Quad Cities Senior Pictures | Meet Montana.

Meet Montana.  This future chiropractor is absolutely stunning and just as sweet and genuine and she is gorgeous.  I was super excited for her session as she is into both singing and soccer and I wanted to get a bit creative in incorporating these into her images.  Here is what this Pleasant Valley senior had to say about her session with Moxie:

I was hoping to capture my true smile and natural beauty and be surrounded by the natural beauties of nature too. I wanted to capture not only my one look but accomplish the aspect of playing soccer and singing as well.  My session was great, Karen made me very comfortable and welcome to the experience having never done something like this before. She learned things about me and brought those facts of me to the shoot to make this one day all about me.  We shot at Crow Creek Park, I loved this location because it was in Bettendorf and it had beautiful aspects of nature. We then went to Pleasant Valley High School for soccer pictures and this helped bring in my school for the pictures.  Karen brought my favorite drink, snack and played my favorite song to help make me comfortable.”

 

Her biggest fear about her session?  “I was scared I wouldn’t like how I looked but as soon as I got the pictures I fell in love.”

One piece of advice for seniors about to have their pictures taken?  “Don’t be nervous! While it is nerve wracking embracing your true self brings out great and pure pictures of who you really are.  I love Moxie Design because Karen made me feel comfortable during the whole experience.”

If she could describe her session in one word, she would use “amazing.”

Thanks for the kind words, Montana!  Enjoy the rest of your senior year.  xoxo,

Karen

 

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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. 

 

Quad Cities Senior Photography | Meet Bailee.

Meeting up with Bailee for her senior pictures was nothing short of amazing.  From the minute that I received her images for her wardrobe consultation, I knew that her session was going to be more like an editorial fashion spread than a senior session and I was absolutely correct.  This United High School senior is so gorgeous and she has an eye for fashion and all things beauty.  Here is what she had to say about her senior experience with Moxie:

“In this shoot I wanted to make sure I had a sense of diversity with each one of my outfits. The first two I went for a casual boho look but switched it up for a look more elegant as ever with my prom dress that I am utterly in love with. My last look I’d consider would be an urban style, yellow skinny jeans, black heels, a rooftop? It worked out.  My senior photo experience was absolutely incredible. I wish I continued to be empowered with a feeling such as the one I was feeling when we were taking countless shots one after the other. Karen instilled a strong sense of confidence within me. I was so comfortable with everything we did as if i had done it a million times before. Karen constantly had me laughing or left me giggling at her reactions to some of the photos she had gotten. I could not have asked for a better senior session. I fell in love with so many of the pictures she took especially the ones in my prom dress, I could never get tired of them.  Aside from a cute floppy hat Karen provided for me for my first oufit I let the location accesorize my outfits, sometimes the setting can pull together an oufit better than any piece of jewelry ever could.   I brought a red and yellow bracelet in which I wore for my second outfit. The bracelet contained flower petals from both of my grandpa’s funerals. I wanted to incorporate this piece because even though they aren’t with me physically for my senior year I know they are still with me regardless. I felt it was so so important to commemorate them within my pictures because afterall they made a very big impact in my life and helped me become who I am.

I left the location choosing to Karen. All I wanted was to make sure that I got shots in the water and on a rooftop, and she made that happen. Karen chooses the best locations. The location she chose for my prom dress was so stunning and completed the look.  I would say the most memorable moment of my senior session was honestly just Karen’s reactions to her photos she took. It was almost like as soon as she would take another picture she had found a piece of pure gold. I don’t know but just seeing someone so passionate about their job fills me with pure happiness.  I love Moxie Design because my expectations were exceeded.”

If she could offer one piece of advice to seniors who are getting ready to have their pictures taken, it would be:  “Do not be afraid or at all intimidated. Let everything you are doing come natural. Oh and even though some of your poses may feel awkward they usually come out looking the best. Enjoy every second of your senior session because it will only ever happen once. Other than graduating, your senior pictures are the best thing about being a senior.”

If she could pick one word to describe her overall session with Moxie, it would be perfect.

We had so much fun during your session, Bailee!  Best of luck with the remainder of your senior year!!

xoxo,

Karen
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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. 

Quad Cities Award Winning Senior Photography | Meet Chase.

Sometimes when you meet someone it’s like you’ve known each other your whole lives.  Meeting up with Chase and his awesome mom, Julie was just that – it was like hanging out with old friends.   Max and I had an absolute blast during his session and we were blessed with a great afternoon of shooting.  Chase has an old Hollywood kind of handsome going on and his images turned out amazing.  Here is what he had to say about his senior session with Moxie:

“My senior photo session was awesome.  Karen was very nice and knew what she was doing.  Both she and Max made me feel comfortable right away – we got to kidding around and it was so fun.  I wasn’t used to posing so it felt weird at first, but it didn’t take long before Karen and Max made me laugh and feel at ease.  As far as locations went, I honestly had no idea where to go.   I really relied on Karen’s guidance for this since she is the most familiar with places.  We started at the Village of East Davenport in Lindsay Park.  We did many more shots in the village and it was a lot of fun.  Then we went to an area by Isabel Bloom, then to the LeClaire park band shelter.  She took a really cool shot of me in the stadium seats.  Last, we went to an old building/ storage area that was cool and got some shots there and some with the Aresenal railroad in the background.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect – I thought it would be more of a stiff environment.  I wasn’t expecting to have that much fun.  We met as strangers and parted as friends. I would recommend Moxie Design because Karen does a great job.  She really cares about her customers and the product that she is making.  You will feel like the most important person in the world during your shoot.  Moxie is the real deal!”

One piece of advice that Chase would offer the soon to be senior who is prepping for their senior pictures is:  “Relax, you are in good hands.  Trust her – Karen will put you in the right spot to make the pictures a story of you.”

If Chase could describe his overall session in one word, what would he select?  “Awesome”

Thanks for all of the kind words, Chase!  If you ever need to get headshots to kick start your modeling career, you know where to find me.

xoxo,

Karen

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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Photographer | Meet Collin.

I had so much fun with Collin during his session!  This future member of the air force is one of the most genuine and hilarious seniors that I had the privilege of working with over the past year and we had a blast during his photo shoot.

Here’s a little about what Collin had to say in regards to his session with Moxie:

“I was going for a timeless but fashionable look while putting my own personal flair in my outfits.  I didn’t want to look back on my pictures and think “wow, why did I wear that?”  My overall experience was really fun!  At first I was really nervous but Karen a did a really good job at making me feel comfortable and she really helped me loosen up!  All the locations were perfect and really spot on, she did great at finding me locations that really fit what I was wearing and what best suited me.  The most memorable part of my session was when it was getting dark and we were experimenting with different sorts of lights and we were also playing music too, which made it a lot of fun!  f I were to tell my best friend about my senior picture experience, I would tell them that they should definitely give it a try because they would love it.   I would also tell them how much fun Karen was to work with.  Karen is a super awesome photographer who will bring the best out of you and your photos.”

One piece of advice for you upcoming seniors when you get your portraits taken?  “Loosen up, go into it having fun and don’t be afraid to experiment with your hair and what you’re wearing.”

If Collin had to choose one word to describe his senior photo experience, he would choose “Enjoyable.”
Right back atcha, Collin!

I can’t wait to see what your future holds.

xoxo,

Karen

 


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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Pictures | Meet Kaitlin.

So the forecast on the morning of Kaitlin’s senior session looked absolutely beautiful and since I hadn’t had a rain out session all year (trust me, I was knocking on wood pretty much all day) I was so excited.  Her session was going to take place on her dad’s farm, which was awesome.  On the drive out there, the sky turned from bright sun to dark clouds.  I remember calling my husband and asking if it was raining.  He said “um no, but let me look at the forecast to where you are headed…” By the tone in his voice, I knew that “a few sprinkles at the beginning of your session” may turn into more, but I had no idea that it would mean the crazy scary thunderstorm that it turned out to be.  Luckily for Max and I, we met up at the farm, so Kaitlin was gracious enough to let us wait it out inside with her and her family.  In the end, we rode out the storm and captured some absolutely beautiful images.  Here is what Kaitlin had to say about her session with Moxie:

“My overall senior photo sensation experience was outstanding after the rain passed by.  I feared that it was going to continue to rain, however, it lightened up and stopped so we were able to do the photo shoot.  For my location, we used my dad’s farm which turned out fantastic.  The sunset and personal connection made the shoot even better.  At my session, we used features that we had at the farm from hay bales, gates and horses, there seemed to be endless options.  The most memorable moment of my session was standing up on top of my horse, trying to do a dance pose (see below).  Karen goes out of her way to make sure your session was the best possible.  I would tell my friends that my time with Moxie Design and it was an AMAZING experience and would recommend them to her for their senior sessions!”

One piece of advice she would give to seniors who haven’t had their photos taken yet?  “Definitely go through Karen and Haus of Heir for your special day and you will not be disappointed.”

If she could describe her senior photo session in one word, Kaitlin would choose “memorable.”

Thanks, sweet girl, for the kind words.  Your senior session is something that I will never forget!!
Enjoy the remainder of your senior year!
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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Pictures | Meet Lauren.

I loved meeting up with Lauren, her mom and her adorable pup for her senior session.  This future Iowa State Vet major was looking for a contemporary, modern and unique shoot and I absolutely love her images.

Here is what Lauren & her mom had to say about her senior experience with Moxie:

“Karen made our experience so much fun.  It was very relaxed and Karen really wanted to capture Lauren’s moment as a senior.  As a parent, I will be referring my friends to Moxie.  Karen is so professional, yet adapts to her clients so fast.  I will see you again in four years! (Emma Class of 2021)  I love Moxie Design because her pictures are breathtaking.”

One piece of advice that that Lauren wanted to share with seniors who haven’t had their photos taken yet is “Answer your questionnaire that Karen gives you with great detail.  She truly does study your answers and that will work to your advantage on picture day!”   Great advice, Lauren!!! xoxo

Happy senior year!

 

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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Photography | Emma’s gorgeous session

I was so pumped the day of Emma’s session because we were going to be taking photos inside of her high school (something I had wanted to do for so long)!  We started in the auditorium, made our way through some hallways and ended up in the locker room and on the tennis courts.  From there, we headed to Riverside Park where Emma was mistaken for a Disney princess (true story)!  So I’ll elaborate.  Emma wore a beautiful dress for some of her pictures and while we were in the middle of shooting, a man and two small children approach us.  The girl asked her dad if he could go and say hi to Emma up close, and of course she did.  The father then explained that his daughter ran across the entire length of the park to find her dad to ask if he would take her to meet the Disney princess.  All of our hearts melted a little bit as we were hearing about this and the rest of our time at the park we would see that little girl watching us wherever we went with such a look of amazement in her eyes – so priceless.

Here is what Emma had to say about her session with Moxie:

“It was a really fun and a truly unforgettable experience.  The most memorable moment from my session was when I was wearing my prom dress in the park and some kids thought that I was a princess.  It was a great experience and if you want to take senior pictures, you should use Moxie Design – everyone helping out was so nice!”

What would she tell seniors who had yet to have their photos done?  “Be prepared to change in your car and if it gets dark when you’re outside, bring some mosquito repellent!”

If she had to sum up her shoot in one word, she would use “fun.”

Cheers to your future at St. Ambrose, Emma!

xoxo,

Karen

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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 buy legal trenbolone enanthate 4 day progressive will remember for years to come. 

Quad Cities Award Winning Senior Photography | The beautiful Juls

I‘ve known this gorgeous senior since she was in her early days of elementary school, which made her senior photo session a very special one to me.  Juls is one of those girls that I find it impossible to be around without a HUGE smile coming across my face.  I LOVE how sweet she is, how much she loves her family and let me tell you, this girl has some killer dance moves.  The first time I had the honor of photographing Juls it was for the Miss Amazing competition (to which she won – way to go, Juls)!!

Here is what the Hance family had to say in regards to Juls’ senior session.

“Our experience was so fun!  It was hot and humid but Karen kept Juls relaxed and they chatted the whole time.  Karen is wildly creative and brought fun hats and props to create an amazing shoot.  It was just easy… Karen has a gift in her ability to get great photos but also a gift of making people feel beautiful.   The very last picture, Juls was in her formal princess dress – Karen had great lighting and the genius idea to use irridescent glitter in the shoot.  The moment she captured was incredible.  It was truly a magical moment and she created and captured it.  You HAVE to get your pics done by Karen at Moxie Design!  She has the best ideas and made Juls feel so at ease.  It was a fun experience that we will never forget.  There were so many amazing pictures it was hard to narrow them down to choose.  She is a creative genius and takes pictures like I’ve never seen before!”

A piece of advice to seniors who have yet to get their photos taken?  “Wear your favorite outfit first while you are fresh!  Just have fun with it – Karen is so easy to be around – be yourself and don’t hold back, even if you feel silly.”

A final thought from Juls on her senior session – “Karen made me feel and look beautiful and captured who I am perfectly!”

Cheers to you, my friend, during your senior year – Love you bunches!
xoxo,

Karen

 

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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Pictures | Meet Kennedy

Meet Kennedy.

This Davenport North senior absolutely slayed her senior session and her images left me speechless.  Not only is this girl absolutely beautiful, but she is going to major in Criminology at the University of Iowa.  Get it, girl!

Here is what she had to say about her shoot with Moxie:
“It was so much fun and my pictures turned out amazing!  My biggest fear was that it would feel awkward posing for the pictures since I had never met Karen before, but she really makes you feel comfortable like you’ve known her for a long time.  My favorite moment was when I was posing for a picture with my dog and she started attacking me with kisses.  The picture that came from that moment is one of my favorite images.”

Her advice to seniors who haven’t had their pictures taken yet? “Just be yourself and be confident because it will make the pictures that much better. That wasn’t an issue for me because Karen did a great job by making me feel comfortable. ”

If she could sum up her senior photo experience in one word, she would choose “amazing.”

Thanks for the kind words, Kennedy and cheers to your super bright future!

xoxo,
Karen

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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Pictures | The beautiful Tayler

Having Tayler as a part of the model team representing the Class of 2017 was so much fun.  This girl has such a great spirit and a look that screams all American beauty.  I loved that she had locations picked out that were special to her – and as one of the hottest sessions of the year, I have to give her major props for lasting the entire length of the session (in temperatures 115+ in a barn with absolutely no air movement).  Add to everything that her amazing mom (huge shout out to you, Christa!) and her super sweet boyfriend John came along to our shoots.   Love all of you and Tayler – you are amazing!

Here is what this Bettendorf grad had to say about her senior session with Moxie:

“My senior experience was fantastic.  Getting to work with Karen and her husband was so much fun and the memories created are unforgettable. I loved every single second of my session.  The most memorable moment of my session was when I was taking pictures with my American flag and Matt, Karen’s husband, was up on a balcony above us holding the flag.  His arms were stretched so far and he was holding the flag with just his finger tips – I know we all laughed super hard.   Karen had so many great ideas – she is very outgoing and up for anything. I told my best friend that it was the most fun I had ever had while taking pictures and that she had to get her pictures taken with Moxie (and she did!!)  I was free to be myself and Karen gave me the chance to express myself through my pictures.  It was so personal and one of the best times of my life.”

What she would tell seniors that haven’t had their photos taken yet? “I would tell them to pick locations and outfits that describe you – you will have these pictures forever!  Your session will be all about you – take that moment and embrace it.  Show off who you truly are in your pictures.”

If she could sum up her experience with Moxie in one word, she would choose “phenomenal.”

Thanks for the kind words, Tayler and cheers to the last half of your senior year!!

xoxo,
Karen

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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Photography | Bailey’s Model Session

Last year I had cast out a model call for a stylized session and I was lucky enough to meet and work with Bailey.  This all American beauty is such a bubbly girl that she is a pleasure to work with and we had so much fun during her first session that I immediately knew I wanted her to be on my model team for the Class of 2017.

Here is what Bailey had to say about her session with Moxie-

“I absolutely loved my senior experience with Moxie Design!  Karen is a great photographer and I made some new friends through the experience.  Karen chose each location for my session.  We were at a park that was perfect for a lot of pictures that I wanted – there was water and flowers (which were musts)!  Then we went to a church and it was absolutely gorgeous!  The final place was a college softball field.  Karen not only gave me a memorable experience but also friendships with new people.”

Her piece of advice for seniors who haven’t had their photos taken yet?
“Your photos should be you!  I recommend going with Moxie Design because they let you have them done however and wherever you want!”

If Bailey had to choose one word to describe her experience with Moxie, she would say “perfect.”

Thank you for the kind words, gorgeous – and thanks for representing Moxie Design for the Class of 2017!! xoxo

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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Photography | Meet Angelica

Angelica was in the market for a classy & modern session and when I received her information sheet back, after looking at her answers, I knew we were going to have a killer shoot.    From the most amazing gold prom dress to a sassy look in jeans and heels, this girl’s fashion & style sense were on point.

Here is what Angelica had to say about her senior session with Moxie:

“My senior photo shoot experience was absolutely perfect!  I had a blast with Karen and if I could do it all over again, I would.  The most memorable moment was personally the whole thing.  I had way too much fun at my photo shoot so I can’t pick one moment.  It was incredible.  I honesty had the best time with Karen and she made me feel so comfortable.  I feel so happy with how everything turned out.”

The one piece of advice that she wanted to give other seniors who haven’t had their photos taken yet?
“Think of the perfect outfits, poses and bring props to make your session perfect!”

If she could describe her senior experience in one word?  “Incredible”

Thanks for the kind words, Angelica!! xoxo

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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Pictures | Daria’s Model Session

The afternoon that I spent with Daria and her awesome mom, Deanna, went by so quickly because we had an absolute blast.  I loved all of the locations that she chose and they were absolutely perfect because they held special meaning to her & her family.  Daria is one of those girls that is so beautiful that she could be walking runways in Paris or Milan and at the same time, she is one of the most genuine and caring girls that I know.  I can’t wait to work with her again!

Here is what Daria had to say about her session with Moxie:

“My senior photo experience with Moxie Design was wonderful!  Karen was so fun to work with and she made me feel so relaxed.  We used an old barn in the background of my pictures because the property was where my great grandma was born.  There was an old truck in the back so we took advantage of that.  We also went to the ballpark where I play high school softball and we went to a local park and used a neighbor’s weeping willow tree.  Karen was so awesome to work with and she has such a great camera eye and imagination – no one would ever be disappointed in their pictures.”

The advice she would give seniors who have yet to get their pictures taken?  “Look at a lot of pictures on Karen’s website or on the internet to get some ideas on what you want for your own.  Then throw in your own personality and ideas.”

And to sum up her experience with Moxie in one word?  Memorable.

Cheers to an amazing girl and a wonderful senior year!  xoxo

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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Portraits | Emma’s amazing session

From the second that I met Emma, I knew that our session together would be nothing short of spectacular.  Emma is one of those girls that personify the saying “she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.”  She had so many ideas for her shoot and that is something that I absolutely LOVE!   I had so much fun during her shoot and loved getting to know both her and her amazing parents.  After finishing her session, I remember calling my husband and saying “It’s days like today that I know I’m in the right place, doing what I’m supposed to be.”  A huge thanks to Emma, Jana and Dennis for being so wonderful to work with and beyond that, for offering such genuine friendship from the moment that we met.

Here is what Emma had to say about her experience with Moxie:
“My experience through Moxie Design was AMAZING! The day was so much more than I could have ever asked for! From the ladies at the hair and make-up salon making me feel gorgeous, to Karen and her husband’s mad camera skills, to the wonderful, fun, and friendship-forming conversations with Karen throughout the process. Every bit of it was tailored to my interests, and because of that, each and every shot was unique in showing my personality. I feel like a model every time I look back at my photos because Karen is so extremely talented at finding the perfect angle with the perfect lighting and the perfect background to make each of her clients feel absolutely stunning!  KAREN IS A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING AND AN EXTREMELY GREAT PERSON TO WORK WITH! I HIGHLY recommend going through Moxie for high quality senior photos tied to day full of great memories!”

As far as what she would say to seniors who have yet to get their photos taken?
“I would advice other seniors to think about their top priorities in life and their favorite things because Moxie Design works one-on-one with each senior to specialize each shoot specifically for you and your passions in life.”

If she had to sum up her senior photo experience in one word, Emma said she would choose the word “fascinating.”

Wow, thank you so much for the kind words, Emma.  You are truly a beautiful soul and I can’t wait to see what wonderful things your future holds.
xoxo,

Karen
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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Pictures | Allyson’s senior session

I loved the time that I spent with Ally on her senior portraits – and I love even more that she knew exactly what she wanted to be represented in her images – her pup, her jeep and her love and passion for volleyball and track. When we met up, this Rockridge senior looked absolutely stunning and I remember looking at her first test shot (to get the lighting set) and that one photo blew me away.  I knew at that point that it was going to be a stellar afternoon.  We started shooting at Loud Thunder and then made our way to a farm for some rustic shots and ended at the Rockridge gym for her volleyball images.   Ally – I am so glad that you helped to represent the Class of 2017 by being one of our models and I hope you have an amazing senior year!  xoxo

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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. 

Quad Cities High School Photography | Aaron’s model session

I was so excited to have Aaron as a part of the Moxie Design model team representing the Class of 2017.  This future Athletic Training major wanted to feature his passion for hockey & music in his session and I couldn’t wait to create some amazing images for him.  Here is what Aaron had to say about his session:

“My session was a blast.  Karen made it fun and relaxed and she let me be myself.  It was totally no pressure and I had fun.  My biggest fear was looking unnatural – like I was trying too hard.  I don’t normally like having my picture taken, but Karen & Matt made it a great time.  My most memorable moment was spraying snow on Karen & Matt at the ice rink.  Definitely go with Karen!  She is awesome – full of ideas and really captures you at your best.  She lets you be yourself and keeps it fun.  From our first meeting to my premier ordering session, it was awesome.  In one word, I would describe my overall senior session experience as phenomenal!”

His piece of advice for those yet to have their senior photos taken?  “Be yourself and be up for anything.  Don’t be nervous – Karen will capture you at your best.”

Wow, thanks for all of the kind words, Aaron!  I loved working with you and your awesome mom.  Cheers to your senior year and beyond, my friend!

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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Pictures | Micaela’s Model Session

Working with Micaela was so much fun.  This future nurse has the beauty of a supermodel and is one of the sweetest and most genuine people that I’ve met.  During her session (which was unfortunately on one of the hottest days of the summer) she absolutely rocked every single image.  Micaela was up for anything that I suggested and wasn’t afraid to try something new.  I am so happy to have her representing the Moxie Design team for the Class of 2017.

Here is what Micaela had to say about her senior experience:
” My overall session experience was off the charts amazing.  Karen is such a talented and incredible person.  I brought four outfits total and I felt like it was plenty.  Karen did a great job of picking which outfit would look best for each specific location.  Be ready to have one of the best experiences of your life!  You will fall in love with every single image that she captures – I highly recommend Karen for your pictures.  In two words I would describe my session as unforgettably phenomenal.”

What was Micaela’s biggest fear about her senior photo session?  “RAIN!  I prayed it wouldn’t rain the day of my shoot.  Luckily, it didn’t!  But I was also worried about how I’d pose and such, but Karen definitely helps you out so don’t worry for a second about that.”

Her advice for seniors who have yet to get their photos done?  “Don’t be afraid to try something you aren’t too sure of.  Karen has amazing ideas and she will share them all with you.  Don’t be afraid to be a little out of your comfort zone.”

Cheers to the most amazing senior year, Micaela!  xoxo,

Karen

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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. 

Quad Cities Senior Portraiture | Emily’s session

Working with Emily was a bright spot of my summer.  This North Scott senior is one of my models, representing the class of 2017.  Emily has a beautiful smile and is absolutely gorgeous.  I loved all of her wardrobe looks – especially her red prom dress.  When we took her downtown Davenport for the second half of her session and she was working the red dress, I have NEVER heard so many wolf whistles, cat calls and marriage proposals shouted by passerbys.  I can’t blame them – she looked absolutely breathtaking.

This is what Emily had to say about her senior experience with Moxie:  “My senior photo session was amazing!  Karen went out of her way to make me feel 100% confident and beautiful!  Definitely give Moxie Design a try – it was totally worth every penny, the best photographer experience that I’ve ever witnessed.”  In one word, Emily described her session as “enchanting.”  Awe, thanks for the kind words, Emily!

Her one piece of advice to seniors who haven’t had their photo session yet?  “Choose outfits and locations that are comfortable to you and be yourself!”

I can’t wait to see where the road leads after high school for Emily – and I know whatever she sets her mind to, she will be a success.  Thank you for being so wonderful to work with, Emily!  xoxo,
Karen

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Quad City Senior Photography | Bryce’s session

I knew going into Bryce’s session that we were going to get some pretty cool shots factoring in his wardrobe looks, our locations and his passion for football.  What I didn’t expect was how much fun we would have over the next couple of hours.  We ventured from place to place and this Wethersfield High School senior absolutely came alive in front of the camera.  I remember that he definitely leaned to having more serious images taken than smiling, so every time we would hear music from a car passing by, I would start dancing.  Did I look completely ridiculous?  Absolutely.  Bud did I get some genuine smiles out of him this way?  Yes, 100%.

Here is what Bryce had to say about his session with Moxie Design –
“It was a fun experience and you should get your pictures done by Karen.  The most memorable part of my senior session was having so many laughs.  Describing the experience in one word?  Awesome.”

His advice to seniors getting ready to have their photos taken?  “Be loose and act yourself.”
I couldn’t put it better myself, Bryce.
Cheers to an amazing senior year!  xoxo
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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 men about buy testosterone cream in australia what 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. 

Quad Cities Senior Photography | Jaime’s Model Session

 

 

I knew the minute that I met Jaime that we would create some beautiful images together so I was super pumped for the day of her session… until I looked at the weather.  The forecast showed 100% chance of rain for most of the day, but the radar map showed that it was hit or miss, so we decided to move ahead with her session and throw caution to the wind.  Location #1 – Rain.  Jaime worked through it like a pro and didn’t let it phase her.  We had intermittent showers, but we also had the amazing cloud cover, so we rolled with it.  Next up? Location #2 – More rain (however this time the storm was amazing because the sun peeked through the clouds and we were able to capture the most beautiful sun rays in some of her images.  Location #3 – Rain again.  By now, I was super frustrated with Mother Nature, but we scooted under a Willow Tree and waited for it to pass.  Location #4?  You guessed it – RAIN!  We had our off camera flash setup ready to go and we shot in between rain drops and captured some absolutely breathtaking images.

Jaime was going for a boho chic look for most of her session,  adding in some volleyball editorial images and she absolutely nailed it.  Jaime said the following about her time with Moxie:
“My senior photo session couldn’t have been better.  During my session the weather was unpredictable.  It rained off and on throughout the session but it ended up making for some really cool shots.  It was so much fun and I felt very comfortable modeling for Karen .  Having a down to Earth, nice and funny photographer makes all the difference and that definitely shows in the pictures.  My biggest fear for my senior session was how the pictures would turn out – and they turned out absolutely amazing.  Karen is the best senior photographer in the area.  The pictures turn out amazing and she makes you feel very comfortable (which is something a photographer should do because the pictures turn out better when you are yourself.  My experience was FANTASTIC!”

 

Stay tuned for another blog post featuring the beautiful Jaime as we made our way to a sunflower field one afternoon this summer.  Love you, Jaime!  xoxo
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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.