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

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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

2013 Johnsburg High School Senior | Elise Heiser

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Elise did her senior portrait session during the summer after graduation. Sometimes senior life is so busy that portraits just can’t be managed while in school I guess. So, just before she went off to college we were able to get an awesome senior portrait session in!

We made Elise’s senior portraits on the Woodstock square and at a farm in Bull Valley. We made use of the warm summer sun and snagged some beautiful portraits at both locations. Rarely do I get requests to have props (though I always suggest them), so I was glad that Elise brought her clarinet with to use in portraits in front of the historic Woodstock Opera House, and her track spikes!.

Over all it was a great session with gorgeous results! Enjoy!

 

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.

August 18th, 2013|Senior Portraits|0 Comments

2014 McHenry West High School Senior Model | Christina Lim

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Christina is a 2014 senior at my old high school: McHenry West High School. It’s been a while since I wandered those halls, and lots has changed. For starters, senior portraits have changed a lot since I was in high school. My portraits were nowhere near as nice or fun as the ones I shoot today.

For Christina’s senior portrait session we shot at Moraine Hills State Park where mosquitoes nearly drained us dry, but we made gorgeous portraits despite the little buggers. The light was perfect, and Christina was a lot fun to work with and willing to try anything.

As a senior model, Christina received a free short session to start, and after she refers at least one other senior, she’ll get a second session—a Back Stage Session, which is two hours of shooting at multiple locations in multiple outfits. If you’re a McHenry senior, mention Christina’s name when booking your session and save 10% off your session fee (and help her get her second session)!

 

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.

June 18th, 2013|Senior Portraits|0 Comments

2013 Woodstock Senior | Katie Critchfield

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Meet Katie, a recent transplant from Portland. She and her family moved here nearly a year ago and are still struggling to adjust to the crazy midwest weather. Aren’t we all? There’s no predicting anything here. However, I predicted a killer senior portrait session with the gorgeous weather we lucked out with on her shoot!

Katie’s senior session was a lot of fun. We started on the Woodstock square where we battled fierce winds and plenty of spectators, then ended at a Bull Valley farm where the winds were hardly noticeable. Being a spring shoot, we had lots of blossoming trees and warm colors to work with. Needless to say, Katie rocked this session! See for yourself.

Don’t forget, senior portrait season is in full swing! Now is the time for 2014 grads to schedule your summer senior sessions.
Schedule your senior portrait session now » (Sessions are limited.)

 

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.

 

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.

June 6th, 2013|Senior Portraits|0 Comments

2013 Johnsburg Senior | Elizabeth Fischer

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

Elizabeth’s Super Senior session took place at two locations: a farm in Bull Valley, and at Moraine Hills State Park. While the most colorful leaves of the season had come and gone by the time we shot, we still made the best of the remaining color and warm autumn lighting. Elizabeth was a blast to work with and had a great personality that matched her sunshine smile.

Schedule your session now! (Senior sessions are limited.)

 

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 24th, 2013|Senior Portraits|0 Comments