Upcoming Events | For Photographers

This post is going to be a mash-up of several different events that have been coming together over the past few months.  We have been hard at work behind the scenes planning and scheduling out our 2013 Fall & Winter, as well as looking into 2014.  We have been approached by so many of you for various things, it’s all very exciting and we are trying our best to make them all happen.  :)  Thank you so much, to each and every one of you, for your continued loveClick for more »

Cassidy | Class of 2014 | Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer

We have lots of fun announcements coming up this week on the blog- be sure to check back daily!  :)  While I can’t give all the details away just yet, I will give you all a few hints…  Workshop announcements, a fun giveaway and more info about our upcoming Fall Mentorship.  Needless to say, it’s going to be a full week here on the blog! So, let’s do this! Every year, about this time, life gets crazy!  And I don’t mean a little, I mean AClick for more »

In Honor of Marvell Smith

On September 18th, 2013, the photography industry lost a very talented, giving, loving artist.  Jeff and I didn’t know Marvell Smith very well, we met in Vegas a couple years ago and occasionally interacted through Facebook.  What we do know about Marvell is that he was a loving father who had a passionate heart to give, warm smile for everyone he interacted with and an incredible gift for photography.  He was one of the nicest people we’ve ever met.  MyClick for more »

Thursday Threads: All HALE Lucy

So, I’m obsessed with Pretty Little Liars. I mean, who isn’t, right?  I’m particularly obsessed with the gorgeous, doe-eyed, brunette by the name of Lucy Hale, you might know her better as Aria Montgomery. ;)  I’ve become pretty determined to find a way to do a photo shoot with Lucy, because she KILLS it in front of the camera.  Plus, she seems like such a cool girl, hanging with her for awhile would be pretty much amazing.  A girl can dream,Click for more »

Eugene Oregon senior portrait photographer for girls, Holli True, photographs Young & Free Class of 2014 high school senior, Olivia, in downtown Eugene

Olivia | Class of 2014 | Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer

I hope you’re all loving the new look and layout of the blog, I am still making some adjustments to the overall flow of the site, but it’s getting closer to the final product I am hoping to achieve!  I would love to know what you think about it- don’t be shy, leave some comment love, as I am eager to engage with my awesome readers!!   I have so much to post and share with all of you and I can’t wait to get all of my gorgeous clients featured on theClick for more »

New [School] Year, New Look for Holli True Photography

I think being a high school senior photographer has made my brain believe that a new year for me isn’t the traditional calendar year, it’s a school year.  It’s always about this time that I start getting the craving to make adjustments to my website, brand, etc.  It makes perfect sense, really.  I’ve spent the past several weeks photographing dozens of amazing senior clients and I think it has inspired me to revamp my marketing and promotionalClick for more »

Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Bend Class of 2014 high school senior, Kylee, at Belknap Hot Springs in the Secret Garden.

Kylee | Class of 2014 | Bend Senior Portrait Photographer

It’s September, though Summer doesn’t seem to notice, given that we are in a bit of a heat spell these days in Oregon. This is isn’t me complaining, though I can’t deny that I am an Autumn Girl and I’m eagerly anticipating the change of seasons. If you’ve experienced Oregon in the Fall, you know how beautiful and breathtaking it is when all of the green turns to vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. Oregon basically begs to beClick for more »

Mini-Session Flash Sale with Holli True, Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer

Mini-Session FLASH SALE | 10am-12pm Today!

Mini-Sessions are back for a very limited time!  Today, from 10am-12pm, we’re having a Mini-Session Flash Sale!  Here are all of the details: MINI-SESSION FLASH SALE  |  $150 45 minute senior session Up to 2 outfits 1 yearbook image PLEASE NOTE: All sessions must take place in Eugene, Oregon between September 20th, 2013 thru November 30th, 2013.  Digital Collections and A La Carte options available.  Images will be edited and ready to view at yourClick for more »

The Mentorship | Fall Session: Registration Open

It’s the time of year again! Each year I open up a limited number of Mentoring Sessions for Photographers looking for 1-on-1 coaching. This year, I have revamped the entire program with YOU in mind. Over the past 3 three years, I have worked with tons of photographers all over the US through my Mentorship Program and In-Person Workshops. After every session/event, I always look at ways to grow and improve my programs- and I am so, so excited about the directionClick for more »

True Elements: Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing Guide by Holli True

On Sale: Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing Guide | Summer Promo

Haven’t had a chance to get your hands on Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing? There’s no better time than now! To celebrate the final days of summer, the PDF version is available for just $79- a 50% savings from the original price! This guide is loaded with information and will you give you an up-close and personal look at my photography style & workflow. I combed through every aspect of Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing and I even added aClick for more »

Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer for the Young & Free, Holli True, photographs Class of 2014 Portland Oregon high school senior, Candace and McMenamins Edgefield.

Candace | Portland, Oregon Senior Photographer | Class of 2014

It doesn’t seem possible, but the end of summer is fast approaching.  I’m pretty sure I feel this way every year about this time.  It’s bittersweet, really.  While I am sad to see summer come to an end, I absolutely LOVE fall- especially in Oregon.  There’s nothing else quite like it.  :)  Speaking of fall- if you haven’t already booked your Young & Free Senior Session with Holli True, it’s not too late!  It’s a gorgeousClick for more »

Holli True iphoneography | Indian Beach, Oregon at Sunset

The Simplicity Project

That’s what I’m calling my recent experience… The Simplicity Project.  Because, you know, it sounds much cooler than cutting back.  I am a project girl- I love them.  In the past year I have taken on many, many projects and they have all been amazing experiences for me that have allowed me to grow.  However, as soon as my busy senior season kicked into high gear, it became ever so apparent that this girl had far too much on her plate and not enoughClick for more »

Negativity: The Creative Killer. Don't let it KILL your business!!

Let’s Chat About… Negativity: The Creative Killer

I wasn’t going to post anything.  Not because I don’t have an opinion or because I am afraid of the backlash that may come from this post- but mainly because I know that the people who really need to read this will likely never see it.  But I feel compelled to post this anyway.  So, here I go… Over the past six years I have witnessed, both firsthand and on social media outlets, the rise and fall of many photographers.  Many of these photographers IClick for more »

Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Liz & Stephanie at a speaking event in Michigan for the MTPPA, summer 2013

MTPPA Recap | Michigan Triangle Professional Photographers Association

A few short weeks ago, I was invited out to Michigan for three amazing events with the Michigan Triangle Professional Photographers Association- which all took place in one day!  :)  It was a whirlwind of a day, but such an amazing experience!  While there, I was surrounded by such a welcoming, enthusiastic and talented group of photographers!  I absolutely LOVED my time with them, despite it being short trip, it’s an experience that will live within meClick for more »

Young & Free Newsletter | by Holli True

Class of 2014: Book Your Fall Session Now!

Summer Sessions are all SOLD OUT, but no worries, Class of 2014, there’s still time to have your senior session with Holli True!  We are currently booking for September, October and November!  Fall is a beautiful time of year to do your senior portraits!  The warm, sunny weather tends to linger and with all of the color that Autumn brings, it’s pretty much perfect for senior pictures!  :)  If you are interested in having the Young & Free Experience, beClick for more »