Quad Cities Senior Photography | Meet Cael

Meet Cael.
This handsome MHS senior and I met up last fall for his senior session and I knew from the first few minutes of his session that we were going to be friends.
We started off his shoot with some photos incorporating his pup, which was awesome because #1 – his pup is adorable and #2 – we got to meet both his super cool mom and dad as dad brought the pup to meet us for the first fifteen minutes of the session.  We started off at Blackhawk State Park to get an outdoor/ park look and then headed downtown Moline where we were able to get some shots with more of an urban flair.  During Cael’s shoot, we wanted to incorporate his love and talent for skiing, but it was a warm fall day with no snow in sight.  I decided that we could shoot this two different ways – #1 using a wall that has a natural whitewash to it to get more of a studio feel, and then #2 heading to the top of a parking garage where I could capture just Cael, his skiis and the sky.  I love how these nontraditional skiing images turned out – the sky was perfect that day and gave us all sorts of beautiful blue color.  I had so much fun with Cael and his mom – we shared so many laughs throughout the afternoon and when we were finished up for the day, I felt as though I had known Cael and Jamie for years.

Here is a little about what Cael’s awesome mom Jamie had to say about their experience with Moxie:
“Karen is absolutely amazing! She made the session relaxed and fun -it was a great experience. I would highly recommend Moxie Design to all for senior photos! Karen is so organized and communicates throughout the entire process. I truly appreciate how great Cael’s photos turned out and cannot thank Karen enough for the photos I will have to remember his senior year!  His pictures are very natural. They do not look posed. I love that there are serious expressions and his laughing smile! His ski photos are outstanding! Cael does not like getting his pictures taken and Karen did a great job at making the experience relaxed and the pictures are perfect. You would never know he doesn’t like getting his pictures taken! I have two favorites -the first is his ski photo with the sky in the background. It looks like an ad for Atomic skis. The sky is outstanding! The other is him at the park with his green plaid shirt and his hands next to his face. It is his beautiful smile! It just says “Cael.”  The reveal was the most memorable part of the experience.  It brought tears to my eyes! If I was telling my friend about Moxie, I would say that it was the best experience I could have ever imagined! I would definitely pick Moxie design for senior photos!

One piece of advice that Jamie has for other seniors getting their photos taken?  ” Plan in advance!” (great advice, Jamie!!)

If Jamie could describe her son’s overall senior experience in one word, she would choose  “outstanding.”

Thank you for letting us be a part of your senior year, Cael, and thanks for sharing such kind words, Jamie!


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.