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Feeling Reckless

When I was a little girl, I made a declaration.  I was quite young, sitting at the table with my dad, learning how to write my name. The simple act of pressing the pencil to the paper and formulating a word out of lines and curves fascinated me.  I turned to my dad with excitement and said, “When I grow up, I’m going to be a writer!”  Of course, at that time, I had no idea what that even really meant. But, as young as I was, I recognized how happy andClick for more »

Model Call | March 2014

It would appear that Spring, in all her gorgeousness, is stepping into Oregon and making her glorious presence known. Yesterday, while walking to the park with my hubby and kiddos, I couldn’t stop obsessing over all of the incredible colors in bloom. Once a year, the cherry blossoms taunt me, just begging to be photographed and every year I vow to honor their beauty with a session. And so, this year, I am doing just that. Each year I plan a limited number ofClick for more »

Is it better to blog for your business or use facebook?

Let’s Chat About: Blog or Facebook?

To Blog or Facebook? That is the question. At least it was the most-asked question I received last week at WPPI. I have my opinion, but of course, it’s just that- an opinion. Depending on who you talk to and the level of success they’ve had by utilizing one or the other, the opinions vary. As someone who uses both platforms, I’ve been fortunate enough to have had success with both outlets. I have seen firsthand the benefits of both. And while I willClick for more »

Holli True Workshops | No Portraiture needed

No Airbrush Needed

They’re seventeen years old. Young. Gorgeous. Full of hopes and dreams. In their youthful prime. In Drew Barrymore’s perfect words from the movie Never Been Kissed, “the most beautiful girls you’ve ever seen close up.” Though, more often than not, they don’t see it in themselves. I recognized this early on in my business, which is one of the things that inspired me most to specialize in teen girls. If they could just see themselvesClick for more »

Senior Portrait Photography Workshop May 2014 with Holli True in Oregon

May 2014 Senior Photography Workshop | Be Inspired Workshop

Feeling lost? Uninspired? In a constant state of limbo- knowing what you want, but unsure of how to make it happen? Ready to give up and throw in the towel? Yup. I know exactly how you feel because I’ve been there, too. It was not only frustrating, it was heartbreaking and absolutely exhausting. But I’m here to tell you, don’t give up. You want this and I want to be your mentor and cheerleader to help you make it happen. Submerge yourself in two fullClick for more »

True Elements: Rep & Referral Programs PDF Guide by Holli True

True Elements: Rep & Referral Program PRESALE

This may very well be the most anticipated release of True Elements to date.  Since hinting about the Rep & Referral Program Guide, I have received tons of emails and messages about it, which has been so incredible!  It was the kick in the rear I needed to get down to work and make this installment happen- so thank you so much to all of you for keeping me on track and inspired to bring it to life. I became a Senior Portrait Specialist pretty early in my career,Click for more »

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

McKenzie | Class of 2014 | Eugene Oregon Senior Photography

I had the best of intentions. I really did. I sat down last week and I wrote out my blog calendar for the remainder of February and most of March, filling Monday-Friday with witty topics, sessions and announcements. And now, here it is Thursday, nine days later, and I only have two blog posts to show for it.  Fail… Try as I might, I seem to be struggling with maintaining my blog these days. Why? I really have no idea.  But it is very frustrating for me, as I LOVEClick for more »

Evoke Mentoring with Holli True | 1-on-1 Workshop

Turning a New Leaf | Workshop Announcement

When I began my journey with photography, it was with one goal in mind: to turn my passionate hobby into a full-fledged, thriving business.  This was my only focus.  I lived and breathed photography, craving the life of a full-time photographer.  Everything I did, every plan I put into action, every step I took was with that one destination in mind.  In 2010, it happened, I left my full-time job for good and my dream came true! But then, soon after, somethingClick for more »

Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2014 high school senior, Grace, in the snow in Eugene.

Grace | Class of 2014 | Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

So, I kinda fell off the face of the Earth last week.  In a nutshell, life got crazy and continued to compile and build and take over my brain and my life… I’m sure you’ve been there before.  Whenever that happens to me, the only way I can stay sane and in control is to simply unplug and recenter.  And so, that’s exactly what I did.  :)  I took an unexpected mental vacation.  Let me tell you, I am so happy I did.  Just having that couple of days offClick for more »

Thirst Relief Mentor Auction 2014 | Help Save Lives!!

When I received an email from Thirst Relief last month, asking if I was interested in being a Mentor for their auction again this year, without hesitation, my answer was YES!! This is my third year participating in their Mentor Auction and my experience with them and the winner bidders, has been absolutely amazing! The mission of the annual Thirst Relief Mentor Auction is twofold, to save lives and change the world by tapping into the incredible talent and generosity ofClick for more »

Eugene, Oregon senior portrait photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2014 high school senior, Alyssa at sunset.

Alyssa | Class of 2014 | Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

You may have already noticed, but I’ve been busy doing some early Spring cleaning, making some fun updates to my blog. After designing my Senior Rep Packets, I absolutely fell in LOVE with the end product and realized that I wanted to utilize what I created and bring it into my brand. I think that’s the cool thing about branding, the more time, thought and purpose you invest in it, the better and more authentic it becomes. Young & Free was born almostClick for more »

Eugene, Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2014 senior, Kendra.

Kendra | Class of 2014 | Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

We have a lot of fun things happening behind the scenes and I am so excited to share them all with you!  For those of you attending WPPI this March, we would LOVE to have you join us at our Vegas Workshop!  This Workshop will be centered around posing & natural light, this is a hands-on event, so be sure to bring your camera and be ready to create some gorgeous imagery!  More details about this workshop can be found here.  This Spring, I am also bringing back 1-on-1Click for more »

Eugene, Oregon senior portrait photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2014 high school senior, Kaitlyn at the University of Oregon

Kaitlyn | Class of 2014 | Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

Happy Friday! I hope you all have big plans to spend the weekend with the ones you love! This weekend we are heading over the mountain for a little R&R, with some of our closest friends. Needless to say, we are so excited to unwind a bit and simply getaway. We’ll be unplugging from work, but will definitely be documenting our adventures on Instagram, so BE SURE TO FOLLOW @HOLLITRUE, if you want to see what we are up to! :) Before signing off for the weekend, IClick for more »

2014 Spring Special | Holli True Photography

Spring Special | BOOK NOW!

Book your Spring or Summer senior portrait session with Holli True  and you will receive a $250 product gift with purchase! This offer is extended to both current high school seniors and next year’s graduating class! Book your session by March 31st, 2014, your session may take place after this date.  Retainer fee of $200, which will be applied to the balance of the senior collection you choose, required to secure your session date. Questions? Contact us (linkClick for more »

Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Class of 2014 high school senior, Anna at the University of Oregon.

Anna | Class of 2014 | Salem Senior Portrait Photographer

Yesterday I saw the sun for the first time in weeks. And I don’t mean that figuratively. Throughout most of January, we have been buried under a thick and gloomy fog bank here in Eugene- it’s anything but pretty. And I am convinced it has been sucking the life out of me, I’ve never felt more sluggish in all my life! Trust me, I’m generally not one to complain about Oregon and I know that there are many of you out there who are much colder than usClick for more »