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 »

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

Feeling Reckless | Holli True Author

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 »

I believe in young love | Holli True Author

I had writers block for 6 years. It was 2003, I was 22 years old, 8 months pregnant with my son, Cole, and I was 228 pages into my first draft of a book that I poured my heart and soul into. My computer started giving me troubles and my husband suggested taking our computer in to be looked at. So I called down the computer store where we had purchased it from and asked about a million questions. The main one being: “Do I need to backup everything?” They assured me thatClick 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 »

True Elements: Rep & Referral Programs PDF Guide by Holli True

True Elements: Rep & Referral Program PRESALE

This may very well be the most anticipated release of True Elements to date.  Since hinting about the Rep & Referral Program Guide, I have received tons of emails and messages about it, which has been so incredible!  It was the kick in the rear I needed to get down to work and make this installment happen- so thank you so much to all of you for keeping me on track and inspired to bring it to life. I became a Senior Portrait Specialist pretty early in my career,Click for more »