Friday, April 4, 2014

Kate's Drawers...

Congratulations to Parallel's very own Kate Horton! She was among the 60 photographers selected by Portland's esteemed Blue Sky Gallery for the 2014 Drawer Series (yes - literally her work is in drawers). Unlike the photographs on the wall, you can take these photos out of the drawers, closely inspect them and sort through them. It's great fun!

The subject of her collection is a homeless couple in Portland, OR - Cassi and AJ - whom she got to know over a number of years. When Kate first met the couple, Cassi was 3-months pregnant. Kate photographed multiple aspects of their life including their life on the streets, prenatal doctor visits, moving into their own apartment, their wedding day, life at home with baby, and all sorts of life events in between. It's a fascinating story told beautifully through Kate's images.

Last night was First Thursday and Kate's opening, and it was a smash! Hundreds of visitors came through the gallery. For those of you who didn't make it out, Kate's work and the other selected 2014 photographs will be on display all year. Please come down and support Kate by checking out her amazing work! 
You can also see more photos of her 'Cassi and AJ' photo collection here
(Part I), (Part II), and (Part III). 

Blue Sky Gallery
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland OR

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sarah and Curtis are Expecting

Sarah and Curtis have been longtime friends and when they told us she was pregnant, we were so excited to follow them into this next great adventure in their lives.  We were fortunate to be able to photograph the proud parents-to-be just a few weeks before their baby son joined this world.  Sarah had an incredible amount of energy and Curtis did a wonderful job doting on and supporting his very pregnant wife.  Both were full of anticipation to meet their baby boy.  We can tell that this boy will never feel unloved - and we cannot wait to give him lots of love too!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Erin and Ken Prepare for Baby Q

It is with the utmost joy that I introduce pregnant Erin!  Erin--my business partner, confidant, close friend, and sister--told me she was pregnant in January 2012 and it has been a thrill beyond words to watch her grow into the woman and the mother she is today. Before her son was born, I had the privilege of photographing her baby shower and her belly bump photos. In September 2012, she entered into motherhood with grace and I am so thrilled to be by her side as she finds her way through parenthood with her fabulous husband and absolutely adorable child Quintin!  This has been one of the most amazing journeys I've had the opportunity to be part of, and I cannot wait to witness Erin's and Ken's baby become an individual being and an echo of his loving mom and dad. I have great admiration and respect for you Erin.  With all my love, Kate