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August 2014 Senior Photography Workshop with Holli True

Senior Photography Workshop | August 2014

It’s official: the last of our group workshops are open to everyone- this includes people within my typical shooting area in Oregon! We used to have an area restriction, but as we wind down to the last of our group workshops, I’ve decided to open them up to anyone and everyone interested in attending. I hope to see you at our next workshop! For the record, we are doing away with group workshops and focusing on 1-on-1 workshops, going forward. August 5thClick for more »

Daily Fresh Blend Action Set by Bellevue Avenue | PRoduct Review by Holli True

Daily Fresh Blend Photoshop Actions by Bellevue Avenue | Product Review

DISCLAIMER: I was a product tester for these actions and I received a complimentary set of Daily Fresh Blend for review purposes.  I was NOT paid in any way to write this review. If you are familiar with my blog, or my work, you probably already know that I tend to be a little light on my Photoshop editing. It took me several years to figure out my style and now that I have, I try to keep my work consistent. My goal is to keep the natural aesthetic of my images whileClick for more »

Eugene, Oregon senior portrait photographer for the young & free, Holli True, photographs class of 2014 high school senior, Sky at Dorris Ranch.

Sky | Young & Free Senior Pictures

Class of 2015, if you haven’t already started thinking about your senior pictures- the time is now! Summer is the perfect time to schedule your Young & Free Senior Session with Holli True! There are so many gorgeous locations to shoot in and a variety of session options available during this beautiful time of year! So what are you waiting for?! We are currently booking for Summer & Fall and we only have a limited number of sessions available- so don’tClick for more »

Evoke Mentorship | June Session

I was met with a lot of closed doors when I entered into the world of photography. It was a frustrating and deflating process and on more than one occasion, I considered calling it quits. I feared that I didn’t have what it was going to take to make it in the industry. And then I met someone who changed the course of my business and showed me it didn’t have to be that way. This person took the time to talk with me, guide me, encourage me. For the firstClick for more »

Taylor

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 (myClick for more »

June 2014 Photography Workshop | Holli True Workshops

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,Click for more »

All True Elements PDF Photography Guides are ON SALE NOW!

All True Elements PDF Photography Guides ON SALE!

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 & REFERRALClick for more »

High School Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True of Eugene, Oregon photographs Class of 2014 senior, Braeden at Mt. Pisgah.

Braeden | Senior Portrait Session

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 haveClick for more »

I am an Author

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 aClick for more »

My Family | Holli True Blog

Uh… Where did you go?

Oh yes. The question I have been faced with multiple times over the past 3-4 weeks: “Where did you go?” My response? “Nowhere. I’ve been right here.” Although, from the looks of things on social media and this blog, it would seem as though I had fallen off the face of the Earth. Right? Well, I guess when it comes to that world, I kinda did. But for my little world, you know, the one involving my family, home and day-to-day life, I’veClick for more »

Reckless by Holli True When love is no longer hinged on a choice, #recklessnovel #haileyandjonah #hollitrueauthor

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 »