Quad Cities Senior Photography | Meet Eleni

Meet Eleni.  This gorgeous Geneseo senior and future Iowa State University student and I met up on one of the windiest days last fall.  Winds were constant at 20 mph gusts blew up to 45 mph that afternoon and even though we considered rescheduling, we came to the conclusion that we would give it a try with the help of mom being on hair duty and constantly having a brush and hairspray handy.  We also met up in a foresty location to start her session so that we would have some natural protection from the wind.  What ended up happening was absolutely amazing. Yes, the winds were still coming in full force, but they actually worked in Eleni’s favor 99% of the time, giving her hair movement and leaving her looking like a supermodel.  Something that I have to mention in this blog post is how in absolute awe I was when Eleni and her amazing mom Katie pulled up for her session.  If you are familiar with the Four Seasons boutiques, you know how awesome they are.  Well, they were started by Eleni’s grandparents and are still a family business.  Eleni was able to use a literal dressing room on wheels for her shoot – her looks were perfectly pressed and hanging in the back of the van, which was where she was able to change her clothes each time and regroup a bit to get out of the wind. Huge thanks to Katie for making that happen!

Here is a little about what Eleni had to say about her session with Moxie:
“My senior session was perfect! Karen made me feel super comfortable. She was encouraging and helped me feel confident in my pictures.   I wanted 2 different looks – sophisticated and woodland. I was amazed that Karen was able to identify 2 different locations in such close proximity allowing us to take as many pics as possible.  At first I was hesitant to not wear my glasses during my photo shoot. But, Karen encouraged me and actually my favorite pics are without my glasses! Karen is an expert and I am so happy with all of my pictures.  My favorite part was emulating my brother’s senior pics. Karen was able to create a companion look in my own style.  The forecast was for very windy conditions, I was really worried because I did not want my hair to look all wind blown & crazy. But, Karen knew where to go and we were able to get all of the pics we wanted even with the crazy wind!  I would encourage my friends to use Moxie because it was fun and all the pictures are amazing! It was hard to pick my favorites!  I love Moxie Design because my pictures are outstanding.”

One piece of advice that she has for other seniors getting their photos taken?  “Trust Karen! She is an expert & super sweet!”

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

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




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. 

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