Archive for December, 2008

31
Dec
08

Reflection: 2008

Wow.  I cannot believe that a year has already gone by.  Where did it go?  Honestly…?  To say that this past year was busy would be a total understatement.  2008 was crazy- and I loved every minute of it!!  🙂  It has been a year of growth, discovery, purification and blessings.  I am so fortunate to have the support from family, friends and clients, to do what I love. 

As chaotic as this past year has been, I am hoping, praying and planning on doubling my workload as I push forward with my new brand, equipment, style and ambition!  2008 was good to me, but I can’t wait to see what 2009 brings!  Here is a little collection of some of my favorite images of 2008.  Enjoy!

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Derek

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 Jason & Heather- Engagement

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Andrea

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Hannah

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Alisha

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 Kylee

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Taylor

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Justine

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Grace

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Kaydence

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Ramp Family

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Dustin & Jamie- Wedding

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 Flora Family

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Cody

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Spencer

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Jamie

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Johnny

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 Hannah & Tyler

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Jason & Heather- Wedding

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Mark & Justin- Engagement

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Alex

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Sarah

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Jessica

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Craft Family

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Brandon

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Brittany & Derek- Engagement

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Scott & Brittany- Engagement

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Kief Family

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Thank you for an AMAZING year! 

 

31
Dec
08

Senior Reps 2010

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 Are you interested in representing Holli True Photography as a Senior Rep for the Class of 2010?  I am currently accepting applications from now until March 31st, 2010.  Only 2 or 3 Reps will be selected from each school, so act fast!  Being a rep is fun and easy, as long as you enjoy being in front of the camera!  🙂  Be sure to check out all of the details on being a rep, then apply! 

Curious what a session will be like? Check out these sample sessions: Jessica Sarah

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me! 

It’s your year…  Celebrate it!

29
Dec
08

My Bag of Tricks

So I am totally freaking out!!  I am married to the greatest guy in the world- honestly ladies!!  🙂  I am always amazed by Jeff’s unwavering support and love.  I just can’t thank him enough. 

When I brought up our need to purchases new lenses, he took it like a champ.  The lenses we had were okay, not horrible, but definitely not great either.  I want to move forward with our business and to do so, we needed new lenses pretty badly.  After many weeks of scouring the internet for reviews, looking at sample shots of several different lenses, we finally selected the lenses we would purchase.  Sadly, I really haven’t had a chance to test these babies out, but I have some fun sessions planned in the next few weekends and a wedding in mid-January.  Yay!! 

Here’s a little showing of my new equipment!!  Aren’t they gorgeous??  My poor family had to “Ooh and Ahh” to appease me, since they know verly little about photography, they just didn’t understand my excitement.  Hehe, at least they faked it for me!

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50mm, 1.4  Prime Lens- so far my favorite!  I can’t wait to see what this little gem is going to do for me!

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85mm, 1.8  Prime Lens- another fabulous lens.  I used this one all of Christmas Day and loved the results!

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100mm, 2.8 Macro Lens- this is actually an old favorite.  I purchased this lens 2 years ago, it was my very first Prime Lens.  The moment I attached it to my camera, it was instant love.  🙂  I use this lens for every wedding ring shot and I absolutely love the way the images turn out.  I find myself using it to capture most of the details of a wedding day.

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24-70mm, 2.8L  This lens was transferred in from another store and due to the bad weather up North, I just got it on Friday.  This lens will primarily be Jeff’s lens, but I am very excited to play with it!  Luckily for me, Jeff is very good about sharing.  🙂

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70-200mm, 2.8L IS  My must-have lens.  I have been drooling over this lens for the past 2 years and it is finally mine!  Granted, this lens is a beast- but I am in LOVE with it!  I am totally looking forward to how in-shape my arms will be after wedding season next summer!  😉

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I will post more about these lenses in the coming weeks, once I have a chance to play with them!  I also have to add that I cannot wait to receive my new Shootsac!  🙂  I have been begging for one of these bags since Jessica Claire  came out with them and I am just beside myself to get one finally!  🙂  YAY!

29
Dec
08

The Girls

I have so many amazing memories of my girlfriends from our school days.  We were pretty much inseparable, we spent countless weekends at each others houses, doing makeovers, taking pictures, gossiping about boys, planning our lives…  It was always the four of us: Me, Jen, Shuree & Autumn.  My girls.  The ones that always had my back, were there when I needed them- without question or hesitation, the girls who probably knew me better than I knew myself.  I love them!

(These three gorgeous ladies were all bridesmaids in my wedding.)

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From Left to Right: Me, Jen, Shuree & Autumn

I was thrilled this past weekend to find out that everyone was going to be home for the Holidays.  Jeff and I met up with them at Sixth Street Bar & Grill for a drink and some catching up.  Jen and I see each other often, since she moved back to Eugene.  She has a little girl named Amaya, so our kids get together and play.  Shuree is living in San Diego with her man, Chris, they actually met here in Eugene when we were in high school.  Autumn lives in London now and is loving it- Jeff and I are hoping to visit her there someday.  I just have to say that she is totally picking up the accent and I just ADORE it!!  🙂

Girls:  I LOVE YOU!!!

21
Dec
08

To my husband…

I have to say thank you for everything you have done for me and continue to do for me as I follow my heart and my dreams. You are my rock and without you, this could never be. Your love and support means everything to me and I am so lucky to have you!

I love you!!

21
Dec
08

The new look of Holli True Photography!

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You can view my site by going to www.hollitrue.com!

19
Dec
08

Discovery Zone

  I have spent the last few weeks agonizing over my next move towards my dream.  I love Photography- everything about it just speaks to me and draws me in.  It is my drug and I am seriously addicted. 

  I have been reading one of the greatest books: “Fast Track Photographer” by the ever talented Dane Sanders.  I am in love with this book for many reasons, mainly because reading it has been a journey of self discovery for me.  It has forced me to take a long hard look at my craft, where I have been, where I am at, and where I am going? 

  Ultimately it is up to me.  So, I intend to plunge ahead.  Develop my brand and my foothold in this industry.  I am on my way and I cannot wait to see what happens.  J