Bloomin’ Bride

Love blooms brightly in this backyard wedding. The vows for Macy and Bret in West Salem went off without a hitch, and see all those bouquets of flowers believe it or not they are all made of wood. That’s right wooden flowers. Too the naked eye and through are camera lens it’s hard to imagine that they are not real. The vibrant colors and details are incredible. The bride, Marcy, handcrafted all these pieces from scratch. The flowers are made from Sola wood. Sola is…

Songs of Love

The sounds of love are in full swing this spring. Musical anthems ringing out loud and clear for this wedding season. The classics still the optimal choice by couples for their first song. Looking at the list two names really stand out, and that’s Ed Sheeran and of course the legend of love hits, John Legend. Legend’s “All of Me”, continues to top the dance floors, but also strutting his stuff is Sheeran with “Perfect.” Rounding out the top 5 of those first songs are…

Simple Ways to Say I Do to Sustainability

The eco boom is exploding onto the Wedding Spring Season. Couples are being more and more conscientious of waste and taking great measures to protect the environment. In fact In fact, The Knot guesstimates more than two-thirds of their subscriber’s plan or did use some form of sustainability on their wedding day. Pinterest reports searches on their site for thrifted weddings has tripled. The shopping site, Poshmark, says demand for used wedding dresses $500 or more is reaching new heights. That same trend is also…

Fallin’ in Love

Did you know there are 238 waterfalls in our state. These “Water Wonders” are an amazing place to get portraits. In today’s blog here is a look at our Top 3 spots where you can be “fallin’ in love” with these incredible displays of nature’s magic. Multnomah Falls Number 1 on our list is Multnomah Falls. This is also the largest water fall in the state and 434th tallest in the world. This showcase is super easy to get to and requires very little hiking.…

Conquer Your Video Fear

It is estimated by the end of 2022, 1 million videos will be watched per second. In fact, online video is predicted to represent 82.5% of all web traffic. Still for some it’s the fear of video that stops them from hitting record. In today’s blog here are some simple ways to make you a shooting star. Tip #1 – WHO, WHAT, and WHY are you making the video in the first place For any video project, start by writing down your goal, and then…

Let Them See You Smile

Did you know there are 19 different types of smiles? What’s even more surprising is that only 6 of them are when you are having a good time, or most importantly the relief and enjoyment we all are feeling right now being mask free.  Smiles don’t only make you feel good, but According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly half, or 48% of people will remember your smile, only 25% will recall the first thing you said. And did you realize you can…

Photo Albums

Welcome to the Photos By Orion vlog! This episode is a enhancement to our series on wedding videography. In this episode, Karin and Kathryn discuss the types of professional photo albums available, including the heirloom album, and the other types of events and content that can go in an album. Photos By Orion has done albums for a wide variety of events, from birthday parties and vacation albums, to funeral and life celebration albums and a wide variety in between. Photos By Orion does album…

Using Copyrighted Music for your Wedding Video or Event Video

Wedding Videography Series Episode 4 Welcome to the Photos By Orion vlog! This episode is a continuation of our series on wedding videography. In this episode, Karin and Kathryn discuss using copyrighted music in your wedding video. There are many couples who approach us asking about using popular music from the radio in their wedding video. We discuss the process of getting a license to use a popular song in a wedding video, the pricing involved, and when that popular song isn’t the best option.…

The Music Behind the Video

Wedding Videography Series Episode 3 In this episode, Karin and Kathryn talk about the process of choosing music to put behind a wedding video and how Photos By Orion personalizes that process. They touch on the topic for the next video, which covers using popular songs and the licensing behind using music in videos. Don’t miss any of our wedding videography series! Like and subscribe to be the first to know when each new video premieres. Feel free to reach out at any time! We…

Drone Photography

Wedding Photography Series Episode 7 Are you thinking about adding drone photography to your wedding photography package? There are some important things to consider when adding a drone to your event, which Karin and Kathryn discuss in this, the final episode of our wedding photography series. Don’t miss any of our wedding photography series! Like and subscribe to be the first to know when each new video premieres. Feel free to reach out at any time! We would love to talk to you about your…