We are photographers, Joseph Pancho and Jim Sallee who live in Houston, Texas. We formed a partnership called PandeSal Photography because it combines parts of our names which is also the name of the quintessential bread roll of the Philippines. I mean, who doesn't love a good bread roll?
We understand the importance of capturing the special moments in your life. Whatever the occasion may be, wherever in the world it may be, we bring a creative fresh approach to help make your unique memories last for generations.
Hi, I am Joseph Pancho.
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved photography. Growing up, I was fascinated by my dad’s Polaroid SX-70. When I was in high school, I begged my parents to buy me a Nikon SLR for a photojournalism class. I ended up using that again in college for my art degree. When it came to certain assignments, I was always drawn to portraits, I still am. Nothing beats the feeling of capturing one’s true emotions.
In addition to photography, I am also a graphic designer. I worked for an ad agency years ago and a little fun fact, I made a very brief, non-speaking appearance on an AMC show called “The Pitch.” When you don’t find me with a camera in my hand or behind a computer, you’ll be sure to see me catching waves, binging garbage television or tending to my plant babies. #plantparenthood
Hi, I am Jim Sallee.
I am originally from Peoria, Illinois. While growing up, I watched MTV religiously and was always mesmerized by the new, cutting-edge visuals in the music videos. I rented a camcorder and started making my own videos. I was no doubt, clearly inspired and my creative spark was ignited.
When I bought my first DSLR, I used it mainly to take photos of my coworkers. I received such unexpected, positive feedback from them and it truly felt amazing. I decided to further my creative journey by using that camera to capture more photos and shoot videos. I won awards that have helped fund many upgrades for my school's technology program.
During my spare time, I love to workout, listen to music, new and old and scour the internet for tasty, keto recipes. Got any?
“I love working with PandeSal because Joseph and Jim make you feel real comfortable in front of the camera. Always lots of laughs and suggestions on poses. I’m always sad when a session ends because I have so much fun. Then I see the photos and I’m obsessed with the moments they captured. They capture the real me.”