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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!
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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:

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!

Happy New Year’s from Mort Mulliken Photography

If you know me, I’m a man of little words. Ok, well not exactly the case. I wanted to wish you and your family a Happy New Year from Mort Mulliken Photography, Deb, Mort and our entire family.

2014 has been a wonderful year. I have been blessed to live in a beautiful place. I am surrounded with so many wonderful and supportive people. And I am married to the best woman a man could ask for. Life is good. And man, am I excited to see what 2015 brings.













Now I was going to give you a list of my New Years Resolutions but I thought about it and I would rather have a slide show of the wonderful people that I photographed over this past year and prior years. Kind of a look back at some great moments in Mort Mulliken Photography history.

I took some fun senior portraits as you can see



























































































Then of course I love getting together with families and seeing what transforms through my lens.













































Now weddings are a special time. The bride, groom and the family that surrounds them are all so wonderful and full of love.
















































































There are so many more images that I could post but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone and I wish you a Happy New Year!

Mort & Deb