Quad City Senior Pictures | Meet Bailey

Meet Bailey. This Davenport North recent graduate and future University of Iowa psychology major and I met up last fall for her senior session. I can’t even put into words how awesome working with Bailey and her mom were. Within the first ten minutes of meeting, it felt like Sam and I were lifetime friends of Shelly and Bailey and we were all laughing non stop. Add to that the fact that Bailey is such a natural in front of the camera. She has the most beautiful hair and porcelain skin and this million dollar smile, not to mention that she is super cool and chill and one of the most hilarious people I have ever met.

Here is a little about what Bailey had to say about her session with Moxie: “It was AMAZING!! I will always and forever recommend everyone to do their senior photos through Moxie! It was so much fun. I was constantly laughing and made so many memories. The pictures were just the cherry on top of an amazing time with Sam and Karen. I just wanted to express myself through the pictures and I trusted Karen a lot after seeing her previous shoots and she made my ideas come to life! I wanted to show different aspects of my style and my personality. I was so scared that I would be incredibly awkward and uncomfortable. I was stressing out about not looking good in pictures or them not turning out well. Karen, as always, blew my expectations out of the water. I was so comfortable, she made me feel beautiful. The pictures came out better than I could have ever imagined. I didn’t know I could look like that HAHA! My favorite part of the experience was going to Karen’s and having the reveal. I had two sneak peeks and I was freaking out when my reveal day was finally here. It was so much fun, and Karen makes everything 10000x better. I truly felt like the pictures represented who I was perfectly. I think the most memorable part of the session was the feeling I had during the whole experience. I felt so loved and I felt so confident. I stepped out of my comfort zone and had no insecurities because of how amazing Karen and Sam made me feel consistently throughout the entire shoot. IT WAS AMAZING! You need to take your pictures with Moxie – you won’t regret it. They make you look like a model when you really aren’t and you don’t want to miss out on Karen because she is so frickin’ cool and such an awesome person!!!!!!! I love Moxie Design because of Karen and her crazy talent in photography.”

One piece of advice that Bailey has for other seniors getting their photos taken? “Trust in your photographer, whoever it is (hopefully Karen). That was my biggest struggle. I had never met Karen before the shoot, just messaged over Facebook. After the first two pictures, I instantly trusted in whatever she wanted me to do. Want me to throw a black fur thing over my shoulder? Why not. Want me to do this weird pose and walk in slow-mo? Sure whatever you say Karen. Those photos where I trusted her and her idea, ended up being my favorites. Karen knows what she is doing, so LISTEN TO HER, you won’t regret it. Just pose and look pretty.”

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

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



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.