Photos By Orion

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About Photos By Orion

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How does your service stand out?

My beautiful quality, excellent customer service, and easy going attitude is what seperates me from my competition. I am frequently doing price and package comparisons to keep myself competative and give you more value for your money. I can give you stress free photography.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Sharing the emotions, especially love and joy, of people's special occations and helping create beautiful artwork are what keep me in this business. I love helping new couples begin their lives together and watching as their families grow. Even a simple family shoot can be full of emotionally treasured moments and those are the moments I love to preserve. I don't have "standard shots" or gimmiks, I take each session as a new adventure with my goal being to help my clients preserve their memories forever.

Location

Salem, OR 97302

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  • 5/5 stars Headshot Photography Verified Review

    Professional, accommodating, and prepared. I was pleased with the results.

  • 5/5 stars

    I brought my infant in for his portrait and Kathryn was not only amazing with him, she played with him and made him feel comfortable. Our pictures turned out wonderfully.

    Kathryn D. from Photos By Orion replied to this review on August 4, 2013:

    Awe thanks Donna! He was so cute and fun to work with!

Question and answer

Q. What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

A. After a contract is signed and the 30% deposit paid, I will send the couple a starter "must have" list. I ask for that back 1 month before the event. 2 weeks before I schedule a walk through with them of the venue and take the 2nd payment (40%). My team and I then cover the event. Afterward, we carefully cull and edit photos as needed. About 2-3 weeks after the event we deliver the photos and and order any products chosen, as well as taking the final payment.

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. I am frequently attending seminars, reading books, and speaking with other photographers about what is happening in photography and the business of photography. I am constently finding tidbits here or there to help me grow as a photographer and to keep our costs low.

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. For weddings I have 4 packages to choose from starting at $1000. I am also expanding into video offerings.

For events I charge by the hour and per photographer. Starting at $250/hr

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. I have always loved photography. My father has been a photographer for almost 50 years and I have studied at his side since I can remember. I started with landscapes, mostly waterfalls and beach/lighthouse scenes, and portraits of friends. As I have grown so has my passion for beautiful photography and I discovered that I love wedding photography as well. I was asked by friends to photograph their weddings because they could not afford professional photographers. The pictures turned out great and I have only gotten better from there. Now I try to focus on weddings because I love the atmosphere and getting the beautiful shots of the couple.

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. I have worked with all kinds of customers and with all ages of clients.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Look at a bunch of different sites for photographers around you and get a sense of an average price and quality. Choose your top 10 and call your top 5 for availability. if some are unavailable, call more from your list. Schedule consultations with at least 3 photographers before making your choice. You want to be sure you will be comfortable with your choice following your around for a significant amount of time.

Know that digital files are more expensive than prints because they are easier to move and copy. If there is a style you like, or several photos you like, bookmark them or write down the URL and show them to the photographer you hire to help with ideas. They can also help you narrow down choices because the photographer can tell you if they can do that type of photography. Make sure you know what it is you like about each photo.

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