Pleasant Valley High School Senior Photography | Meet Ella

Meet Ella.
We met up with this stunning PV senior on the perfect fall day.  We started off at Augustana College where the fall leaves were at their peak and they coordinated with Ella’s looks perfectly!  Then she brought out the pointe shoes and I was so pumped! We experimented with lighting and poses and captured some amazing shots. Then we headed downtown (still in the pointe shoes) and were able to get even more jaw dropping photos. Ella and her mom were the sweetest people and Kylie and I loved getting to know them throughout her session.

Here is a little about what Ella had to say about her session with Moxie:

“I had the best time at my senior photo session! Karen takes the most beautiful photos and made me feel comfortable throughout the session. It was such a great experience overall and I love how the pictures turned out. At first I was worried that I would feel awkward while taking the pictures, but Karen made me feel really comfortable and confident in front of the camera. The best part of my experience was being able to take photos in so many beautiful locations. The fall weather was just right to take the best photos and they all turned out gorgeous! It’s almost impossible to choose a favorite, but I love the photos taken in my pointe shoes. It was so much fun to take them and it’s amazing to see how Karen was able to capture my passion for dance in those photos. The most memorable part of my session was taking photos on campus because the fall colors were beautiful that day. I remember how much I was smiling because I loved being outdoors when the trees were so beautiful. Karen also brought a beret that matched perfectly with the trees and my skirt, which made taking those pictures even better! Having your photos taken with Moxie Design is an amazing experience because Karen is so much fun to work with! I felt comfortable and the session wasn’t stressful. I love Moxie Design because the pictures reflected my personality and I had the best time at my session.”

One piece of advice that Ella has for other seniors getting their photos taken?  “Be yourself and smile! Senior photo sessions with Moxie Design are so fun and you shouldn’t be stressed. Make sure you listen to Karen and trust what she says because she has the best ideas for photos and they definitely turn out amazing.”

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

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



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.