Kids Portraits

Newborn portraits and children portraits by portrait photographer Ryan Klos in Woodstock, IL

Magazine Model | Reagan

WHCC Floors Review Photos | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

This is Reagan, one of the cutest models I’ve had the pleasure of working with. I’m writing a review article about faux flooring options for photographers (which is pending publication in Rangefinder magazine’s September issue) and needed a model for sample portraits. Reagan’s sunshine smile and gorgeous blond curly locks made her the right choice!

What a joy she was to work with—happy, giggly and full of smiles! When the article runs it will be her debut in print, but with a face like that, I’m sure it won’t be her last.

WHCC Floors Review Photos | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

WHCC Floors Review Photos | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

June 15th, 2012|Kids Portraits, Personal|0 Comments

Pre-High School Portraits | Sarah

8th Grade Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

If you’ve followed my work for any length of time, you know I prefer doing my portrait sessions outdoors. But I occasionally shoot studio portraits because of weather issues or specific requests. I did Sarah’s portraits just before she started high school—another important milestone for adolescents. In a few years I’ll probably do her senior portraits. It’ll be fun to see the changes over 4 years as she matures into a beautiful young woman! Hope you’re enjoying high school, Sarah!

8th Grade Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

March 3rd, 2012|Kids Portraits|0 Comments

Smash-Cake Session | Jacob

Smash-Cake Session | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

For Jacob’s first birthday we set up a smash-cake session and he was pretty excited once he got to dig his hands in. At first he didn’t know what to do, but once he tasted the sugary frosting he was all about it! More about the frosting than the cake, but at least he sampled a few bites.

Smash-cake sessions are something new that I’m offering for first-year birthdays. Each session will include the cake, portrait session and lots of laughs! I’m still finalizing pricing, and I’ll post it to the pricing page soon. Let me know if there’s interest in these sessions and don’t hesitate to spread the word!

Smash-Cake Session | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

Smash-Cake Session | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

Smash-Cake Session | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

Smash-Cake Session | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

Smash-Cake Session | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

Smash-Cake Session | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

Smash-Cake Session | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

February 22nd, 2012|Kids Portraits|1 Comment

Growin’ Up | Twins, Johnny and Alexis

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

On a very hot morning in July I had the pleasure of meeting twins Johnny and Alexis for their one-year portraits. We met at Volo Bog and by 9:15 a.m. we were all sweating buckets—these two one-year-olds held up great though! Despite the heat, sweat and sun, we made some great portraits and had a blast doing it.

I loved watching Johnny and Alexis interact and noticing the differences in their mannerisms and reactions. Alexis wanted no part of being in the grass, especially if it touched her feet. Johnny didn’t seem to mind, he had no problem crawling through it to chase down the camera. When we put Alexis in the grass, she sat for a moment and then the tears started rolling. Just not sure about that texture yet!

Enjoy some portraits from our set!

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

August 2nd, 2011|Kids Portraits|1 Comment

Growin’ Up | Quincy (1 year)

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

I love seeing past clients come in for updated portraits. A few weeks ago I posted about Carson’s newborn and 1 year portraits, and now I had the pleasure of photographing Quincy’s (I photographed his newborn session last summer).

It’s always fun to see how children grow and change in a year. Quincy is a fun, bouncy little boy with plenty of energy and a smile that will melt your heart. We did his Growin’ Up session at George Williams college in Wisconsin on Geneva Lake. It was my first time shooting there and it was great! It’s a small college that’s well manicured and full of great locations for portraits. I’m sure I’ll be doing more sessions there in the future.

We had a great session climbing stairs, singing songs and playing by the water. Have a look!

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Children's Portratis | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

July 15th, 2011|Kids Portraits|1 Comment

Growin’ Up | Carson, 1 year

1-year-old Studio Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

Amazing that a year has passed since I first photographed Carson. As any parent will tell you, that time goes by in a blink of an eye. I can hardly believe my own kids are as big as they are! I guess this is one of the reasons to have professional portraits made, to make sure these moments are documented and preserved.

Carson’s Growin’ Up session was a studio shoot, and we got to use some new flooring options and background (that’s the hay door I picked up from a barn that was being demolished last year). While we had to work for the smiles, Carson’s session was fun and relatively quick, which is important for a 1-year-old. We got some great portraits marking his first year. Happy birthday, Carson!

1-year-old Studio Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Studio Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

 

1-year-old Studio Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

June 23rd, 2011|Kids Portraits|0 Comments