Located in historic Downtown Frederick, the UnCorporate Headshot studio can be used (when not in Covid-times) for headshots, business portraits, personal branding, and more. At this time, I am not booking indoor photo sessions at the studio.

While I can't use the studio for its intended purposes right now (thanks, global pandemic!), it is currently used as a home base for Downtown Frederick sessions- a place to hold extra clothing and accessories for longer shoots, for quick makeup touchups, wardrobe changes, and bathroom breaks.

The studio is located within Give Rise Studio, a creative community space that utilizes collaboration, classes, practices, retreats, workshops, and products to not only serve studio patrons but also improve the lives of our community as a whole.   

Sue, the owner of GRS (and my "work wife") offers diverse programming to inspire creativity, health & joy. She's amazing, her mission is amazing and I hope you are able to experience one of her classes.

About the STudio

I’m Mary Kate, but most of my clients and friends call me MK. I’ve been a professional photographer for 18 years. (that is a truly wild sentence to type)

I was born in Chicago, grew up mostly in small-town Indiana, went to school in DC, and now live in Frederick, Maryland with my husband Joe, our toddler, and three rescue dogs. Life is crazy and busy, but that’s how we like it around here.

I've photographed a little bit of everything over the years, but my focus is now corporate work. As a storyteller, I love being able to share the narrative of a business. Each one has a unique story and trajectory, so it’s never boring.

Community is a big deal to me. Here in Frederick, I’m a member of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and the leader of Frederick’s TuesdaysTogether Group. It’s so important to me to give back and help others.

With any free time I have, you'll find me reading, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, traveling with friends (gosh, I miss that), or riding my Peloton bike to nowhere.

I can't wait to meet you and create some fantastic imagery for your website, LinkedIn, dating website, marketing materials and more. 


Say hello to the crew of UnCorporate Headshot. We are a small but mighty team who likes to check things off our to-do lists- and yours. We are ready when you are.


Photo Assistant




Owner & Lead Photographer


Digital Assistant


I highly recommend working with Mary Kate! She was incredibly friendly and put me at ease while taking branding photos. My photos are beautiful and I am so excited and proud to display them on my website.

Ashley R.

MK is the best! I love working with her not only to take photos of my family but for our business. I recommend her to our business clients, friends, and anyone that is looking for an honest, down to earth, talented photographer. Her style is clean and she always follows through. She’s the real deal!!


MK made the whole process of new, professional headshots easy! She explained every detail each step of the way. I'm really happy with the end product and I've received many compliments


Mary Kate was very professional and did a great job with my head shots. She knew all the great spots in Frederick to take pictures and was very efficient with her time. I highly recommend Mary Kate McKenna photography!

Chris C.

Mary Kate did wonderful work. The photoshoot was fun and fast. The results were fabulous. Just what I was looking for. Highly recommended.

Teresa A.