Engagement Photographer Pricing


Wedding Clients $300.00

Up to four hours of photography

Two Photographers

Get All Edited Full Sized Photos on DVD 

Joint Copyright

Non Wedding Clients $500.00

Up to Four hours of photography

Two Photographers

Get All Edited Full Sized photos on DVD

Joint Copyright

More Information

Go to multiple locations

Additional travel costs outside of Frederick, MD area

Photos delivered within 2 weeks

Prints available for purchase

All wedding clients get engagements at a reduced fee.  If I shoot your engagements for the full fee and you decide to hire me to shoot your wedding, you will get a credit of $200 from your wedding photography package.  If you are already a wedding client $300 for engagement session.

Whether you want to get engagement portraits for a save the date card, or to use as your wedding guest book signing, or whether you want to test the waters to see if we are a match, an engagement session is a way to see how we work together. We spend several hours capturing your personality to tell your unique story.


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.

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
Steve is an all around class act. Very professional...and he takes WONDERFUL pictures!
— Christina
We absolutely loved working with Steve Whysall for both our engagement photo shoot and our wedding. Steve is open, honest and encourages couples to meet with him beforehand to see if it’s a good fit. Having a good relationship with your photographer is vital to getting the memories you want captured. Steve prefers to do more artistic photographs rather than your standard wedding posed pictures. If you want standard group shots makes sure to provide a list and remember what pictures you want- in the craziness of the day we forgot to get pictures with our entire immediate families- we have pictures with our parents, just not with them and our siblings. However, the couple portraits we have are amazing- be open to climbing onto trucks or walking through the woods barefoot! Have an open mind and let Steve’s artistry take over you won’t be disappointed. In terms of pricing he is comparable to other photographers, we really like that we have joint copyright and own all of our engagement and wedding photos. Def. take advantage of the engagement photo shoot- it gets you comfortable with Steve’s style and if you’ve never taken professional pictures before, it familiarizes you with how to take photos before the big day. We loved working with Steve and absolutely recommend working with him for your wedding or special occasion.
— Dannie
We really enjoyed working with Steve on our engagement and wedding photos. We selected him after thorough research of the photographers in the area. He was by far the best value, not to mention his work is astonishing. We loved his creativity and spontaneity, and also his use of light. Our pictures were awesome with memories we will cherish for years to come. We highly recommend Steve for your wedding or next event. We look forward to working with him again in the future!
— Ana
Steve - These are phenomenal! You captured our special day perfectly and we could not be happier with how they all turned out. Thank you so much for your help in planning and making our proposal so wonderful! We appreciate all you and your wife did for us. We LOVE the photos and can’t wait to show them off!
— Sarah + John
My fiance and I recently hired Steve to do our wedding and engagement photography and are very happy with our decision. We just got our engagement pictures back recently with only about one week turnover time (during the thanksgiving holiday). All of our pictures turned out amazing. He is an expert at his craft and his prices are of great value. You won’t get better for your money.
His assistant Rachel was wonderful as well and they made for a great team together
— Kaitlin


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With over 20 years of professional experience

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National Geographic Traveler Magazine

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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


Wedding Style

Is a Mixture of Documentary, Fine art, and Traditional


What sets us apart from other Wedding photographers?

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

Experience - Photographer with 20 years of professional photography experience

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

Professional - Photographer whose sole job is Photography.  We do not shoot weddings "on the side"

Educated - Photographer who is art school educated for creative compositions

Trained - National Geographic trained photographer for expert lighting techniques

Two Photographers - All weddings come with two professional photographers

Wishes - Photographer who is experienced in interviewing to capture our clients wishes

Full sized images - You get all edited full sized images of your wedding day for free regardless of the wedding photographer package chosen

Reliable - Photographers with a reputation of consistent, punctual, reliable show ups

Value - Excellent quality for a reasonable price

Simple Pricing -  Simple wedding pricing packages without upselling on the back-end

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 shoot your wedding right such as lenses, transmitters, stands, and lighting

Exposure - We understand how to expose for different lighting scenarios, to get it right in the camera so we don't have to rely on Photoshop 

All wedding photography packages include edited full sized photos on a DVD with joint copyright at no extra charge.  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.

Steve has been a professional photographer serving the Washington DC metropolitan area for over 20 years.  This includes Washington, DC, northern Virginia, and Maryland.

If you have questions about how far I travel, or what your copyright use of my photos will be, please call me or shoot me an email.  I will be happy to answer your questions.

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