Professional Photographer

20 + years

About Steve Whysall

Photo Journalist

Photography Studio Located in Frederick, MD

Steve is an accomplished, diverse photographer, in the areas of photojournalism, commercial, advertising campaigns, portraiture, aerial, wedding, food, product photography and all types of events.

On photojournalist assignments since 1999, he has served as the Assistant Photographer for award-winning National Geographic Photographer, Richard Nowitz. Together, they have traveled the world documenting cultures and landscapes for the readers of the National Geographic. Also, for the National Geographic, Steve has done aerial shots, including the monuments of Washington, D.C., that were used in a book about our nation's capital. Steve photographed travel destinations for Conde Nast and World Magazine. Also, as a photojournalist for Greenpeace, Steve was responsible for photographing toxic environments for several ad campaigns.

Another assignment took Steve to the Badlands of South Dakota where he lived among the Sioux Indians. While there he developed a series of photographs telling a story of these proud people, their rich culture and how the modern world has impacted their survival.

Commercial Photographer

For two years, Steve served as the official photographer of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department capturing the intensity, dedication, conviction, and life-threatening work of local firemen as they fought to save lives and property. His work was shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and received accolades from various Montgomery County officials. Furthermore, his work was featured in the Washington Post, Montgomery Journal, Gazette, and on Montgomery cable TV.

Executive Head Shots

Over the years, Steve has been selected to photograph numerous corporate executives for ad campaigns, annual reports, and official portraits. He has taken portraits of President George W. Bush along with members of his cabinet, including Donald Rumsfeld, and the Prime Minister of Poland.  

Former Chef

Steve was also an accomplished chef around the world, which allows him to bring a unique quality to his food photography. Steve's love of food is clear, as you want to sit down and take a bite from every picture. Steve takes pride in styling his own food photography.  Because, your food photos need to reflect what the meat is meant to look like and how all the flavors work together.  Steve understands how the flavors all work together, and how to present your dish to make your food sell. Steve styles all of his food photography by drawing on his chef experience.

Wedding Photographer

Through his wedding photography, Steve provides each couple with a beautiful documentary of their very special day. Using a photojournalist approach, Steve captures the intimate moments throughout the day along with the personality of the couple and their guests to provide a rich pictorial and a life long memory of their wedding day. Steve's motto is:  "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!"  

Art School Educated

Originally from Norwich, England, Steve emigrated to the United States in 1989 and proceeded to obtain a BFA in photography with honors from The Corcoran College of Art in Washington, D.C. To round out his capabilities, he studied commercial photography at Montgomery College in Maryland. Because of his love for his craft, Steve has taught photography, including black & white photography and darkroom techniques to both adults and children since 1996.

Photography Awards

Finally, during his career, Steve has received several honors, including The H.E. Klappert Memorial Award for Photography. Steve is the winner of The Gold and 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.


Award Winning Wedding Photographer

Steve Whysall is the winner of The Gold and The Silver Award in international competitions sponsored by the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Associations.  (AG)WPJA is comprised of outstanding wedding photographers.


The Best of PhotographersPhoto Serve

Washington, DC A List

Corcoran Gallery of Art Magazine

National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Conde Nast


Time Magazine

The Washington Post

Bridal Fever

Virginia Winery Weddings Magazine



The Woman's Bar Association

The Red Cross Frederick Bachelor Raffle

The Montgomery Journal

The Kensington Gazette

The Arlington Gazette

The Frederick Magazine

Tampa Bay Tribune

The Men's Journal

Media General

Washington Project for The Arts

The Frederick Tourism Council



Wedding Style Magazine

Frederick Arts Council


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.

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