Dani Von HellKat Pin Up, Cars & Tattoos

Not sure if meeting Dani Von HellKat was fortune or fate, but when we moved to WA we lucked out with one cool neighbor and his daughter is Dani!! Dani is not the average dame, you WILL find her working on her car and up until this year she would show off her car at car shows but hid in the back with the guys… guess what folks!? Never again – May I introduce the car lovin’ pin up you’ve all been over looking!! Miss Dani Von HellKat and this is her Chevelle – she restored it for her senior project in High School.

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Here is her video from our photoshoot to see many more photos if you’d like:

 

We had the honor of photographing Dani Von HellKats very first pin up photoshoot(s), we did try to warn her that it is addictive. Instead of telling you the story about how we took her photos, I’d rather share a few of Dani’s favorite quotes with you … get to know her a little better. First, her 1st shoot was on her birthday, so we tortured her with a little birthday love to start.

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“I tried to be good… turns out I get bored easily”

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“Smile, it will either warm their heart or piss them off…either way you win”

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“The only difference between tattooed people and untattooed people is… that tattooed people don’t care if you don’t have a tattoo”

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“When people ask if my tattoos hurt, I just respond ‘oh no honey… they were licked on by baby unicorns…’ ”

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“Dear men, if you are going to criticize a woman’s figure or any other aspect of her appearance…please make 100% sure that you are either Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp”

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“I’m fluent in 6 languages; profanity, music lyrics, movie quotes, sarcasm, sexual inuendos and normal talk”

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 “Sorry if my jokes are border line inappropriate .. and by sorry, I mean you’re welcome”

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“I’m not shy, I’m just very good at figuring out who’s worth talking to”

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“A pretty face gets old, a nice body will change, but a good woman will always be a good woman”

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“Sorry if you don’t like my honesty, I don’t like your lies”

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Some like cars & trucks

Some like tattoos

Some Like It Shot (special thanks to stylist Nina Young, and car owner Mike Anderson)

Our Favorite Pin Up & Vintage Wardrobe Stores

Life Is Ruff shopping pin up vintage clothes with puppy by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.comWe have vintage outfit options available to our clients to try on during their photoshoot consultation (dresses, lingerie, skirts, hats, gloves, and accessories). 99% of our wardrobe is real vintage and mostly women’s. Real vintage (from the 40s/50s) means a few things; Majority of the outfits are unfortunatly x-small, small or medium (people used to be smaller in the 40s/50s … we have a tough time finding ‘cute’ large/XL/XXL size real vintage wardrobe). If an outfit doesn’t fit perfectly that’s OK as long as it is close, we can keep zippers open or clamp the back during the photoshoot. Sometimes there are imperfections in the outfit – which can be photoshopped in final images that a client orders. Our outfits are kept as nicely as possible, we dry-clean them; however, some photoshoots with cool old cars or rustic locations are dirty and cause small stains over time. We love the outfits anyway and can still use them. Sometimes life happens,  straps break, beads pop off … we totally understand and we do mend them but the imperfections might show in the next photoshoot. Not all clients prefer real vintage and not all clients find an outfit in their theme that fits them, this is where providing your own outfit is extremely beneficial at a photoshoot *not to mention having a unique look. Here are some stores we think you might like to check out – since we offer an Annual West Coast Tour we are providing stores we know and like along the West Coast as well as online stores :

ONLINE NEW VINTAGE:

REAL VINTAGE STORE FRONTS:

Etsy & EBay KeyWords to search: vintage, pin up, rockabilly, vlv, corset, circle skirt, WWII, betty page, pencil skirt.

Happy Shopping!!

Vintage Pin Up Valentine in Washington State

Our first vintage pin up day in Washington State was a success! After the new year, we began scouting out locations for a Vintage Valentine’s Day photoshoot. We came across the website for a cute Victorian bed n breakfast cottage called Tayberry Cottage. After meeting with the family that owns it, we decided it was a perfect first photo day location!

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This was the 1st shoot we’ve ever planned in a victorian home, usually we are in studio, so it was a bit of a treat. If you like the look of the cottage and need somewhere to stay near Puyallup, WA we’d recommend it! My personal favorite was their high back pink chair, it doesn’t get more Valentine’s Day than pink!

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