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Senior Portraits in Full Fall Color


Meet Madison! She came up to our glorious mountains in Vail, Colorado for her Senior Portrait session with me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall is the most beautiful time in the mountains and it works perfectly in the schedule for having your Senior Portrait captured for lasting memories.

Looks like Madison’s dog is really enjoying her photo session as well!

Popping out of the grass! Not only do I have ideas for your shoot, but I am willing to try my clients ideas as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
It doesn’t get much more beautiful than this, sitting by the creek in the beautiful fall leaves of the Rocky Mountains.
This year has been especially beautiful in Vail,Colorado for a Senior Photo session.

Even though Colorado is mostly Aspens, we found some red leaves as well! Remember, school deadlines are quickly approaching, so make your appointment now before the snow flies! Contact me to set up your Senior Portrait session on my contact page at http://mortmulliken.com/contact/

Celebrating 50 Years Together!

Meet Hollis & Carolyn Rademacher, my next door neighbors! I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely couple and their family to celebrate 50 great years together in marriage. What a milestone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
And how wonderful that their two sons, daughter-in-laws and grandchildren could all be there to celebrate!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vail will have it’s glorious color in a couple of weeks which is always a spectacular time to do family portraits. Wouldn’t it be great to have a lasting photo like this with your grandchildren?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The grandkids are surrounding a Lion Sculpture that is a replica of the lions in front of the Art Institute of Chicago, where the Rademachers call home as well.


 

 

 

 

Could not resist getting this photo of these two lovely young ladies before they headed off for their first year of college!


 

 

 

 

Father & Sons – What a happy time in Colorado!
Please contact me to schedule your portrait session and create lasting family memories!

Dancing with the (notable local) Stars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow! What a night! The annual Star Dancing Gala was again a tremendous hit, showing different genres of dance with professional dancers and local celebs. The event is a benefit for YouthPower365 for the youth of Eagle County.
Here we have local Sheldon Andrew, a retired federal worker and consultant for the Department of the Defense.
Love that outfit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here, dancing up a storm is Agatha Precourt. What she loves about the event is the support for adolescent girls.

When Meredith Kennedy moved here and with her Moe’s BBQ owner husband, I bet she never thought she’d be dancing on a stage in front of hundreds of people! Since she worked for the Vail Valley Foundation, she saw what a great organization YouthPower365 was, and wanted to support it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
It does take some natural ability to learn these dance routines. Betsy Kogan is a former competitive skater & cyclist.
It also takes some skill to capture these images at the right moment!

Here we have a brother-sister team of Michele & Marc Philippon, the children of the Steadman Clinic’s own Dr. Philippon. Michele is a lifelong ballet dancer and Marc is a varsity basketball player.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
And you thought foot doctors weren’t athletic? Then look at Brian Mauer, local podiatrist lift his partner! That’s what YouthPower365 is all about! Elevating education, arts, and athletics for over 4000 young people in our valley.
What a blast for me to be a part of this event!

High School Seniors Show Some Personality

 

 

 

When I get asked to shoot a High School Senior Portrait the first thing I think about is:
How can I show the individual personality of this Senior? What setting would suit this the best?
Here is Isabel Miscio from Battle Mountain High School. Her fun & adventurous personality shows through in this shot.

 

 

 

Here is Carter Coleman from Eagle Valley High School. His inviting smile suggests what a bright future he could have!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
This “Lord of the Dance” pose by Abril Arenales from Eagle Valley High School shows her flexibility and balance, traits we’d all like to carry on with through life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gracie Shanley from Vail Christian High School lights up in this photo. Her sweet smile creates a feeling of approachability & compassion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a fun one of Olivia Manula from Vail Mountain School. Looks like she’s pretty comfortable on that horse!
To see more of my High School Senior Portraits and other Family Portraiture or Wedding Photos, click here: http://www.mortmulliken.com

Family Photos of a Dude Ranch Experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I bet you’re thinking: Not Mort Mulliken’s typical opening family photo! Part-time Vail Residents, Nick & Marty Ragland, from Cincinnati, Ohio decided taking the family to the C Lazy U dude ranch near Granby, Colorado would be fun! They were right! Here are one of their sons and his wife relaxing after a fun filled day! Not a bad view!


First, we had to have a photo of Nick & Marty with their five wonderful sons. They look like they fit right in at the ranch.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here are Nick & Marty with their beautiful grandchildren. I wonder if we could find a cowboy hat small enough for the baby?


Here’s the entire family; Nick & Marty are so lucky to have their five sons with wives & children all together in such a beautiful place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She was so cute I just had to get this photo!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
This felt like something out of an old Western movie; The Ragland family are horse people and it shows.

They all look like naturals!

Celebrating Special Birthdays with Photographs in Breckenridge, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What better gift can a mother receive for her birthday than family photographs! That’s exactly what Ryan Joyce did.

He brought together the whole family to celebrate with his Mom & was thoughtful enough to hire me to capture the memories! Here is his Mom, Patrice and her husband, Ron Lara.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the whole family together. They all gathered at Patrice’s home in Breckenridge, Colorado to celebrate her 70th birthday. Nothing better than to be surrounded by your children & grandchildren. Even the family dog was included!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had to get a family photograph of Ryan and his wife Natalia with their two adorable children! Picture perfect!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now this is a nice group of grandchildren! I hope those two girls can keep all those boys in line!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always try to get a few photos when they aren’t posing. Here’s a tender moment of father & daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being a good photographer means you catch the moment. Just had to get this photo of Natalia. She looked so beautiful in that light.

Photographing Cordillera’s Families

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This setting is a photographers dream!

Meet the Longo Family! High atop the mountains in Cordillera, Colorado sits a beautifully preserved log cabin, dating back to the early 1900’s . This was the perfect place to stage a photoshoot in the Vail, Colorado area for a family portrait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The three grown children seem to be enjoying visiting Mom & Dad in the beautiful Rocky Mountains!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take every chance you can to capture a picture of your kids! Sometimes it’s hard to round them up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family portraits make lasting memories. Here is the complete Longo family with one of the boys girlfriend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They sure make a cute couple!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The spectacular homes in Cordillera are all unique and have beautiful landscaping.  This bonus shot was at the water feature at their home on the Cordillera Summit.

Photographing Maggie & Nick at their Vail, Colorado Wedding

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This wedding portrait is one of my favorites!

Maggie made such a beautiful bride and the Vail, Colorado creek setting topped it off!

Don’t worry; My assistant made sure she didn’t fall in the water!

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Toast to the bride & groom!

The groom, Nick, is a recent West Point Graduate, and the reception was held at Allies Cabin in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

 

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The wedding was held at the Beaver Creek Chapel in a beautiful venue at the base of the ski mountain.

And from the looks of it, everyone was having a blast!

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This captures exactly what the wedding was all about: LOVE!

 

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There’s no better weather than July in the Rocky Mountains for a wedding.

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Another successful wedding photography event!

~Mort

Vail Valley Photography Senior Photo with Erica Buzbee

Vail Valley Senior Photo

I’m a Vail Valley Photographer. I specialize in weddings, family photos, pet portraits and high school senior portraits. I met with Erica Buzbee when she was a senior in high school. She asked me to photograph her senior portraits and we had a ball.

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It was a beautiful fall day. We met at Bearcat Stables in Edwards. The leaves were sparkling in the sun and Erica’s smile was shining just as bright.

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One of the reasons I love living in Edwards, Colorado is that I like to photograph within the amazing settings of the Vail Valley. You can choose from mountain landscapes and aspen and pine trees to raging rivers and rustic ranches.

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Here is a prime example of photographing within our surroundings. Bearcat Stables and the Ranch in Cordillera offer amazing props that allow for unique, one-of-a-kind photos.

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Of course photographing a beautiful young lady in this setting makes my job really easy. But I’ll take the credit!

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Erica’s mom joined in as well. You can tell they are mother and daughter. They were both relaxed and just went with the flow. It was a wonderful time and we took some wonderful photographs.

Vail Valley Senior Portraits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next time you want to kick your shoes off and get your senior portrait or even your school photo taken please call me at 970-376-1230. If you have any questions please email me and I’m happy to speak with you regarding the best Vail Valley location. Thank you and continue to have a great day!

~Mort

Vail Photographer captures Cordillera family

Cordillera Spring family photo

Spring is around the corner. The aspen leaves and beautifully colored flowers will be in full bloom. This reminds me when I photographed Bob and Carolyn Reintjes and their daughter’s family in Cordillera.

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Bob and Carolyn Reintjes asked me to come to their home and photograph them with their daughter’s family. It was a wonderful day and we took some beautiful photos.

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The beautiful colors glistened in the sunlight. As I have said many times, when in the Vail Valley there are wonderful places to photograph and this location did not disappoint.

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Sometimes parents need to run into the trees and play. That’s what we did here. The Aspen tree bark really gives this photo depth. I just love this photo with all of the colors and the contrast of the aspen tree.

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Family time in Cordillera. Can you believe that the little one wanted to take the photos. She kept reaching for my camera. Who knows, maybe there is a budding photographer in this family.

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It feels like yesterday. When a photographer captures that look from loving eyes I know I’ve done my job.

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And then there is the mischievous eyes of a young boy on the prowl. I think this photo tells the story perfectly. Ahhhh, to be young and curious!

If you are planning your spring family photo please call me at 970-376-1230 or email me and we can plan a great day just as the flowers begin to bloom.

Thanks and continue to have a great day!

~Mort