Pleasant Valley Senior Pictures | Meet Allison

Meet Allison.
This PV senior beauty and I have gotten the opportunity to work together quite a few times over the course of the last year as she was one of the Moxie models representing the class of 2023.  Allison is not only drop dead gorgeous, but an amazing dancer and super sweet.  We shared so many laughs the day of her main session despite the 100+ degree heatwave that we were shooting in.  Allison had mentioned that she wanted to incorporate dancing into her session and the venue we had planned to shoot at was huge, so we even had a portable ballet bar to work with. I wanted to capture some traditional photos for her, but I also wanted to experiment with lighting to bring more of an editorial feel to some of her images. The end result was amazing and I’m so proud of Allison for never getting frustrated with me asking “can you do that just one more time?”  Anyone who has worked with me knows that one more time is probably code for three or more, but Allison rolled with the punches and I absolutely love her final gallery.

Here is a little about what Allison had to say about her session with Moxie:
“This was the best experience ever. Karen makes it so comfortable to be in front of the camera. I was nervous that it was going to be awkward posing in front of the camera but Karen made it super comfortable. The most memorable part of my experience would have to be our convos between photos – they were so funny!  I was going for an urban and rustic look for my pictures and my favorite part of the session was how Karen was able to make all of my looks so different even though we shot all of them in the same place.  My favorite image was when Karen was able to capture my reflection in the bar counter and we didn’t even realize it was there until after she took the photo.  My session was absolutely amazing! I love Moxie Design because of the authenticity!”

One piece of advice that Allison has for other seniors getting their photos taken?  “Don’t be afraid to try different poses or props!”

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

Thank you for rocking your entire shoot and being so wonderful!



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.