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 »
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 »
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!
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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