Quad City Senior Photography | Meet Brecken

Meet Brecken.
This Alwood High School senior and basketball AND volleyball superstar was so much fun to work with!  We met up over the summer at her high school so that we could get some sports pictures and I will never forget a moment during that part of her session.  I was literally laying down on the floor of the showers in the girl’s locker room so that I could get the right angle on a basketball photo. We were all laughing so hard at how ridiculous the situation was, but you gotta do what you gotta do to get the right shot!  After we finished up at the high school, we took some shots in Woodhull and then headed out to her family’s beautiful property.  I LOVE when we are able to shoot at an area that means something to my seniors, and being able to incorporate so many different spots at Brecken’s home was out of this world.  We were at this hill at the top of their property and you could see forever and the sky was this beautiful mix of colors – I still get goosebumps when I think about it.  Brecken, you are awesome and I loved being able to work with you on your senior pictures!!

Here is a little about what Brecken had to say about her session with Moxie:
“My overall experience was awesome with Moxie! I started off with my getting my hair and makeup done at the Haus of Heir which was awesome. Then from the time I took my first picture to the very end of the night it was so much fun. We spent a lot of time in between locations getting to know a lot about each other. It was definitely a experience I recommend for someone who is looking to have a lot of fun while also getting the best pictures. I didn’t really go into my shoot having a desired look. I had picked out a variety of different style outfits and gave Karen the freedom of doing what she wanted. The results were awesome and I’m very impressed with how she made each location look awesome in every picture. My biggest fear was not knowing how to pose for my pictures. This was quickly solved the minute my first picture was taken. Karen and Sam were able to pose me and make every picture they took look natural and not staged. My favorite part of my Moxie experience was creating a bond with two of the nicest girls. Sam and Karen made it feel like we had known each other forever. They made the whole process so easy and so much fun. Wishing every day that I could take hundreds of more pictures with them. For my session I shot at a couple of different locations. We started off at my high school shooting my sports pictures. Being from a small town, the buildings around me are very rustic. Karen was able to work with everything down our main street and make it took amazing in every picture she captured. We then headed out towards my house, which is surrounded my farm land. We took pictures by barns, in weeds, along fences and some of my favorite came from the ones captured on our gravel road.  The most memorable part of my session was definitely when Sam was amazed that we had cows and got to take her picture with them. Along with just making my whole experience of getting senior pictures done special.  I would say that my experience was definitely memorable and very exciting and a fun time. Karen and Sam make you feel so comfortable and by the end of your session you have created such a strong connection with them. They also hyped you up during the whole session, making smiling so easy throughout the whole process.  I love Moxie Design because they make you feel so comfortable during your whole session!”

One piece of advice that she has for other seniors getting their photos taken with Moxie?  “I definitely recommend not going in scared to get your pictures taken. There is nothing to be afraid of, if you are someone who is shy they make you feel so comfortable. They are hype women and are there to capture the best you.”

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

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



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.