About Us

Ken Mayer — Commercial Photographer

With over 30 years experience behind the lens, Ken has produced compelling images with passion, originality and technical expertise. He has a good eye, sure, but it works in tandem with his well-honed skills to capture the right feeling and visually communicate the right message to engage with and motivate consumers. With a keen attention to detail and the ability to tell a story through his creative process, Ken consistently produces exceptional results, rising above and beyond his clients’ expectations.

A British ex-pat, Ken travelled across the pond in the late 70s and opened his first studio soon thereafter. He studied at the London College of Printing before immigrating and opened his first studio soon thereafter. His second studio endeavour spanned 16 years, where he managed 12 staff, shot room sets, fashion, and product for brochures and promotional material for various clients, including Woodward’s. Since 2004, Ken has owned and operated Ken Mayer Studios.

Balancing inspired conception with precise craft, Ken specializes in shooting food & beverage photography for restaurants and commercial food vendors, and is also a regular contributor for TASTE magazine, the official publication of BC Liquor Stores. Other focuses include fine art, architecture, museum & gallery, people, lifestyle, and product photography.

Naz Ilcin — Studio Manager

After completing Langara’s three-year photography program, Naz fulfilled her practicum at Ken Mayer Studios and continued on after graduation.

With a solid command of the everyday workings of the studio, Naz manages a calendar of all work flowing through the studio and schedules shoot days accordingly, ensuring processes are running at maximum efficiencies. Additionally, she helps promote a fun and positive work environment that fosters open communication. Adept at listening to clients’ photographic needs, Naz ensure top-notch customer service, including skilled project management from start to finish.

Whether she’s assisting in set design, managing in-house post-production work or coordinating multi-vendor cooperation, Naz makes certain all the details are taken care of for every client.