Oregon high school senior portrait photographer for the young & free, Holli True, photographs class of 2014 senior, Olivia from Bend.

End of Year SALE | Holli True Workshops

To celebrate the beauty of 2013, we are offering $250 off your registration to one of our 2014 workshops!  Space is limited to just 8 attendees per event.  I have found that this is the magic number for Workshops.  Having a smaller group allows me more hands-on time with each of the attendees, I love that!  The shooting groups are also smaller, (2-3 photographers per group, maximum!) which results in more interaction with our lovely models and more images forClick for more »

Let’s Chat About: Inspiration & Motivation

You know that old saying, “Look before you leap”? Well, that’s what I’m doing. Looking ahead, trying to envision what 2014 will look like- the good, the bad and the space between. I know, it’s impossible to really forecast what *might* be, however, I am attempting to enter 2014 with wide, open eyes, refusing to leap with my eyes wide shut. Looking back at some of my old blog posts from last year, I had a great plan of simplifying my workClick for more »

Abby | Class of 2014 | Portland Senior Portrait Photographer

For those of you who missed my announcement earlier this week, we are currently accepting applications for our Class of 2015 Senior Rep Program! We have totally revamped our Program from the ground up and couldn’t be more excited about the new direction- we think you will be, too! For more details, be sure to check out the Details page and complete the Rep Application! Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on what we have in store! Today, I am so excited toClick for more »

Michaela | Class of 2014 | Portland Senior Portrait Photographer

The past few weeks have been such a blur with Thanksgiving, family gatherings, Christmas preparation, life and business. Not to mention, the crazy winter storm that took over our town 5 days ago- the snow is still here, as we haven’t been above freezing temperatures in over a week. For some of you, I know this is the norm this time of year, but we live in a valley where we rarely get snow, rain is our forte. ;) This isn’t me complaining, don’t get meClick for more »

Class of 2015 Senior Rep | Holli True Photography

Class of 2015 Senior Reps | Apply Now

Oh. My. Goodness!!  Over the weekend I posted a link to the details of our 2015 Senior Rep Program on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We have completely revamped our program and I can honestly tell you, I have never been more excited about what we have planned! Over the past six years, we have been fortunate enough to have worked with hundreds of seniors from all over the Northwest, which is absolutely mind blowing! Our amazing Senior Reps are who help us make itClick for more »

Shabby Chic Concept Shoot by Holli True | Holli True Workshops

Holli True Workshop | Christina | Shabby Chic

I found out that one of my amazing workshop models is celebrating her birthday today!  Since I haven’t had a chance to blog her images yet, I figured today would be the perfect day!  Speaking of workshops, we recently announced our official 2014 dates for all of our Oregon Workshops!  We are so, so excited for everything we have planned for the amazing 2 day events- we hope you are, too! INTERESTED IN ATTENDING ONE OF OUR SENIOR PORTRAIT WORKSHOPS?  YOU CANClick for more »

My head and my heart…

In just twelve short months, I have learned a lot.  About life, about people, about business and about me.  I’ve had a bit of an awakening and so many things have been exposed in perfect clarity.  If you are a long time follower, you know that inspiration has always played a central role in my business.  Much like Young & Free, Be Inspired is simply who I am.  Yet, lately, I have been feeling uninspired by some of my choices and experiences. My head and myClick for more »

Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs class of 2014 high school senior, Lindsey, in Brownsville.

Lindsey | Class of 2014 | Oregon Senior Photographer

I have been submerged in marketing & forecasting for 2014 and to say that I am excited about what the future holds is the understatement of the century. Because, truth be told, I am feeling absolutely antsy for the new year to get here. Needless to say, I am so excited announce the projects I have been working on behind the scenes! 2014 is sure to be the best year. Ever. I recently met up with Lindsey, who drove up from Coos Bay, for her senior session in BrownsvilleClick for more »

Holli True Workshops Cyber Monday SALE 2013

Cyber Monday 2013

To celebrate CYBER MONDAY, for one day only, we are offering $250 off your registration to one of our 2014 workshops!  Space is limited to just 8 attendees per event.  I have found that this is the magic number for Workshops.  Having a smaller group allows me more hands-on time with each of the attendees, I love that!  The shooting groups are also smaller, (2-3 photographers per group, maximum!) which results in more interaction with our lovely models and moreClick for more »

Black Friday Promo 2013 on Holli True's Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing and Business Essentials!

Black Friday 2013

TRUE ELEMENTS: Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing PDF | $59 ($149 regular price) I am so, so excited about our latest guide release, Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing!  It was a huge labor of love and I am so proud and happy with the outcome and I think you will be, too.  :)  With over 100 pages of content, imagery and screen shots of my editing process, this guide is literally loaded with information and will you give you an up-close and personal look at myClick for more »

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Emma | Class of 2014 | Salem Oregon Senior Photographer

I am loving all of the amazing seniors I have had the immense pleasure of working with this year!  It’s unreal.  I cannot begin to express in words how much I love being a senior photographer.  I have been so lucky to work with some of the coolest people from all over Oregon and I am so incredibly grateful that I get to call this my job!  To my clients, thank you so much for choosing me to be your senior photographer!  I hope you have loved the experience asClick for more »

Early Bird SPECIAL | Holli True Workshop

Holli True Workshop | Lindsey | Shabby Chic

Yesterday we announced our official 2014 Workshop dates for all of our Oregon Workshops!  We are so, so excited for everything we have planned for the amazing 2 day events- we hope you are, too!  Interested in attending one of our senior portrait workshops?  You can find more info at this link, as well as get in on our Early Bird promo price!  We can’t wait to meet you!! Today’s gorgeous session is from our October Workshop, featuring the lovely, LindseyClick for more »

Inspiration Quote by Karen Ravn | Photo by Holli True

Grow… Go… See… Be.

It’s amazing how a series of words can inspire you in ways you never imagined.  These particular words resinate with my heart more than I could possibly ever explain.  Lately, there has been a stirring in my soul to dream bigger, to follow my heart, to take the unknown path without resistance.  Because I have always committed to living a life without regrets.  I have to ignore my fears and allow my dreams to thread themselves to my soul, like little wings.  Click for more »

Early Bird SPECIAL | Holli True Workshop

Early Bird Special & New Dates | Holli True Workshops

Early Bird Registration officially opens TODAY for these 2014 Workshops.  From now until December 9th, 2013, you will save $250 off your registration to a Holli True Workshop!  Space is limited to just 9 attendees per event.  I have found that this is the magic number for Workshops.  Having a smaller group allows me more hands-on time with each of the attendees, I love that!  The shooting groups are also smaller, (2-3 photographers per group, maximum!) which resultsClick for more »

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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 veryClick for more »