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.

miss south sound suzy pinup pageant 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 


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 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


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.


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)


  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!!

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

The Boston Terrier Monster Mash

It’s not a typical holiday card, but it is definitely one that their friends/family will remember!! Enjoy the transformation of Nigel the Boston Terrier into Nigel-stein, Melinda as Mom of Nigel-Stein, and Joe as the Mad Scientist!!

Boston Terrier Frankenstein Mad Scientist, better ask my mama how to make a monster, www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Melinda & Joe are fans of The Cramps, a psychobilly band, and the phrase was inspiration from the song Creatures From The Black Lagoon.  

They didn’t start out as monsters though, the transformation began with stylist Tisha Arterberry helped Melinda with her hair raising 1960s hive before taking family photos amongst the beautiful roses in their community garden. Then with a touch of digital artwork magic they turned from Sweet and innocent by day into Monster Mash by night.

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Some Like It with roses

Some Like It with bolts

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Wisconsin Photo Tour 2015 – July

Hello Wisconsin! We are coming to visit once again for a short few days this July. We are booking photoshoots while we are in town! Hope to see you!! Yay Lightening Bugs!

More Info Coming Soon...

WHEN WILL YOU BE IN WISCONSIN & WHERE? Mostly we will be in the Waunakee/Madison area, but we can travel to the outskirts. 

  • Thur. July 9th BOOKED Sue & Pete
  • Friday July 10th Morning AVAILABLE
  • Friday July 10th Afternoon – BOOKED John & Dustin Rehearsal
  • Saturday July 11th BOOKED Dustin & John Wedding YAY!
  • Sunday July 12th – BOOKED Chicago
  • Monday July 13th Morning AVAILABLE
  • Monday July 13th Sunset BOOKED Mark’s Senior Photos
  • Tuesday July 14th Morning AVAILABLE


*Pets are welcome & encouraged in almost all photoshoots*

$200 + cost of images for pets only

$300 +cost of images; familiesindividualscouplesmaternitybabyHS seniors

$400 +cost of images; boudoir w/stylingpin up w/styling

Cost Of Images: we have listed out prices of everything from prints to discs etc; please click on this link for prices: Personal Use Boutique

*If you’ve had a photoshoot with us before then you’ve earned a returning client bonus $20 for every photoshoot you’ve had with us in the past.

HOW CAN I RESERVE A PHOTOSHOOT? Please submit the form below, we will contact you in 48 hours (check your spam folder just incase). We will send an emailed invoice for your $100 deposit to reserve the date/time. The remaining balance is due at your photoshoot.

OoLaLa Boudoir January 2015

OoLaLa Boudoir with tophat Jan 2015 www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Kent Seattle Tacoma WA

The entire month of January 2015 we are offering Vintage 1920s Style boudoir photoshoots at our Kent, WA location. These are perfect timing for Valentine’s Day gifts and are at a special discounted rate all month, $200 + cost of images (that is a $100 savings). We will pamper you on your photo day with 1920s style hair and make-up before photographing with our vintage sofa, chair, and end with a claw foot bubble bath.

How it works?

  1. Please read the entire blog
  2. Once you’re ready to book a date, complete the form below.
  3. We will email back with some dates available for your consultation and a $100 paypal invoice to book the January date you are hoping for…the remaining $100 will be due the day of your photoshoot.
  4. Consultations take place at our Kent, WA location. We will go over wardrobe, styling options and ordering options. We suggest the earlier the better, this way you have time to prepare for your photoshoot without feeling rushed.
  5. Your Oo La La Boudoir photoshoot includes hair & make-up styling. It will take approximately 5 hours total for styling and photos at our Kent, WA location. Because we are indoors the photoshoots can take place any time of day. You will need to select an AVAILABLE Jan 2015 date from Our Calendar
  6. Approx. 2 weeks after your photoshoot you will receive an online ordering gallery with 50-100 images. This gallery will be available for 6 months. You can purchase any of the items from our Boutique – click on an item to see the price/details.
  7. Once an image is ordered we will give it the lovely Some Like It Shot editing, enhancing the features you love and editing the things you don’t.
  8. Ready to OoLaLa Boudoir? Please complete this form & we will be in touch (please make sure to check your spam folder! sometimes our emails automatically go there)

OoLaLa Boudoir Vintage Valentines Day photoshoots Kent Seattle Tacoma WA www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Vivian Love’s Birthday Pin Up Photos

It was the beginning of summer and the boys were away.

red lips and pearls pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

What was a Vivian Love to do on her special birthday!?

Viv Love victory rolls by Nina pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

She decided to surprise her sailor and have photos with Some Like It Shot.


Celebrating her birthday and sending the pin ups to that big Navy yacht.

VW bug convertible picnic pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

We took photos with her cake to start the day off right.

Happy Birthday viv love vintage pin up by www.SomeLikeItShotphotography.com

Then the truck and trailer were such a beautiful sight.

classic red ford truck pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

It wasn’t long before some sassy poses came out.

sassy poses in the shed pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com viv love and the ford galaxy pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

He’d like these cars and poses without a doubt.

all legs with the galaxy pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com viv love and car hood pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Her friends came along for photos, a picnic and ride,

pinup girl picnic pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.comVW bug convertible car ride pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Then some in the freezing cold water of the Hood Canal tide.

viv love in swimsuit at the hood canal pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

It was a great birthday adventure with Some Like It Shot

shiny galaxy reflection pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

and from what we heard, He liked them a lot!

tail end of the ford galaxy pin up photos by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

(Special thanks to Mike Anderson for loaning us your gorgeous cars & property, and to Nina Young for your amazing hair & make-up styling).