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.
Photography is an extension of our hearts and minds and we simply couldn’t imagine life without a camera. We are fortunate to document weddings all over the world! From an intimate wedding in a small town to a large destination wedding and anything in between, we are excited to document the love and energy that will unfold at your wedding.
Owner + Lead Photographer
In 2015 I married my childhood pen-pal under a 200-year-old tree in Jacksonville, Florida.
My dogs Buddy and Templeton are the cutest and I want to eat their cheeks!
One of my favorite smells is a tennis ball.
I am Anthropolgies best customer.
I photographed 500 weddings before I turned 30.
I am the youngest of four children.
I enjoy a challenge.
I’ll do just about anything for a good picture. Will you?
In 2014 I graduated from SCAD University having majored in photography
I adopted my dog Tyson in 2012 and he has my whole heart.
I grew up fishing with my family and am now considered a seafood connoisseur!
I've been dating my high school sweetheart for 7 years!
I love creating, whether that be in camera or on the computer.
Jess introduced me to photography in 2010 when we began dating. I've been shooting weddings with Jess since 2012.
When I can and as often as possible, I like to fish for bass.
I adopted a cat outside my apartment many years ago. His name is Tyler (after Steven Tyler) and we are pretty fond of one another.
I love experimenting with light and interesting vantage points at weddings.
I fell in love with photography in high school when I took a class on black-and-white film photography.
In 2012, I graduated college with a degree in vocal performance.
I can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute.
I love all forms of art especially visual arts, music, and drama.
I always have a song stuck in my head.
I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.
My very first job was at a photo lab when I was 16 years old. It was then that I fell in love with photography
I started my career as a personal trainer in 2007 and opened my own gym in 2016.
I compete in the figure division of body building and have placed top 5 nationally several times.
My heart belongs to animals, photography and fitness almost equally.
I love how well rounded wedding photography is. It gives you the best of both words between portraits and capturing moments.