Hello! We are Kara Michele and Jessica Lee, 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.
Collectively we have been photographing weddings since 2005, Kara is a graduate of the prestigious SCAD university with a degree in photography. We are honored you’re considering us to document your wedding or portrait session. We are looking forward to talking more with you!
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In 2015 I married my childhood pen-pal under a 200-year-old tree in Jacksonville, Florida.
I had my first dog, Buddy, for 13 years. He passed in 2016. I now have two Goldendoodle's, Templeton and Bernard that are the most adorable sweet balls of fluff you'll ever see. We also have two cats (one is a Polydactyl) I like cats. I LOVE dogs.
One of my favorite smells is a tennis ball.
In 2015, I began competing in body building competitions and discovered I have a passion for fitness and nutrition.
I photographed 500 weddings before I turned 30.
I am the youngest of four children.
I’ll do just about anything for a good picture. Will you?
In 2014 I graduated from SCAD University having majored in Fine Arts Photography.
I adopted a wonderful dog, Tyson in 2012 but lost him to cancer in 2016. Since then, I adopted Ruger and Luna, the Border Collie duo.
I grew up fishing with my family and am now considered a seafood connoisseur!
If I'm not at the dog park you might find me camping in the Carolina's.
I've explored miles of the Atlantic Ocean floor.
I hang out with my parents almost everyday. They're cool, I promise!
In addition to photography my other creative passion is painting and crafting.
Nothing makes me happier than when I'm with any dog!
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By far one of my absolute favorite Wedding photographers, Jessica Moores for Stout Photography is funny, fun, and INGENIOUS!! I love every opportunity to work with this talented team, and recommend their work to anyone who wants that certain special something when it comes to capturing those most important moments!
Jessica is one of the most creative photographers in the area! We are constantly amazed when we see her work. She also makes sure to coordinate with us so we don't get in each other's way during the wedding, which we really appreciate! We recommend her to all of our clients!
I have had the pleasure of having Stout shoot one of my cakes and the photos were incredible. We also are partners of the Carvahlo Family Winery preferred vendor team, She has an amazing eye and she is able to truely capture the moment. I would recommend Stout Photography to anyone looking for professional photos.