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Inspiration for the Soul…

During a recent workshop, one of the attendees asked me why I hadn’t blogged many of my personal/concept shoots.  My answer: Because I didn’t know where they fit with Senior Portraits.  Sound silly?  Yeah.  It does to me, too.  I mean, it’s MY WORK, shouldn’t it fit simply because I shot it?  Of that, I’m still not certain…  A few years ago, after making the decision to specialize in Senior Portraits for Girls, I worked very long andClick for more »

Oregon based senior portrait photographer, Holli True, photographs class of 2013 high school senior, Annie at King Estate Vineyard in Willamette Valley.

Annie | Class of 2014 | Bend Senior Portrait Photographer

I have been eagerly waiting to feature Annie’s beautiful senior session on the blog!  :)  Annie is one of my Bend clients, though she opted to travel down to the valley and do her session on my turf- which was awesome!  We hit up one of the gorgeous vineyards that the Willamette Valley has to offer and took full advantage of the breathtaking scenery and beautiful sunlight.  I absolutely adore Annie, she is so sweet, funny and full of life!  Not to mention, she wasClick for more »

Eugene, Oregon senior portrait photographer for the Young & Free, Holli True, photographs Class of 2014 high school senior, Jessica, in Brownsville.

Jessica | Class of 2014 | Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

I have so many sessions to post and I can’t wait to get all of my gorgeous clients featured on the blog! As I mentioned yesterday, don’t be surprised to see me post two blog posts in one day- I am quite behind on blogging and have so much I want to share.  :)  Today, I am thrilled to share Jessica’s beautiful senior session! In early fall, I met up with her and her mom in Brownsville. There are infinite reasons why I love doing sessions in Brownsville, as itClick for more »

The Reflection Puddle | Success, Failure and the In-Between | Holli True Blog

The Reflection Puddle | Success, Failure and the In-Between

Today marks Day One of New Beginnings. Fall is always VERY hectic for the True Household, between a busy shooting/editing/work schedule, back to school, our kiddos sports practices and games, photography workshops, school events and life in general- we basically fasten our seat belts and enjoy the ride the best we can.  :)  “When I get back from Palm Springs…” has been the start of countless sentences from my mouth.  In many ways, Palm Springs was theClick for more »

Oregon senior portrait photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2014 high school senior, Katie, in Brownsville, Oregon.

Katie | Class of 2014 | Eugene Senior Portrait Photography

There will be some changes happening on the blog starting today. :) In the past, I would always mix some of my personal/work thoughts in with my session spotlights. From now on, session spotlights will be solely focused on my client’s and our time together. Because this blog isn’t just a platform to share sessions, in many ways this blog also serves as my life journal, it is likely that some days you will be seeing double posts from me, which I am reallyClick for more »

Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer for the Young & Free, Holli True, photographs Class of 2014 high school senior, Lindsey in Oregon.

Lindsey | Class of 2014 | Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

This senior season has been absolutely crazy! I have so much to post and share with all of you and I can’t wait to get all of my gorgeous clients featured on the blog! Today, I am thrilled to share Lindsey’s beautiful senior session! In late summer, I met up with her, her parents and her best friend, Kalani.  We traveled to one of my all-time favorite places to shoot for her senior session- and we couldn’t have asked for a prettier evening, it was absolutelyClick for more »

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Holli True Workshop | Spring 2014 Registration

This past weekend we wrapped our last Oregon Workshop for 2013 and we had such an amazing time! They were such an incredible group of photographers and I am missing them something fierce today! My cheeks still hurt from all the laughter! I absolutely LOVE teaching Workshops and sharing my passion, so when the season draws to an end, it’s always bittersweet. Registration officially opens TODAY for our three Spring 2014 Workshops.  Space is limited to just 8Click for more »


Ode to Autumn | 20 reasons I LOVE Fall

I love this time of year.  Like, really, really LOVE this season.  Living in Oregon, we are fortunate enough to experience all of the seasons that Mother Nature is known for, which is one of the main reasons I love living here.  There is something magical about this time of year in Oregon.  We are known for being green, thanks to all the rainfall.  ;)  But when October hits, those vibrant shades of green begin to turn to rich hues of yellow, orange and red.  It becomesClick for more »

Holli True Workshops | Spring 2014 Registration Announcement

Spring 2014 Workshop Registration Announcement!

Registration for our Spring 2014 Workshops opens at 10am on Monday, October 14th, 2013!  Space is limited to just 6 attendees per spring workshop to guarantee more 1-on-1 time together!  Join us for two full days of learning, hands-on teaching, creating, inspiration and business fundamentals!  If you are looking to take your senior photography business to the next level, these workshops are for YOU!!  More details will be posted next Monday!!  We can’t wait toClick for more »

Young & Free Mentor Session with Holli True in Palm Springs November 2013

Young & Free in California | Palm Springs Mentor Session

I’m not going to lie, I have dreamed for years now of holding a workshop in California. 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, getting to meet and connect with photographers from all over the US has been absolutely amazing! My workshops are filled with information, hands-on teaching and tons of inspiration, which will leave you refreshed and motivatedClick for more »

Lets Chat About: The Struggle

I’ve started, deleted, post-poned and avoided this post for a long time now.  Bringing this topic to life has been a big struggle for me.  In general, I try to keep all of my posts positive and inspiring, but until recently, I was simply feeling down.  Hiding behind a smile, silently screaming on the inside.  Stuck in this eternal state of limbo, bending while trying not to break, passing one obstacle to then be faced with another- only harder, constantly moving,Click for more »

Oregon senior portrait photographer for the young & free photographs class of 2014 high school senior, Katy, at Indian Beach on the Oregon Coast.

Katy | Class of 2014 | Oregon Beach Senior Photographer

For those of you who know me, or have followed my blog for any length of time, you know how much I love Twilight.  As in Bella & Edward, not the time of day.  ;)  What many people don’t know is that the first film in the saga was actually filmed in Oregon, as well as parts of Southern Washington.  For the movie, they used Indian Beach as “La Push Beach”, which is located up near Canon Beach.  So, when Katy and her mom contacted me and decided to doClick for more »

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Olivia | Class of 2014 | Bend Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer

Well, if you live in the Northwest, you know that is has been a very soggy start to Fall.  We’ve had relentless rain and wind for days, which makes life interesting for a natural light, on-location photographer.  ;)  I’m fairly certain that this is only the start of the wet weather we will be faced with this year, but only time will tell.  I know you might be reading this as a rant, but quite honestly, the writer in me welcomes the rain.  It’s a bit ofClick for more »

Holli True | New Beginnings

New beginnings…

Change. A word that can warrant a multitude of emotions. Change can be good, it can be bad, scary, unwelcome, much needed… And sometimes, in rare moments, it is all of these things at once. Like right now. For me… Today marks the start of a new beginning for Holli True Photography.  For the past 6+ years, I have documented every stage of my business within the pages of this blog.  The good times and the bad, the trials and tribulations, the successes, theClick for more »

Fall for Fashion | Thursday Threads

Fall is here and I don’t know about you, but this girl is EXCITED!! Boots, jeans, sweaters and scarves… yes, please!! Boot weather is my favorite kind of weather, so I say bring it on Mother Nature! Did you know that layers actually photograph beautifully? That’s right! So, have fun when styling your wardrobe for your senior session with Holli True and think in layers. Adding or removing one item can completely alter your look, resulting in a varietyClick for more »