Bob in LA

blog_3858-21Bob took a trip to Baton Rouge, LA (get it?) to photograph Rachel Robert and Chase Menard’s wedding at an amazing church. The St. Joseph Cathedral was originally constructed in 1789, and it was a pleasure to document a wedding in such a glorious structure. Their reception was held at the equally beautiful Old Governor’s Mansion, and Rachel made a stunningly beautiful bride.

OP Chicago Voted One of the Best


Ocken Photography has been voted one of Chicago’s best wedding photographers (in the top 5%!) for 2008 by Project Wedding. We are honored by this award and thankful for the votes.

If you haven’t already, please feel free stop by the site and leave us a glowing review (hee hee hee):

An Inviting New Arkansas Bride


Check out Reagan Moffitt in our latest ad in Inviting Arkansas magazine. Reagan never stopped smiling throughout our entire shoot, and it was quite contagious. Because of her, the photographs are guaranteed to make you smile — or in this case laugh.

Save the Date — Shannon Watford

From Shannon in an email to Jenn:

“I can’t thank you and Bob enough for working with us so quickly on this. We love the outcome of both the photo shoot and the Save the Date cards more than we could have imagined. You two are brilliant.”



Love in Her Eyes

Noah and Shannon are getting married in New Orleans. Jennifer is shooting the wedding and Bob shot the engagement session in Little Rock, where the couple lives.  Bob said he used many of the couples ideas in the portraits session, making it a very personal group of photographs. Shannon is going to be a beautiful bride. Noah is a lucky man!

Upcoming Memphis and Chicago Portraits with Jenn

Your favorite family and children’s portrait photographer is coming soon
to a city near you. Contact her now to reserve your portrait session!

Memphis: May 17 to 19 and May 26 to 28
Chicago: May 20 to 25

*only one Saturday appointment in Chicago is available: May 23 at 8:00 am
Call Jenn to schedule: 312.498.0407

Meet Jenn for a portrait at the Beach!


June 6 to 13, 2009: Fort Morgan Beach, Gulf Shores
and surrounding Alabama/Florida beaches

Beach Pricing: $325, includes online proofing and an 8×10 artist print
*50% deposit is required when scheduling an appointment

Call the Baton Rouge studio to schedule!

Smith-Hengens Wedding

Lauren Smith and Scott Hengens had a beautiful, small ceremony at the Houmas House for just their family. Even though it was raining, we had a great time!

“Thank you so much for the time and energy you gave to me and Scott on Saturday,” says the bride. “You were unbelievable. You didn’t let the rain stop you, and you kept such a positive attitude! I have had so many people tell me what a great job you did and what a wonderful person you were to work with. I am so excited to see the pictures because I know they are going to be beautiful. I cannot thank you enough.”