Something pretty major happened last Thursday- if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably have already heard, but just in case you don’t, this is for you- I WROTE MY NOVEL!! 11 days BEFORE my original goal, which also happens to be my Birthday. Needless to say, I have pretty much been on Cloud 9 ever since because this has been my dream since I was just a little girl.
There are a ton of exciting things happening behind the scenes with Reckless (my novel) right now and I can’t wait to share all of the news with you! It has been a long journey to get here and it’s crazy to think that I still have so far to go before the journey is complete. But, I can honestly say, I am loving every second of it! I will be posting more about the completion of Reckless and some other fun stuff soon, be sure to check out my new Author Website for more info!
Summer is just around the corner and Oregon is becoming more beautiful by the second! Now is the perfect time to book your fabulous senior session with us, before all of our summer sessions are sold out! We have a limited number of sessions still available for June, July & August, if you are interested in the Young & Free Experience, don’t delay! All of our senior portrait sessions are customized to each of our clients, simply put, we don’t do cookie-cutter. Book your fabulous senior portrait session now!
Today I am so excited to finally share Taylor’s session on the blog! Her and her friend, McKinley (who will also be featured soon!) are two beautiful California Girls from the Palm Springs area! This past winter I had the amazing opportunity to get to know them both and hang out to create some gorgeous imagery.
I am a huge advocate for keeping it simple and working with what you have- especially when it comes to locations. You can do a lot with a little, all it takes is a little creativity. Taylor’s entire sessions took place in a small courtyard, we had about 15 to 20 feet to play with and a very narrow window of time to accomplish her shoot. All in all, I am absolutely thrilled with what we captured! Taylor, you are such an amazing girl and I absolutely LOVED working with you! Thank you so much for your patience and grace and for simply being you! I hope you’ve had the most amazing senior year! I really hope our paths cross again in the future! Much love!! XO
This past weekend we wrapped the very first Holli True Workshop for 2014! And let me tell you, it was so much fun! I always get a little nervous about the weather here in Oregon, in the Spring. But we managed to stay dry and even had abundant sunshine for one of the shoots, so we totally lucked out! ;)
Posing is a huge element to what I teach- but knowing angles and perspective isn’t the only element to a successful shot. There are several things to dial in, including lighting, communication, engagement, crop, mood and style… just to name a few. We cover these topics in depth, hands-on, while shooting. If these are areas you are looking to improve upon, this workshop is for you. Submerge yourself in two full days of non-stop inspiration, hands-on education and connecting with other photographers, just like you.
The Holli True Workshop is an intensive workshop for senior photographers at an intermediate level. I will cover all of the nitty-gritty business essentials like specializing, branding, pricing, marketing and more. We will also go on-location in Oregon with photo shoots each day where we will focus on working with natural light and reflectors, posing, communication and expression. You will see firsthand how I work with my clients, the locations I choose and how I engage with them to gain authentic expressions. I tend to work in a small location for a long period of time, which will give you a totally new outlook on locations, which is always very eye-opening for attendees!
HOLLI TRUE WORKSHOP
JUNE 5th & 6th, 2014
During the two day event, you will work with gorgeous models in two unique environments. I will be there to help and assist in perfecting the posing, show your tips and tricks along the way. I will cover angles, perspective, variation, hands, feet and so much more! Day One we’ll be keeping things a little more traditional, but still detailed. Day Two we’ll be shooting a beautiful concept with beautiful elements to enhance your photography experience. For June, the concept is Shabby Chic.
My goal is to connect with you in a real way during your time here in Oregon, space is limited to just 6 attendees per workshop. This keeps the shooting groups capped at 3 per model- no fighting for your shots or overwhelming the model. ;) This also means you’ll have more time with our beautiful models and more images to take home for your portfolio. Our smaller workshops also ensure a more intimate, hands-on learning environment for all of our attendees.
*All images featured in this post were taken at past workshops!
- SOCIAL MEDIA
- POSING & INTERACTION
- NATURAL LIGHT
- CONCEPT SHOOTS
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
- Two full days, loaded with content and photo shoots
- Magazine/Look Book Template
- Posing, Light & Post-Processing PDF Guide
- Business Essentials PDF Guide
- Senior Rep & Referral Programs PDF Guide
If you are serious about your senior photography business and are looking to take it to the next level, this workshop is for YOU. The June Workshop will be taking place in Eugene, Oregon. Registration is $750 for the two day event, lunch is included both days. 50% nonrefundable retainer required to secure your seat. Retainer may be transferred to a future Holli True Workshop within a rolling 12 month period. Payment is due in full, 1 week before the event.
Seats are already filling in, don’t wait!! Register Now!
Happy May Day! Did you know that May is my birthday month? Yes in deedy, it is! To celebrate my love for this fabulous month and my love for all the beauty that Spring brings to my life, I have listed ALL of my True Elements PDF Photography Guides ON SALE!
- BUSINESS ESSENTIALS | Marketing, Branding, Pricing, Points of Contact, Social Media & More
- POSING, LIGHTING & POST-PROCESSING | 5-in-1 Posing, Tips & Tricks, Technique & More
- SENIOR REP & REFERRAL PROGRAMS | Application Breakdown, Incentives, Welcome Kit Scripts & More
You will also find the Look Book/Magazine Templates and ALL of our 2014 Workshops also ON SALE! You don’t want to miss it!! For more details, be sure to check out shophollitrue.com! XO
Summer is just around the corner- can you feel it? This week in Oregon we are finally getting our very first glimpse of it in months, needless to say, us Oregonians are pretty excited for all of the sunshine headed our way! Keeping that in mind, Class of 2015, right now is the perfect time to start thinking about booking your senior portrait session with Holli True Photography! We have a limited number of sessions available each month, so don’t wait! We only have a handful of session times left for June, July & August! Book your Young & Free senior portrait session now!
This week kicks off the first of several Workshops for 2014, which is always exciting! Yesterday, on our Facebook Page, I posted a Model Call, as we are in need of 4 girls for photo shoots- if you are interested in more details, be sure to check out the page for more details! If you are a photographer interested in attending one of our future workshops, be sure to register now! This is the last year that we are offering Group Workshops, so if you’ve been waiting to attend- 2014 is your last chance! During our Spring Sale, you will save $250 off your registration! If you are looking for a hands-on learning environment and are ready to take your photography to a whole new level, these workshops are for you! We hope to see you there!
Today, I am so, so excited to share Braeden’s gorgeous senior session with you! She is a local high school senior, who I had the pleasure of working with in late Fall. We ventured to Mount Pisgah for her shoot, which is one of my favorite places to take senior pictures! I think you’ll see why when you look at the images.
Braeden, I can’t thank you enough for such an amazing shoot! Girl, you rocked it! You are one of the sweetest girls I have ever met and as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside! Clients like you make me fall in love with photography all over again! For real. I absolutely loved hanging out with you and getting to know you better! I hope you loved the Young & Free Experience and that you’ve had the best senior year! Much love!!
Immense joy. That’s the feeling that consumes my heart and soul when I talk about my life as an aspiring writer. Only, I don’t know that I like to refer to it as “aspiring” anymore. Because I am a writer. Plain and simple. I think a better definition would be: a writer who’s aspiring to have her novels read. Yeah. That sounds more like it.
Yes, it is true that I have been pretty much consumed in my novel these days. You see, I kinda set a crazy goal to have the first draft of my novel written by my 33rd birthday. I set the goal about 5 weeks ago, when I had 12 chapters written (half of my book), so I had 12 more chapters to go. My birthday is exactly 3 weeks away and you know what? I only have 3 more chapters to write! That’s right- I managed to write 9 chapters in the past 5 weeks! No one- and I mean NO ONE- is more shocked than me! I know, for some writers out there, 9 chapters in 5 weeks isn’t much of a cause for celebration, but considering it took my a year to write the first 12- this celebration is pretty legit! ;)
For those of you who don’t know, Reckless, the book I am currently penning, is written from the perspective of BOTH of my main characters, Hailey & Jonah. The perspective changes per chapter. It has been so much fun to explore the mindsets of both of them, I feel that it thoroughly depicts their feelings for one another, as well as their fears, hopes and quite simply, their humanity. I’ve included a few excerpts here for your reading pleasure, so you can get to know them both a little more, until the book launches.
I went back and forth for a long time, trying to figure out what to do about sharing my writing journey. Should I share it here, on my photography blog? Or should I create an entirely new website that I could dedicate to all things writing? It was a tough choice, but I feel secure that I made the right decision. And I am so proud and excited to officially announce that I have a brand new website where I will be sharing tons of info about my novels, both the current work in progress, Reckless, as well as the future novels for that series. :) Want to join me on this journey (please say YES!), then you’re in luck- because you can! Follow all of the fun happening on my new Author Website! I have a lot of fun things to share and I would love nothing more than to have you there, along for the wild ride! And, don’t forget, I also have a dedicated Facebook Page, too!
This is a dream come true for me and I just have to thank all of you for being a part of it! It means the world to me! Reckless will be released this summer and I can’t wait to hear what you think about the love and lives of Hailey & Jonah. Much love!!