Yesterday I found myself on the other side of the lens. You know, the side where most photographers cringe to be. Yes. That side. Truth be told, I was in desperate need of updating my headshots, given it was four years ago that I last had them taken. Shocking, right? As I said, it was definitely time. If you saw the question I posted on yesterday’s blog post about my hair, after posting some sneak peeks from my shoot and receiving lots of sweet comments, I’m happy to announce that I’ve decided not to cut my hair. It looks like long, beach waves are the direction I am moving in. At least for now, anyway. ;)
Now that Fall is here and our schedule is filling in with sessions and other various engagements, we have just a handful of sessions time left for October & November. If you’re still looking for a photographer for your senior pictures, we would love for you to consider us! Our sessions are one-of-a-kind, tons of fun and an unforgettable experience that will last a lifetime. Senior pictures are a big deal for you and we know that this is probably one of your first experiences working with a professional photographer- and that’s a big deal for us! We will take the time to talk and direct you through all of the poses, seek out the perfect locations with gorgeous, natural light and design a senior session just for you! Take a minute to check out our portfolio and get in touch!
Today I am so excited to share Alyssa’s senior session with you! I had the opportunity to travel up to Corvallis to meet with her recently and explore their fabulous downtown area, which was so much fun! Alyssa is one of my amazing Class of 2016 Senior Models, so you can imagine how excited I was to get her back in front of my camera! All of my senior models were involved in group shoots this past Spring, which was a great opportunity for all of us to get to know each other and for them to see firsthand what a photo shoot is like. Alyssa, I have absolutely loved getting to know and work with you. You are such an amazing girl and a pure sweetheart! I can’t thank you enough for choosing to be a part of my team and for choosing me to be your senior photographer. I know that your future is so bright and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for you! Much love!!
All summer long I toyed with the idea of cutting off my hair. Here it is September and I’m still chewing on the idea, feeling indecisive as ever. When it comes to my hair, I have to be honest, I’m lazy. A messy bun is about as glamorous as I get. Lately my ponytail holders have become more of a security blanket for me, the second I can’t find one, panic ensues. With that said, you can imagine my hesitation on chopping off my locks, though this seems to be a vicious game I play on myself time and time again. Cut it off, grow it out, chop it short, let it grow… I need insight, internet friends, what should I do? Cut or grow? You tell me.
In other news, which is way more important than my hair dilemma, I am so excited to share these pictures of Haley on the blog today! Haley was a recent model at a 1-on-1 workshop I taught to the amazing, Heidi Laperle, who travelled down to Oregon from Washington. I’ve known Heidi for a few years now and I absolutely adore her! It has been so incredible to watch her grow her business and become the photographer that she is today. And having the opportunity to spend the day with her, talking business, branding and all things photography, was such a treat! :)
You may recognize the gorgeous girl featured in this post, as she was also one of my lovely Class of 2015 senior clients (see her session here). Haley, you are beautiful inside and out! I always love having the opportunity to work with you and I just think the world of you! Thank you so much for coming out to model for us, for your patience as we talked through all of the poses and for simply being you. Much love!!
The start of another school year kicked off this morning and for the first time in weeks, I find myself in an empty house- which is bittersweet. I love that my job allows me to be home with my kiddos over summer break, we were able to go on several family getaways, explore our gorgeous state and spend quality time together- but I have to admit, I was ready for my kids to go back to school. And even though they’ll never admit it, I think somewhere deep down, they were ready to go back, too. I’m a girl that prefers structure and having a schedule, I function better when I can plan ahead. Plus, having my kiddos fully occupied at school, gives me a few dedicated hours each day to focus wholeheartedly on work without interruptions and a house full of neighborhood kids- at least until they get home this afternoon, anyway. ;) While this quiet house feels a bit eerie this morning, I’m trying very hard to stay on-task and work through my growing to-do list like a good littler worker.
Even though summer is over, it’s not too late to schedule your senior portraits with Holli True! We’re currently booking for October & November sessions, which are beautiful months for senior pictures. We have a limited number of sessions left, so don’t wait! If you’re looking for the ultimate senior portrait experience, take a moment to check out our website, view our portfolio and get in touch with us to start planning your one-of-a-kind senior session! Let’s celebrate your individuality and show the world what Young & Free is all about!
I recently had the opportunity to work with Savannah, one of my amazing Class of 2016 Senior Models! Savannah is absolutely lovely in every way and working with her is always such a treat! She is one of the sweetest girls I have ever met, she genuinely has a heart of gold and I just adore her to pieces! I have been absolutely blown away by my senior model team and I feel truly blessed to have such an amazing crew represent my company. Savannah, there are no words for how much I love working with you, girl! I can’t wait to get you back in front of my camera for future projects, you always bring laughter and fun to everything you do! Thank you so, so much for choosing to be a part of my team and for choosing me to be your senior photographer! Much love!!
The final days of summer are upon us and I don’t know about you, but I am trying to soak up every ounce of sunshine I possibly can. One of my favorite ways to celebrate summer is with senior sessions and if you follow us on Instagram, you know we’ve been doing a ton of celebrating! :) Fall is also a beautiful time of year for senior pictures in Oregon. If you’re senior, still looking for the ultimate senior portrait experience, there’s still time to book your senior pictures with Holli True! August & September are SOLD OUT, but we do have dates available for October & November. Contact us today to secure your date!
We’ve been hinting around at some BIG news regarding a workshop opportunity we’ll be announcing later this week! We’ll be sharing this news to our YF Newsletter subscribers a week before we announce it to the general public! Want in on all the details? Don’t miss out on all of the fun! Sign up for our monthly newsletter and be the first to know!
Today I am so excited to share images from the 1-on-1 Workshop I recently had with the lovely and talented, Heidi LaPerle, who travelled down to Oregon from Washington. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with Heidi a few times now and I absolutely adore her to pieces! During her in-person mentoring workshop, we got to photograph one of my amazing 2015 senior clients, Kristen. Working with Kristen is always so much fun! She is such a cool girl with personality for days, needless to say, we laugh- a lot! Kristen, you are so awesome and I think the world of you! Thank you so, so much for being such an amazing model and for your patience as we geeked out on photography talk! I can’t wait to work with you again in the future! Much love!!
Hello friends! Some amazing and exciting things are happening at the YF Headquarters (aka my home office) this week and I can’t wait to let you all in the know! We’ll be sending out a newsletter next week with a BIG announcement regarding a workshop opportunity for this fall! Want in the details? Be sure to sign up for the monthly YF Newsletter– there’s a special little perk for our subscribers, so don’t miss out on that!
We were quite busy this past late spring/early summer with several 1-on-1 workshops with some incredible photographers. One of those photographers was the lovely and talented, Heidi LaPerle, who travelled down to Oregon from Washington for her workshop experience. I absolutely love Heidi and have had the opportunity to work with her a few times, as she has attended a few of my group Evoke Workshops over the past few years. She is so much fun to hang out with and such an amazing photographer, spending the entire day with her was simply awesome! I’ve watched Heidi grow as a photographer and transform her business over the past three years, which is truly awe-inspiring. Girl, you’ve got it going on and I am so excited to see what the future holds for you- I know it will be great! Keep rockin’ it!!
To Bailey, a Class of 2015 graduate and one of our beautiful models who came out for the event, you are amazing! I can’t thank you enough for your patience as we talked through each of the poses. You were so great to work with and I really hope that our paths cross again in the future! And for the record, I still consider you a Rachel Bilson doppelgänger! ;) Much love! XO!
Want to see more examples of shoots from our 1-on-1 workshop events? Be sure to check out Hadley, Adrienne & Corey!