Frequently Asked Questions


When and where is Photo Native 2020?

Photo Native is February 17th-19th, 2020 at The Goodland in Santa Barbara, California. 


what is the cost to attend?

Class Passes are on sale for $749 and includes two keynotes, both days of classes, four meals, the Native Party, as well as access to video recordings of both days of classes to be made available after the event. There will also be social and network opportunities, snacks and beverages, and other fun perks. Native Shoots, Business Boost classes, and other add-ons will be available for purchase as well this fall. You must purchase a Class Pass in order to be eligible to reserve your spot at a Native Shoot/Business Boost. 


Who is Photo Native intended for?

If you are looking for not only artistic inspiration, solutions to burnout, and reigniting your creative fire but also, just as importantly, new knowledge, strategies, and skills that will best serve you in business marketing and financial success, you're going to love Photo Native. Come learn how to up-level your business, be the creative powerhouse we know you are, and join an incredible community of artists for three days of inspiration and growth.


What kind of topics do the classes at Photo Native cover?

When selecting class topics and teachers for Photo Native, we strive to have each class fall into one of three main categories: Creativity, Technical Skills, and Business/Marketing. We call it the Trifecta of Awesomeness and are stoked to be able to offer a wide variety of classes within each category. Come to Photo Native and challenge your creativity, hone in on your technical skills, and expand your business/marketing methods all within one incredible conference experience. Make new friends, connect personally with your favorite instructors, and walk away with all the photo ninja skills you need to take over the world.


do I have to choose between classes?

No way. I mean, sure, in person you can only be in one place at once but with the class recordings you can enjoy every. single. class. over and over at your leisure.


What's your refund policy?

Life happens. We get it! Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred for a small fee ($50) until November 4, 2019. If you need to transfer after November 4, 2019, the fee is $100. There will be no transfers after January 6, 2020. 


Are you going to feed me?

You bet. Both breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday are on us, plus snacks and beverages throughout the days.


What is a Native Shoot?

Native Shoot starting times, locations, and styling will be announced this fall.

At Photo Native, we're offering a variety of intimate shooting experiences. These shoots are more than just a chance to pad a pretty portfolio, but an opportunity to learn the method behind how some of your favorite photographers work their magic. 

The shoot will start with instruction time followed by a chance to observe the instructor demonstrate what was just taught. You will then get a turn to implement what you learned and leave with some incredible images. The shoots will be styled beautifully, feature some of the industry's most talented and sought-after vendors, and will be held at a wide variety of rad locations throughout Santa Barbara and the surrounding area.

In order to keep these shooting and learning experiences beneficial, each shoot will max out at 12 people.


Are there payment plans?

You bet! You can pay the first half now and second half later. The first 50% is due upon sign-up and the remaining 50% is due 60 days before the conference.


Where should I stay during the conference?

We have a secured a special group rate of $179/night for Photo Native attendees at The Goodland, right where Photo Native is taking place. We’ve also had the Good Life fee (aka, resort fee) reduced from $25 to $15 a night, which includes:

Access to the VNYL record library

Event programming including fitness classes (daily), yoga on the pool deck (weekends), s'mores kits (Mondays), trivia nights (Wednesdays) and live music events

Unlimited local phone calls

Upgraded WiFi speed throughout the hotel's guest rooms and public spaces for up to 5 devices (normally $14.99/night)

Complimentary tea and coffee service from 6 - 10 am daily


How can I connect with other attendees before attending?

So glad you asked! Our Facebook group is a wonderful community of both past and future attendees that we'd love to have you join. Make connections, ask questions, get important PN updates, exclusive offers, and more! 


Who’s behind this thing anyway?

Hi! We're a team of women - Jessie Evans, Stephanie Hammer, Rosalyn Caywood, and Jennie Brown.We have a native love for photography, a belief in kindess over coolness, and a desire to share this goodness with others.