement session this past... View All Images
From the moment I first had coffee with Lindsay + Royce we seemed to have an instant connection. Lindsay came prepared with a color coded notebook full of information, questions with dividers and even a phone full of image inspiration for her wedding that at the time would be over a year out! In that moment I knew I had... View All Images
When Rachel first contacted me, she did so at the recommendation of another photographer who was already booked for her date. Little did we know, we had mutual friends. Derek is the owner of Pratt Guys and our good friend Jack, is one of their employees. (If you’re looking to create the most incredible backyard... 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.