I met up with Hailey early last fall for her senior photo session at this amazing horse stable. The entire area looked like it was from a fairytale and the sky views we were able to capture there in her photos are priceless. Hailey is so sweet and we had a blast getting to know each other during her session. It was a bit cold on the day of her shoot, but at the end of the day, she got into the water at Wildcat Den State Park (no shoes in a cute little dress) to capture some beautiful shots. Having photographed multiple seniors with horses this year, I learned a lot about how they are supposed to look in photographs. Hailey’s Grandma was absolutely awesome because she did anything and everything she could to get Bob to look at the camera and have his ears in proper form. Grandma had me cracking up with her dances and whistles and it set the tone for the rest of the shoot.
When I asked Hailey about her shoot, she sent me the following as to how a typical convo would go when someone asks her about her senior photos – it really warmed my heart!!
Me: Shows friend my senior pictures from Moxie Design.
Friend: OMG those are the best senior pictures EVER!!! Who was your photographer?
Me: Karen from Moxie Design!
Here is a little about what Hailey had to say about her session with Moxie:
“My overall senior photo session experience was extremely enjoyable. I never knew you could have so much fun doing a photo shoot! The kind of look I was trying to portray during the shoot was definitely striving to be able to showcase my passion for my horses and nature. My biggest fear about have my senior pictures take was that it would be awkward and that I would be extremely self conscious about my overall appearance. However, the outcome was a once in a life time experience that I will never forget- Karen made me feel comfortable and confident. My favorite part of my Moxie Senior Experience was getting to take pictures with my best friend, my horse, Bob. Our first location was at our barn so that my horse would be in a familiar environment so that he would be comfortable. But, my second location was at Wild Cat Den State Park and I choose this location because I love nature and the amazing bridge there. The most memorable moment of my session was taking pictures with my horse and my grandma behind the scenes. I love Moxie Design because they are friendly and make you feel like the best possible version of yourself.”
One piece of advice that Hailey has for other seniors getting their photos taken? “Always take into consideration what your photographer has to say about posing and angles. They are the professional and don’t be afraid to try something new or unnatural those just might turn out to be the best photos.”
If she could describe her overall senior session experience in one word, she would choose “exciting.”
Thank you for letting us be a part of your senior year, Hailey!!
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.