Professional Photographer Over 20 Years 

Steve Whysall Photo

"As a photojournalist for newspapers, I’ve learned that a great photo is created when you anticipate what is going to happen. Just as important is understanding professional lighting to get the correct exposure. Combining both takes your picture from mediocre to extraordinary."  — Steve Whysall




Some Publications and Exhibitions:

  • The Best of Photographers  Photoserve

  • National Geographic Traveler Magazine

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art Magazine

  • Conde Nast

  • Greenpeace

  • Time Magazine

  • The Washington Post

Photography Is All I Do


I style your food photography

When you photograph food it should reflect all the passion your vision used to create it.  You can be a great food photographer, but if you don't understand what is special to create the plate, you will never design it properly.  As a former professional chef for 15 years around the world at exclusive restaurants, I understand how the flavors all work together, and how to present your dish to make your food sell. I bring your food to life with my creative compositions and my expert lighting techniques.  As an honors graduate from The Corcoran Gallery of Art in D.C., I display your food in an artistic manner.  I draw upon my experience with National Geographic to shoot your food photography with expert lighting techniques.  There is no need for a food stylist with me!

Bring your gourmet food to life with my creative compositions and my expert lighting techniques.


When I Googled “gourmet food photographer in Frederick MD”, Whysall Photography was the first to pop up. I read through Steve’s website and thought this guy sounds too good to be true. But I took my chances and gave him a call to see if he would take photographs of my cheesecakes for my small start up business. We spoke a few minutes on the phone. He was kind and accommodating and instantly I felt confident he was the guy for the job. We met that same week to discuss my vision. After just a few minutes of consulting with Steve, and seeing samples of his work, I knew that he was more than qualified to meet my needs. His credentials are impressive, but he exceeds them on a personal level. Steve is not only an artist, a visionary, a professional and a perfectionist when it comes to his craft, he is a genuinely nice and caring human being. He will not rest until he gets it just right. He created images that exceeded my vision. Without hesitation, I recommend Steve for any and all of your photography needs.
— Tee

Frederick Food Photographer Studio Address

263 West Patrick St
Frederick, MD  21701

“It’s your life, your love, your story. You want the moment to last forever... the romance, the excitement, the celebration. That’s what we do. That’s what we’re here for.”
— Steve Whysall
“Simply put, we lucked out with Steve. Our wedding photos were more artistic, beautiful, and unique than we could have possibly hoped for. We have heard from so many family members, friends, and coworkers tell us that our photos are the best photos they have ever seen. At the risk of sounding narcissistic, we have to agree. So like I said, we really lucked out. Look no further. Steve is a true talent and is the best at what he does.”
— Chau

Steve is the winner of the Silver Award in an international competition sponsored by the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Associations. (AG)WPJA is comprised of outstanding wedding photographers.

Photo Studio Address

263 West Patrick St.
Frederick, MD  21701

When your wedding day is over, all you have are your memories and your photos.  Make sure your photographer has the experience to capture the beauty of your day that will leave your family and friends breathless!   Steve has photographed Over 1,000 weddings.


Advertising Photography

You want your advertising photos to sell your products or services!  Never trust a photographer who claims to be a "natural light" photographer.  A skillful photographer is paid to light the set just as much as to create the composition.  Professional lighting is the heart of photography, and it is what separates an amateur photographer from a true professional.

My 5 years of National Geographic training is where I learned my expert lighting techniques.


I can’t quite remember how I happened upon this photographer, but I am so very glad that I did! We hired him to take photos of our staff and facilities for our Doctor’s office and he definitely exceeded our expectations.
The work that he does with lighting alone is simply incredible. He gave us amazing corporate head shots, group shots, and action shots to name a few.
His patience and professionalism during a day long shoot with almost 20 women was extremely admirable. Take a look through his amazing portfolio and see his work for yourself. I would definitely recommend him for anyone’s big occasion.
— Alexis

If you have questions about how far I will travel, what I charge, or what your copy right use of my photos will be please call me at (240) 793 - 6193 and I will be happy to go over your concerns.  Or you can email me.

Name *

 Advertising Photographer Studio Address

263 West Patrick St
Frederick, MD  21701

Warm Colors For That Professional Look

You want your real estate listing to sell!  Show your house with photos that are shot with warm colors with professional lighting, not that faddish bright look created in Photo Shop, or with over exposed photos.  I will make your luxury home glow with expert lighting techniques learned while training for National Geographic. 

We hired Whysall Photography, LLC numerous times to photograph our completed remodel projects. They have proven to be professional, experienced, timely, FUN & affordable. They are able to provide quality photos for not only large remodeled spaces, but also very small spaces. Their experience, equipment and lighting have produced beautiful photos for our website and advertising material! We will be hiring them again in October for another photo shoot. Thank you Whysall Photography, LLC!
— Patricia

Frederick Photo Studio

Come to my photography studio, or I will come to you!  We photograph high school senior portraits, family portraits, newborn portraits, and studio portraits both inside the studio, and outside. Steve has 20 years of professional photography experience.

If you are looking for a true photographic artist contact Steve Whysall. He will help guide you from concept to finished work with results that will amaze you. I have worked with numerous photographers and artists throughout the years and have never encountered anyone with a stronger work ethic, artistic creativity and attention to detail.
— Jason

Photo Studio Address

263 West Patrick St
Frederick, MD  21701

Corporate Portraits


Make your business portraits stand out!  If you need head shots for your online marketing or website, or if you need clean corporate portraits with an industry background, you want your portraits to stand out from the competition so YOU will be noticed.  Make sure the photographer you choose to shoot your corporate portraits is qualified.  With over 20 years of professional experience, art school education, and National Geographic training, I am highly qualified to shoot your corporate portraits.  Come to my photography studio, or I will come to you.  Photography is all I do.

I needed headshots for work that are not too stiff and show my personality. I also wanted some for family. Steve was a joy to work with and HE MADE ME LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER. Of course, I’m shouting! I’m 52 and his lighting was beautiful. No airbrushing, just lighting. If you look close, you can tell I’m starting to get wrinkles, but the lighting really diminishes them. And Steve had me cracking up so he got some laughing shots my family members love. The one you see here <<< that tiny head shot, that is the one I chose for work. I think you can click my link and see a few more. You can also see how this one looks in full length. They were not all identical and it was a very hard choice. When you go to Steve’s full web site, take a look at the commercial, travel, weddings and architecture shots. Wow. Walking around in the studio feels like being inside of a National Geographic magazine.
— Beth

Portrait Studio Address

263 West Patrick St
Frederick, MD  21701

Product Photography

You want your products to sell! Never trust a photographer who claims to be a "natural light" photographer.  The truth is a true professional photographer is paid to light the set as much as to create the professional composition.  My 5 years of National Geographic training is where I learned my expert lighting techniques.


“The most under-rated and perhaps brilliant photographer within the D.C. Metropolitan area. I simply cannot recommend a better or more talented individual for any of your photography needs. Whysall Photography is hands down, the best kept secret in Northern Virginia. Your pictures will turn out remarkable, trust me! ((:-
— Amy

Photography Studio Address

263 West Patrick St
Frederick, MD  21701

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Photographer

The bar and bat mitzvah ceremony is a milestone event culminating years of study, as only the beginning of a lifetime of learning.  As a former journalist for newspapers, Steve knows how to capture your important bar or bat mitzvah event by anticipating the shot to give you creative and artistic photos with emotion.  Steve has 20 years of photography experience in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

“Steve is AWESOME! He is edgy, creative, and far from your traditional photographer! He has an amazing eye and great vision! Great traditional pictures and breathtaking edgy pictures with flair, but still family appropriate. Such a true pleasure to work with! We would recommend him to all our friends and family! Best photographer EVER!!!!!-
— Suzy

Travel Photography


Travel photography from around the world



Engagement Sessions

Whether you want an engagement session to test the waters to see if we are a match, or whether you want to frame an engagement photo as a guest book art for your wedding day, we spend several hours shooting at several locations to capture your personality.


Steve is an excellent photographer and an even better person. He made me and my fiance so comfortable during both a proposal and an engagement session, and did whatever possible to make sure we got the best product. Easy to work with and definitely a perfectionist. Look forward to having him at our wedding as well.
— Wes

What sets us apart from other photographers?

  • Satisfaction - Client satisfaction is our number one top priority because we want you to refer us to your friends and family

  • Experience - 20 years of professional photography experience

  • No fads - We create a portrait that holds its value through generations

  • Professional - Photography is all we do.  We do not do it "on the side"

  • Educated - Art school educated for creative compositions

  • Trained - National Geographic trained for expert lighting techniques

  • Two Photographers - All weddings come with two professional photographers

  • Wishes - Experienced in interviewing to capture our clients wishes

  • Full sized images - You get all edited full sized images for free regardless of wedding package chosen

  • Reliable - Consistent, punctual, reliable show ups

  • Value - Excellent quality for a reasonable price

  • Ease - Our relaxed personality soothes and comforts to get your best expressions

  • Lighting - We understand how to SEE THE LIGHT and how to make the most of it

  • Staging - Creative on location staging to capture your most flattering angle

  • Insured - We are insured and bonded

  • File Storage - We keep your wedding photos for years

  • Service - Behind the scenes we act as wedding coordinator, necktie tier, hair stylist, and family manager

  • Know you - We meet again just prior to the wedding to understand your personality and needs

  • Focus - We give you 100% of our focus so you can relax and enjoy your big wedding day

  • Equipment - Professional equipment to do your job right such as lenses, transmitters, stands, and lighting

  • Exposure - We get it right in the camera so we don't have to rely on Photoshop 

Weddings     Commercial    Gourmet Food     Corporate Portraits   Portraits     Mitzvahs   Advertising

If you have questions about how far I will travel, what I charge, or what your copy right use of my photos will be please call me at (240) 793 - 6193 and I will be happy to go over your concerns.  Or you can email me.

Name *

Photo Studio Address
263 W Patrick St
# 8
Frederick, MD  21701

Whysall Photography has served the Washington DC Metropolitan area for 20 years.  This includes Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.