We are two women with a passion for photography, specializing in people and event photography. We shoot as a team, allowing us to document events in their entirety - be it birthday, wedding, or other special occasion. Each of us contributes a unique yet complementary photographic perspective with one common goal; to capture the special moments that you’ll want to remember.
We feel privileged to photograph the intimate bond and expression of love that exists between people. Whether traditional or non-traditional, individuals or families, we find joy in celebrating life’s memorable moments.
Erin was born and raised in Southern California and fell in love with photography as a teen in 1997 when she moved to Portland and bought her first camera. Within 5 years she had photographed her first wedding, propelling her into the art of people photography. In the last decade she has traveled through 14 countries and 3 continents, where she has thrived on documenting the people, culture and traditions that make each place special and unique. Photography has opened up an avenue through which Erin has met interesting people and had the privilege to participate in special moments of their lives.
Erin received a Bachelors Degree in Art and Interior Design from Marylhurst University and went on to receive her Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon. Through the years, Erin has studied and worked in a variety of creative-based fields including photography, multi-media art, and disciplines including graphic, interior, landscape and urban design. Her keen eye for composition and design-based background has led her to look for the beauty in the most intricate details, which she aims to capture through her photography.
Kate is a native Portlander who first became interested in photography in high school. Through the years she began to recognize the power and importance of story telling through photography. This has translated into her ability to genuinely capture life’s cherished moments in a true photo-documentary style.
Kate received a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon where she became photo editor of the School of Journalism’s annual award-winning magazine. After graduation she headed to New York in pursuit of a career in photojournalism. In NYC she served as the photo editor of ForbesTraveler.com and later worked alongside well-respected photographers and photo retouchers. Eventually she went to work for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF as their Communications Coordinator where she traveled, photographed, wrote blogs and edited videos. Now back in her native Portland, Kate has joined forces with Erin to form Parallel Photography where she uses her documentary-style to photograph weddings, portraits, and events.