Orion High School Photography | Meet Emalee

Meet Emalee.
This Orion High School beauty and I met up last fall and she absolutely blew her session out of the water.  I remember when we arrived at our first location that the wind was super crazy. Luckily, we found some spots that were shaded from the breeze and some rain clouds that came overhead. When I found out that Emalee wanted some photos take some photos with her mom, I thought that this first location would be perfect and it was! To see how much love is between these two was so heart warming – I loved seeing how they were so close! I know that Emalee is a huge Taylor Swift fan, so I brought along some T Swift photos / album covers that we could reference and recreate – and we had a blast working on these!  We moved to our second location and encountered the most beautiful yellow flower fields – it looked like something out of a movie.  We ended the night downtown and Em brought the most breathtaking red dress along. As soon as I saw that dress in her wardrobe consultation, I knew the perfect location for it! We were able to capture some really beautiful sky images as well as some photos in these perfectly matched gold doorways.

Here is a little about what Emalee had to say about her session with Moxie:
“Karen is one of the nicest, most talented photographers, and I would 1000% recommend her to anyone looking for a senior photo shoot that exceeds all expectations. I absolutely loved my senior photo experience! I never felt uncomfortable around Karen. She made me feel so confident! She is an absolute artist with her camera. The overall look I was going for was boho for many of my shots but I also wore a formal red dress for an upscale look. I was a little nervous at first, but Karen made the entire experience easy and comfortable. My favorite part was how Karen incorporated my favorite book into the shoot. She also took several photos of my mom and I, and I will cherish those photos forever. My most memorable part of the session was Karen recognizing my love for Taylor Swift and how we incorporated some Taylor Swift poses into my shoot. I love Moxie Design because Karen is amazingly talented! She took my vision and created beautiful and unique photos!”

One piece of advice that Emalee has for other seniors getting their photos taken? “I would tell other seniors to not be shy about expressing themselves, and to just relax and have fun!”

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

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



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.