I (Michael) have been working as a photographer since 1981, exploring this wonderful world with photography as my passport. With stints at newspapers, wire services, television stations and hospitals, I have had many wonderful opportunities to make images.

My career as a freelance photographer began in 1986. I published my first book, “A Century of Seasons: Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches” in 1994 and created an electronic version of the book for Colorado schools in the early days of CD-ROM. I couldn’t have done it without my good and talented friend, Emmett Jordan.


The following year, I began an association with the National Geographic Society that continues to this day. The book division gave me assignments to shoot travel books for the U.S. and Canada. In 1999 I began traveling to eight countries on the African continent as the photographer for the NGS book, “Africa”, which was a companion piece to the National Geographic/PBS series of the same name. I was fortunate enough to be included in a group of some 90 photojournalists from around the world to work on the historic book, “A Day in the Life of Africa”.

Jennifer Lewis has been working as a photographer since 2008, concentrating on travel photography in South and Central America, and on boutique destination weddings in Mexico and the U.S.. Her passion is women’s issues and working with indigenous cultures. She is also represented by National Geographic Creative and her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler and numerous international publications.

We now live on the island of Cozumel, Mexico, where my wife, Jennifer, and I both work as photographers and photo tour leaders. We look forward to seeing your comments and hearing from you.

Our travel blog: Latin Journeys

Our new Photo Tour business: Magical Light Adventures

A portfolio of our portraits and destination weddings: M & J Photography