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 »

Senior Portrait Photographer, Holli True, photographs Taylor for a Native Summer Concept Shoot at sunset.

Native Summer | Taylor

Over the past 6 years, since starting Holli True Photography, there have been so many things I have learned.  Entering the world of self-employment, I had NO IDEA what I was in for.  Sometimes I wonder how I’ve managed to make it this far because owning and maintaining a business is hard- especially when flying solo.  I absolutely love my job, I love my clients, I love my camera, I love that I get to make a living that is surrounded around creativity andClick for more »

© Holli True 2013 www.hollitrue.com | Senior Portrait Photographer for the Young & Free | Native Summer

Native Summer | Miranda

August is one of my favorite months of the year, as it is when senior season truly kicks off for us!  It also means that Fall is just around the corner, which just makes me happy.  :)  This summer has already been a bit of a whirlwind and looking at our upcoming calendar, it doesn’t appear that we will be slowing down anytime soon.  Our August sessions are officially sold out and we are booking Fall sessions now, we have a limited number of sessions left forClick for more »

Photo by Holli True, Senior Portrait Photographer for the Young & Free | www.hollitrue.com

Choosing a Professional Photographer is important…

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL? We are deep into the digital era and everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, owns a nice DSLR Camera these days.  Which is great!  More pictures are being taken than ever, and as a photographer, I LOVE that!!  But there are times when investing in a Professional Photographer is important, in my humble opinion, senior portraiture is one of those times.  There are several things to consider when choosing the right photographer for thisClick for more »

High school senior portrait photographer, Holli True, photographs class of 2014 senior girl, Kalani, in Eugene, Oregon.

Choosing the right location for your senior session…

When it comes to your senior portrait experience, there are so many things to think about, it can be a little overwhelming. Choosing the right outfits with all of the accessories to finish each look…  Deciding on the perfect way to style your hair and have your makeup done…  Selecting the ideal location that not only fits your style, but also fits your personality…  Truth is, the first two are much easier to tackle, as you face these tasks on a dailyClick for more »

Day three of Happy Holli-Days, 5 days of giveaways

NOW AVAILABLE: Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing in print & PDF

I am so, so excited about our latest guide release, Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing!  It was a huge labor of love and I am so proud and happy with the outcome and I think you will be, too.  :)  With over 100 pages of content, imagery and screen shots of my editing process, this guide is literally loaded with information and will you give you an up-close and personal look at my photography & workflow.  I combed through every aspect of Posing, Lighting &Click for more »

True Elements Independence Day Promo | Business Essentials + Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing just $99

Independence Day Promo | Business Essentials + Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing

Happy Fourth of July!!  Celebrate in style and get your hands on our Independence Day Promo!  From now until July 7th, 2013, Business Essentials + Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing have been bundled just for you!  Get both now for just $99!  Both PDF Guides will be sent to you on 7.10.13 (When Posing, Lighting & Post-Processing launches) THIS PROMO HAS NOW ENDED. Already own Business Essentials? We have a presale happening on Posing, Lighting &Click for more »