If you follow us on Instagram (and if don’t- you should!), then you know we’ve been shooting senior sessions like crazy the past couple of weeks! It’s hard to believe that this is just the start of the senior season and we still have several months to go! :) While it’s been a bit of a whirlwind, photographing my amazing and beautiful clients has been a lovely way to spend the final days of summer. And let me tell you, these girls are bringing their A-game to their sessions! Girls of 2016, you are rockin’ my socks off!!
If you are a high school senior still looking for the right photographer to take your senior pictures, there’s still time to book your session with Holli True. We are currently booking for October and November- which are gorgeous months for pictures! Fall in Oregon is absolutely breathtaking and there are so many amazing locations to explore. Feel free to check out our website, view our portfolio and contact us to start planning your custom senior portrait experience! You are a Young & Free girl and we are just dying to capture your carefree spirit with our camera!
I am so, so excited to share Anna’s gorgeous senior session with you today! Anna is one of my amazing 2016 Senior Models, so I’ve had the opportunity to work with her a few times over the past few months- and every session just makes me adore her more and more! Anna is the kind of girl that just radiates beauty from the inside-out. No joke, friends, she just glows- and I love that about her. :) Anna, I can’t thank you enough for choosing me to be your senior photographer and for being a part of my senior model team. You are amazing. Period. I can’t wait to get you back in front of my camera again soon! Much love!!
Want t0 see more beautiful senior pictures from the Class of 2016? Be sure to check out our recent post featuring Amarie!
Yesterday I recapped our Evoke Senior Photography Workshop in Detroit, Michigan (click here in case you missed it), today I am so excited to share some exciting news about our 2016 workshops! We’ve received a TON of emails and messages about where we’ll be taking our workshops in 2016- to those of you who’ve reached out- THANK YOU! Your excitement and kind words mean the world to me and have inspired us to get the ball rolling early for next year! We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes drafting up our goals and forecasting our 2016 workshop schedule. So far, we have three destinations on the books. In addition to traveling workshops, we will also be holding a few workshops in Oregon, for good measure. :)
We’re still working out all of the details for these events and hope to have dates secured in the coming weeks for Spring 2016 workshops. As always, we will have an Early Bird Rate available, but this will only roll out to our newsletter subscribers! (This is a HUGE change from how we’ve announced our workshops in the past!) If you want in on the big secret a week before we announce it to the general public- be sure to sign up for the YF Newsletter! It rolls out monthly, so don’t worry, we won’t bombard your inbox! ;) We have a few other perks in the works for our subscribers, including some killer giveaways, as well as some other exciting announcements! Don’t miss out on all of the fun!
Michigan, I love you! What an amazing workshop it was! From the incredibly talented photographers to the beautiful models and the awesome locations- it was all perfection. Thank you, again, to the attendees, my awesome hostess, Tracie Seeley, and of course, Jackie Palmer, who came out to film the event! You are all the best!! And a special thanks to Stefana Russo who gave our models the glam treatment with gorgeous makeup and hair styling. Much love!!
It feels like only yesterday that I was boarding my flight to Detroit, Michigan for the Evoke Workshop– it’s crazy to think that ten weeks have already passed! It doesn’t even seem possible! What an amazing whirlwind of a trip it was and what an incredible group of talented photographers attended the event. The Detroit Evoke Workshop was a two day event filled with business essentials: branding, marketing, pricing, senior model programs and so much more- as well as photography essentials: posing, lighting, locations, interaction, etc. Our workshops are absolutely LOADED with content surrounding all things senior portrait photography, perfect for photographers looking to take their senior business to the next level. If you’re interested in attending one of our future events, be sure to check out our workshops website. We had the opportunity to work with seven gorgeous models over the course of the two days. We had so much fun, despite the cool temperatures and relentless wind. All in all, it was an awesome event!
Special thanks to Tracie Seeley, my amazing hostess who went above and beyond to ensure the workshop was a great success. You are the best hostess a girl could ever ask for! Thank you so much for everything- I couldn’t have done it with you, girl!
To Jackie Palmer, who came out for the event to film some behind the scenes footage of the workshop. Jackie, you blow my mind with your talent and I can’t thank you enough for everything! I am your biggest cheerleader and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you! Seriously, you are my hero!!
And Stefana Russo, our incredible Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist who absolutely ROCKED each of our models looks for the workshop. Stefana, you are so talented and an absolute doll! I had so much fun getting to know you and really hope that our paths cross again one day!
Here are a few of my favorite shots from Day One! Be sure to check back tomorrow for Day Two! Much love!
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As a senior photographer, each year, I have the opportunity to work with high school senior girls from all over the state of Oregon. Let me tell you, the Class of 2016 is setting the bar at new heights. So far, judging from what I’ve seen, this is one incredibly bright, motivated, amazing class and I am so, so excited for what the future holds for each one them- and what they hold for the future. They are young. They are free. They are amazing.
When I first met Amarie a few months ago at the first Senior Model shoot held this past Spring, I absolutely adored her. As I’ve gotten to know her more and learn just how amazing she truly is, I must say, this girl blows me away! Amarie, as you can see, is STUNNING, but she’s so much more than just a pretty face. She’s a girl who is changing the world in the most positive ways, devoting her time and heart to incredible organizations like Camp Attitude, dedicated to providing a unique camping experience for families in the disability community. Amarie has been a camp counselor at Camp Attitude for several years and I could tell just by listening to her talk about it and seeing her whole face light up, that it is something she absolutely loves being a part of. And I love that about her. :) This is just a mere example of her awesomeness.
Amarie, there are no words, girl. No words that could ever do justice to how truly awesome I think (and know) you are. I’m am honored to have you on my 2016 Senior Model Team, you are a solid role model, the epitome of who a Young & Free Girl is and should be. Thank you so much for representing Holli True Photography and for simply being you. I had so much fun during your senior session and I can’t wait to get you back in front of my camera! I hope you loved the experience as much as I did! Much love!! XO!
Special thanks to our lovely and talented Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist, Anna Bursofsky, who ROCKED Amarie’s makeup and locks for her senior shoot! Anna, you are the best!!
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Be sure to check out Madie & Edie’s Senior Model sessions!
Senior Season also happens to be Workshop Season here in the PNW, simply because Fall and Winter typically means rain, wind and wintery mix. Of course, with how dry and hot Oregon has been in 2015, it’s hard to remember what rain even feels like anymore. ;) This year has been filled with various workshops- both group and individual- spanning from Oregon to Michigan, which has been so much fun! I am so excited that we have a group Evoke Workshop happening on August 27th here in Eugene, if you’re interested in attending, we still have a few seats left and would LOVE to see you there! More information about our senior photography workshop can be found here. This very well could be the last workshop event for 2015, so if you’ve been holding out, the time is now!
If a 1-on-1 learning environment is what you prefer, we are currently scheduling for September and October. The beautiful thing about our 1-on-1 workshops is that the entire day is focused solely on your specific needs. All attention is on you, so we can tap into key topics, specific scenarios, work through pricing, come up with a marketing strategy and comb through all the fine details that surround your business. We also have the opportunity to shoot side-by-side with three gorgeous models, spending ample time talking about locations, posing, interaction and expressions. Back in May, I had the opportunity to work with Chelsea Taylor, who travelled up to Oregon from Kansas for her 1-on-1 workshop experience. We had the best time together, I absolutely adore her to pieces! Chelsea recently wrote a review about her experience at the workshop, you can read it here.
During the workshop, we had the opportunity to photograph the lovely and amazing, Corey, who also happens to be one of my 2015 senior clients! To Corey, girl, you are so fabulous! I love, love, LOVE getting you in front of my camera because you just shine. Seriously, I can’t begin to tell you how much I love working with you and simply adore you! Thank you so much for your patience as Chelsea and I needed-out on camera talk and dissected each pose. You were a total rock star! I’ll be hitting you up for another shoot soon! Much love! XO!
Want to see more images from this workshop event? Check out Hadley & Adrienne’s blog features!