Quad City Senior Photography | Meet Morgan

Meet Morgan.
This Geneseo beauty, Moxie model and future Iowa State Architecture major and I have been working together for the past year and I have loved every minute of it.  Morgan is drop dead gorgeous, and without question, one of the kindest and genuine souls that I know.  She comes alive when she is in front of my camera and her eyes are the most clear and vibrant shade of blue.  I have to give a huge shout out to Morgan because back in June when we did her senior session, the weather was less than pleasant. It literally thundered through the first hour and a half and then we hiked to a waterfall (because the radar said it was going to clear up completely).  Well, the rain never went away and we got stuck under an bridge for at least 45 minutes.  Did that obstacle get her down? Nope, not even for a minute.  In fact, we even shot in the pouring rain!  We did have to reschedule the second half of her session because of the downpours, and it was like Mother Nature was messing with us because it was thundering the entire second day too (but luckily no rain)!! Morgan, you are such a wonderful person and I am so thankful to have met you and your amazing mom!! Thank you for letting us be a part of your senior year.

Here is a little about what Morgan had to say about her session with Moxie:
“My senior photo session was better than I could have ever imagined. Karen and Sam made it feel so natural.  I was going for two different looks in my session. One was soft and classic and the other was edgy and in the city. I loved both and feel the photos capture all of who I am.  I was nervous that I would look unnatural when I tired to pose. I’ve never done anything like this so I had no idea what to expect. When I saw the finished product I couldn’t believe how natural and beautiful the photos turned out. I’m an aspiring architect so I was looking for a modern skyline as one of my locations. We were hoping to go to Davenport but there were safety concerns but Karen thought on her feet and found another amazing location. The other location I was really excited about was the stream in Devil’s Glen. Karen let me get in the water despite the rain. The locations captured who I was and we had so much fun at each of them. I loved working with Karen and Sam! The most memorable moment of my session was watching Sam run out into the rain with her coat over head to see if we could keep shooting. I would tell my best friend to use Moxie Design for their senior photos.  The pictures will turn out better than they could believe and they will fall in love with Karen and Sam.  They are so funny and easy to talk to I felt like I had known them for years.  I laughed so hard throughout my session.   The Moxie Design session process is so personalized and the day feels magical. I love Moxie Design because they helped me find my confidence.”

One piece of advice that Morgan has for other seniors getting their photos taken?
“I would tell other seniors to trust the process. It will probably feel weird at first but if you go with the flow and listen to Karen the pictures will speak for themselves. Don’t be afraid to try something that might seem a little crazy.”

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

Thank you for letting us be a part of your senior year, Morgan! I can’t wait to see what your amazing future holds! xoxo,


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.