Advertising, Editorial, Portrait, Event, Fashion, Music

New York, CA

Inquiries: marc@marckallweit.com   Studio: 916.508.0551

Marc Thomas Kallweit is a third-generation photographer specializing in portrait, commercial, and editorial photography based in northern California with over 27 years of experience working with a diverse range 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 (Atlantic Records), Sublime With Rome, Dorfman-Pacific (Stetson, Santana, Stacey Adams), Tower Records, California Democratic Party, Sacramento Magazine, Comstock’s Magazine, Sactown Magazine sactownmagazine.com , Prosper Magazine, Sacramento Country Day School saccds.org  ,  and has been published in the New York Times, Inked Magazine, and Ink magazine to name a few.

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.

As a third-generation photographer, Marc’s passion for 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.

Photo History:

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

1999  Annie Leibovitz, NYC. Assistant photographer -Editorial portrait

1999-2000  Fotocare, NYC. Sales consultant (Sinar Bron, Leica, Canon, Nikon, Contax, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Phase One, Profoto, Broncolor).

2000/01  Drive In Studios, NYC. Studio maintenance, equipment rental, barista, etc.

2000  Michael O’Neill, NYC. Assistant photographer. -Editorial portrait.

2000-01  Christopher Micaud, NYC. Assistant photographer -beauty, fashion, advertising.

2001  Patrick Demarchelier, NYC. Assistant photographer -fashion, beauty, editorial portrait.

2001  William Abranowicz, NYC. Assistant photographer -architecture.


2002  Norman Jean Roy, NYC. Assistant photographer -commercial, editorial portrait.

2002  Danielle Levitt, NYC. Assistant photographer -editorial portrait.

2002  Stephen Danelian, NYC. Assistant photographer -editorial portrait.

2002  Michael Grimm, NYC. Assistant photographer -architecture, landscape.

2002  Company Store, Connecticut, Pennsylvania. Assistant photographer -catalog photography on location.

2004,06′,08′- NYC D-65 digital photography workshops with Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer.

2004-Current, Freelance photographer, northern California based.

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

January 2014 Opened studio at 17th/Broadway Sacramento CA


Photo Exhibitions:


2004 Photosource Sacramento


2007 Old Soul Co. Sacramento

2010 Old Soul Co. Sacramento

2012 The Urban Hive, Sacramento

2018 The Trade Coffee and Co-working