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. Together with my husband, Eric and Kara, we makeup 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.
Simply put, Krista + Chris are good people. They are kind, they are thoughtful, genuine, and big-hearted people who have a tremendous love for their family and friends…and especially each other. These two married at the Oyster Bay Yacht Club in Fernandina, which happens to be one of absolute favorite venues! Their day was full of big smiles,... View All Images
Jessica + Bradley married at Deercreek Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida on a gorgeous spring day. Their ceremony took place on the lawn overlooking the beautiful course at Deercreek Country Club. We love the Club for it’s kind and thorough staff and also the sceneic opportunities for portraits. The reception area has floor to ceiling windows and epic... View All Images
Joana + Greg hosted their wedding at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida, where Greg grew up playing golf with his family. It’s not only a stunning place to be married, but it was also very special for them! Joana is this incredible spirit, she has an infectious smile and the kindest heart! I’ve met... 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.