Quad City Senior Portraits | Meet Madison

Meet Madison. This gorgeous Riverdale senior was a part of our Class of 2020 Moxie model team and is one of the sweetest souls 💗 We met up for her senior session on a day where it was overcast (which is my favorite) but then it started raining a bit. To get out of the rain, we went into a small alley that had an overhang so that her hair wouldn’t get wet and I challenged myself to take a photo in this space that was crammed with ten to twelve garbage cans and recycling bins. We were really just stalling to see if the rain would pass (which it did) but I wanted to challenge myself to capture something awesome. That particular image that we captured is one of my favorite shots of Madison’s entire session! This girl is amazingly genuine, absolutely gorgeous (check out her amazing blue eyes!!) and a killer softball player.

Here is a little about what Madison had to say about her session with Moxie: “Overall my experience with my Moxie senior shoot was honestly one of the best experiences and one I will never forget. I had so much fun that day from getting my hair and make-up done, all the outfit/location changes and the many MANY laughs. The look I was going for was totally casual. I knew I wanted to be in clothes that I was comfortable and felt like myself in. My favorite part about my experience was probably the reveal. Seeing all my images on the big screen for the first time was amazing. I couldn’t believe how great they all turned out. Based on the outfits that I choose, Karen was able to match me up with the perfect locations. Ending the shoot at the softball field was the perfect way to end my session. My biggest fear was that I wasn’t going to be able to relax and I was going to look the same in all my pictures. Karen has a way of making you feel instantly comfortable and putting you at complete ease. Going with Moxie Design is the way to go. You get to work with an amazing photographer who makes sure you have the most memorable experience. I love Moxie Design because I was given an experience I will never forget. I got to work with an amazing photographer and have gorgeous pictures that will last a lifetime. “

One piece of advice that Madison has for other seniors getting their photos taken? “My advice to other seniors is to try new things and trust the photographer. What you may think feels awkward and weird actually turns out amazing.”

If she could describe her overall senior session experience in one word, she would choose  “Unforgettable.”

Thank you for representing Moxie this past year, Madison!! We love you!


Moxie Design is an award winning boutique photography studio that specializes in providing a boutique high school senior photography experience in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas including but not limited to Moline &  Rock Island, Illinois, Davenport & Bettendorf, Iowa.  Karen Bishop, owner of Moxie Design, has been recognized on both a national and international level as one of the top up and coming high school senior photographers in the industry.  Moxie Design will offer you not only images that represent the awesome person that you are, but an experience that you will remember for years to come. 

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