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!
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
I had the pleasure of photographing Breanna + Brandon’s Jacksonville engagement session last week and am thrilled to photograph their nuptials later this fall. They are so sweet together and have been together since high school, so this is a long time coming.
Later this Fall, Ashley + Marcus will marry at The Treasury on the Plaza and I couldn’t be more excited to document their vows! I got to travel back up to Savannah, Ga, where I completed my Fine Arts Degree in Photography, to create some engagement images for Ashley and Marcus. We spent our time... View All Images
If you’ve ever flown on Southwest Airlines, you know about their open seat policy. You don’t have an assigned seat, you board and see what’s available. Well, Gina and Steve found themselves next to one another on a flight home from Las Vegas and spent the entire flight home getting to know one another. They... View All Images
Allie + Russell’s wedding at The Lightner Museum in St Augustine was a wedding for the books! These two and all their family and friends traveled from all over the US to witness Allie + Russell’s exchanging of vows. When we met several months ago I know we were a match made in heaven!... 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.