The Photos By Orion Difference

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.

Why you should consider 2 photographers at your wedding?

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

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

Business Portraits to make you stand out

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.

Types of Prints: Other Mediums

In this final video we discuss some of the lesser known and rarely used types of mediums for photo prints. Most of these many people have not heard of. They are not very commonly used but they do have their place where they make a photo really pop. Check out this video to see what some other options are for photo prints.

Types of Prints: Canvas

Canvas has been used for centuries for art. More than a century ago they started being used for photographs. Canvas is a very old medium but there are still great options for displaying your photos on canvas. In this vlog Kathryn and Karin discuss things to consider when deciding if canvas is a good way to display your photos.

Types of Prints: Metal

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:

Types of Prints: Paper Prints

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.

New Vlog Series: Types of Prints

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:

Senior Photos: Bring your Pets

Pets are family members. You may want to bring your best friend along for your senior photos. It is important to have a photographer who is comfortable with animals and has experience with them. Kathryn has a degree in Animal Science and also worked as a veterinary assistant for a few years before starting Photos By Orion. She has a lot of animal experience, in general and as a photographer. Check out some of our tips for having your pets in your senior photos in our last video in our vlog series about senior pictures.