Senior Portraits

Senior portraits by portrait photographer Ryan Klos in Woodstock, IL

2014 Lincoln-Way West HS Senior | Gabbi Bretz

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

Another magnificent fall session and another new location. We did Gabbi’s session at the Fox River Preserve and Marina in Barrington, a location that’s actually more like two or three locations in one. Gorgeous fall colors made our chilly session toasty warm—well, at least it looks warm 🙂

Gabbi was game for anything and patient through the cool temps, and it paid off! Check out the unbelievable colors and great location choices. Whether it was rocks and water, grassy pathways, or wooden docks, Gabbi rocked her senior portraits and has an outstanding variety to choose from. I’ll definitely be shooting at this location again!

 

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.

 

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.

April 30th, 2014|Senior Portraits|0 Comments

2014 Woodstock High School Senior | Katie Kurka

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Soaking up the last bits of the autumn light for the season, Katie’s senior portrait session was almost magical. The warm autumn tones mixed with Katie’s fun personality made for an outstanding set of portraits.

We met at the Bull Valley farm location where the trees were in their prime of color change. Add in a pretty girl and how can you go wrong? Katie graduates from Woodstock High School this spring, and as with every senior I photograph, I am honored to be the one to have documented this life event for her with portraits.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

March 23rd, 2014|Senior Portraits|0 Comments

2014 Prairie Ridge HS | Amanda Waugh

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

For Amanda’s senior portrait session we were planning on shooting at only two locations, the Woodstock Square and a Bull Valley farm. But on the way to the farm we passed this field of sunflowers so we had to stop. What a find! The light was just right and those sunflowers made a gorgeous backdrop.

Amanda was a lot of fun to work with and we had an outstanding session. She is my first senior from Prairie Ridge high school, and hopefully not my last. Prairie Ridge, where you at?!

 

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.

March 13th, 2014|Senior Portraits|0 Comments

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

2014 Woodstock North Senior | Maddie Bruchsaler

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

What better location to shoot fall senior portraits than an apple orchard? Maddie wanted to do something different for her session so she contacted Royal Oaks Orchard and asked permission to shoot there. Permission was granted and we ended up with an outstanding session! I can’t say I’ve done too many portraits on a carousel, but they sure turned out awesome!

Maddie is a cheerleader at Woodstock North high school and her positive outlook is sure to help her achieve her future goals. Lots lies on the horizon for this sharp young lady!

 

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.

 

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

 

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

February 6th, 2014|Senior Portraits|0 Comments

So Long 2013

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

2013 was one of my busiest and best years yet. It was also the first year I switched to shooting senior portraits exclusively. I made the switch because senior portraits are a blast to shoot, but more than that, they’re the kind of portraits I feel I’m best at and want to continue improving at. So, I stopped doing family portraits, stopped doing kids, and stopped doing weddings.

Not only were there business changes, but also personal changes. My wife and I welcomed our third child this summer—a girl this time—and couldn’t be happier about this beautiful addition. And, as some of you know, I’ve also been teaching graphic design part time at McHenry County College. To say that things have been busy is an understatement! Not only with life but with senior portraits as well.

Thank you to all my 2013 and 2014 seniors who chose me to make you senior portraits this past year. It means a lot that you chose me out of all other local photographers. I couldn’t do what I love if it weren’t for you. Here’s to a prosperous and beautiful 2014!

So long 2013. You were wonderful, but we’re excited for a new year!

January 1st, 2014|Senior Portraits|0 Comments