Hello! We are Kara Reichart and Jessica VanTassel, 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.
Kara is a graduate of the prestigious SCAD university with a degree in photography and collectively we have been photographing weddings since 2005. We are honored you’re considering us to document your wedding or portrait session. We are looking forward to talking more with you!
OH how we just adore Hannah + TJ to pieces! We first met in the home office and I just could not stop laughing with these two! When they told me they decided to have us photograph their wedding to say I was thrilled was an understatement! They married at one of our favorite venues,... View All Images
Deanna + Tommy married at the White Room in St. Augustine on an absolutely beautiful, but a chilly day earlier this month. We love Deanna + Tommy for their sweet and gentle personalities. They were so kind and wonderful to work with. We loved being able to document their day at the White Room in... View All Images
Maryline + Ronald married at The Treasury on the Plaza in St Augustine! After one of the cutest, most energetic first looks we’ve ever seen, we took Maryline + Ronald around the streets of St Augustine for portraits. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for photos! Before we knew it, it was time for... View All Images
Katie + Barna’s rainy and absolutely perfect wedding at the Epping Forest Yacht Club
Rachel and Will married at the Treasury on the Plaza and we were just smitten with these two and their beautiful wedding. It rained a little during their portrait session, but their spirits remained high. We loved being part of their day and I am happy to share some of our favorite captures!
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.