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Young & Free with Matty by Holli True Photography

Young & Free with Matty

It was in the middle of the crazy senior portrait season that I found myself craving a personal project. I could feel myself falling into a systematic pattern with my shoots and I knew that a personal project would shake things up and allow me to wipe the creative slate clean. We were heading over to Bend for a marathon weekend with five shoots booked over the course of two days. When I informed my husband that I was going to schedule an additional shoot for fun, heClick for more »

Evoke Senior Photography Workshop with Holli True in Detroit Metro, Michigan, June 1 & 2, 2015

Senior Photography Workshop | Detroit Metro

EVOKE WORKSHOP | a 2 day senior photography event with Holli True [ESSENTIAL DETAILS] Location: Detroit Metro, MI When: June 1 & 2, 2015 Workshop Investment: $950 Early Bird Rate: $850(rate valid for 1 week, after registration opens) Seats Limited: Maximum of 12 attendees per workshop, to ensure a personal, hands-on learning experience [THE LOW-DOWN] The Evoke Workshop is two full days of learning, sharing and growing, designed for senior portrait photographersClick for more »

Write what you know

“Write what you know.” ~Mark Twain This famous and wise quote is one that every writer in existence has probably heard at one point or another. It makes sense to write from a place of familiarity, as it will give you an element of authenticity that your story may otherwise lack. But it doesn’t mean you have to write an autobiography, especially when you’re writing fiction. In my humble opinion, you should explore what you know, but don’tClick for more »

Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Corvallis Class of 2015 high school senior, Rachel, in Eugene, Oregon in the country

Rachel | Corvallis, Oregon Senior Photography

Class of 2016, we are looking for YOU! We are currently accepting applications for our elite Senior Model Team who will represent HTP in a beautiful way! As a Senior Model, you will be added to our elite VIP Crew, which will gain you access to exclusive photo shoots and gorgeous campaigns! You will be the face of our company, with the opportunity to be awarded Miss Young & Free 2016! Be sure to read all of the details and apply today! Current seniors, as you know,Click for more »

Evoke Workshop with Holli True | April 22 & 23, 2015 in Houston, TX

2015 Evoke Workshop | Houston

EVOKE WORKSHOP | a 2 day photography event with Holli True [ESSENTIAL DETAILS] Location: Houston, TX When: April 22 & 23, 2015 Workshop Investment: $950 Early Bird Rate: $850(rate valid for 1 week, after registration opens) Seats Limited: Maximum of 12 attendees per workshop, to ensure a personal, hands-on learning experience [THE LOW-DOWN] The Evoke Workshop is two full days of learning, sharing and growing, designed for senior portrait photographers looking toClick for more »

Krysten | Portland, Oregon Senior Photography

It’s blowing my mind that January is almost behind us already. We’ve had quite an exciting and chaotic start to 2015 and it appears it will only be getting more and more crazy. But, it’s the good kind of crazy, so you won’t hear me complaining. ;) Last week, we announced Indianapolis as one of the locations for our 2015 Evoke Workshops. (The Early Bird Rate is in effect through January 31st- don’t miss it!) I am so excited to announce thatClick for more »

2015 Evoke Workshops with Holli True

2015 Evoke Workshop | Indianapolis

EVOKE WORKSHOP | a 2 day photography event with Holli True [ESSENTIAL DETAILS] Location: Indianapolis, IN When: July 9 & 10, 2o15 Workshop Investment: $950 Early Bird Rate: $850(rate valid for 1 week, after registration opens) Seats Limited: Maximum of 12 attendees per workshop, to ensure a personal, hands-on learning experience [THE LOW-DOWN] The Evoke Workshop is two full days of learning, sharing and growing, designed for senior portrait photographers lookingClick for more »

The reviews are in for The Beauty of Simplicity

Two weeks ago, I was a nervous wreck. It was the day before Clickin Moms was to release my Breakout Session: The Beauty of Simplicity. After months and months of prepping, creating, filming, writing, compiling, designing and planning, there was nothing left for me to do but sit and wait. And out of ALL of those tasks- the sitting and waiting was probably the toughest part for me. The Beauty of Simplicity is an inside-look at how I work with a client during a session.Click for more »

2015 Workshop Announcement

2015 has started off with a BANG for us here at HTP Headquarters! With the release of my Breakout Session, The Beauty of Simplicity, with Clickin Moms and the Evoke Mentorship kicking off next month, I am so, so pumped to fill you all in on another big announcement! There have been a number of you asking to host a workshop in your town, which has been so incredible. And I want you all to know that I’m listening. Due to the number of requests I’ve received,Click for more »

Let’s Chat About: It’s a big industry, do you have a community?

I think one of the toughest things about being a full-time photographer is how isolating it can be. To be totally honest, 75% of my time doesn’t even involve holding a camera- it’s spent in my home office, alone. Editing, blogging, uploading, emailing, branding, marketing… the list goes on and on. If I don’t have music on or a load of laundry going, my house is eerily silent. And that silence is sometimes deafening. Now, before you think this isClick for more »

Evoke Mentorship | February 2015

E V O K E  |  T H E   M E N T O R S H I P THE LOW-DOWN I was met with a lot of closed doors when I entered into the world of photography. It was a frustrating and deflating process and on more than one occasion, I considered calling it quits. I feared that I didn’t have what it was going to take to make it in the industry. And then I met someone who changed the course of my business and showed me it didn’t have to be that way. This person took the time toClick for more »

CM Breakout Session with Holli True | The Beauty of Simplicity | NOW AVAILABLE

The Beauty of Simplicity | Clickin Moms Breakout Session

I’ve pinched myself at least a dozen times today. You know, just to make sure I’m not dreaming. Because that’s exactly what it feels like right now, like I’m dreaming. When I submitted a proposal to Clickin Moms for a potential Breakout Session, I held my breath as I pressed the send button. I refused to get my hopes up, knowing it was a long shot. After all, they only release a limited number of Breakouts each year. In fact, I didn’t evenClick for more »

Ali | Bend, Oregon Senior Photography

I hope you all haven’t given up on me or my blog. I promise, I’m still here. ;) December came and pretty much kicked my rear. No joke. It basically passed by in a blur. I tackled one of the biggest projects of my life, which was both utterly terrifying and beyond exciting! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen the announcement, for those of you who don’t, I’m thrilled to announce that this month I have teamed up withClick for more »

McKenzie | Oregon Senior Photography

For those of you living in the Northwest, you’re familiar with the massive storms that have decided to invade this week. Mother Nature is as relentless as ever with her crazy winds and buckets of rain. And while, as a photographer, I should be hating what I’m seeing outside my window, the writer in me is loving every single second of the storm. What can I say? I’m an Oregon Girl and I LOVE the rain! ;) Stay safe, friends! It’s going to be wildClick for more »

Eugene, Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2015 Portland, Oregon Senior, Victoria

Victoria | Oregon Senior Photography

I am up to my neck working on fun and fabulous project set to launch NEXT MONTH! It’s been long days and sleepless nights spent working away in Photoshop, InDesign and Final Cut Pro. I am so, so excited to let you all in on the secret, but I can’t just yet. But soon, I promise! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, as we will be announcing our big secret in the very near future! I had the best of intentions of sharing this session sooner, but lifeClick for more »