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Come Sail Away…


Brooke and I are so very excited to meet all of the attendees for our Isle Of Palms destination in June!

Before I give you registration information and recap the important things, I want to share with you Brooke’s Pinterest Inspiration boards.


Now lets recap a few key points from yesterday’s blog post.

Where:  Isle Of Palms, SC

When: Saturday, June 4th, 2016 (with Sunday June 5th as the backup rain date)

Time:  Shooting from 10am-8pm in three different locations with a lunch break

Investment:  $695 (does not include travel, lodging or meals)

Equipment Needed: Camera body, lens, memory card, and a reflector

“Brooke and Vickie completely blew my mind with their wealth of knowledge they possessed.   On top of that, just how well organized they both were in hosting this event.  They are as talented as they are genuine.   To be open books about their own businesses, which after attending a few workshops, I couldn’t be more grateful. They truly had our best interest at heart and made sure that during our shoot, we had gotten our own shots for each model and provided some key posing techniques that I continue to use in my client sessions today.   They gave each of us time to ask questions, allowed us to share our thoughts and helped us with questions pertaining to our businesses. 

The SSG Destination workshop has been one of the best investments I’ve made to my business.  I highly recommend this workshop to anyone even remotely thinking about it!”

-Thomas N.


schooner pride

This time adventure awaits in the historic and beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.  Our full 8 hours of shooting will start on the cobblestone streets of one of the most picturesque cities full of Southern Charm and colorful architecture. We will then set sail on a luxury sailboat for a Nautical styled shoot on the water that will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and is sure to make waves!  Our boat of choice is the Schooner Pride.  It is an oversized 84 foot long luxury sailboat which will provide the perfect photo opportunities for our lucky attendees.  Models will be photographed during a late afternoon sail.  Need a visual?  Take a look at this beautiful vessel!  Image is compliments of the owner.

Did we mention the styling?  Brooke’s Pinterest Inspiration board is crazy amazing with all the things she has been pinning for inspiration for this destination!  Here is a little teaser…


“If you are considering spending your hard earned money on a shootout….ANY destination shootout put on by SSG would be the the absolute BEST investment you could make. The attention to detail in styling was OUT OF THIS WORLD and the instruction given on posing, using your environment and how to truly ROCK destinations shoots on your own was just absolutely STELLAR. I have used and applied the things I learned at the SSG shootout to better my business. The attention and sweetness (of both Brooke Daniels and Vickie Black) to each attendee was something that you don’t get at most shootouts. They both truly genuinely cared that you were getting AMAZING shots and if by chance you didn’t get the one you wanted they waited until you were satisfied. I’m waiting on the edge of my seat to see where the NEXT shootout will be because you bet your bottom dollar I want to be there. I loved every minute and it was worth every.single.penny.”  -Katie M.

We spare no expense at offering you the widest variety of locations and experiences. Our model team consists of over a dozen experienced teen models, including dancers, both female & males, and several professional agency-signed models.  Each model will be styled in three completely different looks with professional hair styling and makeup. Not only will you go home with a new arsenal of breathtaking images to increase the value of your portfolio and set you leagues above your competition, but you will also have hands-on learning from Brooke and Vickie throughout the entire day.  If you have questions about lighting, styling, posing, wardrobe, or anything in between, we’ll be there eager to share.
Here is a little teaser of some of our model crew.


“I’m a NC photography that has spent the last 5 years specializing in lifestyle and action photography. A year ago, I decided to take a leap into senior photography. I had been following Senior Style Guide for a while and saw that they were announcing their first ever destination workshop. I was so excited when I was able to land one of the 12 coveted spots to their NYC workshop in June. In NYC, at the meet prior to the workshop, I felt a little out of place being the newbie to senior photography surrounded by industry leading professionals. It was the best 2 days that I have experienced as a photographer. No one cared how long you had been in the industry or how much experience that you have. It was like one big group of friends getting together and learning from the very best senior photographers from all over the nation. We traveled around to all of the great NYC locations shooting fabulously, beautiful models in amazing outfits. We laughed, had fun and danced in the rain. I left that workshop with hundreds of incredible photos, new skills and ideas on taking my business to the next level of senior photography and life-long friends. This has been an in-valuable experience. I can’t wait until the next workshop.” – Rachel W


“So where do I even begin? This was the epitome of a photographers dream come true! A small yet overly talented group of photographers who got together and all had a wonderful LEARNING experience!  I took away so much from this experience! Brooke Daniels is amazing! Brooke is Down to earth and laid back. Brooke answered all my questions while we walked and while we shot. If she couldn’t talk right then she did not forget to come back and address my questions at all.  I learned so much from simply watching her. It was everyone helping each other, amazing friendships made for a lifetime. I walked away with a best friend who I can text or talk to at anytime of the day!  My new parter in crime 12 hours away! Vickie was amazing and did everything in her power to ensure the ten of us had optimal imaging time and that we were not all shooting the same things! I loved that. There was not a war. It was fair and it also encouraged us to learn even more from watching one another! What a confidence booster! Life changing photography experience and quite honestly this small group was just the right size. In my opinion the only way you want to attend a workshop! Jennifer D.

The NYC Destination Session was beyond FABULOUS! From the moment I arrived to the moment I left, every detail meticulously taken care of. Vickie & Brooke did a wonderful job with the models, styling and locations. Everything was very well thought out and planned.  Brooke shared with us her extensive knowledge and experience with styled shoots & was more than willing to share her expertise with any questions we had. Vickie made sure we were happy and well cared for each step of the way.  We didn’t let a little rain get in our way and stayed out until the wee hours of the night shooting in Times Square. The photographers I met will now always be friends.

When I left New York City, I knew that I could come back at anytime with a client and provide a wonderful experience. That is invaluable. Thanks Vickie & Brooke, you both ROCK my world!”  -Katie H.

Restrictions and Etiquette:

1. All attendees must be located outside a 100 mile radius of Stafford/Fredericksburg, VA zip code 22554 and 50 miles outside of zip code 46135 in Greencastle, IN.
2. Attendees will need to sign a contract that they will not teach or host a destination shoot workshop within 2 years of attending.
3. Images taken at the event may only be used for personal website and portfolio building. Images from the event shared on all social media must include @BrookeDanielsPhotography, @Seniorstyleguide  and #ssgdestinations in the caption of every image posted.  Images may NOT be submitted to any publications, contests, weekly favorites, blogs, or any other social media sites.
4. Attendees are not able to tag the models in any of the images they take.
Photographers are not allowed to give, share or sell their images to the models

5.  If you own or work for a senior blog or magazine you may not attend.
6. If we have inclement weather on the 4th then we will have a raindate of the 5th, so in order to get the most of this experience, we recommend you schedule your return transportation later in the day/evening on the 6th.
7. Shooting Etiquette: During the shootout, each attendee will have ample time to shoot each model on their own as we will take turns in a organized and respectful manner.  We want to be sure that each photographer walks away with images of models in different poses with different locations so that everyone’s images look different and reflect the individual photographer’s style.  Shooting over each others shoulders will not be permitted. You will work as a team in the group assigned.


How To Register…


Space will be limited for this event, so do not wait!


We are so very grateful for our current sponsors of this event.  Studio Flow will be providing a meet and greet dinner for attendees Friday June 3rd (time and location to be announced.) along with product for the attendees!  Rebooku will be our T-Shirt sponsor and White House Custom Color will be providing our attendee dinner the evening of the event.  Shop Memento will be supplying the tote bags for the attendees!  Thank you thank you thank you!  Be sure to check out all of their products!  Vendors, would you like your products showcased at this event?  Feel free to email me at


Vickie & Brooke