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, Holly + Jes, 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!
Lauren + Brandon’s engagement session in North Jacksonville! What a beautiful couple inside and out! We cannot wait to photograph their wedding this fall!
A few of my favorite frames from Andrea + Sebastian’s engagement session! We are so happy we get to photograph this couple again next spring when they marry at the Hammock Dunes Resort!
Sarah’s maid of honor said it perfectly during her speech, if anyone has anything bad to say about Sarah, they are just wrong. Sarah is the kind of person who makes you feel important and special. She makes you feel special if you’re her best friend and even if you’re a vendor at their wedding.... View All Images
Ashley always dreamed of moving from Florida to Los Angeles, California. Five years ago, she did just that and that’s where she met the love of her life, Michael. The two met on the first day of orientation at the restaurant they work at together. They began dating shortly thereafter and share the kind of... 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.