the historic cedar school

Meet the Team


Its a family affair and group effort!



The venue owner/

in house photographer


Colleen Cahill

A well know photography veteran and Portland native, Colleen's career started in fashion advertising, working many years for local companies like Nike, Pendleton, & Hanna Anderson to name a few.   In 1999 she purchased the school house as a way to be closer to her then young children, using the back of the building as a home and the auditorium as a photography studio.

She works closely with her portrait clients to ensure she captures their personality and loves to document wedding and events  for clients of The Cedar School.


the venue manager /

in house stylist & coordinator


Jaclyn Kaba

Jaclyn and her husband recently moved back to Portland from NY where she spent the last 10 years doing Visual Display, Social Media and Event Planning for companies like Anthropolgie and Urban Outfitters.  Last year she left the corporate world to pursue her dream of running a wedding venue, sparked by planning her own wedding just five years ago, and finds great joy using her talents to assist in creating beautiful and unique events for clients of The Cedar School.