Bettendorf Senior Pictures | Meet Kierstin

Meet Kierstin.
I love working with families multiple times and so I was super excited when Kierstin applied to be a model! I had worked with her brother on his senior pictures and shared so many laughs with his mom during that session that I couldn’t wait to work with the family again – and as a bonus, Kierstin is on our model team, so I have gotten to work with them multiple times over the last year!  On the day of Kierstin’s session we started out shooting downtown and it was so amazing – what ever crazy idea or thought I asked Kierstin to try, she immediately would say yes to and that always inspires me to think outside the box during the session even more!  We ended the night along the river in a new spot that I had never been to before and I fell in love with it – the sunset was absolutely perfect and Kierstin even said yes to laying down in the water – she is a rockstar!!

Here is a little about what Kierstin had to say about her session with Moxie: “Overall my experience was amazing! I felt very comfortable with Karen right away, she is very welcoming! She was very helpful with poses and always made me feel beautiful. I loved how casual the session felt. It was like I was with friends taking pictures. From beginning to end the entire day was so much fun and I was sad for it to come to an end. I stayed more casual, I wanted to make sure I picked something that i would typically wear. I was worried I wasn’t going to look naturally posed in my pictures. They all turned out so amazing, every single one of them looks so natural and stunning!!  At the end of the day we went down to the river to get my waterskiing pictures. Any picture from the river I love so much, it’s a true reflection of me and what I love to do the most. At the very end of the day I ended almost fully submerged in the water. Those pictures turned out so amazing!!  Being down at the river was my favorite part. It’s where I was most comfortable. Plus it was so fun messing around with different poses in the water. The whole day Karen and I threw out crazy and different ideas. Those pictures ended up being my favorite.  Doing your pictures with Moxie is an experience worth living! The whole day is so laid back and easy going, which definitely helps with some of the stress you might have felt prior. I love Moxie Design because Karen makes you feel welcomed and comfortable.”

One piece of advice that she has for other seniors getting their photos taken? “Be yourself, express your true personalities through your pictures. But don’t be scared to step out of your comfort zone. Be willing to say yes to any of the crazy ideas Karen will throw out. Those will be the pictures you’ll be glad you said yes to take.”  <–Love this!

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

Thank you for letting us be a part of your senior year, Kierstin!!



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.