pixL photography by Laura Mullen: Blog https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog en-us (C) pixL photography by Laura Mullen [email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:56:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:56:00 GMT https://www.pixlphoto.net/img/s/v-12/u671010527-o277760213-50.jpg pixL photography by Laura Mullen: Blog https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog 120 120 An engagement session https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/11/an-engagement-session Britt and AJ-231Britt and AJ-231 My first true 'engagement' photography session and these two were FABULOUS subjects!

We took many, many photos, included some wardrobe/location changes, and they remained calm and happy and it made my job so easy. I really enjoyed working with this couple and I think they'll be happy with what the images they have to choose from.

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) Autumn Fall couple engagement love outdoors outside https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/11/an-engagement-session Sun, 01 Nov 2015 18:25:08 GMT
A senior session https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/10/a-senior-session Chelsea DWHS-357Chelsea DWHS-357 You know, the more shoots I have, the more comfortable I am with giving direction. Not to say that I don't get nervous beforehand, I do. But when my model steps in front of my camera, I feel like this is what I should be doing. Not all my photos are perfect but when I get 'that shot', I know it. Not all models want to be in front of the camera, and that is ok BUT I can honestly say this model although she probably would have rather been anywhere else, is so photogenic. I have some of the best photos from her shoot, lucky me for having been the photographer to capture her.

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) girl senior seniors softball https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/10/a-senior-session Sat, 17 Oct 2015 20:51:46 GMT
Supermoon Eclipse of 2015 https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/9/supermoon-eclipse-of-2015

They say that a "supermoon eclipse" will not happen again until 2033, so of course I wanted to try to see if I could capture this event with my camera. Rest assured, I took way too many photos and dwindled it down to a few decent captures. My husband and I were driving home from South Dakota and were able to watch the whole event as we drove the width of Iowa from West to East. Thankfully, my husband was super patient with me and my wanting to stop several times along our travels. 

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) celestial eclipse night sky supermoon https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/9/supermoon-eclipse-of-2015 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:59:36 GMT
RUBY https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/9/ruby Ruby-92Ruby-92 Ruby-83Ruby-83

Ruby, is turning ONE! She is a sweet little momma's girl and gave me a chance to capture her beautiful little self this past weekend. She definitely runs the show and we got some fabulous photos from her! Many thanks to her Bubby for booking the appointment, it was MY pleasure!!

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) Ruby baby one https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/9/ruby Tue, 22 Sep 2015 01:05:57 GMT
Platinum https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/9/platinum I just opened and shared my latest gallery.

I was asked to photograph a high school dance team's poster as well as team(s) and individual photographs. It was a big job and I am so pleased with how the whole process played out. What a wonderful group of girls to work with, I am grateful for having been chosen for the job PV Platinum 2015-32_Final_posterPlatinum 2015-16All in driven to win! !

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) dance platinum team https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/9/platinum Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:13:12 GMT
Senior athlete https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/7/senior-athlete Senior Syd Senior Syd Softball never looked better! I was thrilled to be asked to photograph this beauty on her field, in her jersey with her 100 watt smile. 

I must say, she makes me look like a really good photographer because her photos were stunning! I've seen her play softball and don't let her pretty face fool you, she is a tough competitor! 

Do you know anyone who would like photos taken of their athlete son or daughter? Give them my name, I'd love to do more of this type of photography!

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) athlete senior seniors softball https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/7/senior-athlete Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:47:23 GMT
2016 Senior photo shoot https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/7/2016-senior-photo-shoot Maddie-98Maddie-98 I had myself a 2016 Senior photo shoot this past weekend. July is a HOT month to shoot but this here girl stayed calm and cool and now has some beautiful images to choose from. Enjoy your senior year in high school, Maddie, it will fly by!!

Thank you to her Aunt, whom recommended me to photograph her, and her mom who booked the appointment.

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) Maddie senior seniors https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/7/2016-senior-photo-shoot Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:12:43 GMT
2015 Varsity Softball poster https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/6/2015-varsity-softball-poster PVHS_2015_poster 30in X 12inPVHS_2015_poster 30in X 12in Well, I produced my first poster and I am really happy with the results. It was quite a process for me, I had several layers of photos to complete this look and had to walk away from it several times in order to adjust my eyes. In the end, we made 100 posters to hand out to players, coaches and fans. 

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) 2015 poster softball https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/6/2015-varsity-softball-poster Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:52:29 GMT
Season opener https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/6/season-opener High School softball in Iowa is a summer sport. THIS is how I spend my summer!

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) softball summer https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/6/season-opener Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:03:42 GMT
He's here!!! https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/3/hes-here # First ever baby photo shoot and I LOVED it!

Could you guess this is the son of a hunter? Props provided by dad ;)

I could get used to this, bring on the babies!

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) Bryer Keppy baby family https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/3/hes-here Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00:03:23 GMT
First concert photographed! https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/2/first-concert-photographed I was given a huge opportunity to photograph the Florida Georgia Line concert, I hope my photos do not disappoint. 

It is Monday and I shot this on Saturday...I'm still crazy excited about the opportunity!

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) concert https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/2/first-concert-photographed Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:12:40 GMT
**Snow** https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/1/-snow Roadside winterRoadside winterRiver Drive in East Moline, Illinois; Captains Table (Restaurant) in the distance. If you happen to see my Facebook page, you may know that I love winter. Not the c-c-cold  winters but the SNOW that winter brings. I love it when it is falling, especially at night when you see it in the street lights. I don't want to shovel it, I'd rather not drive in it, I only want to watch it fall and photograph it.

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) snow winter https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/1/-snow Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:20:19 GMT
Winter shooting https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/1/winter-shooting So, I find myself eager to photograph, not only to take a fabulous photo but to learn how to capture it correctly. This time of year, with no winter sports to attend on a daily/regular basis, I find things to capture. Example: Eagles, winter landscapes and such... It's what I do folks, don't mind me ;) IMG_0947IMG_0947Bald Eagle and a day-time moon

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) Eagles Landscapes birds sky snow https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/1/winter-shooting Sun, 18 Jan 2015 05:20:27 GMT
Baby bump https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/1/baby-bump smootchessmootches34 weeks and counting My 2014 ended with a pregnancy shoot, my first ever. Thank you to this wonderful couple for asking me to capture this moment in their lives. Those of us who are already parents know that time will significantly speed-up and never be the same...and yet so much better! Many blessings to these two and Baby K, due Feb. 2015.

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) baby baby bump couple family kisses pregnancy https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2015/1/baby-bump Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:10:35 GMT
Christmas-time in Chicago https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2014/12/christmas-time-in-chicago My husband and I took the Kids into Chicago to visit with family. After those festivities, he and I went into the city along Michigan Ave and took lots of photographs. It was cold but not nearly as cold as a typical December night in the Windy City. The on and off rain made for some beautiful reflective pavements. 

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2014/12/christmas-time-in-chicago Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:30:20 GMT
Something new https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2014/11/something-new I just bought a new camera body today. Well, new for me, that is. Guaranteed to take the perfect photograph?, hardly! But, totally inspires me to want to take a perfect photograph. This will give me 2 solid pieces of equipment to work with, and that makes me giddy! * GRIN *

I can't wait to put it to use and this makes me so excited...sad to some, and yet those who love this sort of thing will totally get it!

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) equipment new https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2014/11/something-new Sat, 08 Nov 2014 01:49:56 GMT
Overland Park, Kansas https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2014/10/overland-park-kansas Erin and I drove about 6 hours to Overland Park, Kansas this past weekend for a college exposure softball tournament. As usual, I had my camera in hand.

I think I got some nice action shots of Erin and a few of her team mates. I'm learning to not just shoot all the plays, turns out, editing takes up a lot of my free time! I've decided, if a parent asks to have their child photograghed, I'll do my best to capture something amazing. So, if you see me with my camera at some event and you would like a photo taken, just let me know. 

Until then, check out what I've captured lately....

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) College exposure tournament Kansas softball https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2014/10/overland-park-kansas Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:01:18 GMT
Here we GO! https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2014/10/here-we-go And so it begins.

I must say, I am not a "blogger" by any means. I'd much rather take a picture than blog about anything. But I guess, it's just like talking (which I've been known to do, from time to time). Needless to say, this is a brand new venture for me, so it'll take me some time to settle in. I am always in the process of trying to take my photography skills to the next level, this is one of those "levels".

Thank you to my family and friends for giving me the opportunity to photograph you! So far, it's been a very fun and rewarding experience for me. I hope you can say the same.

I'll post in here occasionaly with new outings to talk about, until then, check out some of my pictures.

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[email protected] (pixL photography by Laura Mullen) begin https://www.pixlphoto.net/blog/2014/10/here-we-go Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:47:02 GMT