“Blissfully Demented by Nature,” I read from a business card given to me by Angela Eliasz, the owner of Witches’ Hollow & Mad McIntosh Cider (also known as Titan Hollow). After touring the bar and restaurant, I knew instantly that Joel and I had to do a photoshoot within its industrial and spooky walls. And I knew just who to call—our friend Jacci, a woodland elf, creative costumer maker, LARP enthusiast, and self-made Victorian era expert. She had her name written all over this project, and we were dying to show her the place.
Titan Hollow had recently done a soft opening, but it didn’t take long for others to discover and appreciate the amazing food, drink, and unique decor! “It’s like walking onto a set from Harry Potter,” I thought to myself. From the creepy paintings with eyes that follow you, old victorian furniture, dry ice flowing over the bar, repurposed and rust stained boiler walls, and old electrical switch boards, I wondered why it wasn’t being used for a movie set.
Speaking of movies, Angela is known in Hollywood, working on visual effects for movies like I am Legend, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Hancock, and Hotel Transylvania. We’re only blessed to have her here in Bellefonte, PA, converting a building, which used to be a part of an old metal fabrication factory, into a themed restaurant and a place for the witch’s brew—apple cider and wine. It helps to have an “in” though. Aleah, a high schooler and old soul with a flare for the arts, happens to be a waitress at Titan Hollow. Though, we didn’t know this until after we selected her as a model for our Senior Style Team.
With our dream team of stylists in place, and Aleah donned in Victorian steampunk inspired clothing, we set out to use every dark and dusty and “demented” space of Titan Hollow. I only hope we didn’t get the black lung from working in the old, boiler room. But after looking at these photos, I would have done it 100 times again!
Before you scroll below to see the photos, we need to give a special thanks to our collaborators. We are very blessed and work with amazing people!
Model: Aleah Vonblohn – She’s a flower child by heart. Just wait until you see her hippie inspired photoshoot that’s coming up this summer!
Costumer: Jaclyn Kaschak – One of my favorite creatives ever! Follow her on Instagram @jaclyn_of_weatherly and check out all of her adventures and creations!
Makeup: Lexi Richard – Makeup and lash artist, owner of Northeast Beauty & Co. When you don’t see her modeling for Lock Boutique, you can find her online at www.northeastbeautyco.com, Instagram @northeastbeautyco, Facebook, or at her new salon:
107 South Spring Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Hair: Alayni Caprio – Sister to Lexi with her own set of styling skills! This hair magician can be found on Instagram @hair.by.alayni or at Portfolio A Salon, www.portfolioasalon.com (locations in Bellefonte and Boalsburg, PA).
Venue: Titan Hollow – The owner Angela Eliasz is incredibly kind and creative! You all need to check out this place and get a taste of the Mad McIntosh cider and food from Alloy kitchen. You can find Titan Hollow online at www.titanhollow.com, Instagram @madmcintoshcider, Facebook – Mad McIntosh Cidery or Alloy Kitchen. Or go out for an evening and visit the location:
2042 Axemann Road, Suite 179
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Photographer: Andrea Knepper
Lighting & Post Production: Joel Knepper