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 »

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 »


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 »

Meet Hailey | Holli True Author

Here she is! My Hailey Covington Muse, the one and only, Miss Lucy Hale. I absolutely love that some of you guessed her right away- either you already know how much I adore her, or else you pictured her based on the description. ;) Of course, I’m hoping for the latter. It’s been so much fun to write an entire character based off of Lucy, she’s helped me write Hailey in a way that she feels like a real person. There were key characteristics I had inClick for more »

Who is Hailey Covington? | Holli True Author

I’ve received a lot of questions and messages about my characters, Hailey & Jonah- who do I picture when I write about them, what do they look like, etc.  Some of you may have even seen the post I made the other day on the Facebook Page about a dilemma I currently facing regarding this exact topic.  My post went a little something like this: I have a very clear vision of who my characters look like. So, now that I am in the beginning stages of starting toClick 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 »

Wandering & Exploring | Holli True Author

wan·der·lust ˈwändərˌləst/ noun 1. a strong desire to travel and explore the world. “a man consumed by wanderlust” Wanderlust. The perfect word to define how my head feels these days. A constant state of wandering and exploration in a fictional world that I am trying to bring to life, while simultaneously existing in this world. Balancing the two is proving to be the biggest challenge I am being faced with. Being fully present in my world when myClick for more »

The Creative Process | Holli True Author

So, I did it. After months of mental debating, I bit the bullet and created a brand new blog, strictly dedicated to my life as a writer.  For those of you who don’t know, I am a professional photographer, I can’t lie, it’s a pretty amazing job. But, writing is something I have always loved and being a published author is a dream I simply cannot stop chasing. The idea for Reckless happened while driving along McKenzie Hwy, on my way to a photo shoot. IClick for more »