Quad City Senior Photos | Meet Blake

Meet Blake.
This handsome senior and I have had the opportunity to work together a few times over the course of the last year as he was a part of the Class of ’22 Moxie model team.
The day of Blake’s full session, we met up on a day where the weather was less than ideal.  We started out at Pinnacle Country Club where we were hoping to get golf photos, but the rain kept us inside (except for the areas that had a cover outdoors).  In checking radar, it looked like the rain would let up for the remainder of his session downtown Moline, so we headed there.  I can’t say that the rain went away – until the last 30 minutes of Blake’s shoot, but he was up for anything, which made his photos really come alive.  We wanted to capture some shots with his car, so we headed to a parking garage, where we would have a lot of cover and we all started towel drying his car to get the rain spots off of it.  We got a bunch of cool shots that way, and then all of a sudden, the sun came out and I remember his awesome mom, Miki, and I getting so excited – there was this beautiful rainbow that we could see shining so bright.  We then made our way to the top of the parking garage where the rain had prepped the area so that the concrete had this beautiful reflection glow to it.  We met up a few days later to capture the golf images that we got rained out on and by the end of that shoot, it felt like we had all known each other for years.  We shared so many laughs going from hole to hole around the golf course – those are the moments that I absolutely love – when clients become friends.

Here is a little about what Blake had to say about his session with Moxie:
“My overall experience was better than I had expected. I was going for a casual look and then wanted to capture some sports images.  I thought that my session would be boring, but Karen made it really fun and I love the way that the pictures turned out. This was the first time I had fun taking pictures!  My favorite photo would have to be the one where I’m standing in front of my car with the headlights on. Because Karen was able to make good pictures out of a crappy situation with the rain.  The most memorable part of my session would have to be the pictures we took on the top of the parking garage with the sun setting behind my car. I love Moxie Design because Karen was fun to work with!

One piece of advice that Blake has for other seniors getting their photos taken?  “trust the process.”  <– great advice, my friend

If he could describe his overall senior session experience in one word, he would choose  “fun.”

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


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.