Thanks for a great year!

2010 has been an exciting year at Ocken Photography, and as it winds to a close, we thank you for your business.  We are gearing up for new weddings, more portrait and continuing with our corporate clients. We look forward to you all being a part of the new year to come.

All of us here at Ocken Photography, we wish you all the best this Holiday Season and much happiness in the New Year.

Announcing 2010 Winners!

The results are in!

The 2010 KATV Arkansas A-List winners have been revealed. Be sure to check out the Winner’s Page to see the complete list of winners announced in each category. We want to express our appreciation for all our fans who voted and love the OP!

9 year-old Ocken starts her career…

Bob’s 9 year-old daughter, Maddy, assisted her dad and Jenn at a bridal shoot last week in northern Michigan. Jamie Anne (the bride) had a great time flirting with Maddy’s camera. At one point Maddy had such great confidence to ask her aunt Jennifer to move out of the way. Below is a sample of her work from the shoot, and

one was displayed as an 8×10 at the wedding. We are so proud of our little Maddy!

Robert Ocken Sr.

We lost a very important person in our lives. Our dad was our rock and he will be missed.

Robert James Ocken Sr., husband and beloved father of five, passed away May 23, 2010, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, due to complications from heart surgery. He was 67.

Born March 2, 1943, in Evanston (Chicago), Illinois, Robert or Bob, as he was known to friends, lost his father as a young man, before he had even graduated Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne, which he did in 1961. He began college at Purdue University in Fort Wayne, and for a time made his living as a disc jockey, but then enlisted in the Air Force in 1964. He married Kathleen Duesel on March 28 of that year in Arcola, IN.

Initially stationed in Salina, Kansas, Bob’s Air Force service eventually moved his growing family to Guam in 1966, and there son Thomas David Ocken joined older brothers Robert James Jr. and John Martin, who had been born in Kansas. Bob served as an inventory specialist, ordering supplies to repair B-52 bombers being used in the Vietnam War.

The family returned to the United States in 1968, and moved to Missouri, where Bob was stationed at Whiteman AFB. He left the Air Force and returned to Fort Wayne in 1969, where son Christopher Michael was born, as well as daughter Jennifer Lynn. He applied his military know-how to a new career as a warehouse floor and operations manager, first for American Hoist in Fort Wayne, and later for Carter Precision and Atlantic Machine Tools in Houston, Texas, as well as Flexible Metal in Atlanta, Georgia.

But Fort Wayne was always his home, and he and Kathleen returned in 2001. Throughout his life, Bob was known for his easy laugh and his penchant for woodworking and home renovations, as well as for keeping everything he might possibly someday need in the basement. He loved to travel and will be remembered as always ready for an adventure with his children,whether on the golf course, through Texas and northern Mexico by VW van, or putting together a bridal show in Baton Rouge.

Preceded in death by his father, John (Jack) Ocken, and mother, Bernice Ketter Ocken, Bob is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his two brothers, Jack Ocken of Roanoke, IN, and Tom Ocken of Albuquerque, NM; his sister, Mary Ocken Hess of Roanoke, IN; and his five children, Bob Jr., John, Tom, Chris, and Jennifer, as well as 13 grandchildren.

Holland loves his daddy


Holland loves his daddy. I’m sure he will get lot’s of hugs and kisses this Father’s day. Check with Bob for more Facebook specials on portrait sessions and prints for your special dad. Also, look for our amazing new senior portraits to be posted soon.

Look for the Little Rock office on Facebook

The Joy of Spring Portraits is in the Air

Kids are having a good time posing for Bob’s spring portraits. Ok, Maybe not posing, but looking good. There is still time to book your session before school gets out and the great summer 2010 starts. this includes Senior portraits as well. Session times are 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.. Call for availability. 501-663-1868. Sign up for our email newsletter and get a discount on your first portrait session or prints order. Offer Ends May 5th.