Summer Extravaganza in Pittsburgh’s Northside
The rich history of The Flashlight Factory mixed with the modern charm of Pittsburgh’s Northside set the tone for this extravagant styled shoot. In 2010, Elaine Stone and Mitchell Schwartz purchased the 1920’s Hipwell factory with the idea of creating business, loft, and event spaces. They focused on repurposing and reusing items found in or around the building. From old sprinkler heads used as doorknobs to chairs and tables made into chandeliers, the building was updated with a nod to the past and an eye on the future. HIP at the Flashlight Factory transformed into a beautiful industrial space that was essential for this photoshoot.
Teri Woodruff of Creative Transformations brought her vision of summer paradise to life in the industrial glam space that is HIP. Michael Goltz, a Pittsburgh-area photographer, captured the collaboration of local vendors to produce a truly stunning result.
The goal of this photoshoot was to support other businesses within the Events industry; promoting a sense of community and encouragement. Each vendor perfectly showcased their creative talents while participating in this summer celebration.
The wardrobe for the photoshoot incorporated dresses, skirts, pants, and jumpsuits in bright colors and summer patterns, selected by Teri Woodruff. Custom hats designed and created by Paula Singleton of What A Great Hat added a dramatic flair against the industrial décor of the venue. Trendy summer handbags, sleek high heels, and an adorable parasol accessorized the shoot.
The models were made camera-ready thanks to hairstylist Sindel Taylor and makeup artist Kristina Wallace. Teri and Michael worked tirelessly to capture the perfect poses to accentuate the clothing and décor. The result is a colorful portfolio of summertime fun!