ABOUT STEVE WHYSALL In 1990 Steve emigrated to America from Norwich, England as a professional chef who had worked in high-end restaurants around the world. With 15 years experience as a chef, Steve suffered a severe burn injury. This injury caused Steve to change careers into photography. He received acceptance into the art and photography school at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and began his new life learning art and photography. As an honors graduate from The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Steve studied the classics, and was the only student paid to publish his photos in the school magazine. While at The Corcoran, a famed photographer for National Geographic, Richard Nowitz, approached them and asked for their best student. Steve was chosen to accompany Nowitz, and he worked with him on travel assignments for five years. This National Geographic training proved to be invaluable as this is where Steve learned his expert lighting techniques. Lighting is the heart of professional photography. At the Corcoran, Steve was particularly drawn to a group of artists called The Pre-Raphaelites. They were a consortium of eight artists who were crying out for a return to the classics in art. At their time, popular art was de-saturated and mass produced, and they felt, had lowered the standards in the art world. Steve is a modern day renaissance Pre-Raphaelite. He shoots his photos in an artistic and creative style with edgy lighting so they are timeless. Through his wedding photography, Steve provides each couple with a beautiful documentary of their very special day. As a craftsman with a photo journalist approach, Steve captures the personality of the couple and their guests, to provide a rich pictorial and a life-long memory of their wedding day. Every wedding comes with two photographers to capture the event from two unique perspectives. Steve has taught black and white photography, including darkroom techniques, to both adults and children since 1996. Steve has received many honors including The Klappert Memorial Award for Photography. Come to Steve’s photography studio or he will come to you.