In January, we launched SSG Regions. My vision for this would be a subset of the big private Senior Style Guide Facebook group. A place where people can get to know photographers who are geographically close to them. Somewhere they could talk about the trends and intricacies of their business with people who are right next door.

Our first region was the Midwest. Seems simple enough since this is where I am based. This was our beta tester group. Like other regions that we will be rolling out, the Midwest has a different session season than say our west coast friends. That is just one difference, but I wanted people in the group who could commiserate and identify with what specific shifts and obstacles they face together. I love how this group is coming together and helping each other out!

My first goal was to bring everyone together for a meet and greet. Then the conversation shifted and it grew to how about we bring in a speaker and make it educational. And well, you guessed it…how about we bring in some models and do a shootout at the end? When you bring people together, the ideas escalate! So I found the perfect hotel that is easily accessible from neighboring states. Then it was time to find out who would do a 2 hour educational lecture. The shootout component and models followed along with sponsors. Our meet and greet grew to a extended continuing education class with lots of opportunities to get to know one another.

So you ready for some details?

When: August 25, 2019 at 2pm

Where: Aloft Newport On The Levee Hotel Newport, KY

Speakers: Nicki Hufford, Holly Omlor and Trevor Ray Thompson

Class Description: 
Three Photographers…One Business Model

In depth conversations with the HOT Mango team (Nicki, Holly, and Trevor) on what it takes to keep your model program thriving in today’s market. Topics to include destination shoots, creative themes that actually work, colloborations, and much more.

Shootout with models to follow class.

Price: $99 + Each attendee will receive $99+ in gift cards from our sponsors day of event at registration.


Rebooku – $50 gift card to use for their services.

The Photo Editive – 10 Free Image Edits ($29.95 value).

The Amanda Holloway Shop – $25 gift card to use towards products in the AHP Senior Photography Shop.

Are you familiar with the HOT Mango team? Check out their work below…

Nicki Hufford

Holly Omlor

Trevor Ray Thompson

Registration is open now! To grab a seat to the first SSG Midwest Region Event click HERE

I can’t wait to meet all of our midwest photographers!



Published by Vickie

Senior portrait photographer serving the Central Indiana and surrounding markets.

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