Weddings are soaring in popularity, and now thanks to Drones, the sky is the limit when it comes to your video. Drones are triggering a wholly unique perspective, and at Photos By Orion we are proud to have an FAA licensed photographer at the helm to capture that birds-eye view. This new technology, like anything, comes with its advantages and disadvantages.
Awesome Perspectives – The coverage area is perfect for a coastal view, or garden shot to cover the whole wedding party.
Perfect Addition for a Highlight Video – Gives you more creative ability.
Excellent usage for Music Videos.
It is a great B-Roll Camera. You can get shots that act as perfect opens, transitions, or endings.
Small and Easy to Transport
There is no audio coming from a Drone.
They are not for use Indoors.
Cannot fly in National or State Parks.
Limitations when it comes to Weather, Altitude, and Airspace
Cannot Go Above 400 Foot Ceiling
Condensation on Lenses
So, what is the typical cost for this video adventure? At Photos By Orion, we charge $200 Dollars a flight. We are one of the region’s only studios offering both Photography and Videography and are always equipped to fly. From the Coast, Willamette Valley, and the Mountains a Drone can be that signature touch that will forever have you feeling sky-high about your vows.
It is your wedding and video, so you would think you could put whatever music you want to on your video. So you would think, but it is possible but not very practical, and here is why?
You must contact the Record Company, Agent, or even the Artist to say Yes or No.
You will need a Lawyer to sift through the 22-45 small print pages that our long and detailed.
This is your responsibility and not of the Videographer.
An example of this process says it is a song with 2 Artists on it. You not only need to contact the 2 Artists but Writers, Producers and find the right record company. You must have all consent to the license of the song. If you cannot locate someone, you do have the option of obtaining a Copyright Lawyer, but again there is no guarantee a resolution will fit your deadline, or you will get the result you are looking for
So how can you get around this? At Photos By Orion, we pay a monthly fee for the service called Triple Scoop. They are a music licensing group that houses thousands of songs and instrumentals for your wedding video. The choices are unlimited, and in fact, you can pick these selections by occasion, genre, mood, and even atmosphere.
We find the options really help with the editing and production value. But, in the end, you want something to listen to on your video that does not feel like a broken record but your own original that will last a lifetime.
In this vlog Karin and Kathryn talk about something that is really unique. Not found elsewhere and a great alternative to boudoir. Not everyone is comfortable in that environment or even less so about having it photographed. Not a problem! Try a shimmer session!
You might be asking “Why should I consider Photos By Orion? They seem like one of those mall studio places and I really want to shop local?” When you search photographers in Salem, Oregon, you will get a list of results to sift through but you will only find one Photos By Orion. The truth of the matter is that we are a local mom and pop shop with big company dreams, giving you the best of both worlds- working with a local small business but the comfort of a Fortune 500 company.
In this vlog Karin and Kathryn discuss what makes Photos By Orion different from both the big national companies and from the other photography businesses out there. Everyone says they are different but we will show you why we really are different from the others.
There are many photographers out there to choose from for your wedding. There are many options to choose as well. One of those options is 1 photographer or 2. Two photographers who work together often are able to capture much more of your day. In this video Kathryn and Karin discuss why you may want to pay for 2 photographers at your wedding, the pros and cons, and how to compare photographer packages when looking at pricing. This is a hot topic in the wedding industry and one every couple wrestles with. Hopefully you will have more answers than questions after watching this video. Feel free to reach out with any questions!
The One Year Program is a wonderful way to document the first year of a baby’s life. The first year of a child’s life is when they will experience the most change and growth of their entire life. Our program includes a 1 hour session every month for 12 months. Each session you get photos to take home and after the first birthday session you get a photobook of all the photos from the year. Check out the vlog below to learn all about the program. More information is also available at https://www.photosbyorion.com/firstyearprogram.html
In this video Karin and Kathryn discuss business portraits. Business portraits speak for you when you are not there. We discuss in this video about why you need a business portrait, how to use a business portrait, and tips for a great business portrait. Check it out below.
You read that right…. you can get your photos printed on metal. There are options for different finishes for metal prints and the photo itself can help you decide which finish to go with. In this video in our series about photo prints we discuss metal prints and finishes, how to choose as well as pros and cons to metal. Check it out here:
In this series we are talking about types of prints, and in this video it is all about paper prints. Most people think of the glossy prints you got from a grocery store photo lab. There are actually many options for paper prints. Check out this vlog about different paper types and what to consider when choosing a paper type.
Now that you have great photos, what do you do with them? You want to display them so you can enjoy them. There are quite a few options available for printing photos. In this five part series we talk about some of the options available for prints and pros and cons of each type. Check out the first video: