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Jessica Stout (VanTassel) is the most brilliant photographer I have ever seen! She was not only a pleasure to work with, but she was incredibly professional. She did an amazing job helping to keep a nervous bride calm. Also, I had done engagement photos with her before the wedding, which allowed me to know that when she suggested something I should do it! For example, she was the only person that could have convinced me to walk in water with my dress on. And I am so glad I did! The photos she took of my husband and I are a masterpiece! I love her personality and she is so easy to work with!!!
No words can describe what an absolute fantastic photographer Jessica is. If you are reading this and still need a photographer, seriously....book her...now! Not only are the photos breathtaking, but she was able to capture every single moment of my wedding & reception without me even being aware that she was there! 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. I have people tell me daily how beautiful my photos are and that my photographer was awesome. I couldn't agree more! Jessica is a consummate professional with an insane talent and perfect personality.
Jessica is amazing!!! Just her presence took our wedding to a whole new level. She is so fun and pleasurable to work with. Her work is absolutely stunning! She takes the most beautiful photos I have ever seen in my life. She does things with angles and lighting that is mind blowing and gorgeous to see. One of the things we like about her the most is how she is able to capture the emotion in her shots. She is simply amazing and I can't recommend her strongly enough.
Jessica is amazing! We just got our wedding photos and they are absolutely breath-taking! She has an amazing eye for light and framing. She was such a pleasure to work with. We had a very disorganized and untimely bridal party and she rolled with the punches, got all of the shots we wanted, and did it all with a great attitude and a smile on her face. I thought formal photos would look tense and staged but she made us feel comfortable and natural and gave us great direction to get some amazing poses. We can't thank her enough! She was affordable, well worth what we spent, and we will cherish these pictures for the rest of our lives!
So I just received our engagement photos, and I was going to wait till after the wedding to write a review, but I couldn't wait. Jess is absolutely, without a doubt the best photographer I have ever seen. I have done my research because photos are the most important thing to me, and she is a creative genius. Her work speaks for itself, and after an email blast to my family & friends of our photos, within 10 minutes, every response was the same " those are incredible, we have never seen anything like it". The photos are dreamy and magical, and these are just engagement pictures. Booking Jess was the best decision for our wedding, and I know we will use her down the road for every major life event. Jess, you are stuck with us now...Thanks for all you do, and thanks for bringing our love to life :)
Hiring Jessica was the best decision we made during our wedding planning. She and her team are amazing. I can look at my wedding pictures and truly relive the day. Her photos are amazing and she captures the emotion of the day. She was so fun to work with and made everything seem easy. Lots of our wedding guest even mentioned how fun and creative she was with the shots. We got our photos back MUCH faster than we planned, which is always exciting! Since we've gotten them we've had lots of friends and family hire Jessica for their events. We plan to use Stout Photography for EVERY event we want to capture from now on! :)
Meet with her ASAP- she books up fast.
It is hard to decide where to begin describing Jessica & her gift as a photographer! Her pictures speak for themselves as to her ability, but she gave us more then just great pictures! Jessica stood out from the beginning for me. During my search for a photographer, I became discouraged bc finding a great, well rounded photographer was my most important decision. Its what my family and I would remember that day by forever, & I had not fallen in love with anyone yet. So just days before i needed to make a final decision my venue posted photos from a recent wedding, the photographer I had not seen before. Scrolling through photos, 1,2,.. I stop on a photo of the bride having her hair sprayed & thought to myself, "Wow! Stunning bride but INCREDIBLE PHOTOS!!" I kept scrolling & I specifically recall thinking each photo was stunning and UNIQUE! So much emotion and detail! So I got to a silhouette pic of the B&G, sun setting behind them, and her long veil blowing in the breeze and I said out loud, "This is my photographer!" The next day I booked her and have never regretted that decision. She made the process, starting with our engagement session smooth. She calmed me down when we were late for our 1st shoot, ( I had no idea how stressful it would be) & I am grateful for her advice & wisdom that turned a bad situation into a success. She even did another session to make up for lost time, no charge! I now have stunning photos & a wonderful experience to look back on! Plus Jess's vast experience benefited us and made our investment worthwhile 2-fold. She is organized, punctual, (we got our pics early every time), experienced, and prepared, & would prepare me on what to expect. She adapts to every situation with ease & stays calm under pressure, which kept me calm. She gave us beautiful memories to cherish, & I would recommend her to every bride!
OMG. I cannot say enough great things about this woman!!! Her pictures speak for themself. This woman is talented beyond belief. She made my wedding look better than it even was. She captured every single moment that i would not have even remembered. Her creativity is what captured my husband and I, as we did not want cheesy, typical wedding photos. I am a firm believer of you get what you pay for, and sure you may finder cheaper out there but is cheap really worth it when your talking about a day you will never have the chance of recapturing. She offers packages for every budget. If you can afford her i strongly suggest you hire her. And if money in the budget is tight, pull from somewhere else. Get cupcakes instead of an expensive cake, smaller centerpieces, etc. Whatever it takes, you want this photographer. It happened to rain on our wedding day and it was an outside ceremony and reception..I had a bit of a melt down and Jessica gave me the best pep talk, ackowledging that "it sucks" but ensuring me to embrace it! So I did and actually the rain made our pictures even more amazing. I cant thank her enough. She captured this day exactly as I had pictured it for an entire year.
I have always been interested in photography and if I had any talent of my own, I would become a professional photographer. That being said, choosing a photographer for our wedding was one of the most important, if not THE most important, aspects of wedding planning for me. Back before I was even close to getting engaged, I always would browse wedding photographers when people would post their own wedding photos. I came across Stout Photography during one of these occasions and fell in love immediately. I was so amazed by the beautiful and unique shots she got! I thought having such an incredible photographer wouldn't be doable with our somewhat modest budget, but after contacting her and finding out about the packages she offers, I knew we could make it work. I was willing to cut back in other areas to make sure we had her as our photographer.
Being in front of the camera was something that both my now-husband and I were very nervous about. We had never been in front of the camera together with a professional photographer and we were afraid the pictures would end up looking awkward. Not to worry... Jessica made us feel so comfortable and we were so happy with how our pictures turned out!
Working with Jessica was so wonderful. She was so helpful throughout the entire wedding process, answering any and all questions I had via text or email. From ideas of what to wear for the engagement session to offering her opinions on vendors and other wedding details, etc., she was always there to offer her professional and very wise opinion. I trust her opinion and admire her style in regards to pretty much everything, so I always loved getting her input :) We just love Jessica and would highly recommend her to anyone!
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.
I wish I could give 10 stars! I cannot thank Jessica enough for everything she did for us not only on our wedding day but the months leading up to it! I am convinced that Jessica is the BEST wedding photographer out there, not only are her pictures to die for but she is AMAZING to work with! Jessica gets to know her brides and cares so much about the product she delivers to every one of us. Somehow, she makes you feel like you are her only bride and her priority even though you know she has a hundred other weddings to shoot throughout the year! She is professional, responsive, creative, organized, and just fun! She has a deep passion for wedding photography and a unique gift of capturing true emotion. Her photos are not only beautiful and professional, they literally put you right back in the moment that they capture. I have sorted through my wedding photos about 50 times now and I still cry! I can feel the nerves, excitement, and fun from that day with every single picture (and there are A LOT of pictures!). Jessica’s talent is unbelievable! What I appreciated most about Jessica throughout this process was that she honestly wanted us to be happy. It wasn’t at all about what she thought was best or what she thought was important; it was all about us. She took the time to understand who we are as a couple and what really mattered to us at the wedding. She offered advice when we asked and she always had an answer or recommendation for EVERY one of our many questions! I used every single one of her recommendations and am so glad I did! Jessica exceeded our expectations in every area! Thank you Jessica for being my photographer, my time manager, my counselor (at times), my advisor, my encourager, my self-esteem builder (seriously you made me feel like a supermodel every time you took a picture), and my friend. You are such a beautiful person inside and out and we were honored to have you document our big day! We love you!
This review is long overdue, but well deserved. I have nothing but great things to say about Jessica. My husband and I were introduced to Jessica through our friends who hired her for their wedding and we loved the photos she took. When it came time for my husband and I to search for a photographer, for our 4th of July wedding, we considered Jessica. At first we weren't sure we would be able to afford her prices, but after some researching, not only were her prices reasonable, but we also knew if we were going to spend a good amount of money in something, it should be for great quality photos. Once we chose Jessica, we opted to have her shoot our engagement photos, in addition to our wedding. From the get go, communicating and working with Jessica was easy and seamless. Her attention to detail was flawless and the little touches she put into her packages were not only amazing, but super thoughtful.
Our engagement shoot went smoothly and after seeing the photos, we were extremely excited for our wedding.
The day of our wedding was on a tight schedule and went by so fast. Jessica and her assistant, Katie, did a fabulous job capturing all the photos we asked for, in addition to some amazing candid shots. We had some guests that were having too much fun and Jessica and Katie did a great job working around them - they never skipped a beat. They remained poised and professional. There was one part in the evening where Jessica approached my husband and I. She asked if we wanted to take some photos in the woods because the lighting was perfect. At first I said no, but she convinced me and THANK GOD she did because the photos came out amazing!
If you are considering to hire Stout Photography for your wedding, you're not only in great hands, but you will receive nothing but amazing photos.
- Jessica Stout has an eye for beauty, unique moments, she sees what makes the couple special and captures it in her photography.
- No wedding industry attitude. Is willing to work with individualistic couples and unusual settings. Super flexible, understanding, super friendly and easy-going.
- You will get your glamour shots, but no one-pose-fits-all shoot!
We had FUN during our shoot with Jessica, never felt so natural in front of a camera, and the pictures were absolutely stunning. Would book her any time again! Thank you, Jessica!
Jessica Stout, with Stout Photography, is a true master in her profession. She makes all of her photos pieces of art. As we received our preview and then full gallery of images, I went right back to that special day. It is beyond a simple photo… each picture tells a story of that special moment. These are photos that I will treasure forever and I could not be happier. The emotion that she captured is exactly what we were looking for. When we met with Jess, we told her we really wanted to feel the love and joy of our day. She exceeded any expectations we could have had. Beyond the incredible gift of photography, Jess has a gift to make you feel very comfortable through the process. She was great to meet and plan beside. She was a true professional through all meetings and on our special day. Before the wedding, we met to layout a timeline of exactly what to expect. She made sure she had everything covered that we were looking for, and she also prepped us for what to expect. Every detail was tended to! From there, she took over and guided us through each photo and made it so we were right on pace through the process. This also made it so we were able to live in each moment of our wedding, and to not be concerned about getting any photos. Jess had it covered! Something else I appreciated was that she dressed very nicely on our wedding day. It was nothing over the top, but she looked professional and appropriate for a wedding. She is young, fun and super creative! We would come to her with ideas and she would make them better. She would also make a point to be sure we were comfortable and that we were also having fun. Through our time together, I not only grew to value her incredible gift of photography but also her kind and welcoming personality. Working with her was a true joy and pleasure. I can hardly wait to have an excuse to work with her again!! ☺ She comes with my highest recommendation!
Jessica is absolutely wonderful! I could not have asked for a more perfect person/artist to document our special day! It was such a breath of fresh air having her truly attempt to get to know my fiance' and me from the start. It really helped us feel at complete ease and super comfortable with her since the first time we got to meet her in person was on our big day. Jessica was always very responsive via email and handled every piece of the process with professionalism. The day of the wedding was no different. We had a blast shooting with her and of course, best of all, were absolutely stunned by the end results. Our pictures are nothing short of amazing and we are constantly complimented on how great of a job our photographer has done. All of her personal touches were just the icing on the cake! We cannot wait to use her again for future life events! I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone and everyone so if you are reading this review now, you can stop your search! Jessica is your girl!
Jessica Stout is a true artist and the most kind and fun soul around. Her photography is truly epic, beautiful, fun, colorful and captures all the emotions of joy, romance, love, family and friends. There aren't enough words to describe her amazing energy and her awe inspiring photography! She was recommended to us a by a friend. The first time we had a look at her website, we were captivated and spent an hour and a half utterly awe inspired and wowed by her portfolio. We knew she was the one we wanted for our wedding. Jessica is fun to work with, efficient and professional, and allowed us to have carefree fun during our wedding day. We were over joyed with out wedding photos!!! We keep looking at them over and again. She captures all the amazing moments, highlighted our family an friend's, captured our beautiful wedding day exactly how we wanted. We will forever cherish her and our wedding photos! Thank You Jessica!!!