"My family and I recently had a photo session with Michael Rawlings while on vacation in Vail. Communication with Michael before our meeting was great. There were 9 of us along with a toddler. Plus, we had two families who wanted different outdoor backgrounds. Michael was great with ideas for all. We ended up having to change our original day and time. Michael was flexible and had several backup ideas ready to go. I loved that he didn't have an allotted amount of time. We were able to take our photos with no worry of time, which worked great with the 16 month old! Michael had real patience and caring toward making our family photos what we wanted. He even reviewed them with us on site so we knew we were captured some great shots. Thanks, Michael, for all your hard work!"
--Donna Braun, Dallas TX
"Michael made (our family portrait) an experience that our family will never forget. He was thoughtful, professional and creative. The pictures are beautiful beyond words and capture the immense joy that we felt as a family that day."
Feedback I received (from our family) was very positive. Maybe the only negative I keep hearing is that you've done such a great job - it's becoming impossible for us to choose which ones to order. (I know, you're then saying.. "Order them ALL!!")
"We feel so fortunate to have had Michael Rawlings photograph our family. As hard as it was coordinating our weekend with family coming in from different corners of the country ... The photo shoot with Mr. Rawlings was clearly the highlight of our weekend. He was warm, friendly, energetic and accommodating to everyone's ideas and requests. If I didn't know any better, I might think he even custom ordered our weather and scenery that day just to make sure our pictures were as beautiful as possible.
I can't recommend Michael Rawlings any higher. He has a great eye for the surroundings and knows what works. He gave direction and suggestions without 'bossing us around', and was open to ideas and suggestions we also had.
Mr. Rawlings is a true professional."
My wife and I just received the photographs of our son David's high school portraits. We are so pleased with the results. Michael does fantastic work and I recommend him to anyone considering senior portraits for their son or daughter.
Thanks again Michael
Ken and Lisa Roth
I want to let you know how much we LOVE the pictures. You captured our family beautifully. We couldn't be more happy with them. We are actually going through a hard time here in Denver. Avan is scheduled to start chemo a week from Monday. So, getting these pictures today was such a sweet suprise. Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job. My mom called me crying this morning after I sent her the link to check them out.
Steve and I will sit down and pick the pictures and the package that we want. They are all so precious, it's going to be a really hard decision. You are wonderful and we will absolutely speak the world of you and your work, but please be patient as we have so much going on with our Avan, it may take us a bit to make our final picks. :)
Thank you for everything,
The pictures look awesome! We are so happy. They are exactly what we were looking for. I think when people see these on the website they will be hammering for another photo shoot schedule.
Thank you so much. Great Job!
Michael Rawlings has a great ability to visually capture businesses in action, and the Gypsum Chamber is excited to use his photographs to continue to promote business in the area.
Michael was so easy to work with, and the combination of his flexibility, professionalism and creativity, made for a successful project.
I would recommend any local business contact Michael Rawlings Photography and inquire about taking photos of your own company that you can use to promote your products and services and generate interest.
Anita Denboske, The Gypsum Chamber
Michael Rawlings was the best photographer we have ever worked with…and we’ve worked with several. He came highly recommended to us from the staff at our resort and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the recommendation. Michael was insistent on getting to know us prior to taking our photos and we believe that extra touch made a big difference in the photos. He made a great recommendation for the location and staged creative photos as well as capturing our family in our natural goofy state.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Michael and absolutely love the photos. He brings the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” to life. We recommend Michael Rawlings very highly.
-- Eric & Kristy Evans
Seeing is believing...
My husband and I are from New Jersey and planned a Vail, CO wedding in February. We were referred by Antlers at Vail to Michael Rawlings. From the initial contact to Michael, and the final product that we received, both myself and my husband couldn't be more pleased and impressed with the professionalism and work that was provided by Michael.
To be able to trust someone that you have never met and to get the service and photography that we received from Michael, we believe you would have to search far and wide. We would strongly recommend without reservation his services to you for any of your photography needs. This testimonial comes freely by my husband and I and without Michael as our professional photographer we would have settled and neither of us are ever inclined to do so in anything that we do in our life!
Trust in your decision when you choose Michael Rawlings Photography to capture your life time of memories!
Sincerely, Walter & Lori
"Michael is one Vail very best photographers and his calm easy manner is really appreciated on what can be a very hectic wedding day. I really can't say enough good things about him because all my brides that have used him loved working with him and loved their wedding day photographs....so you have chosen well."
-- Jan Williams/Producer
Creative Mountain Images
David and I were very pleased to have Michael photograph our wedding. Michael is very professional and highly creative. He captured every part of our wedding from the rehearsal, to the processional, to the walk to the reception and all of the reception. We loved the pictures of the cake so much that we have it enlarged in our new home.
I actually did not notice Michael during the wedding and events--that is how professional and discreet he is. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in having a very creative, elegant display of your wedding.
Thank you, Michael!
- Nicole & David
I just picked up the framed portrait today and hung it above the fire place. You would be so proud. It is fabulous with wonderful expressions, which you illicited, good compositon, good color and an all over marvelous portrait. Thank you so much. We are thrilled with it. You are very talelnted. If you ever need a reference please call on us. I also think you are very reasonable. I like that but I wonder if you are worth more?
- Janey Davies
Thank you so much! We received the DVD yesterday. I haven't gotten a chance to look at it but I love the case!
I have to say that I am so impressed with everything you did. I have also heard from so many people that the pictures are great and "really tell a story". That is so meaningful especially since most people were not at the actual wedding. Many of my friends got married this summer and honestly their pictures don't compare to yours. You captured the spirit of our wedding, reception and all of the beauty of Vail.
Thanks again for everything. I would HIGHLY recommend you to anyone.
- Liz & Mark
Michael was very professional, prompt and able to "go with the flow" when our CEO didn't show up for the scheduled board photo shoot. He had to completely dismantle his entire setup and do it all again 2 hours later. He never flinched or grimaced, just did what needed to be done in a very professional manner.
We had negotiated a price for the event and I told him, due to the dismantle and reassemble of the photo set, that I expected we would have a much higher invoice for the balance. I was shocked at how small that increase was considering the hassle that I know it was for him to do all that extra work.
Anyway, my point is, he'd be an excellent resource for a photographer for future events at the Vail Cascade. I'll send you a link to Michael's photographs once I have them up on our website.
- From Kat to Deana MItchell, Director of Marketing at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
Just received the pictures from you this afternoon. They arrived in great shape! I have to say I am not a very photogenic person and it is not often that I like pictures. Mark and I felt that these were some of the best pictures we have ever had taken.
- Lora & Mark
When my husband and I decided to get married in the Vail Valley, our first search was for a photographer. We loved Michael's work and, fortunately, he was available. Our wedding was at a hard to reach location, but not only was he willing to drive the four wheel drive road to get there, he insisted on coming a day in advance to scout locations.
On the day of the wedding he was so helpful and yet very unobtrusive. Our photos came out better than I would have imagined with a wonderful mix of staged and impromtu photos. My only regret is that we didn't have him stay through the entire reception. In an effort to cut costs we thought we could have guests take photos and we now only have a handful of poor-quality photos to document our wonderful time.
This summer when we had a family reunion one of the first things we did was to book Michael to photograph the family together. Once again our photos are beautiful and I will always be thankful we had him document such an important occasion.
Thank you, Michael!
- Sarah & Ted