Senior Threads: One Dress, Three Looks

Senior sessions are in full swing and one of the most commonly asked questions I receive from my clients: “What should I wear?” My response: “Wear what makes you feel your absolute best!” Truth is, if you feel amazing, you will look amazing- and when it comes to senior pictures- anything goes! One of my favorite places to turn to when I need fashion inspiration is Polyvore! Last night, I stumbled upon this great inspiration board featuring aClick for more »

Portland, Oregon high school senior portrait photographer, Holli True, photographs class of 2014 high school senior,, Sarah, in Eugene, Oregon.

Sarah | Senior Portrait Session

How is it even possible that the end of summer will be here before we know it? Living in Oregon, I honestly love every season and it’s always a little bittersweet when a season nears it’s end.  I’m pretty I feel this way every year about this time. ;) Though, there is no denying, Fall is- without question- my favorite season of all! If you’ve never experienced Fall in Oregon, you are definitely missing out because there’s nothing else quite likeClick for more »

Title Reveal: SUMMER OF GRAY | Release date TBA | Holli True Author

At the risk of receiving some hate mail from readers of RECKLESS, who are already asking for a release date for BREATHLESS, I am happy to announce that my next novel to be released is a stand-alone called SUMMER OF GRAY.  Writing Hailey & Jonah’s story is quite complex with so many layers, I wanted to ease my writing brain and pen something simple, oozing in innocent romance and dripping with drama.  So, this will be just that. Now, for my RECKLESS READERS,Click for more »

Next writing project and other various questions | Holli True Author

Now that Reckless is complete and reviews are coming in from readers, there are a thrash of questions piling in, too. So, I figured I would compile the most commonly asked questions here for a fun little Q&A. If you have a question that isn’t addressed in the post, please feel free to add it as a comment below and I will do my best to get those answered! When will Breathless (book two) be released? As of now, I don’t have a release date for Breathless.Click for more »

Amira | Eugene Senior Portrait Session

I can’t believe it’s July! This is the time of year that everything gets bananas  (B-A-N-A-N-A-S! -this song is going to be stuck in my head all day now!) I call it summer chaos, but I say it with a smile, because it’s the good kind. :) July is the month that senior sessions kick into high gear and I love that! While I am booking up, I do still have some summer sessions available! If you are looking for the ultimate senior portrait experience, be sureClick for more »

You must really be a writer | Holli True Author

As far as I am concerned, July 15th should be a national holiday. Why, you ask? Oh, you  know, because Reckless releases on that day! And in my world, that’s kind of a big deal, since it’s a day that will forever change my life. Can I just officially declare the 15th as Reckless Day? Consider it done. Speaking of Reckless, did you know you can pre-order an autographed paperback? Yes, indeedy, you can! Interested? You can find out all of the detailsClick for more »

Reckless, a novel by Holli True

Reckless | Cover Reveal & Pre-Sale

I don’t think it is humanly possible to be more excited than I am right now! So much has transpired in such a short amount of time, I am still trying to wrap my head around all of it. First off, HELLO COVER! What?! Yes. This happened. Hailey & Jonah were brought to life- which was absolutely surreal for me. I wish I could explain how it felt, but I assure you, there are no words… So, what is Reckless all about? Well, it’s a love story. But it’sClick for more »

Reckless | Cover Reveal & Pre-Sale | Holli True Author

I don’t think it is humanly possible to be more excited than I am right now! So much has transpired in such a short amount of time, I am still trying to wrap my head around all of it. First off, HELLO COVER! What?! Yes. This happened. Hailey & Jonah were brought to life- which was absolutely surreal for me. I wish I could explain how it felt, but I assure you, there are no words… So, what is Reckless all about? Well, it’s a love story. But it’sClick for more »

Class of 2015 Summer Promo with Holli True Photography

Senior Portrait Summer Promo | Class of 2015

Summer sessions are filling in fast and soon we will be fully booked! If you want the Young & Free Experience for your senior portraits- book now! As a little thank you to all of our amazing summer clients, we have a killer summer promo happening! When you purchase our Pictorial or Cover Girl Collection, you will receive a little gift from us- for FREE! CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE SENIOR COLLECTIONS   I am so excited to announce our newestClick for more »

Young & Free Senior Portrait Photography by Holli True | Brenden | Class of 2014

Brenden | Young & Free Senior Pictures

I’m really switching things up today. I don’t typically post twice in one day AND I rarely have senior guy sessions to share- so this is pretty much awesome, all the way around! As most of you probably know, I specialize in high school senior portraits for girls. Because I am a specialist, it isn’t often that I get to work with senior guys. I often get asked by other photographers if I find it hard to photograph guys and my answer is a big, fat NO. AClick for more »

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 »

Finish what you start | Holli True Author

Patience. Something I seem to be lacking these days. Which is kinda funny, because I have never really been an impatient person. That is until I delivered five copies of my recently written novel to my test readers. Enter the impatience. I am literally beside myself with anticipation and anxiety as I wait to receive feedback from everyone. Holy crap- it’s rough to wait! I’ve received feedback from two people, so far. And I can’t lie, I am so happyClick for more »

Meet Jonah | Holli True Author

Here he is! My Jonah Trabor male Muse, the one and only, Mister Paul Wesley. There weren’t a ton of guesses for him- however, there was a person on the FB page that guessed right away- and that made my day! From the very start, I have always seen Paul as Jonah.  I am a HUGE Vampire Diaries FanGirl, more than that- I absolutely love Stefan Salvatore- so you can imagine why I chose him. (PS- Can I just throw in that the Season 5 finale was insane! WTF?!) When youClick for more »