Hello Kara Reichart and myself, Jessica VanTassel are the lead shooters of Stout Studios and we are excited you’re considering us! 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.
Jessica began photographing weddings in 2005 as the sole shooter of Stout Photography. In 2014, after graduating SCAD University with a major in photography, Kara joined the team as a senior lead photographer. Kara and Jessica both photograph weddings independently as lead photographers. Together with the support of our second shooters, Jes, Chris, Eric, and Holly, we’ve grown into a multi-photographer studio. We wanted a name that reflected our team effort and so we decided to change our name from Stout Photography to Stout Studios.
Kara and I are so honored you’re considering us to document your wedding or portrait session and are looking forward to talking more with you!
Kelsea + Matt had a GOOD time at their wedding at the Treasury on the Plaza. These two are full of heart, good vibes and sincerity. Their little man Crosby, a Border Collie they’ve had since the start of their relationship was their to witness their vows and if you know Kara and I, we... View All Images
Shannon + Shane married at the White Room in St. Augustine, Florida surrounded by their family and friends. They shared a very personal, sweet ceremony where they exchanged vows and then these two absolutely enjoyed every moment of their reception celebrating with their guests. It was such a fun wedding to start off the new... View All Images
Highschool sweethearts, Meghan + Alex are set to tie the knot next weekend and last night, I had the pleasure of creating a few portraits for their engagement photos! I had so much fun with these two and I just cannot wait to see how their style and personalities play out during the ceremony and... View All Images
He lived in Wisconsin, she lived in Florida and they met when Morgan + Nick both obtained tickets to a Jennifer Lopez concert and ended up sitting next to one another. That’s their story. They could never have imagined that night would be so serendipitous. They exchanged information, not really knowing if it would lead... View All Images
Breanna + Brandon are high school sweethearts. That’s right, they went to prom together. These two have been together for nearly a decade and last month, along with many of their high school and college friends, who’ve been with them since the beginning, celebrated the nuptials of these two. They married at the beautiful Florida... 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.