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Erin Foster (owner of A Stem Above) and Tony Olszewski tied the knot in Chicago in May 2008, and it was an awesome celebration from the beginning to end. The priest was a life-long friend and made the ceremony something to remember. The speeches brought tears to everyone’s eyes—especially the bride and groom! The cake was beautiful, and Erin and her team from A Stem Above rocked the house on the reception decor. It felt like there were 10,000 candles at the reception, and the flowers gave such life to the space, which was part of the old Marshall Field’s building downtown.

Working with Erin on weddings for the past few years has been a treat, and to be a part of her day was a special honor. Erin and Tony, we wish you all the best in all your adventures together as husband and wife!

Erin and Tony’s Wedding Celebration

A Stem Above

Erin and Tony\'s wedding day

OP Chicago in the news

Chris was quoted on June 2, 2008, in Crain’s Chicago Business for an article about how the economy is impacting the wedding industry. However, we’re fortunate to have great clients who continue to get married despite the high price of gas. Thank you! Click here to check out the article if you’d like.

We are participating in Bloomingdale’s “Pre-Wedding” Party event on March 6, 2008, at the Home & Furniture Store at Medinah Temple in Chicago.
Please come by and visit us!

Pre Wedding Event

Marion and Harry Waving

Chris was fantastic. He immediately became part of the family. No one knew he was the photographer. Best of all, our pictures are breathtaking…. They capture each expression, each emotion. Our friends and families all say they are the best photographs they have ever seen. Chris will be part of us forever.

— Long Island, NY (married in Chicago, December 2007)

Chicago-based Ocken Photographer Chris has long been a political junkie, and he’s pleased to be on the run with the presidential candidates once again.

Although Chris covered Bill Clinton’s campaigns in the 1990s for the Associated Press, this time around, he’s chasing Mike Huckabee — a continuation of a project he started in graduate school.

Much has changed since then, as you’ll note from Chris’s 1998 photo of Huckabee campaigning for governor during a boat trip down the Arkansas River (above), which contrasts quite starkly with his photo of a much-thinner Huckabee amidst the microphones on his 2008 Iowa Caucus campaign bus (below).

More pictures coming soon… as long as Huckabee keeps performing well.

Out of the Box Bridal Show

Attention Chicago Area brides to be! Join us for a fun, relaxed afternoon that will actually help in the planning of your wedding. And mix and mingle with an intimate assortment of Chicago’s hippest wedding vendors—in a crazy cool location—without fighting a crowd of thousands!

Out of the Box Bridal show at Catalyst Ranch
on Sunday, October 21, 2007 from 12pm to 4pm.
For more information visit the Out of the Box Bridal site – http://www.outoftheboxbridal.com/


Please visit come and visit with us at the Wedding Party at Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store at Medinah Temple in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, October 16 from 6 – 8pm.

Please visit come and visit with us at the Wedding Party at Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store in Oakbrook Center on Wednesday, October 17 from 6 – 8pm.

Patrick is a sly one. He hired us to photograph him actually proposing to his girlfriend. She said yes and everything turned out great!

The artist’s book is really beautiful! It is a great collection of some of the really special moments from our wedding. We’re already enjoying looking through it.

— Winnetka, Illinois, married June 2007

Ocken Photography did a wonderful job with our wedding. They were professional, easy to work with, organized and very laid back! They took all the anxiety and nerves out of wedding planning, and I knew the pictures from the day would be incredible — and they were!

— Chicago, Illinois, married December 2006

Jenn and Chris were FABULOUS!! They were so pleasant to work with throughout the entire planning process. The day of the wedding was chaotic, horrible weather, and quite a few unexpected events, but they made the most of it and we could not be any more pleased with the way our pictures turned out.
— Lake Forest, Illinois, married September 2006