Pittsburgh Photographer | The Strip District Engagement Session + Things to Do in Pittsburgh

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Mariah Treiber

May 19, 2022

You can’t get more Pittsburgh than this! Francesca and Riley wanted a Pittsburgh engagement photo location that would authentically represent their hometown, so we headed to the iconic city strip district for their photo session. We chose a time and date during the “golden hour” when this local hub would hopefully be a bit quieter, and we were in luck! I’m so in love with how these Pittsburgh Strip District engagement photos came out, and I think it’s just what Francesca and Riley were hoping for. We had a ton of fun together, and as a local Pittsburgh photographer, I enjoyed designing a shoot that would play up their Pittsburgh vision to the fullest.

We even stopped at Coop De Ville for a coffee and some laughs because they go there almost every day. Engagement photos should serve as a beautiful reminder of the first chapter of your lives together, so documenting where it all began is a great start! Then, we wandered around the Strip District, where Francesca is an instructor at Club Elevate Fitness Pittsburgh.

Finally, we ended their romantic Pittsburgh engagement session by taking in the sunset from one of my favorite rooftops for a few last golden shots. 

Francesca and Riley will be getting married next year at Wintergarden at PPG Place, one of Pittsburgh’s most stunning wedding venues (so stay tuned for that!)

Virtual Tour of Pittsburgh’s Strip District

Not a local but considering a Strip District photoshoot? Let me show you around! All the converted warehouses steeped in Steel City history make our beloved city a great place to take photos. If you’re looking for a distinctive “vibe” for you engagement photos, the Strip Disctrict delivers!

Pittsburgh Photographer | Learn More About The Strip Disctrict

What is the Strip District?

The Strip District is a renovated historic neighborhood in Pittsburgh. It features converted warehouses with lots of vintage-style grocers, vendors, and retailers. You’ll find an assortment of street vendors, local cuisine, and amazing gourmet food options. The smells of roasted coffee, baked bread, and local food are enough to draw people in—and it’s as good as it smells!

What attractions are located within the Strip District?

In between all the food vendors, you can find other local items like t-shirts, jewelry, and handcrafted things. The Heinz History Center and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre are also on the Strip. My biggest recommendation, though, is to simply plan a trip and explore—no itinerary needed in this market ambiance. This is the place to hunt for hidden gems or sit back and relax with a glass of wine or cold beer.

Where is the Strip District?

The Strip District is a half-mile strip downtown, almost right at the intersection of where the Ohio River splits into the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers (the Strip follows along the Allegheny River). 

Is the Strip a good place to stay in Pittsburgh?

Yes, there are several great hotels on or near the Strip:

  • Omni William Penn Hotel
  • Double Tree by Hilton Downtown Pittsburgh
  • Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
  • Drury PlazaHotel
  • Cambria Hotel Pittsburgh
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Sheraton Hotel Pittsburgh at Station Square

The Strip is also close to several Pittsburgh attractions:

  • The Andy Warhol Museum
  • PNC Park
  • National Aviary & Lake Elizabeth
  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
  • The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
  • RandyLand Art Museum
  • Carnegie Science Center
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Rivers Casino
  • Fein Art Gallery
  • Market Square
  • Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
  • Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
  • Wick Monet
  • The Frick Pittsburgh
  • Rivers of Steel: Carrie Blast Furnaces
  • The Clemente Museum
  • Several historic churches & cathedrals

Book an Engagement Session with Mariah Treiber, Pittsburgh Photographer

So now that you know you can book an incredible engagement session and make a weekend getaway out of it, what are you waiting for? Let’s head to the Strip!


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  1. Gina Cianelli says:

    Beautiful pictures, congratulations to you both.❤️