Senior Portraits: What to bring

In our previous video we covered the “When?,” Where?,” and “Why?” questions about senior portraits. The second video in this series is about what to bring with you to your senior sessions. The most common question we get about senior portraits is “What to wear for my senior pictures?” Check out this video to get all your answers to that and more.

What you need to know about senior photo sessions

The senior year of high school is a big turning point in a young person’s life. A senior photo session is one of the early milestones you go through during your senior year. There are many questions that people ask about senior sessions. Here is video one in a three video series about senior sessions. Senior Sessions: When? Where? and Why?

5 Tips for live streaming your wedding or event

With the world being effected by COVID-19 there have been many changes people have needed to make. This includes weddings being cancelled or postponed. With weddings beginning to take place again they are not happening the way they were before. Many guests are not able to attend in person for a variety of reasons. Live streaming your wedding is a wonderful option for those who can’t be there in person but still celebrate with you. There are many things to consider when deciding if you…

Check out one of our latest videos

This year due to COVID-19 Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Salem was not able to have their traditional Vacation Bible School program. We worked with them to make a 3 day series of videos for children to be able to watch at home. We filmed, edited, added music and on-screen graphics. We look forward to creating more videos like this. Check out the video for Day 1 below.

About Orion

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’d tell others about myself. I have a lot of interests, besides photography. I’ve been told almost my whole like that I’m rather geeky. So when I looked up what a geek really was, I discovered that they were right all along. The Oxford dictionary defines a geek as: noun: geek; plural noun: geeks 1. an unfashionable or socially inept person.a knowledgeable and obsessive enthusiast.”a computer geek”2. USa performer at a carnival or circus whose show consists of…

3 Tips for taking portraits with your pet

A boy and his dog, what a great pair! As a family photographer, I am privileged to work with many diverse types of families. Many times we work with children, and young children need special attention for getting great photos with them. But young children aren’t the only kids that need special consideration in photography. I am talking of course about your fur babies! Our pets can be our children too Over the years I have worked with dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, horses, and…

Come Celebrate with Us

The New Studio! This Friday, August 19th, marks the grand re-opening of the Photos By Orion studio in our new location, and the grand opening of Purple Kat Business Development, my newest brain-child. We are going to have a big event! I hope you can make time to come out and help us celebrate between 2:00 and 6:00 pm. Our official ribbon cutting is at 3:00 pm and I can’t wait! Hope to see you there! Our new address is 2416 13th St SE Suite…

Cherry Blossoms, Camas, and Japanese Wisteria…oh my!

Beautiful family portraits and preserving them for the future That special time of year has arrived again! The cherry blossoms are here and that means the camas and wisteria are not far behind. Each year these 3 beautiful flowers offer their blossoms up and families want to take advantage of their beauty for family photos like these: I always love this time of year because I know the kinds of amazing photos I can give my clients. But it is also a bittersweet time because…

Everything You Need to Know About Hiring A Drone for Your Wedding

Guest blog from Dronethusiast.com Everyone wants their wedding to be a special occasion – a source of wonderful, happy memories that last a lifetime. And of course, you need a photographer (and/or videographer) to capture those memories so that you can revisit them again and again. Many couples are now choosing drone photography as a way to make their wedding videos more dynamic and instantly unique. But this technology – and its adoption by the consumer mainstream – is still fairly new, so it’s understandable…