Former Annie Leibovitz apprentice and third-generation photographer Marc-Thomas kallweit specializes in portrait, commercial, and editorial photography. He is based in northern California with 30 years of experience having worked with a diverse range of clients such as Intel, Wells Fargo, Atlantic Records, California State Senate, California State Assembly, Nevada State Assembly, Walt Disney Company, Jamie Foxx and Deon Taylor, Westfield Galleria,  Sacramento Republic F.C., Capitol Public Radio, Fueled By Ramen (Elektra Records), Sublime With Rome, Dorfman-Pacific (Stetson, Santana, Stacey Adams), Tower Records, California Democratic Party, Sacramento Magazine, Comstock’s Magazine, Sactown Magazine, Prosper Magazine, Sacramento Country Day School saccds.org . Marc has been published by the New York Times, Vogue, Rolling Stone, The Fader, Inked, Forbes, and Ink magazine.

Marc’s passion for photography began at a young age while growing up in his parent’s camera shop, Pardee’s Cameras. Marc started off as a sales consultant and darkroom printer, learning the ropes and fundamentals of photography from his family, and in particular, his older brother Michael.

In 1999, Marc moved to New York City where he had the opportunity to work with Annie Leibovitz as an assistant photographer during the completion of her book, Women. His time in New York also included work on sets for Bloomingdale’s, Sak’s 5th Avenue, Victoria’s Secret, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Nike, among others.

Marc’s history with his craft can be traced back to his grandfather, Gustav Kallweit, a portrait photographer in East Prussia Germany. Marc’s father, Manfred, grew up assisting Gustav in northern Germany before immigrating to the US in 1965 to pursue the American dream. In 1977, Manfred purchased Pardee’s Cameras in Sacramento, where Marc became immersed in the world of photography. Pardee’s Cameras established itself as a leading photography supply company in Northern California and served as a major influence in Marc’s development as a photographer.


1987-1999, 2003-05
Pardee’s Cameras, Sacramento CA.
Sales consultant everything photographic, darkroom printer.

Annie Leibovitz, NYC.
Assistant photographer -Editorial portrait

Fotocare, NYC.
Sales consultant (Sinar Bron, Leica, Canon, Nikon, Contax, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Phase One, Profoto, Broncolor).

Drive In Studios, NYC.
Studio maintenance, equipment rental, barista, etc.

Michael O’Neill, NYC. Assistant photographer. -Editorial portrait.

Christopher Micaud, NYC.
Assistant photographer -beauty, fashion, advertising.

Patrick Demarchelier, NYC.
Assistant photographer -fashion, beauty, editorial portrait.

William Abranowicz, NYC.
Assistant photographer -architecture.

Norman Jean Roy, NYC.
Assistant photographer -commercial, editorial portrait.

Danielle Levitt, NYC.
Assistant photographer -editorial portrait.

Stephen Danelian, NYC.
Assistant photographer -editorial portrait.

Michael Grimm, NYC.
Assistant photographer -architecture, landscape.

Company Store, Connecticut, Pennsylvania.
Assistant photographer -catalog photography on location.

NYC D-65 digital photography workshops with Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer.

Freelance photographer, northern California based.

March-May 2012
Berlin residency -portrait, street photography.

January 2014
Studio at 17th/Broadway Sacramento CA

June 2017
Curtis Park Studio, Sacramento CA



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Aja on the Bay

Marc & Aja hit the beautiful San Francisco bay on the Contess II for some fun in the sun fashion portraits. No related posts.

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As Seen In: The New York Times

Published on October 21, 2010 in the New York Times, photographer Marc Kallweit photographed drummer, Zach Hill on location in Midtown, Sacramento. To see this work and read the full editorial click here. Related posts: As published in: Sactown Magazine, A Long, Strange Trip