SSG Destinations With Brooke Daniels


The Big Apple During The Holidays…

Are you ready to pack your suitcase and travel with the original Destination Shootout Team?

If you have found yourself on the sidelines drooling over our destination events, now is the time to grab your seat!  Remember our last destination event in Isle Of Palms?  It was the highlight of my June to be surrounded by such amazing attendees who have later become friends.  I loved that half of the attendees were NYC alumni!  So it was like a family reunion.  We brought videographers Erin Irwin and Doyle Maurer along to video behind the scenes fun and the two of them captured the feel of this destination perfectly in this video:

Brooke was on fire once again with her styling.  The nautical look was incredible on the Schooner Pride.  And lets just take a moment to talk about that boat! Did I mention the luxury 84 foot sailboat we chartered for the attendees? It was definitely a big hit for all of us.


The pirate gypsy look on the other end of the boat was a great way to showcase some of the latest trends.  I love how we split the boat up putting the nautical models at one end and the gypsy pirate look at the other end!


Pretty incredible huh?  Don’t just take our word for it…here is what our attendees had to say about this last destination!

“In a word “Perfection!” Vickie and Brooke pour their heart and soul in to their destination shoots and it shows! No detail is overlooked from the pre-shoot meet and greet, to the unique locales… and can we talk about the styling!? Out of this world! Vickie and Brooke go out of their way to assure all attendees have the time of their lives. So what are you waiting for?!”-Seniors Inc Photography


“Isle of Palms was my second time attending a SSG Destinations event, and like before, Vickie and Brooke did not disappoint! I cannot overstate the effort that these two put into researching original, inventive locales, recruiting awesome talent, and coming up with incredible and varied styling. In a word— fabulous! The attention to detail, the attendee to model ratio, the on-location makeup artists, the endless and varied looks created… all of these add up to a workshop experience that is second to none. I don’t know where the next SSG Destination might be, but I know that it is the NEXT workshop I will be attending!” – Carrie Anne Photography


“Attending the Senior Style Guide Destination Shoot at Isle of Palms in South Carolina was a whole new experience for me. I have attended countless conferences and a number of workshops; but I had never attended a completely styled model shootout (by someone other than myself), in a unique setting that forces me out of my comfort zone and was simply created to have fun, learn from each other and shoot for ourselves.  Don’t get me wrong, I was so nervous!   Being amongst some of the top names in the senior photography industry can be a little daunting.   However, I felt incredibly welcomed and never once felt as less talented than the others.   Their was so many fun memories made that I can’t imagine not making this as a regular item added to my annual schedule. The styling concepts were amazeballs!  I mean, there was not a detail spared….it was incredible to see it all unfold before my eyes.   Although this was a “shootout”, there were many times that Vickie and Brooke were on hand to help with a pose that might have needed a bit of help (ha! ha!).   I can’t thank Vickie and Brooke enough for making such a fun opportunity available.  I highly recommend this opportunity for anyone that needs to refresh and revive or just simply needs a reason to shoot!  It was well worth it….Until next time, Nikki Guest (Nikki Guest Photography, Katy, Texas). “
“SSG Destinations never disappoint! I have been to NYC and the Isle of Palms with Vickie and Brooke. The locations themselves are amazing, but the styling and models that Brooke & Vickie bring along are always STELLAR. I am always impressed by the attention to detail, the hair and makeup artistry, and the ideas that Brooke shares. These destinations provide a mini-getaway for me and fuel my creative soul.” – Megan Bryant

I could say a million words filled with kind thoughts and brag for hours about what an awesome combo Brooke Daniels and Vickie Black are.  They give 100% to these events and it was obvious from the start.  I was absolutely blown away by the organization and the perfectly coordinated logistics of the SSG Destination at the Isle of Palms.  From the beginning stages of communication to the final days of wrapping up the adventure they went above and beyond to exceed my expectations.  

From the choice of location to the shooting spots and all of the amazing styling each itinerary item went off seamlessly.  I learned a lot about the things that I needed to and I also felt that both of these women paid particular attention to making sure that each person got what they came for.  I also want to include a note on the sponsors, they take good care of you and they often participate in the event as well.  The whole adventure was awesome and I left feeling like I gained a wealth of knowledge, absolutely fantastic portfolio building shots, and a bunch of new friends.  I would say, if you are looking for a Destination learning experience-there is no other like this.” -Shana Brumley


“SSG Charleston was hands down the best shoot out that I have ever attended.  The 3 locations chosen for this event were perfect and diverse: the charm of Historical Charleston, an 84 foot Schooner yacht, and the Isle of Palms beach front. What also was perfect was the styling of Brooke Daniels.  I loved that I could shoot one model or grab a group of models and their looks blended seamlessly at each location.  The uniqueness of Brooke’s ideas, photographing Boho Pirates or a high end nautical theme, was unparalleled to any other event that I have attended.  Also the high model ratio to photographer was incredible and allowed for us to shoot models the entire day without waiting or sharing!

What I learned about styling has truly helped me to step up my game and elevate my business.  If you would like to learn about collaborating with a boutique, styling, or just update your portfolio or maybe you just need some inspiration for this years senior class, Senior Style Guide Destination is the Perfect event.” – Michelle Ivy

So what are you waiting for?  Let’s do this.

Brooke and I are super excited about our next whirlwind adventure and this time we are heading back to NYC!  This destination is back by popular demand and Brooke and I plan to switch it up a little for our lucky attendees!

This time we are going during the holidays.  Imagine the lights, the hustle and bustle and the magical feel of NYC at Christmas.  Times Square will be a world of enchantment for our attendees and models.  Think of all the fun things that winter has to offer…lights, snow, ice skating, fur, horse drawn carriages and of course Times Square.  All of these things make for a perfect learning and portfolio opportunity coupled with a magical weekend away in the city that never sleeps!  We will be hitting some of our most requested locations and we have a few surprises in store of brand new locations on this trip!

Brooke will be styling our models to the nines as always.  Her vision is something I am constantly in awe of.  She seriously tops herself everytime!  Our full 8 hours of adventure will begin in the heart of the city.  Our hair and makeup team are ready to give you the looks you want!  Some looks will be more teen mainstream and geared toward your traditional senior market, whereas others will be more fashion-forward to showcase an editorial side that will help you step out of your comfort zone.

Brooke and I have spared no expense at offering you the widest variety of locations and experiences. Our model team consists of experienced teen models, 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.

Did you see the video from our last trip to NYC?  We flew Jackie Palmer in to create a brand film and she captured the energy and the vibe of our time there perfectly!  Brooke and I had so much fun.  It was an incredible trip filled with so many memories and new friends.

You know you want to go…


We planned this next Destination Shoot with families in mind again.  This could be the perfect kickstart to your holiday getaway, to grow your business as a tax write off and also enjoy some R&R with your loved ones or some of your favorite photography friends. And, what better way to commemorate this amazing experience than being able to see one of your top images from the shoot published in a special edition of the Senior Style Guide Magazine!
wmeIMG_4179The Details: 
Sunday, December 4th, 2016 (in the case of inclement weather we will have Monday December 5th as our make up day).
Shooting from 10am-8pm in three different locations with a lunch break

NYC provides the ease of travel to the city and our attendees will have the option between several hotels depending on where you want to stay.  You can conveniently fly into one of three major airports (John F. Kennedy International,

Newark Liberty International and La Guardia).  You can also travel by train. These options eliminate the need for a rental car!

Once attendees are registered, they will be added to a private group where they will be able to pair up with a roommate if they are looking at sharing a room.

Investment $895 (does not include travel, lodging or meals)
Travel accommodations not included
Includes one sponsored dinner from WHCC and swag from some of our favorite vendors including Rebooku who will be sponsoring attendee shirts again!
We will also have incredible prizes from some amazing vendors including Connie and Co.
Equipment needed: Camera body, lenses, extra memory cards, and hand held lighting source for nighttime shoot (OCF, Ice Light, etc- Optional), comfortable walking shoes or boots, and warm clothes.  Come prepared to walk, have fun and explore in one of the most electric cities in the world.

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 models5.  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 makeup day on 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.


Registration opens at 10 am eastern Monday August 22nd. with complete details on how to register being posted this Friday!

Again, special thanks to our sponsVendorsvendors and donors!



Vickie & Brooke