Richard Mayer has been one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most sought after photographers for over thirty years. His trademark is his sophisticated use of light and artistic composition.
He specializes in events, corporate, b'nai mitzvahs, weddings, as well as family portraiture, and
is recommended by Westin Hotels, Ritz Carlton, Fairmont, Sir Francis Drake as well as other venues and vendors who hold his work in high regard.
His photography has been displayed at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF Jazz Gallery, Rayco Gallery, and the SFMOMA Artist gallery where he has shown his work on Alcatraz.
Richard has taught classes for the Professional Photography of the Greater Bay Area as well as at the Palace hotel for the National Association of Catering and Events NACE.
Richard is a volunteer for the Alcatraz Night Tour and has photographed many events on the Island such as a former guard's wedding, Alumni day events and the Indian Occupation Reunions.
His slideshow program on the history of Alcatraz Island has been presented at the San Mateo Main Library.
He lives in San Mateo County with his wife, a children's book author, and has two daughters and four granddaughters.
" Richard does not TAKE photos. He CRAFTS them"
"We call him " The Mercedes of Photographers"."
"We so appreciate your talent, keen eye, timing and ability to capture special moments, whether choreographed or spontaneously, in a manner that is professional and often times discrete."