Geneseo Senior Portraits | Meet Braeden

Meet Braeden.
This handsome Geneseo senior and Moxie model and I have had the opportunity to work together numerous times over the past year. Braeden is so kind and has a killer smile. I love when my seniors want to incorporate pieces of who they are into their session, so I was thrilled when Braeden brought along his trumpet, tennis racket and football gear – it made for some amazing shots!  We met up at a park setting along the river, which was absolutely perfect.  After that, we headed downtown where we were able to get some more formal shots with the trumpet. From there, we headed to a different spot downtown for a more casual look and then we ended the night at Geneseo High School for tennis and football shots.  I absolutely love Braeden and his mom Kristi and we shared so many laughs that afternoon!

Here is a little about what Braeden had to say about his session with Moxie:
“My senior session was great! It was truly amazing how Karen could take someone who has never really been in front of camera and make them feel comfortable. I never really had to worry about a certain pose or anything like that because Karen would take care of it. I had a ton of fun, and I highly recommend Karen for anyone looking to get their senior pictures done- they came out amazing!!  Overall, I tried to highlight the things I was involved in or interested in throughout high school. Some these things may include football or my trumpet. Other than that, I went for more of a casual look. My biggest worry was being able to stay relaxed enough to have a natural smile. The out come was great! My mom would often make me laugh or something to get a natural smile for Karen. Karen also talked to me quite a bit to help keep me comfortable too!  My favorite part of the shoot was being able to capture each aspect of my life that makes me who I am. I also enjoyed being able to spend the afternoon with Karen and just having fun conversations with her.  The most memorable part of my session would have to be the action shots in the tennis portion of my shoot! Karen kept jumping every time, because I was serving over her.  Moxie is soooo fun! I highly recommend trying this! The pictures are great, and Karen is really good about finding ways for your pictures to show who you are!  I love Moxie Design because Karen takes amazing pictures!!”

One piece of advice that Braeden has for other seniors getting their photos taken? “Don’t be afraid to incorporate the things that are important to you, because you can get some really great pictures that look natural. But, you also never know the last time you’ll get to do those things you love! It may be your last memory of that part of your life!” (Great advice, Braeden)!

If he could describe his overall senior session experience in one word, he would choose  “amazing.”

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



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.