Located in the Creekside Plaza Building in Hip & Historic Downtown Frederick, my UnCorporate Headshot® office is used as a "home base" for Downtown Frederick sessions- a place to hold extra clothing and accessories for longer photo sessions and a pit stop for quick makeup touch ups, wardrobe changes, and bathroom breaks. It is not a studio. I do not offer studio photography.

The office is located along Carroll Creek, above Frederick Social and across the street from the Frederick City Courthouse. 

Sessions are by appointment only and are generally offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We typically book 2-3 weeks out, but sometimes have earlier availability. The sooner you contact us, the better!

About the office

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 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.

I also offer family portraits, natural newborn and elopement services. You can find out about them on my Lifestyle Photography website.

My love for my adopted hometown of Frederick, Maryland led to a year-long photo project that's now a full-blown side gig, Doors of Frederick.

Community is a big deal to me. Here in Frederick, I’m a member of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and volunteer my services to a variety of local nonprofits. It’s so important to me to give back and help others.

With any free time I have, you'll find me listening to audiobooks, planning our next big trip, 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. 

ABOuT THE photographer

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.