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!
Kara + David met working together as EMT’s. They hosted a destination wedding held at the Treasury on the Plaza on a Thursday in June which just so happened to be absolutely gorgeous. It rained while the couple was getting ready and cleared up almost precisely when they were ready to begin portraits. Kara... View All Images
Ashley + grant married at the always stunning Epping Forest Yacht Club in Jacksonville, Florida on quite possibly the warmest Saturday to kick start our summer! Despite the warmth, Ashley + Grant were ecstatic to exchange vows overlooking the river with the Epping Forest mansion as their backdrop. They weren’t phased by the weather... View All Images
Lisa + Chris traveled all the way from Atlanta, GA to exchange vows with their very closest family and friends at The Omni Resort at Amelia Island Plantation. I loved that Lisa + Chris were joining their family of 5 kids and molded their day around being one big family. Their kids, not only a... View All Images
I am thrilled to photography Anna + Mikey marry later this fall at Epping Forest Yacht Club!
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.