Robert G. Wittmayer, 92, Atlanta’s premier photographer, passed on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.
An internationally known photographer with an excellent business mind, Bob was a former president of the American Society of Photographers and a certified master of photography. Bob began his journey in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he attended Boy’s High School. After graduation, Bob joined the Navy and fought in World War II in the Pacific theater. After the war, Bob joined his father in the photography business. After 35 years in New York, Bob relocated to Atlanta and started Wittmayer Photography Inc. Under Bob’s leadership, the business thrived, and Bob was consistently voted the best wedding photographer in Atlanta by Atlanta magazine. Two of his sons, Eric and Dan, shared the privilege of Bob’s expertise and were professionally trained portrait artists. Bob’s youngest son, Richard, worked for 37 years in the imaging equipment industry.
Bob is survived by his wife and companion, Carolyn, and his three sons, Eric (Wendy), Dan (Geralyn) and Richard (Laine). He is also survived by his two stepdaughters, Susan and Linda. Bob is also survived by the greatest joys of his life, his grandchildren: Natalie, Jared, Davis, Andrew, Casey, Catherine and Carrie.
The service was Sunday, Feb. 5. Sign the online guestbook at www.sandyspringschapel.com.