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It is hard to decide where to begin describing Jessica & her gift as a photographer! Her pictures speak for themselves as to her ability, but she gave us more then just great pictures!
Jessica stood out from the beginning for me. During my search for a photographer, I became discouraged bc finding a great, well rounded photographer was my most important decision. It’s what my family and I would remember that day by forever & I had not fallen in love with anyone yet. So just days before I needed to make a final decision, my venue posted photos from a recent wedding from a photographer I had not seen before.
Scrolling through photos, 1,2,.. I stop on a photo of the bride having her hair sprayed & thought to myself, “Wow! Stunning bride but INCREDIBLE PHOTOS!!” I kept scrolling & I specifically recall thinking each photo was stunning and UNIQUE! So much emotion and detail! So I got to a silhouette pic of the B&G, sun setting behind them, and her long veil blowing in the breeze and I said out loud, “This is my photographer!” The next day I booked her and have never regretted that decision.
She made the process, starting with our engagement session smooth. She calmed me down when we were late for our 1st shoot, ( I had no idea how stressful it would be) & I am grateful for her advice & wisdom that turned a bad situation into a success. She even did another session to make up for lost time, no charge! I now have stunning photos & a wonderful experience to look back on!
Plus Jess’s vast experience benefited us and made our investment worthwhile 2-fold. She is organized, punctual, (we got our pics early every time), experienced, and prepared, & would prepare me on what to expect. She adapts to every situation with ease & stays calm under pressure, which kept me calm. She gave us beautiful memories to cherish, & I would recommend her to every bride!
Just a few months before our wedding date we decided to ditch our photographer because we weren’t satisfied. Somehow we stumbled upon Jessica Stout photography and she miraculously happened to have our wedding date available.
It was the most impulsive yet rewarding decision we made and the best money we spent! Jessica is not only the sweetest person ever but she captures the most amazing photos! It’s as if she freezes time in her pictures and the images take you right back to that moment! Considering the photos are the only part of the wedding that lasts forever we are so blessed that we have Jessica’s photos to look at for the rest of our lives 🙂
Jessica Stout, with Stout Photography, is a true master in her profession. She makes all of her photos pieces of art. As we received our preview and then full gallery of images, I went right back to that special day. It is beyond a simple photo… each picture tells a story of that special moment. These are photos that I will treasure forever and I could not be happier. The emotion that she captured is exactly what we were looking for. When we met with Jess, we told her we really wanted to feel the love and joy of our day. She exceeded any expectations we could have had.
Beyond the incredible gift of photography, Jess has a gift to make you feel very comfortable through the process. She was great to meet and plan beside. She was a true professional through all meetings and on our special day. Before the wedding, we met to layout a timeline of exactly what to expect. She made sure she had everything covered that we were looking for, and she also prepped us for what to expect. Every detail was attended to!
From there, she took over and guided us through each photo and made it so we were right on pace through the process. This also made it so we were able to live in each moment of our wedding, and to not be concerned about getting any photos. Jess had it covered! Something else I appreciated was that she dressed very nicely on our wedding day. It was nothing over the top, but she looked professional and appropriate for a wedding.
She is young, fun and super creative! We would come to her with ideas and she would make them better. She would also make a point to be sure we were comfortable and that we were also having fun. Through our time together, I not only grew to value her incredible gift of photography but also her kind and welcoming personality. Working with her was a true joy and pleasure. I can hardly wait to have an excuse to work with her again!! ☺ She comes with my highest recommendation!
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.
Jessica and Katie were AHHHMAAAAZING! I can’t say enough about them. We were married in Mexico, so our pictures were very important to us as many of the people we invited were not able to attend and we wanted to have a way to share the experience with them.
Jessica and Katie were so artistic and captured every special moment. Everyone who sees our pictures are in awe of the beauty she captured in the landscapes and lighting. She was so flexible with everything and put my mind at ease.
For one of the most important parts of the wedding for us, we could not have been happier.
We first met Jessica at our friends’ wedding in Lake Tahoe where she thoroughly impressed us with her tenacity to capture the best possible shot (which included crawling around in the sand and going out into the lake in a kayak). I’ll admit that at first Jessica was a bit out of our price range, but after talking to several of our friends, the consensus was that you should never skimp on your wedding photography. I’m so glad we listened to our friends, because Jess ended up being a bargain compared to the dozens of memories she beautifully captured. Jess is very professional but at the same time has a warmth that makes you feel comfortable, as if you have known her for years. At no point did we feel awkward or staged, but rather felt like she was just letting us be ourselves, to the point where we would forget she was there snapping away. We put together a timeline of events a few weeks before the wedding and she remembered it all perfectly. With everything else going on that day, it was so nice to be able to trust her to do what we asked (and do it well) so we could concentrate on enjoying ourselves.
One final note (that hopefully people someday soon will think is silly to mention): This was a same-sex wedding and at no point did we ever feel as if Jess treated us any differently than any of her other couples. All we wanted was someone who would capture the love that day, and she did it better than we ever dreamed. Thank you, Jess!
Simply The Best! Jessica is the best person for the job- I guarantee it! I fell in love with her work after two of my friends used her for their photos. My fiancé was comfortable with whomever I wanted but was nervous about the engagement shoot. The day came and Anthony was sweating! We met her for the first time at the e shoot and fell in love with her within five minutes! She was able to put us at ease and make us feel so comfortable even while lying in the dirt in a white dress! Anthony adored her and instantly relaxed! The engagement photos were the best photos we’ve ever taken! Jessica knows how to really position people to get great photos that are stunning but look natural!
Jessica is super professional!! Every meeting/ email was about what I wanted/needed, my expectations and dreams. She explained what she would need from me and always discussed what I liked and didn’t and instantly made adjustments! The days leading up to my wedding she kept in touch and assured me everything would be perfect! She was so thoughtful and caring. It meant so much to me for her to treat me like a friend and not a customer! I actually cried!
Day of the wedding she arrived and was instantly loved by my family. She won everyone over! When problems arose at our venue Jessica instantly handled the situations! She was able to continue shooting and delegate tasks to others to get what we needed done. I appreciated that so much! Her actions made it possible for me to relax and enjoy my day!
The entire day went so well and the photos were so fun! We love working with her! We have not yet received our photos as the wedding was last week, but we know they will be perfect!
The photos are also undervalued! I would have paid double for the engagement shoot! There are so many we just love! ! We received copies of photos within two weeks! I had multiple ways to contact her and never felt like I was alone or unable to reach her! I wholeheartedly recommend her!
Jessica is just plain AWESOME! When a professional photographer who’s work you love recommends someone who they would want to shoot their special life event, you should definitely listen. From the very first meeting with Jessica, we knew that she was the perfect fit and choice to capture our wedding. She’s very laid back and she makes you feel comfortable, wanting you to just be yourself. She’s super creative (just take a look at samples of her work; not to mention she’s won numerous awards) and she has great vision and ideas. The best part is, she doesn’t shove her own ideas down your throat. She’ll make her suggestions and recommendations, but she genuinely wants to know what you want and she listens! We definitely wanted her to have free reign on how she wanted to shoot; we trusted her judgment. Jessica’s great to work with. She really made us feel comfortable when we had our engagement sessions, which resulted in even better photos because we could just be ourselves. She provides you with helpful tips to help you prepare for your engagement session and the wedding day. Jessica’s prices are probably not the cheapest out there, but she’s definitely worth every dollar spent. For what you get in the package(s) together with the kind of service she provides from beginning to end, she’s a bargain. One of the things that my wife and I decided upon when we started planning our wedding is to spend more of our money on photography and videography. We wanted to have photos that will paint the picture of what happened that special day, from the vantage point of our photographers, our guests, friends, and family members. We wanted our photos to bring us back to that whirlwind of a day (because it does go by so quickly) and that’s what Jessica did for us. Jessica provides top notch service with personal touch from beginning to end. I would recommend Jessica to anyone and everyone every day of the week, and twice on Sundays.
I cannot say enough about Stout Studios, Jessica and Eric. Working with them was one of the very best decisions we’ve ever made – and it’s such an important decision, and you only get one shot, which is why I’m so compelled to share a review.
As we set out to plan our wedding, Photography was the very first thing we wanted to figure out. Because it is a once in a lifetime day, and we knew it would fly by in the blink of an eye, it meant the world to us to find someone to capture the moments in a unique and beautiful way. We have a fairly specific style, and like most I’m sure, wanted something unique and different. We didn’t want the typical posed photos, but rather wanted to capture the beauty in the day, the people, the location and the moments in an artistic way.
I am blown away by what Stout Studios captured. Truly beyond my wildest hopes. And it was not just the output – Jessica and Eric were brilliant to work with. Very easy and patient, and helpful with people not used to getting photos taken of them. They were professional in every way, and worked so hard on the day of. But then afterward, they spun back previews and ultimately the 1,000+ photos in an absolute flash! Such quick work, and the digital photos and printed book are something we’ll treasure for life.
Couldn’t have been happier – frankly, we’re so lucky to have found them! They delivered exactly what we’d wanted, by way of understanding our style and who we are (and giving us things we never would have known to articulate in the photos). SO thankful, so thrilled with our big day captured forever by these amazing folks.
They are absolutely amazing! You will not find better photographers. Not only are their photos artistic and gorgeous, but they are amazing, talented, fun and friendly people. I highly recommend! Additionally, our furbabies (all 3 of them) were part of our wedding (and engagement photos with Jessica), and they worked with the pups and their temperaments perfectly! We are highly pleased with all of our photos, and the photos captured our special day to perfection so that we have memories to last a lifetime. We definitely will be using them in the future!
I do landscape photography as a hobby so when the time came for me to find the photographer who will be documenting my wedding, I had expectations and standards. I couldn’t be more happier to have found Jessica. She was so patient in answering all my questions when I was interviewing her for the job. I fell in love with her style of photography. She is awesome at using and being creative with natural light. In an age of filters, it’s great to meet a photographer who still goes by the core of photography which is light!
She was also very easy to work with. My husband hates getting his photo taken and she was able to put him at ease and be comfortable in front of the camera. Jessica and her second shooter were able to document all the important details of our wedding. They were awesome at capturing the moments and the emotions of our guests. I truly love how all our photos came out. If you want a true pro who would deliver and really do an excellent job photographing your wedding, I highly recommend Jessica.
No words can describe what an absolute fantastic photographer Jessica is. If you are reading this and still need a photographer, seriously….book her…now! Not only are the photos breathtaking, but she was able to capture every single moment of my wedding & reception without me even being aware that she was there!
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.
I have people tell me daily how beautiful my photos are and that my photographer was awesome. I couldn’t agree more! Jessica is a consummate professional with an insane talent and perfect personality.
I have always been interested in photography and if I had any talent of my own, I would become a professional photographer. That being said, choosing a photographer for our wedding was one of the most important, if not THE most important, aspects of wedding planning for me. Back before I was even close to getting engaged, I always would browse wedding photographers when people would post their own wedding photos. I came across Stout Photography during one of these occasions and fell in love immediately. I was so amazed by the beautiful and unique shots she got! I thought having such an incredible photographer wouldn’t be doable with our somewhat modest budget, but after contacting her and finding out about the packages she offers, I knew we could make it work. I was willing to cut back in other areas to make sure we had her as our photographer.
Being in front of the camera was something that both my now-husband and I were very nervous about. We had never been in front of the camera together with a professional photographer and we were afraid the pictures would end up looking awkward. Not to worry… Jessica made us feel so comfortable and we were so happy with how our pictures turned out!
Working with Jessica was so wonderful. She was so helpful throughout the entire wedding process, answering any and all questions I had via text or email. From ideas of what to wear for the engagement session to offering her opinions on vendors and other wedding details, etc., she was always there to offer her professional and very wise opinion. I trust her opinion and admire her style in regards to pretty much everything, so I always loved getting her input 🙂 We just love Jessica and would highly recommend her to anyone!
I wish I could give 10 stars! I cannot thank Jessica enough for everything she did for us not only on our wedding day but the months leading up to it! I am convinced that Jessica is the BEST wedding photographer out there, not only are her pictures to die for but she is AMAZING to work with!
Jessica gets to know her brides and cares so much about the product she delivers to every one of us. Somehow, she makes you feel like you are her only bride and her priority even though you know she has a hundred other weddings to shoot throughout the year! She is professional, responsive, creative, organized, and just fun!
She has a deep passion for wedding photography and a unique gift of capturing true emotion. Her photos are not only beautiful and professional, they literally put you right back in the moment that they capture. I have sorted through my wedding photos about 50 times now and I still cry! I can feel the nerves, excitement, and fun from that day with every single picture (and there are A LOT of pictures!). Jessica’s talent is unbelievable!
What I appreciated most about Jessica throughout this process was that she honestly wanted us to be happy. It wasn’t at all about what she thought was best or what she thought was important; it was all about us. She took the time to understand who we are as a couple and what really mattered to us at the wedding. She offered advice when we asked and she always had an answer or recommendation for EVERY one of our many questions! I used every single one of her recommendations and am so glad I did!
Jessica exceeded our expectations in every area! Thank you Jessica for being my photographer, my time manager, my counselor (at times), my advisor, my encourager, my self-esteem builder (seriously you made me feel like a supermodel every time you took a picture), and my friend. You are such a beautiful person inside and out and we were honored to have you document our big day! We love you!
This review is long overdue, but well deserved. I have nothing but great things to say about Jessica. My husband and I were introduced to Jessica through our friends who hired her for their wedding and we loved the photos she took. When it came time for my husband and I to search for a photographer, for our 4th of July wedding, we considered Jessica. At first we weren’t sure we would be able to afford her prices, but after some researching, not only were her prices reasonable, but we also knew if we were going to spend a good amount of money in something, it should be for great quality photos. Once we chose Jessica, we opted to have her shoot our engagement photos, in addition to our wedding. From the get go, communicating and working with Jessica was easy and seamless. Her attention to detail was flawless and the little touches she put into her packages were not only amazing, but super thoughtful.
Our engagement shoot went smoothly and after seeing the photos, we were extremely excited for our wedding.
The day of our wedding was on a tight schedule and went by so fast. Jessica and her assistant, Katie, did a fabulous job capturing all the photos we asked for, in addition to some amazing candid shots. We had some guests that were having too much fun and Jessica and Katie did a great job working around them – they never skipped a beat. They remained poised and professional. There was one part in the evening where Jessica approached my husband and I. She asked if we wanted to take some photos in the woods because the lighting was perfect. At first I said no, but she convinced me and THANK GOD she did because the photos came out amazing!
If you are considering to hire Stout Photography for your wedding, you’re not only in great hands, but you will receive nothing but amazing photos.
After reviewing her impressive portfolio, we hired Jessica Stout to shoot our engagement and wedding photos. It was one of the best decisions we made for our July 2013 wedding!
Jessica is extremely professional. She handles large wedding parties like a breeze! She is prompt, easy to get ahold of, and happy to answer any questions right away despite how busy and popular she is. She shows up on time, prepared, with a bright smile on her face. She takes great pride in her business and work. Everything she does is well thought-out and her decisions show she is very experienced. Her photos speak for themselves – she knows what she’s doing and I trust her 100%!
Before our engagement photo session, I told Jessica we didn’t want mushy, serious photos since it would not feel like us. It would feel posed and look awkward to anyone who knows us. We laugh a lot together and have fun. Jessica listened to me and suggested we go to the Sacramento State Fair.
At the fair, Jessica told us exactly what to do, we felt natural, and the photos came out better than we had ever imagined! She got on rides with us, laid down on the ground as we had a silly string fight above her…anything to get an amazing shot. Jessica’s outgoing and positive personality helped us both feel comfortable. I feel like I gained a friend in this whole process!
I found Jessica’s experience with weddings to be so valuable at my own. Her professionalism and comfort with every situation set me at ease throughout the day, allowing me to relax and focus on what was most important on my wedding day! I really liked that she brought along a second photographer, Katie. They make a great team.
I have beautiful wedding photos and do not have a single complaint about Jessica. If you are looking for an experienced, professional, creative, and fun photographer, look no further! I’d highly recommend Jessica to anyone and hope I have the opportunity to hire her again in the future.
Allan and I were planning a small, intimate wedding in St. Lucia. As you can imagine, we were running into trouble finding a photographer on the island. I started to look for photographers through Google search and happened upon Fearless Photographers. It was a match made in heaven!
We created our profile, set the scene of our wedding, and waited for responses.
Within 24 hours, the responses started to pour in. We looked through profiles, and contacted a few photographers who we liked.
The profile that stuck out the most to us was Stout Photography. Jess’ photographs are incredibly interesting and she plays with light so beautifully. After a phone call with Jess, our decision had been made!
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.
Fearless Photography made the process of finding a photographer easy and lifted a huge burden off of our shoulders. Beyond making the selection easier, we felt like Fearless allowed us to find and communicate with photographers we would have never crossed paths with on our own search; it opened up a whole new world of artists and communication!
When we found out that one of Jess’ photographs from our wedding won a FP Award, we were thrilled! Our journey with Fearless Photographer and Stout Photography has now come full-circle! This is a well-deserved award for Jess, and we are so proud that it came from our special day.
When numerous friends and co-workers HIGHLY recommend a wedding photographer, you know you are working with someone special. Our office had a rash of engagements and many of my co-workers were looking for photographers. I started a search myself when I got engaged but I found myself looking for someone who took photos that were fresh and different. When I came across a co-worker’s engagement photos, I immediately asked, “who took these photos?” I was so excited because the photos encapsulated exactly what I was looking for. When we made our first appointment with Jessica, I knew she was THE ONE. Photography is so important, and my fiancé and I didn’t want the status quo — we wanted something awesome and fun. We were able to work with Jessica during our engagement shoot and wedding. During the engagement shoot, Jessica knew exactly where she wanted us to capture the best light. The entire afternoon went fluidly and we were able to get the best photos. We got so many compliments on our save the dates — we had to choose the one card option that had the most photos because we couldn’t choose our favorites! There were too many! When it came do our wedding day, Jessica really proved she was the most awesome photographer around. She maneuvered our entire wedding party around Crocker Art museum, looking for interesting shots with great light. She knew what was going to look good in the photos and made us all feel extremely comfortable. And she was not afraid to contort herself to get the best angles! Jessica literally will lie on the floor if she thinks it will help get the perfect photo — she is THAT DEDICATED. It was so easy to work with her and we couldn’t be happier with the wedding photos. The photos were just “us” and that is exactly what we wanted. Jessica really created magic with her camera that day. Thank you Jessica!
I am not sure I could ever put into words how grateful I am that I hired Stout Studios as our wedding photographers! We met with Jessica to get a feel for them prior to hiring Stout Studios and from the moment we walked in we knew they were the right fit. You can see from their work the amazing quality of photos they are able to take. What you are unable to see from those images, are the individuals whose professionalism and attention to detail is unmatched! From our engagement photos on Jax Beach to getting married in the White Room, Jessica was there to help us every step of the way. Her years worth of experience were such a calming force during stressful times. I am so lucky to have had Stout Studios as I believe we gained not only photographers for life’s moments but also friends!
I can’t say enough positive things about our experience with Jessica and her team. She was a true pro in ever aspect, and has such an amazing eye for beautiful photography. Our photos turned out better than we could have imagined. The team was so easy to work with and made the whole processed enjoyable for the entire wedding party. Also we are soooo happy we went with the wedding album, it was worth every penny. My wife and I can’t stop looking back at our special day.
There are not enough words to describe what an absolute fantastic photographer Kara is. Kara has the best personality, and can pull the best out of anyone. Her talent is amazing. She was able to capture every single moment of my wedding & reception without me even knowing she was there. What I appreciate most about Kara is her attention to detail. She really takes her time to capture that perfect moment, and has the patience the capture that perfect shot. If you have a piece of hair out of place, don’t worry, Kara will catch it!!
Kara’s creative ideas made it easy to find the perfect location with the perfect lighting. The family photos Kara took after the wedding were just beautiful. They could not have turned out any more perfect. During our engagement photo session, Kara made our experience so much fun captured breathtaking pictures.
I have people telling me all the time how beautiful my wedding photos are. I personally would have to agree. I have never had such an amazing experience with a photographer. I would truly recommend Kara a million times over. She has amazing talent and that is very hard to find. Kara met all of my expectations and then some. I highly recommend Kara!!