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High school senior portrait photographer, Holli True, photographs Young & Free Class of 2013 senior, Haylee, in Bend, Oregon.

Haylee | Class of 2013 | Bend, Oregon Senior Photographer

I am so excited about a BIG announcement happening a little later today for the Class of 2014!!  Be sure to check out the Facebook Page for more details this afternoon!  :)  I have been in crazy prep mode, trying to get everything ready for what is sure to be a crazy Senior Season!  Last year I had the amazing opportunity to photograph over 60 high school seniors from all over Oregon and Washington and it was AMAZING!!  I loved every minute of working with them andClick for more »

Bend Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2013 Summit high school senior, Aedin, lakeside in the evening.

Aedin | Class of 2013 | Bend, Oregon Senior Photographer

I hope you’re all preparing for a fabulous weekend outdoors or, at the very least, hanging with the ones you love!  Our office will be closed all weekend, as our days will be filled with leisurely BBQ’s, card games and getting together with friends and family.  There may or may not be a post up on the blog Monday, I’m still a little undecided on that one.  Guess you’ll just have to wait and see!  ;) Summer is just around the corner and if you areClick for more »

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FEATURED: Denim+Grace Magazine | May 2013

Last month, my friend and fellow photographer, Heather Dunnigan and I launched the first issue of Denim+Grace Magazine- created for photographers & creatives, for photographers & creatives.  D+G is meant to inspire, evoke and encourage photographers of all levels and all genres. We absolutely love photography and wanted to do something to give back to this incredible industry.  Our May issue was so much more than either of us could have ever imagined!  We wereClick for more »

Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Port Townsend, Washington Class of 2013 high school senior, Kaila in downtown Eugene, Oregon.

Kaila | Class of 2013 | Port Townsend, Washington Senior

Oh my goodness!!  I was so, so excited when Kaila contacted me about photographing her senior portraits.  She traveled down to Eugene all the way from Port Townsend, Washington for her session!  Talk about AWESOME!  Working with out-of-town clients it always exciting, as the locations we shoot in are totally new to them, which truly allows their senior portrait experience to be unique.  So fun! Thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer, Kaila!  YouClick for more »

High school senior photographer, Holli True, photographs class of 2014 senior model, Amira, of Sheldon, in downtown Eugene.

Amira | Class of 2014 Young & Free Senior Model

Happy Tuesday!  I have been hard at work, making some BIG plans and putting together some new, exciting stuff for The Store!  Get ready for some fun announcements in the coming weeks!  :)  I know, I know, that’s a total tease, but things are still in the works, so I’m not quite ready to announce all of the juicy details yet!  I promise it will be worth the wait, though!  Did you hear that I added 2 more Workshops to our 2013 Calendar?  If you can’t make itClick for more »

Congratulations to the winners…

Thank you so much to all of you who enter the Business Essentials Giveaway!  :)  I will be having more giveaways and contests in the future, so be sure to check back!  The winners were selected at random and are listed below in no particular order.  Please email me so I can send you your PDF Guide!  Thank you!!  XOXO Salome Klopfenstein Lisa Collins Ashley Hall Kimberly Mitiska Sophie Bignon  Click for more »

Happy Holli-Days | 5 Days of Giveaways Dec. 16-20, 2013

Business Essentials | Photography Guide Giveaway

Want to snag a digital copy of Business Essentials?  We’re going to GIVEAWAY 5 copies to a handful of lucky winners!  What is Business Essentials?  It’s a PDF Guide I wrote, highlighting the key fundamentals for a photography business.  Business Essentials covers several areas of owning and operating a photography business, with so many hats to wear as a business owner, it can be overwhelming making sure all areas are covered.  Business Essentials is brokenClick for more »

Eugene Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2013 Young & Free high school senior student, Lanae from Willamette High School at 5th street public market

Lanae | Class of 2013 | Eugene Senior Photographer

Summer sessions are booking up- don’t miss out on your chance for gorgeous senior pictures with Holli True!  There are no words for how much I love working with and connecting with teen girls, showing them how truly beautiful they are and letting them see themselves through my eyes.  If you are a high school junior, take a moment to think about what you are looking for in your senior portrait experience.  If it involves laughter, uninhibited fun and celebratingClick for more »

Denim+Grace Magazine Photo Contest

At Denim+Grace Magazine, we love contests.  And we know you love contests, too.  :)  This is why Heather and I have decided to start holding monthly Photo Contests for Denim+Grace!  Exciting, right?  Yeah, we thoughts to, too!  So, this is YOUR chance to get YOUR images inside the pages of D+G!  Let’s do this!!  At Denim+Grace we are fully committed to showcasing a wide variety of photographers from all over the globe.  Multiple genres, multiple styles, multipleClick for more »

Jane | Class of 2013 | Salem Senior Photographer

The school year for the Class of 2013 will be drawing to a close soon, which is bittersweet.  I had the amazing opportunity to work with so many incredible high school seniors this year, I am so excited to see where the future takes each every single one of them.  There are no words for how much I love working with and connecting with teen girls, showing them how truly beautiful they are and letting them see themselves through my eyes.  If you are a high school junior,Click for more »

Emma | Class of 2014 Young & Free Senior Model

There has been so much happening at the HTP headquarters (or home office, if you will) this past few months. Crazy planning, tons of creating, a healthy dose of chaos and a few sleepless nights. Haha! While some of the things currently in the works aren’t ready to be announced, I am thrilled to let you know that I’ve added 2 more Workshops to our 2013 Calendar! If you can’t make it to a Workshop in Oregon in June, August or October- maybe you can joinClick for more »

Young & Free in California | Holli True Workshop

Young & Free in California | Mentor Session & Shootout | Photography Workshop

I’m not going to lie, I have dreamed for years now of holding a workshop in California. So, I’m not joking when I say this is a dream come true! I am so, so excited to announce that we’ve added two more teaching events to our 2013 calendar and BOTH will take place in the Golden State! Eek!! For those of you out there who know me, you know that I am so passionate about teaching, mentoring and sharing. I absolutely love being a workshop instructor,Click for more »

Let’s Chat About: Reality & Struggles

Let’s face it, being a business owner is hard.  In my humble opinion, I think this is especially true for creatives.  You see, I had this romantic notion of starting a photography business six years ago.  I was working a corporate 8-5, feeling caged within the 5 foot walls of my cubicle, answering phones and emails, crunching numbers, making massive “to do” lists and filing until my fingers were close to bleeding.  I imagined this fabulous work lifeClick for more »

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Emily | Holli True Workshops

I’m just going to say it… I am officially obsessed with designing concept shoots.  Seriously.  For those of you who don’t know what a concept shoot it, in a nutshell, it’s a shoot based around a theme.  I have been fascinated by concept shoots for a few years now and have entertained my fascination with several simple concepts, getting my feet wet with the process and trying out some of my ideas.  The beautiful thing about concepts is that theyClick for more »

Caroline | Holli True Workshops

I am so excited that April is finally here, as it kicks off the first of our four Oregon Photography-Focused Workshops!  The format of these Workshops are a little different than our Be Inspired Workshops.  The consistent request that I received from Photographers was that they needed more guidance behind the camera, a smoother system when it came to posing, engaging and lighting their subject.  With your requests in mind, I revamped the Workshop entirely, giving usClick for more »