Northern California based, third-generation photographer Marc-Thomas Kallweit has 33 years of shooting experience having worked with a diverse range of clients such as Intel, Wells Fargo, California State Senate, California State Assembly, Nevada State Assembly, Walt Disney Company, Westfield Galleria,  Sacramento Republic F.C., Capitol Public Radio,  Elektra Records, Dorfman-Pacific (Stetson, Santana, Stacey Adams), Russ Solomon (Tower Records Founder), California Democratic Party, Sacramento Magazine, Comstock’s Magazine, Sactown Magazine, to name a few. Internationally,  Marc has been published in the New York Times, The Fader, Inked, Forbes, and Ink magazine.    

In 1999 Kallweit moved to New York City where he took advantage of his opportunity to work with Annie Leibovitz as an intern assistant photographer during the completion of her book, WOMEN. His time in New York City included work on sets for Bloomingdale’s, Sak’s 5th, Victoria’s Secret, TV Guide with HBO’s The Sopranos, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Nike and others. 

"Marc Kallweit is an extraordinary photographer. He is the consummate professional and has been a real pleasure to work with in the California State Assembly. I have known Marc since 2005 when he first started a partnership with us to coordinate photo shoots for the eighty Members of the California Assembly. Marc's ability to meet the needs of some of the most influential elected officials in the state, demonstrated that he had the combination of skills that are essential for delivering a quality product." 

-DOTSON WILSON   Chief Clerk and Parliamentarian California State Assembly (1992-2019).

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.

   Gustav Kallweit at his portrait studio in East Prussia Germany circa late 1930’s. 




PARDEE’S CAMERAS, Sacramento CA. 1987-1999 & 2003-2005. 

Established 1946, closed 2015. Manfred Kallweit (family owned) since 1977.

Retail: Sales consultant all things photographic, lighting, film, accessories. BUY-SELL-TRADE: used and collectibles. Darkroom printer. Marketing photography

Photographer ANNIE LEIBOVITZ, New York City 1999-2000. Kara Glynn, studio manager. Part time employment, internship, No. 5 Assistant photographer: Editorial portraiture. Helped finish production on Annie’s book: WOMEN. Worked on set during shoots for VANITY FAIR, HARPER’S BAZAAR, & VOGUE magazines. 

FOTOCARE New York City 1999-2000. Jeff Hirsch, owner. Part time employment. Retail: Professional photography equipment sales and consultation. 

(Sinar Bron, Profoto, Leica, Nikon, Canon, Contax 645, Mamiya, Arca Swiss, Foba, Phase One, Kodak/Fuji Professional) 

DRIVE IN STUDIOS, New York City 2000-2001. Full time employment Studio maintenance, set building/logistics, professional photo equipment rentals: ProFoto lighting systems, 2400 Watt Second generators, HMI Lighting, medium and large format camera systems. Cafe barista. Worked in conjunction with Sunset Studios, MILK Studios, etc. 

Photographer MICHAEL O’NEILL New York City, 2001. Internship/Assistant photographer: fashion, beauty, editorial portraiture.  

Photographer CHRISTOPHER MICAUD New York City, 2001. No. 2 and 3 freelance assistant photographers. Fashion and beauty photography: Victoria’s Secret, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales. 

Photographer WILLIAM ABRANOWICZ, New York City, 2001. No. 1-2 freelance assistant photographer. Editorial architecture/interior photography. 

Photographer PATRICK DEMARCHELIER, New York City, 2001. No. 4 assistant photographer.  Harper’s Bazaar, fashion editorial 

Photographer NORMAN JEAN ROY, New York City, 2002. No. 3 assistant photographer. Editorial portraiture, Vanity Fair Magazine 

Photographer DANIELLE LEVITT, New York City, 2002-03. No. 1 assistant photographer: Editorial portraiture, Details Magazine 

Photographer STEPHEN  DANELIAN, New York City, 2002. No. 2 assistant photographer: Editorial portraiture, The Sopranos for TV Guide, U.S. Postal Service, Vanity Fair.  

Photographer FRANK FORTIS, New York City 2003. No. 3 Assistant photographer. Commercial catalog photography for Company Store  (Location set photography in Pennsylvania and Connecticut).

Photographer MICHAEL GRIMM, New York City 2002-’03. No. 1 Assistant photographer: Architecture photography, commercial/catalog, fashion. 4×5 format. 

I undertook digital transition training seminars by Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer. 

D-65 workshops, New York City, c. 2004, 2006, 2008


MARC THOMAS KALLWEIT, freelance photographer, videographer, 2004-current

Foto Kallweit Multimedia & Design, 2021 


Genre: Editorial, Commercial, Portraiture, Corporate, Event, Lifestyle, Fine-art. 

(Marketing & Advertising, Architecture/interior. Portraiture: editorial/location/environmental/large-group/Official State legislative, legislative panoramic chamber portraiture. Musicians/bands, still life, movie set b-roll, event, mobile capture and print stations, lifestyle, videography/directing, drone, action/sports, food and drink, marine, automotive, apparel, product, fashion/beauty, weddings/proposals, custom ink jet printing. Specializing in client/customer service and relations.   




SACTOWN MAGAZINE  2007-2018. Editorial photography, Rob and Elyssa Turner, owners/editors in chief. 

SACRAMENTO MAGAZINE  2016-2017  Editorial portraiture

COMSTOCK’S MAGAZINE  Sacramento CA 2004-06 editorial 

SENSES MAGAZINE Sacramento CA. Fashion photography 2004-07, 

PROSPER MAGAZINE Sacramento, CA 2005-07  Editorial content 

JAMIE FOXX & DEON TAYLOR (NO BRAINER FILMS) Los Angeles CA. 2008-14. Movie set behind the scenes photography, portraiture, advertising. 

THE PHOTOSOURCE Sacramento, CA. 2004-2014 Artwork reproduction photography 

WELLS FARGO, Sacramento CA. 2007-2016 Event photography, capture and print stations.  

HIGHLANDER FILMS, Los Angeles/Sacramento CA. 2005-2013 Movie/sound studio production b-roll and marketing portraiture.  

INTEL, Folsom CA. 2015 Advertising 

PARAGARY RESTAURANT GROUP, Sacramento CA. 2005-2008   Marketing/website content. Food/drink and interior photography.  

CACHE CREEK CASINO, Brooks, CA2014-17 Advertising/marketing, Destination” Magazine Cover photography

WESTFIELD GALLERIA AT ROSEVILLE, CA.  2010-2018 Corporate event, marketing, portraiture  

WALT DISNEY CO. Los Angeles CA. 2009 Marketing/interior photography, Disney Store at Westfield Galleria.

CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE 2005-current . Official panoramic chamber portrait photographer

CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY 2005-current. Post-election CA legislative official portrait photographer, official panoramic chamber portrait photographer. 

NEVADA STATE ASSEMBLY, Carson City. 2016-current . Official panoramic chamber portrait photographer.  

SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC F.C. 2014-17. Advertising/marketing and sports photography 

GREATER SACRAMENTO ECONOMIC COUNCIL 2014-19 Corporate location portraiture 

RUSS SOLOMON, founder of Tower Records, Sacramento, CA. Photo consultation, wedding photography, family portrait photography.  

CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION, Sacramento CA 2005-2011 Sacramento CA. Photography, Videography and editing.  

CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO  Sacramento, CA. 2017 Corporate portrait photography 

BETH RUYAK MEDIA  Sacramento. CA. 2008-current Event, portrait photography 

CBA SITE SERVICES  Sacramento CA. 2008-2020 Event photography 

SACRAMENTO CROCKER ART MUSEUM  2014 Event, capture and print station photography 

THE TRENCHLESS COMPANY, Sacramento, CA. 2015-current. Location marketing/advertising photography. Website content. 

DORFMAN-PACIFIC Stockton CA. 2016 Commercial product photography, headwear/ hats.  Part time seasonal 

CA DEMOCRATIC PARTY Sacramento, CA2016 Portraiture 

INK MAGAZINE 2016 One time editorial contribution, NBA center Willie Cauley-Stein

ELEKTRA/FUELED BY RAMEN RECORDS, Los Angeles, CA.  2014-15.  Commercial, band/album photographySublime with Rome, “Yours Truly” album

SUBLIME WITH ROME MUSIC, Los Angeles, CA.  2014-15. Commercial, band/album photography

BRASSWOOD ESTATES, Sonoma Valley, CA.  2018-19. Event, commercial/marketing photography. Location studio, event/portrait photography 

KATRINA WAN PUBLIC RELATIONS, New York City, Los Angeles CA, 2017-19. Red carpet house photographer, event photography  

SONNY MAYUGBA, Entrepreneur, Sacramento CA. 2005-current. Startup web content, Portrait photography. 

JIM DIEPENBROCK FINANCIAL, Sacramento, CA. 2005-current. Location corporate portraiture, website content 

PARK THE VAN RECORDS, Sacramento, CA. 2005-current.  Music video, band photography. 





Analog and digital photography, capture, natural and artificial lighting, studio and location photography, strobes/HMI, color temperature, editing/post-production/software, data archiving, copyright protection/registration, business, assignment photography proposals & estimates. Philosophy of Photography, where we are at in the digital age. 





2004, The Photosource, Sacramento CA 

2007, Old Soul Coffee Co. Midtown Sacramento CA. 

2010, Old Soul Coffee Co. Midtown Sacramento CA  (Faces in Sacramento Music)

2012, The Urban Hive in Midtown Sacramento CA (Exhibitor and Speaker)

2018, The Trade Coffee and Co-working in midtown Sacramento, CA (Location portraiture featuring K St. business owners). 




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San Francisco, CA. 2018-current.  Contessa II: 1987 “Jefferson” 45.2 ft. SunDeck.                                                               

Intensive yacht restoration, training, pleasure to charter boat conversion. 

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