Quad Cities Senior Photography | Meet Rachel

Meet Rachel.

This beautiful girl and I met up last fall for her senior session.  If you follow our social media accounts and are thinking that Rachel looks familiar it’s because we have worked with her sister Grace a lot in the past and they look like they could be twins!  I loved the time we spent with Rachel and her awesome mom Robin.  We started out at Blackhawk State Park to capture some fall vibes and I was so excited that Rachel was down to experiment with some accessories and she even let me get creative with a mirror that I had brought along for her session!  After we finished up at the park, we headed to the District where we were able to take advantage of the awesome colors and textures of the downtown buildings. Rachel had brought along an umbrella, which we were able to play around with and it ended up with an amazing shot!

Here is a little about what Rachel had to say about her session with Moxie:
“”My overall experience was outstanding! I had so much fun with Karen and Sam – they really knew how to get me out of my comfort zone. I wasn’t really quite sure what exactly I was going for, but Karen had no problems making the photos look absolutely amazing!  I was really hoping to accomplish a fall and woodsy vibe and to no surprise, Karen absolutely crushed it!  My biggest fear was being awkward in front of the camera and not knowing how to pose. Karen is so creative and had a variety of different poses that she suggested and all of the photos turned out so amazing! There wasn’t a part of the experience that I didn’t love, but if I had to choose a favorite it was probably getting to know Karen and Sam. They were so sweet and made the experience amazing. I absolutely loved every single photo that came out of the session. My absolute favorite is the one of me looking right into the camera and I am sitting on the ground with the trail behind me.  I think this photo really accomplished the fall look that I was going for! Karen is one of the best people to get your pictures taken by. She knows how to work the angles. She is amazing at putting accessories on you that she thinks will look amazing (and they always do). It was one of the best experience I have ever had. I love Moxie Design because Karen and Sam really knew how to take me out of my comfort zone.”

One piece of advice that Rachel has for other seniors getting their photos taken?  “Try not to be uncomfortable with being in front of a camera. When I went into the photoshoot, I was super nervous and uncomfortable because I had never had anything like this done before. Now that I look back on it, I had no reason to be uncomfortable or nervous. Make sure you have fun while doing it! Take every moment in. It feels like it is over in a blink of an eye.”

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, Rachel!!


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.