Lewis Mayfield and Marty Traverse


have been professional photographers in the Northern California area since 2000. With background in sports photography, both Lewis and Marty appreciate the challenge of shooting under pressure. Just like sports photography, there is no such thing as a retake in wedding photography.


“When you have just one chance and such a huge responsibility, there is great satisfaction in a successful outcome”... ”I think it’s the best job in the world,” says Marty. “There is nothing more gratifying than wedding photography”… “It is truly an honor to capture special moments that will be around for many lifetimes,” adds Lewis.


L & M Photography has gained an outstanding reputation in a relatively short time; they are finding themselves being commissioned out of the Northern California area to locations like Palm Springs and Scottsdale, AZ. As for pure scenic beauty however, their area of Northern California is as beautiful as any place on earth. “We would not live anywhere else” Marty says.


Lewis is happily married to his beautiful wife Apryl. Apryl travels to many of L & M Photography’s weddings to assist both Lewis and Marty along with the clients throughout the wedding day.


Marty is single and lives with his buddies "Apollo" and "Xena" in Cutten. “The dogs stay home on wedding days, there are certain places a 115 lb Rottwieler and a 100 lb Staffordshire Terrier should not be” says Marty. Marty handles most of the administrative duties of L & M Photography while Lewis heads up the technical side of things. Xena handles overseas marketing. Apollo is unemployable.