Welcome to Todavide!

Welcome to Todavide! Pronounced, Toe-da-vee-day, Kathryn Davidson, the owner of Photos By Orion, takes you inside this revolutionary program. To learn more please feel free to contact us at contact@photosbyorion.com, or call us at 503-385-1435.

Pet-ography 101

Welcome to PET-ography 101! As COVID rears its ugly head again, one thing that has not changed through this pandemic is the daily joy we get from our Pets. Mother Nature’s surprise dose of some beautiful Oregon sunshine makes it the purr-fect time to show off your Fur Babies! Here now are some great ways to bring out some memorable PET-ography. 1. Don’t go against your pet’s personality. You know your fur baby best, and just like any two or 3-year-old, working with their personality,…

Album Advantages

A Keepsake Moment It can be a true dust land, you know what I am referring to, that table in front of the couch, or end table. A piece that is disguised nicely by those old magazines, or table books that have not seen the pages turned back in years.What’s really missing is you? Not physically but photographically. You know where the moments really counted like at a Wedding, Senior Pictures, or any Event. Senior photoshoot at Minto-Brown Park Albums may be a little obsolete…

Reaching New Heights on your Wedding Day with a Drone

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.                         Advantages Awesome Perspectives – The coverage area is perfect for a coastal view, or garden shot to cover the whole wedding party.Perfect Addition…

Can You use Popular Songs on Your Wedding Video?

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…

Choosing Music for Your Wedding Video

Wedding Checklist: Photographer and Videographer Check, DJ or Band Check, Food and Drink Check, but Oh no! What is our song going to be for our music video? No worries! At Photos By Orion, we have you covered. We tell stories with our photography and videography, but after the party, that is when we go to work to create a music video that you can play and cherish for years to come. How do we do this? Choosing music for your video starts for us…

Choosing Highlights vs. Full Videos

Wedding Videography Series Episode 2 Highlights or Full Video it’s a question many choose to capture their big day? In this Wedding Videography Episode #2, Karin and Kathryn take you behind the scenes of both options, provide the pros of each, and you can see for yourself examples of the two. 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 would love to…

5 Wedding Venues in Salem/Keizer that are Great to Work With

As a vendor, I visit venues (or places to host an event) regularly for all different types of events, and just like any other industry, some venues go above and beyond to make sure you have a great experience. I can, unfortunately, say there are several places out there that treat their couple well, but not other wedding vendors. I have worked with these places, and it is not all that fun! BUT some places are an absolute pleasure to work with. So, I have…

Video Choices

Wedding Videography Series Episode 1 There are 2 types of wedding videos typically produced today, the full wedding video and the highlight wedding video. In order for couples to choose which is right for them, they need to understand what the differences between the two videos are, and that is what Karin and Kathryn discuss in today’s video. 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…

Package Pricing

Wedding Photography Series Episode 2 When you start considering wedding photography, knowing what is included in a package and how to compare wedding photographers can be a super stressful choice! In this episode, Karin and Kathryn discuss why photographers make packages the way they do, how the photography style you choose can affect your package needs, and what can be covered in different amounts of time. Check out this video to get some tips to help you pick your wedding photographer. Feel free to reach…