Quad Cities Senior Pictures | Meet Alli

Meet Alli.
This UTHS beauty and I met up last fall for her senior session.
I was super excited about Alli’s outfits – she had these gorgeous leather pants that I am still in love with, and this black dress that we saved for the last part of the session in the river.
A lot of my sessions have memorable moments, but I may have to say that Alli’s session takes the cake on the most memorable of the year for a couple of reasons.  That day in October we were expected to get a storm, and because of that, we had so many different skies to photograph.  At one point, it looked like we were going to get poured on because this black wall cloud came in, but we stayed dry!   At the end of Alli’s session, we were along the Mississippi River and we found some great rocks and logs for her to sit on and create natural posing moments.  I remember asking her if she would be up for putting on a glam lip color and getting into the water for her final photos and she said yes.  I had on my hip waders and I remember kneeling in the river, praying I wouldn’t fall over (because as you know, I’m clumsy by nature) and Alli not only got into the water, but she sat down, fully submerged – during sunset, where we had this absolutely beautiful pink and purple sky.  Keep in mind, this was October, so it was not a warm and balmy day – but she fully committed to the editorial idea and we got some amazing photos!

Here is a little about what Alli had to say about her session with Moxie:
“Everything about my experience was perfect!  My favorite part of my Moxie shoot was that Karen listened to my ideas and then turned them into amazing photos. It was also a lot of fun to have hair and makeup done and change outfits and locations! I wanted to be outside in nature for my shoot. I don’t think I had any fears about my shoot, I just wanted to have fun and I definitely did that! It’s so hard to pick a favorite photo, but probably the one by the river in the back dress where I’m holding the skirt, or sitting on the log in that dress…  The most memorable part of my session had to be getting in the river fully dressed with lipstick on! Karen made me feel like I was her only client from the first questionnaire, all day long during the shoot and when we picked our favorites. She makes the whole experience so fun and personalized. She’s the best.  I love Moxie Design because my photos turned out better than I ever imagined!”

One piece of advice that Alli has for other seniors getting their photos taken?  “Have fun, pick fun locations and outfits you love and don’t be nervous!”

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

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


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.