Meet Our Parisian Event Planner

On August 8th come and visit with Kim Petyt, our Paris based wedding planner and author of The Paris Wedding for an exclusive book signing & tete a tete

The Left Bank Jewelry and Bridal Finery – 1155 West Webster from 6pm-8:30pm – RSVP: Info@LeftBankJewelry.com

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Wedding Experience Matters

Newest NewlywedsWe all get lucky once in a while. (You’re feeling that way right now as you think about your partner to be, right?)

But you don’t want to leave things to chance when it comes to your wedding photographs. When the fanfare and wonder of the big day is over, your photographs will remain. Over time, they become your memories.

So on your one special day, it’s important to choose a photographer who’s already been down the aisle numerous times. Pick someone who’s prepared for (and even thrives on!) the pressure that comes with the just-happening-once joy of a wedding.

After years of photographing ceremonies and receptions of all sizes and styles,  Ocken Photography has the knowledge, creativity, and quick-thinking poise under pressure to make sure your memories and one-of-a-kind moments are expertly captured, without disrupting the emotion and flow of your celebration.

Tell us about your wedding and how we can help

Check out a collection of our favorite photographs

 

Woulda Shoulda Coulda | Choose Ocken Photography

There are many reason to choose a photographer, so we outlined reasons for not choosing a particular photographer in a fun, funny and not so serious look at ourselves. Remember NONE of these applies to Ocken Photograph – we are happy to assure you your day will be documented to our highest standards. Thanks to Kyle Hamman at KBH Media for all his hard work – if you’re looking for great video, warm personalities and a wonderful person to work with, give Kyle a call!

We are the Knot Best of Weddings 2013

YOU ALL are so awesome, and WE are extremely grateful.  Thanks for helping us prove to the world what you already know. For over 20 years we work hard every weekend to create timeless treasures for generations of your family to see. You have trusted us to capture the most important moments on your wedding day. We love what we do for you, we love to see your joyful faces when we show you the photographs.  And we love to create the perfect wedding album for you to share with your children, and watch your grandchildren flip through.

We love to show off what we do, so please take some time and visit our galleries and Facebook pages for Arkansas and Chicago.  And be careful, we are totally doing the happy dance right now as we type!

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Jon Lee and Chelsey Thompson married June 9, 2012

Even MORE brides in the Magazines!

Another of our brides, Anne Stover and her new husband Andrew Ruder, made it into Chicago Social Brides! We had a great time traveling with them to their Ludington, Michigan wedding. The couple was married in a gorgeous small church and had a beautiful barn reception.   Anne and Andrew’s wedding photograph featured on page 356 in the “Hitched in Chicago” section of the Spring 2013 issue!  I just love how many photos we are getting into magazines for our newest friends! (we posted the photo in color and full crop) Enjoy.

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The Left Bank Jewelry’s ad in CS Brides features our photo

Left Bank JewelryWhen not working with brides, we really like to join forces with great partners like The Left Bank Jewelry, a wonderful little wedding boutique on Webster in Lincoln Park. Susan Metropoulos has a great collection that includes just about every bridal accessory you might dream of—and probably some you haven’t!  And all with a wonderful French flair. Check out her lovely ad, featuring an Ocken Photography photo, in the current CS Brides on page 275. Then finish the job by paying her a visit, and heck—why not check in with us too? We’d love to take some photographs for you as well!

 

 

More of our Brides in CS Brides

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Our bride Kristin Mays and her new husband Louis Levine view the wonderful skyline, wait a minute, they aren’t even looking! Kristin and Louis had this wedding photograph featured on page 335 in the “Marketplace” section of the Spring 2013 issue of CS Brides!  I just love how many photos we are getting into magazines for our newest friends! We added a second photo just because we could.  Enjoy.

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Our Brides in CS Brides

Gabby + Chad

Our bride Gabby Brady and her new husband Chad Pendley had their wedding photograph featured on page 352 in the “Hitched in Chicago” section of the Spring 2013 issue of CS Brides!  I just love it when I can get photos into magazines for my newest friends!  Enjoy.

New Client – Noble Toy Company

We have been helping new clients like hipsters takes to skinny jeans. One of our newest is Noble Toy Company, which is currently working a kickstarter campaign and killing it, click on over and help them out if you can. Noble Toys have been pushing our photos out and recently got them in Time Out Chicago’s Hipsqueak section, check it out here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Learn more about Noble Toys:
http://www.noble-toys.com
https://www.facebook.com/NobleToyCompany

Gabby + Chad’s wedding and the 5 Grain Events Blog!

http://fivegrainevents.com/blog/gabby-and-chads-delightful-wedding-at-the-south-shore-cultural-center-06-16-12

Photographer: Ocken Photography (Chris Ocken + Mona Luan) / Ceremony + Reception: South Shore Cultural Center / Wedding Planner: Five Grain Events (Sara Balsom) / Dress: Pronovias (purchased at Wedding Belles) / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Groom’s Attire: Joseph A. Bank / Invitations: Fitzgerald’s Fine Stationery / Cake: Sugar Fixe Patisserie (Oak Park) / Desserts: Food for Thought / Flowers: Life Made Pretty (Adrianna Amarei) / Caterer: Food for Thought / Music: Dynasty