Bettendorf Senior Portraits | Meet Avery.

Meet Avery.
This beauty and I have had the opportunity to work together multiple times over the past year as she is not only a Moxie model representing the Class of 2023 but she is also the winner of the Thrift Store Challenge (stay tuned for that blog post – coming soon)!  We met up with Avery for her full senior session over the summer and it was a really warm day, but nothing that a few blotting cloths couldn’t fix!  We started out at BHS getting some soccer photos and then traveled an amazing route. Avery’s awesome mom Carrie had arranged for us to shoot inside and around the property at the Outing Club – which was epic! Their garden area is so beautiful and we captured some stunning shots on their wrap around porch.  We finished the night downtown and ended on the top of a parking garage where we had the most beautiful sunset!  Avery was open to every idea that I had (even adding a pop of color to her lips for her last few shots – which was truly amazing).  Right now we are in the midst of planning our Class of 2024 model prom session, which kicks off the new season and I am super excited for that, but also a bit nostalgic as I know I will be missing my ’23 model crew.  Avery, you are truly a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out and I am so glad that I got to know you through our shoots together!

Here is a little about what Avery had to say about her session with Moxie:  “Working with Karen is truly a breath taking and once in a lifetime opportunity.  My session was unforgettable. It was truly amazing and she could not have helped me better throughout the day! I had so much fun and was felt so comfortable the entire time.  Overall, I was going for more city and sunset roof top look. Going into the shoot, I honestly didn’t really have a fear. I was so excited for weeks in advance and I didn’t really worry about anything:) Karen made me feel so special during my entire shoot and truly made my day about me and worked so well with me! The most memorable part would have to be changing outfits in the middle of the street in the outfit changing tent!  Karen always made sure I was comfortable and was enjoying myself!  Moxie has not only brought me wonderful photos but I also got to participate in a commercial which would not have happened without Moxie and Karen!  I love Moxie Design because of the wonderful experience and shots I got!!”

One piece of advice that Avery has for other seniors getting their photos taken?  “One piece of advice would be to not over think or be uptight about anything. Relax and have fun it’s your day!!!!!!”

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

I have absolutely loved our time together working on shoots, Avery! Can’t wait to see what your amazing future holds!!



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.