Photographer Colleen Cahill


Voted BEST PHOTOGRAPHER 2017 by the Outlook owner of Colleen Cahill Studios and our very own Historic Cedar School, Colleen brings forwards not only the love of peoples individuality and capturing the essence of anything placed in front of her lense, but also the love for restoration and preservation of Troutdale's - and Oregon's - under appreciated history.

Born and raised in Portland OR, Colleen's passion for photography bloomed after a former teacher submitted her work to a local competition, without her knowledge. Once news arose of her winning, she took what was once a hobby and transformed herself into one of the foundational and leading women in Fashion Photography within the Pacific North West.  With 30+ years in Wedding, Fashion, Portrait, Advertising, Corporate, Commercial, Stock and Environmental Photography; Colleen brings forth the product of a true professional in her craft, and a talent that has the versatility and quality to test the ever-changing trends and styles the years have brought forward. 

Specializing in natural and available light, Colleen cannot stand to hide a beautiful thing. Rather, she capitalizes on the beauty she sees in everyone and will give you an image that shows YOU as your best self. 

You can find Colleen photographing most all of The Historic Cedar Schools events, fighting for the preservation of Oregons historic sites and buildings, and lounging on her ski boat in the Columbia River - admiring the beauty of life that she never fails to capture.