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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Emily P. · Getting married on 10/02/2021
Absolutely Amazing Work & People!
Kara & Jess were absolutely amazing! I had the pleasure of meeting Kara earlier on in our engagement for our engagement photoshoot & she created the most beautiful portraits! Scroll through their photos and it’s a no brainer that Stout Studios has some seriously amazing talent! But what meant the world to me was their professionalism, organization, attention to detail and overall kind & friendly demeanor that just makes you want to hangout with them and get a drink after the shoot. My husband & I are awkward and not very good models… Kara has a way that just makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. Her eye and attention to detail is just amazing and the way she poses you with such ease is truly a gift. We had a huge bridal party and a giant family for her to work with and she handled it like a champ! Not to mention she is so sweet and just a joy to work with! I am so thankful that Stout Studios was referred to me because they truly are the most amazing photographers and group of people. Thank you so much Kara! I truly appreciate all you did to make our photos and wedding day just beautiful!Sent on 02/28/2020
Christina B. · Married on 06/26/2021
You will not be disappointed!
We are beyond happy that Stout photographed our wedding! Kara is so talented and a pleasure to work with. She was patient with us as we drafted up a timeline and was always very responsive when we had questions. I loved how throughout the wedding day she kept asking us if we were okay or needed anything to help us feel relaxed and comfortable. She even sent us a preview of a few pictures only 3 days after the wedding which came out AMAZING! Book them for your wedding, you will not be disappointed!Sent on 07/05/2021
Kelly · Married on 02/10/2021
Professional, creative eye
Absolutely beautiful photos of our wedding! The Stout team made myself, the groom, and our guests feel comfortable at every step of the way- from the consultation to the wedding day and our many questions in between.Sent on 12/17/2019
Attention to detail & lighting were amazing! Captured all the moments that were important to us. And very prepared with a backup plan when it rained during our outdoor photo session.
They were fast with turn around time to get us our photos after the wedding which was a huge bonus. Highly recommend.
Team of Stout Studios
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!
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.