You have waited your entire life for this day …Your dreams are passionate, in vivid color, rich in every detail
…You have a vision that must be realized…A Glorious Wedding Day filled with Love.
Capturing that vision in a way that is uniquely Your own and immortalizing those images forever …
That’s my job!
I too have a vision that transcends the ordinary!
If you can dream it … I can capture it …
If you or someone you know is getting married would you please ask them to just take a few minutes to consider Colleen Cahill Studios for their wedding photography.
This more traditional Wedding shoot was inspired by Portland’s White House . Now a delightful B&B this beautiful structure was built as a summer home in 1911 by Robert Lytle, a wealthy lumber baron. The house was billed as the most expensive home built in the district for the period. This Greek Revival Mansion boasts a lifestyle of past years with 14 massive columns, five guest rooms in the main house & three in the Carriage House, formal dining room, Parlor, sweeping staircase, European Chandeliers, gilt gold ceilings, Trompe l’oiel & Grand ball room. The perfect location for an Elegant Wedding! Special thanks to the graciousness of Lanning for allowing us the run of the estate for our shoot.
Rob from Pro Photo Supply set me up with some great new gear to test out on the shoot.The image above was shot with a Canon EOS Mark III & a 50 mm 1.2 lens resulting in this beautiful shallow depth of field image. The gorgeous veil was designed by Austie Eckley. The flawless make up and hair throughout the shoot was created by Stylist Shannon Bolt.
The Grooms great suit was provided by Duchess Clothier of Portland. All Images were shot with available light.
The interior of The White house is filled with beautiful antiques and works of art including an extensive collection of European and Continental Porcelains and 18th and 19th Century oil paintings.
All the above images were shot exclusively with existing light. The new Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an ISO range of 100-25600 with expansion capabilities of up to (H2) 102400 making shooting in low light situations possible without a tripod and long exposures.
An Elegant Wedding is not complete without a Rolls Royce and this beautiful vehicle was provided by John, owner of Classic Chauffeur.
This lovely floor length white lace dress and wrap were designed by Holly Stalder of Haunt Studios
I love this cake created by Emma Sofia: Cakes by Emma Flores. Trust me it tasted as good as it looks!
Vintage clothing was worn through out the shoot including this great mink wrap. Trying to stay with the era of the building we also used antique cloth suitcases and Great Grandma’s necklace and earnings.
This was my favorite part of the shoot (the kitchen), and traditionally this would have been the most technically challenging location given all of the different types of lighting converging in one area, but not today. With this new Canon EOS Mark III , I just adjusted my kelvin (color temperature) to the look I desired, jacked up my ISO to 12800, slapped on the 50 mm lens and the fun began. Images were shot at 1/128 @ f.5.7 I love the cross lighting, I think it gives the images a feel of realism instead of trying to adjust/balance the scene to white light (around 5000k)
The great grey lace dress was also created by designer Holly Stalder of Haunt Studio. I also wanted to thank Teresa Stewart, The White House Inn Keeper and Emma & Rajiv for playing our Bride and Groom.