Miss South Sound Suzy PinUp Pageant 2016

Thank you EVERYONE who attended the 3rd annual Miss South Sound Suzy Pageant this July 16th 2015!!! Our pin up Bake Sale raised $720 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (3 times as much as last year)!! The Car Show Event total donation was $7000+ to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Congratulations to our 2016 Queens!!

2016 Miss South Sound Suzy – Vannah Von Tessen

2016 Miss Classy Chassis – Tempest LeMans

2016 Miss Hula Honey – Miss Charlotte Sinclair

2016 Miss Delectable Delight – Vannah Von Tessen

Make sure to follow the Miss South Sound Suzy Facebook Page for photos and more info about the 2017 pageant & car show. We will announce information on entering the pageant there as well as our Instagram! Entries are accepted March 1st – June 1st each year.

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MISS SOUTH SOUND SUZY SCHEDULE 2016:

  • March 1st 2016 Pageant Contestant Submissions Open
  • June 1st 2016 Pageant Contestant Submissions Closed
  • June 4th 2016 Mandatory Contestant Meeting (Kent, WA) 6P
  • July 16th 2016 Car Show 4 Kids/ Pin Up Pageant & Bake Sale 

WHAT IS THE MISS SOUTH SOUND SUZY PAGEANT/PHOTOSHOOT/BAKE SALE?

As a big part of mid-century life, many towns had their own pageant queen. Although today we have modern pin up swimsuit pageants and some more risqué pin up pageants, we rarely see a family friendly vintage pin up pageant. Our vision is to bring back an authentic vintage feel and family friendly pageantry for the Car Show 4 Kids, a Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Benefit. Contestants will be participating in a Pin Up Pageant/Pin Up Bake Sale fundraiser in support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a Hula Hoop Contest, and a Dessert Eating Contest. The term ‘Suzy’ comes from the 1950’s “Suzy Homemaker” style that contestants will be dressed as – we don’t believe that these women are actually homemakers but maybe their homemaker alter-ego will show for 1 day for a good cause.

PART 1. COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM REQUEST AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG PAGE

PART 2. WITHIN 2 BUSINESS DAYS WE WILL EMAIL YOU & WE WILL NEED 4 THINGS: (more info about these will be emailed once we receive your request)

  • A square shape photo of yourself vintage style hair & make-up waist up
  • A pin up name you will go by
  • The name of the baked good you will be making (homemade required)
  • Your $25 entry fee (an invoice will be emailed to you)
  • You must be 18 years old or over by July 16th 2016

PART 3. ATTEND THE MEETING

We have a mandatory meeting for all contestants on June 4th (Saturday) at 6P in Kent, WA. This way we can go over details, meet each other, ask/answer any questions that may be on your mind. If you cannot attend this meeting you will not be able to participate in the pageant, it is mandatory.

PART 4 ATTEND THE SHOW IN STYLE

Pin Up Contestants will attend the Car Show 4 Kids event in Auburn WA, July 16th rain or shine. This is an all day event we will need you there from 8:30A – 5P  Contestants are to be styled head to toe as cheese-cake/bubblegum/Suzy homemaker pin ups. In the morning we will take a pin up pageant group photo while everyone has fresh hair & make-up. Throughout the day contestants will be photographed candidly by Some like It Shot. Contestants will compete in the hula hoop contest & dessert eating contest before the end of the day to determine our queens. This is good old fashion fun for all. We personally believe it is a great girls day for friends or family to participate together.

PRIZES & TITLES (not exchangeable – not redeemable for cash)

ALL CONTESTANTS RECEIVE

  1. All contestants will receive 1 edited Group Photo, 8×10″ metallic paper print – pick up for these prints will be in Kent WA.

2016 MISS SOUTH SOUND SUZY (Voted by car show attendees)

  1. A Sparkly Tiara
  2. A Sash that says 2016 Miss South Sound Susy (& the Car Show 4 Kids logo)
  3. A free private pin up Calendar Art Photoshoot with Some Like It Shot on a separate day (hair & make-up styling is included). ($800 Value)

MISS HULA HONEY (Winner of our Hula Hoop Contest)

  1. A Sash that says 2016 Miss Hula Honey
  2. A $200 Gift Certificate toward any kind prints or photoshoot with Some Like It Shot

MISS DELECTABLE DELIGHT (Winner of our Dessert Eating Contest)

  1. A Sash that says 2016 Miss Delectable Delight
  2. A $200 Gift Certificate toward any kind prints or photoshoot with Some Like It Shot

MISS CLASSY CHASSIS (Voted favorite by the Pageant Contestants)  

Just before awards, pageant contestants will all vote for their favorite pin up contestant (other than themselves) for a special prize. This cannot be the same person who wins Miss South Sound Suzy – it will be awarded to the next highest vote.

  1. A Sash that says 2016 Miss Classy Chassis
  2. A $200 Gift Certificate toward any kind prints or photoshoot with Some Like It Shot

P.S. If you are a pin up/vintage store, hair stylist or make-up artist and would like to make a donation to the Miss South Sound Suzy pin up pageant we would LOVE that!!

MISS SOUTH SOUND SUZY 2016 ENTRY FORM REQUEST

Please complete this request and you will be contacted within 2 business days 9A - 5P with an entry form and more detailed information.

Current 2016 Contestants:

Vannah Von Tessen
01 Tempest LeMans PinUp Pageant Contestant www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com
Miss Charlotte SinclairDani Von HellcatPinUp Pageant Contestant www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com
10 red havoc miss south sound suzy pageantLola Liberty

 

 

Jupiter Mae

 

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11 Devi miss south sound suzy pageant 12 Miss Elly miss south sound suzy pageant 13 Devy Doodle
16 Elizabeth Heart miss south sound suzy pageant

“Miss South Sound Suzy 2014” PinUp Pageant & Bake Sale

Don’t miss the very first “Miss South Sound Suzy” Pin Up Pageant/Photoshoot/Bake Sale at the Car Show 4 Kids in Auburn, WA on July 19th 2014! A benefit for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

We are still accepting styling donations at this time if you are a professional hair or make-up artist please email us.

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MISS SOUTH SOUND SUZY SCHEDULE:

  • February 10th 2014  Pin Up Pageant Contestant Submissions Open
  • June 10th 2014 Pin Up Pageant Contestant Submissions Closed
  • July 19th 2014 Car Show 4 Kids Pin Up Pageant & Bake Sale 9:00A-3:30P

WHAT IS THE MISS SOUTH SOUND SUZY PAGEANT/PHOTOSHOOT/BAKE SALE?

As a big part of mid-century life, many towns had their own pageant queen. Although today we have modern pin up swimsuit pageants and some more risqué pin up pageants, we rarely see a family friendly vintage pin up pageant. Our vision is to bring back an authentic vintage feel and family friendly pageantry to South Puget Sound for the 2014 Car Show 4 Kids, a Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Benefit. Contestants will be participating in a Pin Up Pageant, Answering A Question On Microphone, a Pin Up Photoshoot, and a Pin Up Bake Sale fundraiser in support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The term ‘Suzy’ comes from the 1950’s “Suzy Homemaker” style that we are hoping contestants will be dressed as – we don’t believe that these women are actually homemakers but maybe their homemaker alter-ego will show for 1 day for a good cause.

PART 1. Read the description and rules. Then submit your entry before June 10th with your pin up photo and your non-refundable $10 entry fee 

PART 2. Your Pin Up Name, Photo and the name of your Baked Good item will be posted online in our 2014 Miss South Sound Suzy Pageant Contestants list on this web page and our FaceBook Event (invite friends!) There is no voting online, we just want to let other contestants know they will not be alone, and what delicious baked goods will be available. The more contestants the merrier, so please feel free to share this with your friends. We don’t want to double up on baked goods, so sign up early to call dibs on what you will be bringing. When stylists contact us to donate their time and skills, they will be offered to the pin ups in the order of who submitted their pin up entry first. So please sign up early!

PART 3. Pin Up Contestants will attend the Car Show 4 Kids event in Auburn WA, July 19th arriving at 9:00A for registration and a review of rules regarding photos with cars, etc and will stay through Awards which start at 3PM . Contestants are to be styled head to toe as cheese-cake/bubblegum/Suzy homemaker pin ups. Style should include things like knee length cutsie vintage dresses, petticoats, etc. A more rockabilly version & wiggle dresses are welcome but in the attempt to keep this a family-friendly, fair and authentic Suzy-look we are requiring all outfits to be knee length and appropriate for an audience with children. (You may, however; wear a garter belt and thigh-highs hidden underneath for photo time when the kids aren’t around. (The best part about petticoats is what is hidden underneath, am I right?) Contestants are to provide their own styling, or can have help with styling by a professional. We do have a list of recommendations if you want some help with hair & make-up. We also have two helpful links that may help you find something to wear:  wardrobe suggestions and store suggestions

PART 4. Pageant contestants will make a specific baked good of their choice (such as cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, specialty candies etc) Baked goods must be **hand made by contestant** (this might be the tough part for some) We suggest making them the night before, as they need to be ready for sale at 9:00A. Your baked good is a part of the pageant contest! Your name and one serving of your baked item will be represented at the voting ballot area. The rest of the baked goods will be sold as a fundraiser to those who attend the Car Show 4 Kids. 100% of funds raised by the Bake Sale will go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Part 5. Mid-day, pageant contestants will be asked one question to answer on the microphones and do a short strut to show off their outfit & baked item. The questionnaire will be based on cute innuendoes relating to baking/baked goods. (Don’t worry you will be given the list of questions that may come up in June so you can preplan your family friendly yet fun answers. You will not know which question will come up with your name – that will be a surprise).

VOTING Throughout the day there will be a ballot for everyone attending the car show to cast a vote, located at the Car Show table. Only one vote per person. Ballots will be tallied and “Miss South Sound Suzy 2014” will be announced with the Car Show Awards at 3P.

CAR SHOW PHOTOSHOOTS All contestants will be photographed by Some Like It Shot at some point during the car show. During the remainder of the car show contestants are welcome to be photographed by other photographers with cars IF the car owners have given them permission. Contestants are encouraged to meet ‘n greet with car show attendees to encourage baked good sales and votes as long as they are not harassing anyone.

PRIZES (not exchangeable – not redeemable for cash) :

ALL CONTESTANTS

  1. All contestants will be photographed by Some Like It Shot Photography at the Car Show 4 Kids event and will receive 1 edited individual 8×10″ metallic print as a thank you for participating. (We hope that alone is able to perk some interest to participate in this charity event in exchange for the $10 entry fee & baked item since we don’t offer photoshoots under $200 very often.- For normal prices & information about a SLIS pin up photoshoots click here )
    • Thank you to MUA (Make-up Artist) Serena from www.esotericmakeup.com for donating your services to one lucky pin up for the event!
    • Thank you MUAH (Make-up Artist & Hair) Ana Zuniga for donating your services to one lucky pin up girl for the event!

MISS SOUTH SOUND SUZY 2014 PRIZES

  1. A Sparkly Tiara Miss South Sound Suzy Tiara 2014
  2. A Sash that says Miss South Sound Susy 2014 (& the Car Show 4 Kids logo)
  3. A free private pin up photoshoot package with Some Like It Shot Photography on a separate day, total value of $540 (hair & make-up styling is included, a disc of 15 edited digital images and an 8×10 print )
  4. We are hoping to photograph Miss South Sound Suzy with the Best In Show car at the car show to be used for advertising of the event in 2015
  5. A hand embroidered surprise donation by Holly Duncan (thanks Holly!! )

PIN-UP PICK  Just before awards, pageant contestants will all vote for their favorite pin up contestant (other than themselves) for a special prize. This cannot be the same person who wins Miss South Sound Suzy – it will be awarded to the next highest vote.

  1. The Pin Up Pick will receive a free 8×10 print on Metal ($60 value) by Some Like It Shot Photography

Rules for Pin Up Contestants:

  • 18 years and older
  • Photos submitted for online entry must not be provocative or nude in any way – by entering the competition and submitting your image you are agreeing that you have rights and permission from the photographer for use of their image in the contest. We will give them credit.
  • Contestants must dress up head to toe and attend the car show all day in a pin up 40s/50s knee length dress/skirt/ pin up look July 19th 2014 9A – 3:30P
  • Must provide home baked goods for the bake sale, baked by the contestant
  • Must answer a question on microphone
  • Must sign a model release for photos taken by Some Like It Shot & for the Car Show 4 Kids
  • Must be available in the South Puget Sound area for a photoshoot if they win Miss South Sound Suzy 2014
  • Must attend the 2015 Car Show in Tiara & Sash.
  • Contestants of all ages, shapes, and from anywhere are welcome to join our event the more the merrier.

Rules for Photographers attending:

  • Yes we would LOVE other photographers taking photos. We do ask that you email us your contact information (or hand deliver the day of) so that we can give you a pin up photo request card to get the girls info after the show and make sure that you are following the event’s rules to photograph the ladies – really they are guidelines so that everyone feels appreciated for their efforts that day.
  • You must provide at least 1 image (digital or print – with or without your logo) for each pin up you photograph as a thank you for their time and effort getting ready and posing for photos. This rule is so that nobody is getting taken advantage of at a charity event.
  • You must ask permission from the pin ups to photograph them (there will be a photo request card – similar to the old fashion dance request cards – we will have everyone’s contact information that way you can be in touch with each other later)
  • We request that you only photograph the pin ups who were kind enough to participate in our pin up pageant. They’ve earned your camera love by donating their time and baking talents for the cause that this event is based on. I am sure there will be other ladies there, but out of respect for the ones who participated please focus on the ladies involved in the bake sale – pin up pageant – photoshoot.
  • You must get a model release signed if you plan on selling the image or submitting the image of the pin up for publication/s. (standard photographer stuff)
  • You must ask permission from the car prior to photographing them too and get a release from the owner for selling images or submitting them to publications (standard for car shows – some will say, yes some will say no, some will have extra rules if they say yes… all of them feel sad when their car is photographed and they never see a photo, so please share your photo with them too.)
  • No shooting of another photographers pose and/or car set up without prior permission (aka no shooting over the shoulder of another photographer). Be friendly, be respectful, and make new photographer friends instead of photographer rivals.
  • No pin up hoarding; if there are plenty of photographers the girls should be rotated so everyone gets photos from a variety of photographers with a variety of models.

If you are a pin up/vintage store or styling service and would like to make a donation to the Miss South Sound Suzy pin up pageant we would LOVE that!! Here are some options:

  • 1. You can make a raffle prize that will be raffled at the Car Show 4 Kids.
  • 2. You can give us a small gift for each pin up contestants’ swag bag.
  • 3. Many contestants may not have the outfit, accessories, hair or make-up styling skills for the event. MANY would like some help!! Please email us at info@somelikeitshotphotography.com to connect you with a participant so you can style her the morning of the Car Show Photoshoot. 

Miss South Sound Suzy 2014 PinUp Pageant Contestants

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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