::Be Inspired:: Holli True Workshops

Wow.  That’s about all I can muster after 3 days of non-stop awesomeness.  Honestly, there are no words to accurately define what I am feeling right now.  I wanted this so badly and spent months planning, creating and dissecting, trying to make sure that it would be everything it could be and more.  Standing at the front of the room, nervous to my very core, but living my dream- out loud- was one of the most amazing feelings in the world.  Something I hadClick for more »

::Madison:: Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

We have been so busy lately doing sessions for our fabulous Senior Reps for the Class of 2012!  Our program has been completely revamped, needless to say we have a ton of great things in store for our blog readers, so be on the look out for that!  :)  We are so excited for this new phase in our business and can’t wait to see where it takes us.  While I can’t divulge too much at this point, I will say that there are going to be some changes in the future,Click for more »

::Be Inspired:: Senior Portrait Workshop

We are thrilled to officially announce that we will be taking the Be Inspired Senior Portrait Workshops on the road later this year!  We have had so many amazing people step up and offer to be hosts in their cities, however, we are still in need of a Seattle host!  :)  To give you an idea of where and when we will be coming to a city near you, here is our tenative 2011 schedule: Portland, OR  | May 1-3 | SOLD OUT Bodega Bay, CA  | August 28-31 | Hostess: TraceyClick for more »

::Be Inspired:: An Interview with Anita Matejka

As many of you know, inspiration is a huge facet in my business, as well as my life.  Some of the smallest things have inspired and changed me in ways I never would have dreamed possible.  A simple song, a scene in a movie, a picture in a magazine, two strangers we might pass in a park, or even the things my children say… these little moments that occur in my every day life provoke me.  And it’s exciting!  To nourish a small idea into an actuality isClick for more »

::Taylor:: Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

It’s been a little like Christmas here in the True home.  Each day it seems that a new box of goodies arrives filled with something exciting for me to open, I feel like a five year old as I rip into them, my eager hands desperate for whatever is contained inside.  :)  Yes, just like Christmas.  From canvas prints to albums and DVD cases to the Workbook I wrote, our house is filled to the brim with all of the fabulous things we will be taking to the workshop.  Click for more »

::Session Preparation:: Oregon Senior Portrait & Wedding Photographer

We let our couples choose where they want to do their sessions because they may have a special place in mind.  One of the biggest things I urge them to do is to think outside the box.  Be true to who you are- as a couple or as a senior- and really think about what types of locations really suit you.  If you love natural settings and wildflowers- an open field would be perfect for you.  If you love texture and the look of concrete and brick, clearly an urban sessionClick for more »

::Be Inspired:: An Interview with Rachel Catlett

Dear Internet, I have been neglecting you.  I didn’t mean to, but amidst the workshop prep chaos, mentoring, photo sessions and life in general, it has simply happened.  I am sorry.  I have so, so much to be blogging about, which is so exciting- but it’s also torturing me that I haven’t shared it with all of you yet.  But it’s coming, I promise.  This week I will be back on track and bringing lots of eye candy your way.  :) I am so excitedClick for more »

::Be Inspired:: An Interview with Trevor Dayley

Last week I was so honored- and totally blown away- when I opened an email sent to all of the fabulous Showit users from David Jay. There it was. A shout-out from a person- and a company- that I absolutely respect and admire. I stared at the screen in disbelief for a moment before a huge smile spread across my face, I wanted to jump for joy- I didn’t- but I wanted to. All I can say is that it was an amazing feeling to know that David Jay and Showit support myClick for more »

::Ashley & Zach:: Oregon Engagement Photographer

I have an obsession with vintage things.  Pictures.  Jewelry.  Fabrics.  Clothing.  You name it, if it’s vintage, I’m smitten.  :)  So you can imagine my excitement when one of my future bride’s, Ashley, came to me with idea of doing a vintage inspired engagement shoot with her fiance, Zach.  I was giddy!  Instantly, I knew we had to do their session at Mt. Pisgah, simply because it has a natural, country feel with overgrown grass, an old barnClick for more »

::Addy:: Eugene Lifestyle Photographer

So, I have to start this post with a disclaimer that the little girl in this post is NOT my daughter.  :)  Funny enough, they share the same name (though my daughter’s name is spelled Addi) and both have blue eyes and blonde hair.  They could practically be sisters.  :)  Another funny little twist, I went to school with Addy’s mom, Melissa, we have known each other since we were only 6 years old!  I love it!! Awhile back I posted on Facebook that I wasClick for more »

::Amanda:: Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

Can I just say that the past two days have been filled with blue skies and abundant sunshine!  I forgot the sun knew how to appear in Oregon.  ;)  Needless to say, my allergies aren’t loving Spring nearly as much as I am.  Haha!  I hope you are all finding ways to enjoy all of the yummy Spring goodness!!  I was thrilled to be able to take advantage of the glorious- and unfamiliar- weather yesterday on one of my senior rep shoots, which you will see on theClick for more »

::Freedom Workshop:: Oregon Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

It started in Vegas.  Jeff and I had just finished listening to an hour long discussion with uber-fabulous Jasmine Star at one Showit‘s amazing meet-ups.  We were grinning from ear to ear, having loved every single minute of it.  Kevin Sturm, one of the amazing men behind Showit, was down in the lobby, so we started chatting with him.  And that is when it happened, an idea was born and immediately all of the planning started taking place in my mind.  :) AnyoneClick for more »

::Be Inspired:: An Interview with Jackie Gannon

There’s an amazing movement happening in the photography industry right now and it is the movement of the Showiteers.  :)  Now, this is very hard to explain if you are not currently a Showiteer, but easy to understand if you are.  And let me just tell you, if you aren’t, you should be.  Like, right now.  :)  So many amazing things have happened in my business in a very short amount of time and I firmly believe that much of it is thanks to Showit.  Click for more »

::Karson:: Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

I am so, so excited because the workshop I am hosting in Portland is only about five weeks away!  :)  I can’t wait!!  There have been so many things to prepare for, including a workbook I have written, packed with tons of information!  In case you can’t tell, I am absolutely thrilled with all of the fun things that will be happening at the workshop!  :)  I will be posting some previews of some of the materials in the near future- so be on the look out!Click for more »

::Raine:: Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

Anyone from Oregon knows that the weather here lately has been kinda crazy.  One minute it could be pouring down rain with 50 mph winds and the next it could be sunny with a light breeze.  No joke here, people, I speak the truth.  :)  This past Saturday I had 3 senior shoots and I was a little nervous that we were going to get rained on.  Fortunately, it remained relatively dry for my shoots and didn’t start hailing until we were finishing up.  Now that isClick for more »