Quad City Senior Photography | Meet Rachel

Meet Rachel.
Matt and I met up with this gorgeous Pleasant Valley senior last fall on a beautiful day.  I was so excited that Rachel was bringing her dog along for some photos.  I absolutely fell in love with Tucker – he was the sweetest pup and was so easy to photograph.  Something that I always do prior to a session is to check out all of our locations to ensure that we don’t encounter any elements that would knock our three hour shoot off course – every minute counts!  So when we pulled up to our last location  (a parking garage) to capture some dance images with the sky as the backdrop, I was speechless that they had just blocked off the entrance to pour a new slab of concrete.  We found a different parking garage that was just a few minutes away and it was a blessing in disguise.  This garage was totally different and offered elements that our original location wouldn’t have.  We got some beautiful images there that are some of the favorites of mine from the day.  Rachel was such a sweet soul.  She is such a happy and genuine person and we had a blast with her and her awesome mom, Pam.

Here is a little about what Rachel had to say about her session with Moxie:
“I loved my senior session! It was super fun working with Karen and she made me feel so confident. I love my pictures so much, and they turned out stunning.  I didn’t really have an exact look that I was going for, but Karen helped me place my different outfits with different scenery to create some really beautiful photos with the outfits I had picked.  I was scared I wouldn’t like the way I looked in some of the photos.  Getting in front of a camera where you are the center of attention is not easy, but Karen made me feel so beautiful and confident throughout the whole process, and it ended up being super fun and confidence boosting. I loved taking pictures with my dog Tucker. I knew when doing my senior session I wanted to include him because he is quite literally my best friend. Karen was happy to make that happen for me and I am so grateful. It was super fun to include him and some of my favorite pictures came from that part.  If I had to choose a favorite photo, it would have to be the one with Tucker and I touching noses. It was such a sweet moment and I was so happy Karen was able to capture it. The most memorable part of my session was probably taking dance photos with the sunset behind me. The view was so beautiful, and the silhouette is stunning. It was an amazing way to end my senior session.  If I were to tell my best friend about Moxie, I would tell them how incredibly amazing it was. Karen and her team are all super wonderful to work with and it honestly was a lot of fun. It was super relaxed, and I just felt like a princess the whole time.  I love Moxie Design because they are amazing at everything they do!”

One piece of advice that Rachel has for other seniors getting their photos taken?  “BE YOU! Your senior pictures are going to follow you for a long time, it’s a big time in your life. You want photos that you love and that capture your personality. Karen is wonderful at making you feel comfortable, and she does an amazing job of capturing you as a person.”  Awe, thanks for the kind words, Rachel!!

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, 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.