Quad City Senior Pictures | Meet Madeline

Meet Madeline.
This gorgeous Geneseo senior and Class of 2021 Moxie model has been so much fun to work with over the past year.  Madeline has always been up for any crazy idea I may have – lay in the middle of the road? sure! Take ten minutes of her session to capture a few vintage pictures? of course! She even scored permission to shoot at this beautiful historic building that had some awesome architecture and these really cool swings in the back.  I have to say that during her main three hour session, the weather was probably the hottest we have ever shot in – we were melting just minutes after stepping out of the car.  Even faced with this big challenge, Madeline didn’t let it affect her photos at all.  She looks like she stepped out of the pages of a magazine in every single shot, hence the reason that there are so many photos from her sessions below.

Here is a little about what Madeline had to say about her session with Moxie: “My senior photo session experience was absolutely magical!! Karen and Sam made the experience so comfortable and fun, and the pictures came out fantastic! It was definitely one of the highlights of my senior year, and it was so special to have my Mom by my side through it all. The looks that I was going for in the shoot, I tried to correlate with my locations. I don’t really have a specific style and it seems to always be changing, so I tried my best to incorporate several looks that kind of defined it all! I think that Karen did an amazing job styling my looks at each location that we utilized. My biggest worry about the photo shoot was the temperature! The day I got my pictures taken it was real feel 103, and it was pretty gross outside! The outcome was the use of several oil blotters and the AC blasting between locations, but everything worked out great!! My favorite part of my Moxie Senior Experience was the bond that Karen, Sam, and I made. Immediately it felt like we had known each other for YEARS before my shoot, and it was so freeing to be able to be myself around them and not be scared to try new things and step out of my comfort zone with some of the poses that Karen recommended I try!  My locations were all located in my hometown of Geneseo. My hometown is super important to me, as I have grown up here my whole life, and made so many special memories. I chose each location based off of the outfits that I chose for my pictures, and they all had some sort of significance to me.  It’s hard for me to choose just one moment of my session that was the most memorable, because I loved every minute of it! If I had to pick just one though, I would have to choose the last couple shots of the night when Karen had me posing in the middle of Route 82 when the sun was setting. <3  Karen and Sam made the session comfortable, personalized, super fun, and relaxed, all while keeping things professional. They allow you to step outside of your comfort zone, which provides growth in confidence and the desire to try new things. The photos turn out amazing, and you most definitely won’t regret it!  I love Moxie Design because Karen’s pictures are incredible and she makes everything so comfortable and personalized.”

One piece of advice that Madeline has for other seniors getting their photos taken?  “One piece of advice that I have for other seniors getting their photos taken is just be yourself. I know that sounds so cliche, but honestly if you make the most of the experience and put yourself out there, your pictures will turn out amazing!”

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, Madeline !!



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.