Professional Resume & Bio

Photographer Colleen Cahill


Colleen Cahill is an Advertising, Corporate and Commercial Photographer who specializes in working with people in a multitude of environments. She has over 25 years experience in shooting fashion, portrait, lifestyle, environmental, weddings and stock photography for clients both local and worldwide.  Colleen owns and operates two studios and is based in Portland Oregon.

Contact information

2326 SE Troutdale Rd. Troutdale, Oregon 97060  — 2505 SE 11th Portland, Oregon 97202

web: — email: — phone: 503-228-1465


Managing and Operating a Small Business and Staff

Advertising Photography

Fashion and Commercial Photography

Model & Character portfolios

Portrait photography

Wedding Photography

Photography Instruction

Layout and design

Photo Styling (make-up, hair, clothing, set, props)


Pacific N.W. School of Photography, 1980

Mt. Hood Community College- Troutdale, Oregon
Photography and layout courses, 1977-1979

Centennial High School- Gresham, Oregon
General studies, Photography & Yearbook, 1975-76

Work Experience

1986-present Colleen Cahill Photography Studios- Portland & Troutdale, Oregon
Owner and Photographer
2003-present Mt. Hood Community College- Troutdale, Oregon
Associates Program Instructor
1994 Portland State University
Fashion Photography Instructor
1982-1985 C.C. Photography-Anchorage, Alaska
Owner & Photographer
1980-1982 Mt. Hood Community College- Troutdale, Oregon
Portrait Photography Instructor
1979-1980 JeT’aime Photography- Sandy, Oregon
Photographer, Retoucher
1977-1979 Dee’s Studio-Gresham- Oregon
Darkroom technician & Photography Assistant

Advertising Accounts

Nike  –  Children’s Division

Fred Meyer  –  Apparel Division – Weekly & Seasonal          

Pendleton Woolen Mills  –  Men’s division

Norm Thompson  –  Primary Layer Catalog

Payless  Drug Store  –  Apparel Division – Weekly & Seasonal

Durham Undergarments

J.C. Penney

Gary Kings Sporting Goods

North Country Jeans

Professionals 100

Nutri Systems

Catch 22 TV

Pro Hair Design

Hair by Best’s

Colour on Burnside

Kerrits Active Wear

Child ID Kit Cover

Stock Photography

Design Pics

Getty Images

Corbis Stock Agency


Advance Magazine

First for Women’s Magazine

Insight Magazine

Connection Magazine

Bicycle Magazine

Corporate Clients

Web-Publicity-Annual Reports-Calendars

Official coverage of President and Mrs. Bush, Alaska

Official Miss Alaska Photographer

Mrs.  Oregon

Alyeska Pipeline

Key Laser Institute

Vision Capital Management


Gallatin Group

Yolo Color house


R West

Lane Public Relations

Suburban Ford

Multnomah Publishing Co.


Devine Color



Center for Dermatology

Broadway Toyota

Infinity Internet

Craig Reger Group

Modeling Agencies and Schools

Wilson Entertainment

Talent Management NW

Rose City Talent

Carlson Company

ABC Kids

Troutman Profiles

Academy One

Cuicks Talent

Pro Models



Ileen Seals

Sports Unlimited

Murphy Management

Actors In Action

Extras Only

Karen Lavoie

Ryan Artist











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