Q: How have you grown as an artist since attending Photo Native?
Photo Native didn’t only teach me about new photography techniques to use for my clients, but also taught me about my personal life. Coming back home after Photo Native, I deleted the Facebook app off of my phone and only checked it twice a day. I became more present in my life and with my friends and family. Actually getting out to see the world (even if it was my own backyard) has helped me stay refreshed and creative. I also learned that sometimes the things that you fear the most is the thing that could be holding you back from your greatness. This year I have spent a lot of time working to build my business so I can take it full -time in 2018!
Q: What business skills have you implemented since attending Photo Native?
I went to India Earl's class and she had talked about how to become friends with your clients. I took so much out of this class and have implemented some of her techniques and questionnaires to take place before, during, and after shooting. I have become friends with so many of the my clients this year and that has led to a more fulfilling job and happier clients!
Q: You mentioned you LOVED the community and friends you made here, can you expand on that?
I still keep in contact with a few of the girls that I had become friends with. Having a community all over the USA is great. It didn’t matter where you were at in your career whether a hobbyist or made it a full-time career, you could learn from everyone. Everyone was so supportive. My favorite was being around that many creatives. My wheels came home turning with ideas of what I wanted to shoot and what I wanted to implement in my business.
Q: What is your #1 takeaway from Photo Native?
My number one thing that I took away from Photo Native would be the drive to take my business full-time. I have been working so hard this past year to set up 2018 as another successful year. This conference pushed me to do more, be more, and see more in a different perspective.
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