dann kasallis m. photog cpp
Hello and thank you for visiting. A little about myself and my background. I picked up my first camera in my senior year in high school back in Phoenix AZ. I have always been passionate about art, taking every art class my schedule would allow. After running out of art classes, I decided to take photography, not really knowing anything about cameras, film, or how the image you clicked turns out on the paper. After a few days in the darkroom, seeing the "magic" happen soon had me hooked! The camera took the place of the pencils and brushes in my hands and I photographed everywhere and everyone.
In 2009, my photography career brought me to the Twin Cities when the company I was working for asked me to take a job in corporate photography and development division. I made the move from 110+ degree summers to the frigid frozen winter-lands of Minnesota and began learning the in's & out's of the corporate world. It was a big transition, but more hands on education in the industry. I continued traveling the country working & training our photographers, building & opening new studios, developing new products & processes, as well as playing the key role with marketing & communications as the photographic vision of the company. This lead me to doing some projects I would've never guessed I'd have the opportunity to do, like photographing the first crew of the USS Minnesota Nuclear Attack Submarine along with the christening and inauguration celebrations. Here I was photographing inside this newest, top secret sub and shaking hands & photographing the crew for the official commissioning book that would be given to many high ranking people in our Military and Government. I'm still surprised they let me aboard that beast!
In 2017 I had an opportunity to venture out under my own name. I am so excited to take my craft and begin my own business. I look forward to working for my clients, whether it's a business portrait, modeling portfolios or a commercial/fashion shoot, the joys and challenges of running my own company and doing the work I want to do is priceless.
I look forward to meeting and working with you. Thank you,