Spring Portrait Travel Schedule – Jenn Ocken

Spring is here and I am hitting the road for portrait sittings all over the country. Check out my travel schedule for the coming months, and contact me directly to schedule an appointment.

Little Rock AR – April 6th – 14th

Memphis TN – May 3rd – 7th

Chicago IL – (two weekends) April 25th- 27th and May 11th – 12th And then Back in Chicago in the early Fall for the first two weeks of September

Weekend dates are also still available for Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette, LA.
Visit my updated Fine Art Gallery to see my latest work!

I can be reached at:
jenn@ockenphotography.com
225-590-3731 or 312-498-0407

Volunteer of the Year – Jenn Ocken

Jenn Ocken rules! Not only did she spend an amazing weekend photographing the 24th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and visiting with her “blues family,” she was honored with the Blues Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year Award. “I was so honored and speechless,” Jenn says. “I just love the Blues Foundation and its mission. No matter how long blues artists have been in the music industry, they all benefit from the organization. I want to thank Joe and the Blues Foundation for such a great honor — and I will see you at the Blues Music Awards in May!”

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Nancy McGee – Mother of the Bride

I just saw the first of the pictures, they are great! Thank you so much for all of your hard work, and especially your enthusiasm. It is was catching and comes through in your pictures — exactly what Kelly and I hoped to see. Thanks for making Kelly and Kevin’s new life together so memorable. You certainly have a gift and we all appreciate your talents and YOU.

— Nancy McGee, mother of the bride

Baton Rouge’s First Out of the Box Bridal Event!

Planning a wedding in Baton Rouge?

Save the date for a fresh take on a bridal event… If you want to have some fun with your fiancé in the midst of planning your big day, join us as Out of the Box Bridal presents Baton Rouge’s first ever:

ENGAGING COCKTAIL PARTY, an evening designed with the BRIDE in mind.Mix and mingle with an intimate assortment of Baton Rouge’s hippest wedding vendors without fighting a crowd of thousands!

Where: Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2008Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: FREE!
Out of the Box’s Engaging Cocktail Party is open to all engaged couples (and their entourages).

Pre-registering online is suggested so that you may skip the registration line the night of the event.RSVP at www.outoftheboxbridal.com, print out your ticket, and head straight in!

Also, visit our blog (http://ootbbr.blogspot.com) for the most recent happenings at Out of the Box Bridal. Leave us a comment or suggestion, as we’d love to hear from you. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you there!

THANKS!

Thanks so much to all the clients who ordered personalized holiday cards this season! More than 2000 photo cards were ordered from Ocken Photography, and we had a particularly impressive response in the Baton Rouge market. These cards will be back next year, and remember that we can also design personalized thank you cards and note cards for use throughout the year!

I have appreciated working with all of you and wish you a safe Holiday Season. See you in 2008!

Get ready with holiday cards

Before you know it, the holidays will be here, and Ocken Photography can help you get prepared. We are excited to introduce an exclusive collection of photo cards just for our clients.Each card features the Ocken Photography image of your choice — either one you already have, or one that will be taken in an upcoming portrait session or wedding celebration.These cards are great for holiday greetings, and they also make fun, personalized thank you cards; baby, engagement and graduation announcements; or invitations to any reason to celebrate. Keep the cards blank inside to use them as every day notes.

Click here to view Holiday/Thank you Card templates.

Don’t see quite the right thing? Custom-created cards are also available.
Click here to view Custom Photo Cards and check out our past work.

Contact Ocken Photography in your area for more information or a price quote.

Jonn Richardson Video

Another of Jenn Ocken’s passions is blues performers, and she spends quite a lot of time documenting their performances. She created this photo diary of guitarist Jonn Richardson’s last two years — since he won the Albert King Award in 2005. The award is given to the most promising guitarist at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN. Get more information about the blues at http://www.blues.org/.

Engagement in the Rain

Erin and Tony had the best attitudes when the rain came pouring down on us during their engagement portrait! Erin, owner of A Stem Above florists, knows that when it comes to wedding events, the show must go on — despite the weather — and she and her fiancé Tony agreed to be flexible. We escaped under scaffolding and the El tracks at Lake Street and State Street and photographed away. The available light of the city and reflected light from the rain and puddles lent a special glow to the atmosphere and allowed us to create a beautiful set of portraits. Thanks so much to Erin and Tony for their fearlessness when it came to getting a little wet. We had a great session.

Rachel Frazer

I LOVE them!!! I do not know how we will ever decide which ones to get. There are just so many I really love, I don’t know how I will ever choose. I can’t get over how much I love them. I can’t believe how wonderful the ones in the pool are too! I am already envisioning my wall in the kitchen.

— Rachel, Baton Rouge mom

Magazine Featured Wedding

Jennifer Jimenez and Tim Fisk are featured in Southern Bride. We photographed their wedding and if you missed the spread, we have it for you here. Click on the pages to view them bigger, and then again to view them extra jumbo size.