It was dry when the CARTI Tour de Rock began its annual fund raiser to help fund cancer treatment in Arkansas. By mile 50 there was a flash flood warning for the state.
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!
Jon Lee and Chelsey Thompson married June 9, 2012
We know you already think that we are the best, but we need to prove it to the Knot. Please help us become one of the Knots best in business by clicking here and give us a quick review, you will be registered for a free give and many thanks from us.
Thanks for the great review from Ashley:
Professional + Personal = Perfect Wedding Day Photos
Bob was absolutely wonderful to work with. He’s very personable and wants to try and get to know the bride and groom and cater to your style. As a bride without much knowledge about the photography business and what “shots” I wanted, he knew how to capture it all and his suggestions were great. Overall, I was well pleased with the selection of proofs from the bridal portraits as well as the wedding day. He has a great demeanor and sense of humor that kept everyone light, yet also exerted initiative to keep things moving when taking group shots. With all the stress that can come with the wedding day, I knew that I didn’t have to worry about the photographer (being on time, getting the right shots, etc) which was a huge relief! I really liked that on the day of the wedding he took photos that told a story rather than still, posed pictures. The classic wedding photos of course were posed, but I loved the way he captured, smiles and body language, etc. when you weren’t looking. While the price was a bit out of our range, we understand why now (such great shots!) and realize that splurging on a photographer was totally worth it. I would definitely recommend Ocken Photography to anyone looking for a wedding photographer, I now understand why some call him “one of the best in the business.”
Working with Krystal Bennet of A Pinch of Lovely is always a joyful experience! Here at Ocken Photography we follow her blog weekly and have fallen in love with her style and grace as she walks us all through the latest trends with her amazing designs. Krystal lives and works in Baton Rouge but lately we have seen her work all over the nation! We are excited for the great things to come her way this year and excited for many great opportunities to work with her.
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Photos taken by Jenn Ocken in Baton Rouge.
Huge thanks to Dan Jones at Films By Dan for his patience and dedication to excellence really gave us something to be proud to have out there as a face for Ocken Photography! And also to the Jesse Hiatt Band and Jesse’s song “I’m Ready.” We are really excited to have this original piece as a part of our promo! It expresses the upbeat excitement we have capturing photographs!
Both Dan’s cinematography and Jesse’s New Orleans style band are available for booking for your wedding celebration and events!
Also thanks to Lois Laurent, Danielle Laurent and James Huval and James Peck for also participating in creating such a wonderful promo!
Here are some stills from the day too! Enjoy!
Another email conversation that really touched home this Holiday. We understand all too well everything you loose when a love one passes away. I am so honored and blessed everyday by my clients and my talent to document their life and relationships with my camera! THANKS SO MUCH for the reminder, Anne-Marie, that what we do as photographer means much more than we may know.
On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Fisher, Anne-Marie wrote:
I just want to let you know the wonderful feedback we have gotten from our Christmas card this year! Everyone says it is the best one they have ever seen and they are asking who the photographer is. So just wanted to pass along the great comments we are getting!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
A-M (Anne-Marie Fisher)
From: Jenn Ocken [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 2:44 PM
To: Fisher, Anne-Marie
Subject: Re: Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for passing this along … if you don’t mind with a sample of your card, can we post this on the blog?
This makes my heart smile. You have a beautiful family and they make my passion come to life! Thanks again! If you have not already, you should be getting your frame from Charley very soon. I know he is done with it.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
best . jenn
On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Fisher, Anne-Marie wrote:
Sure, please feel free to use it on the blog! Thanks again for a job well done! I don’t know if I ever told you but my dad was a professional photographer/videographer who died the year after our wedding. I was so sad to think he will never be there to take pictures of my family. Thanks to you I have found someone that he would be proud of to fill his shoes for me.
A-M (Anne-Marie Fisher)
Our clients are sending out their cards and the raves are starting to come in! I LOVE to hear all the great responses the photo cards! I can’t even begin to tell you how much love goes into each one of our cards. Working with our clients helping them celebrate family love and life, especially at Christmas makes are heart sing! Thanks so much for all the joy you all have brought Ocken Photography and keep sending the raves. Here is an email conversation between a client and her sister law!
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kristin Quinn
Date: Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: Package
To: Blair Purgerson
Put package in the mail for u guys today too.
That is the BEST Christmas card!! We love it! Definitely the prettiest and best layout I have seen. I especially love the pic on the back. What cuties’
“I got the picks! Love love love them! Thanks so much, can’t wait until the wedding!!! – Rachel”
Rachel and Noah’s Engagement pictures where take in the French Quarter in NOLA. This is a great example of how Ocken Photography take you on a tour capturing images as you are “motion posing” for our cameras.
Liza Dhamer writes: “I wanted to thank you and Leigh for the fantastic job you guys did photographing our wedding. We had a blast and the photos you took truly capture every detail. I hope you guys had fun too! While it was crazy windy and storm right on our heels… one of my favorite of the bunch is down on the beach! You couldn’t plan the sky in that picture if you tried! (This is my favorite, next to, of course, the photo of the backup mini-bus driver! haha)
Thank you again for all of your hard work. You guys were nothing less than fabulous to work with… I just really am so ecstatic at how great you guys did and we will talk very highly about for a long time… until the next family wedding! When we’ll see you again.”
I got the album and it is gorgeous!!! I just love it. All the photos look so beautiful –
I can’t stop looking through it.
Thank you so much for all the incredible work you did with our wedding photos. I couldn’t have wished for a better photographer. It was so easy working with you from beginning to end. In fact, I’m kind of sad it’s all over!
I’ll definitely let you know if I need anything else in the future, including baby photos.
From a long time client and gallery owner from back home in Ft Wayne IN!
HOW GOOD CAN YOU BE AT YOUR JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!
I finally got to sit down and open these- I got some tears in my eyes!!!!
How am I going to pick any of these to get printed= I don’t have enough walls- I love the family by the trees- we are all smiled and all looked at you!!!
I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU DO IT, BUT DAMN GIRL, YOU DO IT WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charley Shirmeyer -Northside Galleries, Inc.
My answer to his questions … I can do it well because I have wonderful open minded trusting clients! And I love it! Thanks Charley and Christina!! You have a beautiful family and thank you for allowing me to be the one to document them every year!
peace . jenn
Sent to Jenn Ocken in an email today!
“Thanks so much for your amazing work. It was really a pleasure working with you. I love love love the pictures! You have truly captured the essence of the wedding. These are memories we will have for a lifetime and we really appreciate it!”
Candace & William – Married at the Lyceum Dean Ballroon in Dowtown Baton Rouge, LA.