“To Travel is To Live”
SSG Destinations is something I look forward to0. I love that Brooke and I have combined our love of travel and teaching because we have met some lifelong friends in the last couple of years. These adventures fuel our creative souls and allow us to explore and create in ways we never thought possible. For months now, Brooke and I have been discussing our mutual love of Iceland and desire to do a destination event there. We both agreed our next destination was something we needed to explore. We wanted to push the boundaries and create something that has not been done in the senior industry yet. After we both said “let’s do it!”, Brooke whipped up this jaw dropping Pinterest board that night. Our phones were blowing up. Neither one of us could contain our excitement over this next adventure. Because this destination will require a passport, we are breaking our rule of releasing the next destination too soon. We want you to have time to plan. We want you to be as excited about this trip as we are! So here we go again! Brooke and I are ready to jet off to our 4th. SSG Destination together! This time after much discussion we want to mix it up a little. So dust off your passport and read on!
(images above from Pinterest and Google for inspiration purposes only)
Late summer 2017 we will be packing our bags and traveling to Iceland! Yes you read that right…Iceland! This is a destination that is very high on both of our bucket lists. We both have wanted to shoot here for some time so we decided to quit putting our dreams on the back burner and to just go for it in 2017! Iceland is this incredible magical destination that Brooke cannot wait to get to and style it to perfection. If you have sat on the sidelines wishing you could go to one or all of our last three sold out destination events, now is the time. This is the trip you will be raving about for years to come and we can’t wait to experience it with you. But for right now forget all the things you think you know about this incredible destination because we are here to blow your minds with what you really should know!
Brooke was so excited she did her own mini Iceland shoot for you to have an idea of what to expect! See her amazing images below throughout this post.
If you are not familiar with Iceland, I encourage you to go to the official Iceland Tourism page by clicking HERE
10 things about Iceland you need to know now…
- It is not freezing contrary to its name. The time we will be traveling, the temperature will be highs in the 60’s.
Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world with almost zero crime
During the summer, Iceland has days with full 24 hours of sunlight
Iceland is home of volcanos, black sand beaches, the blue lagoon, ice cap mountains, hot springs, caves, waterfalls, glaciers, geysers and the Northern Light
The three colors of Iceland’s flag represent elements that make up their island. Red for volcanic fires, White for the snow and ice and Blue for the ocean.
English is spoken and widely understood by most Icelanders
Iceland is only a 5 hour direct flight from most East Coast US cities and flight deals can be found for as low as $250 round trip (Iceland Air has directly flights from Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Washington DC as well as Canada and Europe. Wow Air has flights from Baltimore, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. And Delta has flights from New York and Minneapolis.)
Icelandic hotels, guests houses, and cottages are very reasonably priced (as low as $90 a night for a 3 star property)
Hundreds of movies and television shows have been filmed in Iceland, including James Bond: Die Another Day & A View To Kill, Batman Begins, Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Thor: The Dark World, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Iceland is the perfect adventure for the outdoors enthusiasts with hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snow mobile trips, off roading, caving, ice climbing, whale watching, horseback riding, and swimming in the geothermal pools and spas.
Brooke and I plan to mix this trip up by doing 2 days! The first will be both high fashion and also a viking stylized concept. Day two will be for all of our senior photographers who moonlight and shoot couples/weddings or who are interested in building a portfolio in this genre. Yes we are mixing it up and adding a boho glam styled couple/wedding shoot. Brooke and I are always looking for ways to differentiate ourselves in this industry and with our destinations, so it seemed like the perfect pairing! And well we are going to be in this amazingly crazy beautiful country so why not expand our offerings?
We will be releasing full details soon. But for those that are wanting more in depth information, want to see some amazing videos we have found on the internet, and who just want to get all the feels for this destination… send me a Facebook message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add you to our private Facebook group where we will be fielding your questions about this incredible adventure!
But for now…here are some basics
- Two Day Destination Shoot Investment $945 (does not include travel, transportation, meals, admissions or lodging)
- Registration fee can be split into two payments (there is a discount for those who pay in full!)
- Go for as long as you like, make it an extended vacation and enjoy the tax write off. (I plan to explore a few days!)
A full model team- both male and female- teens (high fashion/editorial and stylized) and young adult couple (engagement/bride & groom to increase your destination wedding portfolio)- professional hair and makeup team- professional styling and wardrobe.
Sponsored meals and swag-Yes we love to spoil our attendees!
And as always Brooke and I will have a super high ratio model:photographer!
- We will be capping this trip off at 14 seats this is our most exclusive and intimate destination yet.
- For the first time ever we are offering 2 full days of shooting and travel instead of just one (double the locations/wardrobes/images).
So who is in and ready for this next adventure with SSG Destinations and Brooke Daniels Photography? In case you have missed our past destinations here are some videos for a behind the scenes feel of what it is like with the two of us on a SSG Destination!
New York City…Video by Jackie D. Palmer Films
And Isle Of Palms…Video by Erin Irwin and Doyle Maurer
Be sure to follow us on instagram (@seniorstyleguide and @brookedanielsphotography) when we go to New York City next month for our third destination event. Follow #ssgdestinations to see just how much fun it really is!
Vickie and Brooke