Chicago’s new mayor

Chris has had a busy couple of weeks balancing photos of the new mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel, the president when he has been in town, and multiple cabinet members, with his busy portrait and wedding schedule.  But not to worry, he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Brides Choice Award

Ocken Photography has been chosen for the 2011 Brides Choice Award for excellence in service.  Thanks to everyone at Wedding Wire and the brides that voted for us!

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Visit to Israel – again

I have just returned from Israel on assignment with Gov. Mike Huckabee again this year.  It was interesting being there during all the protest.  We never say any evidence of the protest while we where in country, we felt very safe.  Maybe safer than here in Chicago!

I will be posting photos from the trip over the course of the next week or so – some from Jerusalem, some with the governor, and some from around the country.  Enjoy.

Israel - Mount of Olives looking towards the Dome of the Rock and the old city.

Best Photographs for 2010

We are proud to publish our best wedding, portrait and commercial photography for 2010. The photographs are a mix of our all three of us, Bob, Chris and Jennifer, with some assistance thrown in for fun. This work comes from all over the world — Israel to northern Michigan. And yes, in hour hometowns of Chicago, Little Rock and Baton Rouge.

Maya and David’s November extravaganza

Maya Toral and David Yuen braved the November elements to head down to Sox Park for outdoor photos.  Oh it was cold, but we persevered .  Then we all headed inside to Union Station and finally back to the Hotel Palomar for the nuptials and reception. It was a bit cold but a great time for everybody, especially since we where watching football on a phone.