Quad City Senior Pictures | Meet Sam

Meet Sam. This Pleasant Valley senior and soon to be University of Iowa freshman and I met up early last fall for his senior pictures. I love when my senior guys choose to dress up for some of their photos as those images always turn out to look sophisticated and timeless. Sam chose to wear a suit for his first look, which was a perfect fit with our modern downtown location. After we wrapped up there, we headed to a park setting where we captured some pretty awesome shots of Sam with his guitar and one of these guitar pics was published nationally by not one, but THREE high school senior publications! When we finished up at the park, we headed to PV’s track and football field to capture shots of Sam in his sporting element. I had an idea that Sam was nice enough to entertain that would showcase both of his sports passions in one image. Huge shout out to Sam for rolling with the punches on this photo as it was also published nationally!

Here is a little about what Sam had to say about his session with Moxie: “My session was a very enjoyable experience. I was a little worried it was going to be a little boring but I was pleasantly surprised. Karen kept it moving with some great poses and direction. I wanted a formal look in my suit and also a fun rock and roll vibe with my guitar. I also had my sports uniforms. I was worried it was going to be boring like I said before but it was really entertaining. The outcome was some great pictures that I am really happy about. My first location was downtown and since I was in a suit it was a perfect fit. It was urban with some great backgrounds. My second location was Devils Glen park. I used this for my guitar pictures. It was very earthy for my casual rock star look. My third location was the Pleasant Valley High School where I was able to capture the stadium and track in my sports pictures. Karen surprising me with my favorite candy and soda was a definite plus but my favorite part was seeing the final product. My most memorable moment was probably the colorful sky backgrounds that we had at the end of the evening for some of my sports pictures. My experience with Moxie was way easier than I thought it would be and Karen was a great person to work with and my pictures are awesome.”

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, Sam!!


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.