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finding my niche

Finding Inspiration in Every Shoot

Finding Your Niche is a space for photographers to develop their skills and build their portfolios. It aims to provide a platform for artists to collaborate, experiment, and learn from one another and from industry leaders. The program focuses on helping photographers discover their unique niche and style within the photography world. By participating in the program, photographers will have the opportunity to expand their creativity, refine their technique, and showcase their work to a wider audience.

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our Santa Cruz event

Join us in Santa Cruz, CA for a once-in-a-lifetime experience from August 3-6, 2023. Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Northern California's redwood forests, cliffside beaches of Half Moon Bay, and vibrant Santa Cruz Boardwalk. With access to these diverse locations, you will gain valuable knowledge and skills in working in different atmospheres, structures, design elements, and environments.


Our lineup of talented leaders and speakers will provide an insightful and reflective experience for each attendee. With a focus on intimate and experiential learning, attendance is limited, so don't hesitate to sign up. You won't want to miss the opportunity to co-create with our experts and gain knowledge unique to Finding Your Niche events.


Our event begins with a unique social gathering and concludes with a brunch and critique panel, providing a rare opportunity for feedback and growth. Throughout the event, our established creators will guide attendees through various genres, including creative editorial, storytelling maternity/newborn lifestyle, ethereal concept, intimate couples, and emotive storytelling.

Our VIP guests will have exclusive experience staying at the cabins in the redwoods for 3 nights at the Fern River Resort.

Meet The Leaders

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Clare Cassidy

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

emotive storytelling & movements


Michael Betzner

  • Instagram
  • TikTok

concept & creative editorials

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Dylan Fox

  • Instagram

intimacy & moody

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Twyla Jones

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • TikTok

emotive & ethereal 


Kati Douglas

  • Instagram

intimate newborn & beautiful chaos


Neha Balachandran

  • Instagram
  • Pinterest

editorial portraiture

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Jeremy Miyagi

  • Instagram

dreamlike visions


Tiffany Saccente

  • Instagram
  • Pinterest

editorial & storytelling couples


Christina Roberts

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

cinematic & movements


VIP Pass: 11 Contents

  • Exclusive access to 6 contents (sign up required) each content are 2 hours long

  • 3 nights lodging at Fern River Resort (in the redwoods)

  • Social events (Welcome dinner and closing Brunch with critique panel)

  • VIP Beach Pass to 5 contents (30 minutes per content)


2 Days Pass: 6 Contents

  • Access to 6 contents (sign up required)

  • Brunch & Critique Panel (Aug 6)

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Beach Pass: 5 Contents

  • Access to 5 contents on the beach (30 minutes per content)

  • Limited to 10 applicants

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