Mexican War Streets holds one of Pittsburgh’s finest Randy Gilson and his act of love!
What a fabulous day we had! What started off scouting out a new possible shooting location.. turned into so much more!
Welcome to Randyland. Meet Randy Gilson.
It sits proudly from the Central Northside’s Jacksonia Street, a vibrant colored testimony to one man’s efforts to change the inner city neighborhood in transition. It features, brightly colored walls maps of the city and beautiful murals reflecting different places in Pittsburgh! It is something to see to say the least. Trash to treasures is how Randy explains his creation. Although, he claims “not to be an artist” one look at this magnificent place and you soon realize he is an artist in every sense of the word! People flock to see Randyland from all corners of the world but for me, just the time we spent with Randy listening to his story, you realize how special and sincere this man really is. As many people walked by to catch a glimpse or jump in on the tour Randy welcomed them with open arms and such kind words.. you can certainly see what he has done for this town just by listening to the neighbors passing by ..I know I left there feeling a better person to have met this special guy who is literally bringing so much sunshine to Pittsburgh’s Northside! I cant wait to share this little piece of Love with some of my clients! Its a kids dream, a place where you can imagine, create and dream! My girls loved “Randyland”! We cant wait to go back not only for another photo op. But Randy plans to have some”painting parties” to help keep “Randyland” shining this summer … my family is more then excited to join in on the fun! Clients choosing to go to “Randyland” for a portrait session, Jen Carver Photography will be donating a portion of your session fee to “Randyland” to keep this this dream going on Pittsburgh’s Northside!
So after we visited RandyLand, we set off for some dinner and fun..so we headed to one of our favorite spots, Lawrenceville.. First stop Dozen cafe for of course some delicious cupcakes! Next stop one of our favorite dinner spots Piccolo Forno! Here are a couple shots from the rest of our adventure! What started out as a work day, turned into a fabulous family day!
Photo sessions will be available in all of these locations this summer | 2011 Book yours today!