Chris Whonsetler - Commercial Photography

Indianapolis, IN

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I love to make a point to chat with the business owner or marketing team to figure out the best way to capture the images. With lighting and editing techniques that boarder limitless potentials its best to discuss overall brand and get the details figured out before we dive into the photoshoot.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love the diversity of photography! As a commercial photographer I am tasked with marketing and branding of businesses which can range from portraits to products, and it never gets old!


Indianapolis, IN 46204

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18 Reviews
  • Leroy B. Apr 25, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    OMG I had the most amazing time doing this my first photo shoot. The picture are outstanding and now I know what it feels like to have an personal photographer. Lol. The customer service was truly outstanding Thank you Chris and to your assistant as well
  • Meredith M. Mar 9, 2017
    Great eye, easy to work with!
    Chris was awesome to work with! He has a great eye, we highly recommend!
  • Paige H. Mar 8, 2017
    Polished, Professional, and Oh-So-Cool!
    Chris does a great job capturing a company's overall vibe. I've seen the work he's done for plenty of team portraits, and they always look top-notch. It's really refreshing to see pictures where everyone looks friendly and more importantly--confident. I hired Chris to do my own headshots and they've definitely helped take my website to the next level. (Love getting compliments for them!) But where Chris really excels is product shoots. Food photography especially. His understanding of lighting and staging will make your mouth water! He's definitely the go-to guy for branding photography. Highly recommended.
  • Jonathan H. Mar 7, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Great times
    Chris was fantastic. Made stunning quality photos at a great price compared to his exceeded service. Recommending him to lots of people! Will do more with him in the future.
  • Richard M. Mar 6, 2017
    Great job!!!!
    Chris was very professional, thorough, and creative during our session I would definitely use his services again in the future
  • Corey C. Feb 24, 2017
    Truly An Artist
    Chris is phenomenal. He truly is an artist. Chris has taken some photos for us on a few different projects and the end results are incredible. So much so that we have blown up a couple and used them as promotional banners. Incredibly talented. Look forward to more projects with Chris.
  • Steve R. Feb 22, 2017
    What makes WhonPhoto different?
    As the owner of a small, growing business, I am thankful to have worked with Chris Whonsetler. In addition to the great photos taken of myself, employees, and our clients, Chris helped guide me every step of the way. Anyone can snap a photo, but if you want the brilliance of a moment captured, WhonPhoto is the answer! Steve Richardson Owner, Sempose Fitness
  • Kristy F. Feb 17, 2017
    Great experience, awesome photos!
    Great experience on working Ball State University's Career Center job fair professional headshots. They were professional, had quick turn around time, dependable and worked efficiently with our students all while handling over 400 students during a 4 hour period of time. Thank you!
  • Andy H. Feb 8, 2017
    I mean, look at how good I look! lol
    Chris is not only an awesome photographer but he does an amazing job making the often uncomfortable situation of a photoshoot and making it easy and fun. Great guy to work with.
  • Lisa C. Aug 4, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    I hired Chris for a headshot booth at our technology conference. He was professional, timely, and offered great suggestions to make everything run smoothly. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for fantastic photography and a professional staff.
  • Basilios D. Jan 28, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    This was a corporate photo-shoot. Chris was on time and very efficient. Communicated very well with the group and was able to capture the shots we needed perfectly. Chris seemed to know very well what he was doing. We also liked the use of high end equipment he used for the project.
  • Connie E. Jan 25, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Chris was able to capture several headshots that I could use in promoting my materials.
  • Andrea J. Dec 11, 2015
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Chris was hired to do 3 days of corporate headshots at my company. He was professional, fun to work with, and required little to no supervision. I was able to provide him instructions and he just did an amazing job. Would definitely hire him again!
  • Priscilla D. Sep 17, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Quick and efficient
  • Julie S. Sep 15, 2015
    Chris Whonsetler provided me with amazing photography for my website. The images captured exactly the ambiance I was looking striving for. He was easy to work with and I would highly recommend him! Dr. Julie Stante
  • Sarah K. Sep 10, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    A customized, professional headshot for a reasonable price--with beautiful results. No complaints. Glad I used Thumbtack to find Whonsetler Photography!
  • Don P. Sep 4, 2015
    I needed a new "head shot" photo and Chris did a great job
  • Andy L. Sep 4, 2015
    I have worked w/ Chris on several projects. From head shots to house photos, he always does outside work.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a traditional undergraduate degree in Photography and Graphic Design from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion IN.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I help my clients show their clients Who the are, What they do and Where they do it. Most of the time this involves taking office staff portraits, interior and exterior photographs of locations, or product imagery of the things they build/make so they can sell online or feature their products in local magazines / websites.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am the primary photographer for Kit Magazine ( They are a phenomenal client! Always really fun on set, always new and exciting items to photograph and I get to meet a ton of really cool local people & businesses!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Every photographer has a different style, look around and find one that matches what you are looking for! If you aren't quite sure exactly what you are looking for please tell us and we would be happy to show you our favorite images and explain how they were created and what they were created for. Hopefully by doing this we can match a style up with you and your business!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How will the image be used? Does your business have a style guide we need to match? What is the turnaround time you would like the images back ready to use?