Country-inspired Senior Pictures with Central Oregon high school senior portrait photographer, Holli True, in Bend at a natural park.

2016 Senior Model: Ellie | Mountain View High School

Hello there, internet friends and happy Wednesday! I’m feeling pretty accomplished today, as I sit here and write my second blog post of the week. Blogging is and always has been one of my favorite tasks, yet, when things get crazy, it always seems to be the first thing I abandon. And I know I’m not the only photog out there with this problem- I’ve noticed a major decrease is blog posts over the past year. Some of my favorite blogs to visitClick for more »

2016 Senior Model: Mckenzie | Bend High School

Happy Tuesday, friends! I’m getting all packed up and ready to travel to Michigan next week for the Evoke Workshop! I am so excited about all of the amazing things we have planned for this event, it’s jam-packed with content, photo shoots, inspiration and so much more! If you’re interested in attending an upcoming workshop, there are only 2 seats left for our June 25th Evoke Workshop happening in Eugene, Oregon. The promo rate of just $495 is inClick for more »

Urban Senior Pictures with Longboards with Oregon high school senior portrait photographer, Holli True

2016 Senior Model: Kali | West Albany High School

To say that I am blown away by my amazing team of Senior Models for the Class of 2016, is the understatement of the century. No joke. Yesterday was our last Spring campaign shoot for our amazing VIP Crew, consisting of 24 girls from all over the state of Oregon. If you follow us on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, you’ve probably seen some of the sneak peeks we’ve been sharing from these shoots. I am so excited about all of the gorgeous imagery we’veClick for more »

The Beauty of Simplicity by Holli True | Clickin Moms Breakout Session

Clickin Moms Breakout Session: The Beauty of Simplicity

This is such a crazy time of year, it seems that as soon as Spring arrives, it is nothing but pure chaos! With summer just around the corner (YAY!), this means senior season is almost here- also known as my favorite time of year! If you’re a senior photographer, looking to maximize your locations by shooting smarter, not harder, The Beauty of Simplicity was created just for you! Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to team up with Clickin Moms for my veryClick for more »

Oregon premier senior portrait photographer, Holli True, photographs Arizona high school senior, Brooklyn, in downtown Eugene in the rain

Senior Pictures in the Rain | Brooklyn | Oregon Senior Photography

Rain. It was nothing but constant, soaking, freezing rain. All. Day. Long. Under normal circumstances, rescheduling would have been the obvious solution. The only option. But, as luck would have it, rescheduling wasn’t an option at all. Because Brooklyn, our senior client, had travelled to Eugene from Arizona, and the day of her shoot, was the ONLY day she had to make it happen. So, we did just that. We made it happen. You see, Brooklyn waited to do her seniorClick for more »

Periscope & Snapchat: innovative ways to market your photography business

Periscope & Snapchat: innovative ways to market your photography business

Social media is moving, growing and changing in ways that are more exciting than ever and the time to jump on board- is now. Facebook, at one time the social media standard, has become a bit of a pariah- at least in the eyes of most small business owners. With their ever-changing algorithms and their pay to play mentality, unless you have a large marketing budget to spend on boosting every post you’d like eyeballs on, this marketing path is becoming increasinglyClick for more »

Oregon senior portrait photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2015 high school senior, Scout, in Bend at a natural and rustic park

Scout | Bend Senior Photography

Hey Class of 2016, did you hear? Our Summer and Fall dates are NOW OPEN! If you’re looking for the ultimate senior portrait experience and want custom, stylish senior pictures, Young & Free is what it’s all about! Our summer months get booked up fast, so don’t wait, the time to book your session is now! We offer four all-inclusive senior portrait collections to choose from, based on your specific wants and needs. Whether you want to keep it simpleClick for more »

Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2015 high school senior, Makayla, of Corvallis, in downtown, urban Eugene.

Makayla | Corvallis Senior Photographer

Campaign shoots for our Class of 2016 Senior Models are in full-swing, and let me tell you, these girls are blowing my mind! This past weekend we travelled over the mountain to one of our favorite places in Oregon, Bend, where I had two group shoots planned. I had the opportunity to work with five of our amazing Senior Models for two lightly themed shoots, Boho Beauty and Country Chic. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I was jamming up the feed withClick for more »

Oregon's premier senior portrait photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2015 high school senior, Kristen, at a senior photography workshop.

Kristen | Eugene Senior Photographer

Ever had one of those weeks where you feel like no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get anything of real relevance accomplished? Well, that is exactly the kind of week I’ve had. From an over-flowing schedule and a to-do list that is a mile-long, not to mention a stomach bug that plagued our house, here it is Thursday and I feel like a still have a million things to do and not enough time in my day to see any of it through. This particular blog post wasClick for more »

Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer for the Young & Free, Holli True, photographs Class of 2015 Corvallis Senior, Hadley in Eugene, Oregon

Evoke Senior Photography Workshop in Oregon | Summer 2015

EVOKE SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP a 1 day senior photography event with Holli True [ESSENTIAL DETAILS] Location: Eugene, OR When: June 25, 2015 Workshop Investment: $495 (promo price through 6/1/15 | $595 after) Seats Limited: Maximum of 9 attendees per workshop, to ensure a personal, hands-on learning experience {WHY EVOKE?} Because this workshop was designed just for YOU. I’m pulling back the veil on my business, taking you behind the scenes on a photo shoot soClick for more »

Holli True | Senior Portrait Photographer for the Young & Free | OREGON

A Breath of Fresh Air | The New Look of Holli True

For the past four months, I have been working tirelessly on revamping, redefining and rewriting what the Young & Free senior portrait experience is all about. There were elements within my business that I loved, pieces that resonated so whole-heartedly with me and my clients, fragments that I knew I could never change or let go of. So, I didn’t. Instead, I focused in on what wasn’t working, the gray areas that lacked authenticity and heart, putting allClick for more »

Spring Sale at Shop Holli True | Education and Templates for Photographers

Spring Sale | Education and Templates for Photographers

The Spring Sale is on! For one weekend only, get your hands on anything in Shop Holli True for just $20! True Elements PDF Guides Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing Senior Rep & Referral Programs Business Essentials Magazine & Collage Templates Feather & Pine Lightroom Presets SHOP NOW:!Click for more »

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 »