I Am A Photo Native: Baylie Longenecker - Featured Photo Native Attendee

"Growing up, I always knew what I wanted to be-a photographer. Since I was 4 years old, when people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I always had the same answer “I’m going to be a photographer”. After I got married I got super burnt out, I felt that my work didn’t portray how I felt about photography, the passion I had always felt for this art was leaving, and I couldn’t hear my voice among the thousands of talented photographer voices out there, and I honestly didn’t know the first thing about business, I was trying to do everything by myself and from YouTube videos I was watching. I was ready to quit. My sweet husband, who knew how badly I loved photography, had heard of Photo Native and surprised me with a ticket on my birthday. He told me that if I went to Photo Native and still wanted to quit then I could and he would have to be ok with it, but he really thought from what he read that it would fuel my photography fire again. And he was right. 

Photo Native was everything a photographer could hope for and more. It made me excited for photography again, it taught me things I didn’t even know I needed to learn, it reset and refreshed my love for photography and it pointed me to the direction I needed to go. It didn’t just have fun photography classes but it also had the BUSINESS side of things which was huge for me! Since Photo Native I have hit every photography goal I have set for myself, I went from doing maybe one wedding a year to doing at least one wedding a month! It gave me a voice. It made me feel like I truly belong. I went to Photo Native a week after I had an emergency c-section and didn’t regret one second I spent there (thank you ibuprofen) THAT SHOULD TELL YOU HOW AMAZING IT IS. You belong at Photo Native if you haven’t already bought that ticket! It will change your life, and if that sounds dramatic it’s because it is. Photo Native is a place for you to find your voice, to find your passion, and to be surrounded by talented creatives who will inspire you and uplift you. It’s a community. A community where YOU belong. "

Baylie Longenecker - Photo Native Attendee

Photo Native 2019 is February 11-13 in Palm Springs, California. Early Bird Registration ends on June 30th, so get your ticket soon to save $200 and have priority registration access to Native Shoots and Boosts when they open up this fall.

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