2015 Senior Model Search

Senior Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

You are invited to apply to become a 2015 Senior Model for Ryan Klos Photography!

Being a 2015 Senior Model for Ryan Klos Photography means you’ll get a free senior portrait session in order to share your experience and photos with friends, family, co-workers and everyone you meet. You’ll use Facebook to share your photos, and you’ll also get personal model cards with your info to pass out (recipients receive 10% off their own session).

How will your portraits be used? As a model, your portraits will be used on my website, my senior prep guide, Facebook page and other advertising. You’ll be famous! Well, maybe not famous, but you’ll certainly get some local exposure among peers.

What’s in it for you?

  • Free senior model portrait session (plus free full 2-hour session after your first referral)
  • Images for use on Facebook
  • Your own personalized model cards to pass out to friends and classmates
  • 10% off all prints and products from your session(s)
  • $200 cash (when 5 referrals pay for and complete their sessions)
  • Your friends benefit too—your referrals get 10% off their senior sessions

Do you qualify?
If you can say yes to all these, then apply today!

  • You graduate from high school in 2015
  • You have a great sense of style
  • You enjoy being in the spotlight and will talk about your experience any chance you get
  • You have a positive attitude
  • You are approachable, outgoing, have a fun personality, and are willing to share your experience and images with everyone
  • You’re involved in several activities (sports, youth group, work, clubs, etc.)
  • You have a large network of friends (both on social media and in real life)
  • You agree to use one of your Ryan Klos Photography model portraits as your Facebook profile image for the summer and fall months of 2014 as well as spring months of 2015
  • You agree to sign a Model Release and Senior Model Agreement (parent permission is mandatory)
  • You must follow Ryan Klos Photography on Facebook prior to applying
  • Once you apply you’ll post on the Ryan Klos Photography Facebook wall letting me know that you applied

I’m looking for models from all local schools
I’m looking for senior models from all local schools—Woodstock, Woodstock North, Marian Central Catholic, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, McHenry East Campus, McHenry West Campus, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Cary-Grove, Richmond-Burton, and Jacobs.

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2014


Not all applicants are automatically “in.” I base my decision on personality, activities and eagerness to be a model. I’m looking for models who appreciate quality portraits and photography, and who show initiative to share their experience. Only a limited number of model openings are available.

If you are selected as a model you agree that you will not represent any other senior portrait studio for your senior year.

Before you can become an official senior model for Ryan Klos Photography you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian. It is imperative for your parent/legal guardian to be a part of the application and booking process, and that they are informed of your senior model obligation


February 19th, 2014|Modeling, Senior Portraits|0 Comments

2013 Woodstock North Senior Model | Becky Lindstrom

Senior Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

Becky learned about my model program when I was shooting the pre-prom event at Woodstock North High School. I had shown up to meet and greet students and parents, but when the photographer that had been hired to do portraits didn’t show up, the assistant principle approached me to fill in. Thankfully I brought my flash and was able to do it!

Becky’s session was a quick single location session on the Woodstock square (and in a parking lot just off the square) where we made some great portraits with the gorgeous summer light. For such a short session (maybe 40 minutes) we made some beautiful senior portraits for this 2013 Woodstock North grad!


Senior Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.


Senior Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.


Senior Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.


Senior Portraits | Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

July 31st, 2012|Modeling, Senior Portraits|0 Comments

Studio Portraits and Backdrops

If you’ve been following my work for any length of time, you know I prefer outdoor portraits over studio. But I was recently reviewing a new line of studio backdrops for Rangefinder magazine and needed to photograph people in front of the backdrops. I contacted one of my Woodstock reps and a friend of my Johnsburg reps to model and here are the results. It was kind of like shooting mini senior sessions.

As far as backdrops go, these were awesome. They’re modern and definitely cooler than your typical studio portrait backgrounds, and they accept light really well. If I were to start shooting more studio work, I’d definitely consider getting several more backdrops from this line.

Thanks to my models Stephen and Meghan for helping out and to Heather McMillan who did makeup for Meghan—great work everyone! I’ll let you know when the review is published and which issue it is in.

Studio portraits with backgrounds by WHCC. Photography by Ryan Klos Photography.


Studio portraits with backgrounds by WHCC. Photography by Ryan Klos Photography.

May 13th, 2011|Modeling, Personal|0 Comments

Prom Fashion Show | Woodstock North High School

Woodstock Norht High School Prom Fashion Show 2011. Photos by Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

On Sunday, March 6th, Woodstock North High School put on a fashion show presenting the latest formal fashion trends for this prom season. I had the pleasure of shooting this well executed event. Tuxes and dresses were provided by local formalwear stores including Kathryn’s Bridal and Gipper Formal Wear, both of McHenry. This was Woodstock North’s first show and it was VERY well done with great models and stage management. Congratulations to all the students (and parents and faculty who helped) on a tremendous success!

Now for the photos…check out all the photos on my Ryan Klos Photography Facebook page. "Like" my page and share the photos you’re in so they show up on your wall!

You are free to use these images on Facebook, but please do not crop off my logo. If anyone is interested in purchasing prints, please contact me.

Woodstock Norht High School Prom Fashion Show 2011. Photos by Ryan Klos Photography, Woodstock, IL portrait photographer.

March 8th, 2011|Modeling, Senior Portraits|0 Comments

Senior Rep Program | 2012 High School Senior Portraits

Call for senior reps in Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, McHenry West, McHenry East, Johnsburg, Woodstock North, Woodstock High, Prairie Ridge High, Huntley High, Alden-Hebron, Harvard High, Richmond-Burton High for senior portraits.

Calling all 2012 high school seniors! It’s senior rep time—time to get some awesome FREE portraits made and spread the word about Ryan Klos Photography!

I’m looking for outgoing 2012 seniors (which means you’re currently a junior) to represent Ryan Klos Photography at your school. If you have a positive attitude and think you can work it in front of the camera, I want to hear from you. This is a great opportunity to have your senior portraits done for FREE.

February 7th, 2011|Modeling, Promo, Senior Portraits|0 Comments

Glamour Shoot | Salon Energy, Crystal Lake

Nov Self-Portrait Project, by Ryan Klos

In mid-November I got together with Sarah Safstrom and Emily Smith of Salon Energy in Crystal Lake for a fun glamour shoot. The main purpose was to collaboratively pool our talents and skills to make some portfolio-worthy images. And we definitely did!

With Sarah doing the styling and Emily rocking the makeup, I lit our models for a slightly edgy, yet classic glamour look. The results are exactly what I had envisioned in my head before our shoot.

Lots of great people helped make this shoot happen. Big thanks to Sarah and Emily for your skills, and to my assistant Brian Bieschke for help on set. Finally, thanks to all our models: Ashley Arendt, Jessica Farrar, Melissa King, Kelly Witt, Danl Sumpter, Kim Sterba, Kevin Safstrom and Jamie Martinez.

Glamour Photos by Ryan Klos


Glamour Photos by Ryan Klos


December 13th, 2010|Modeling, Personal|0 Comments