I am so excited for John and Andrea, who were married last Saturday at Salvador’s Restaurant in Chicago. John was my neighbor when I lived in Chicago, and it was a blessing to be a part of their celebration and meet their wonderful family and friends. Congratulations, John and Andrea!
Hello. I am traveling again and will be available for portrait sessions in Little Rock, Chicago and Memphis in the coming weeks. This is a great time to capture your family for holiday photo cards and gifts! Louisiana families can also book now to reserve a time this fall! Please contact me (Jenn) directly to schedule your portrait session.
Little Rock Portraits
August 14 – 18
Sept. 4 – 13
Sept. 14 – 18
Thanks to Sandy and Jeff Boykin for producing another wonderful Perfect Wedding Guide Show at the Baton Rouge River Center in July. It was a lot of fun to chat one-on-one with brides and watch them enjoy the festivities. And thanks to all the brides who stopped by the Ocken Photography booth!
Congratulations and many thanks to my great friends Reily and Mitsy Murphy, new owners of Lamps and Lighting by Design on Highland Road. I wish them all the best with this new adventure and also appreciate them choosing Ocken Photography to photograph their entire inventory! We can tell you firsthand that they have gorgeous lamps, grand chandeliers, and unique decorative art pieces. You can see them in the store now — Lamps and Lighting will be having an end of the summer sale with 10%-75% off storewide from August 14 to 16, 2008 — and they’re also coming soon online.
And, special thanks to the OP staff for their meticulous work with these images. You did a great job!
We’re proud to report that Bob Ocken has received one of the “2008 Best of Arkansas” photographer awards from the readers of Arkansas Times magazine (who clearly have excellent taste!). Many thanks to all our clients for their continued business.
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
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.
Introducing Jenn Ocken’s new entourage: I am so excited about the people working with me here in Baton Rouge. This summer is already full of great clients and a wonderful new staff!
Left to Right:
Lisa Haefner -Staff- Fine Art Photography Major & Print Making Minor
Kelli Binnigs -Production Director- Graphic Design & Communication Studies Degree with a Fine Art Photography Minor
Jenn Ocken – Photographer
Charlotte Cox -Staff- Fine Art Photography Major
Marie Ross -Staff- Fine Art Photography Major
Not pictured: James Peck -Second Photographer- Fine Art Photography Degree
Capture your family having fun in the sun! I am currently scheduling appointments throughout July 2008 for beach portraits on the Northern Florida and Southern Alabama beaches.
Contact me directly to inquire about details and schedule your portrait. A deposit is required to schedule an appointment.
Click here to view a Beach Portrait
Contact: Jenn Ocken
Thank you for your immediate response to my request for the bridal pictures to be sent to Sameer. As always it is such a pleasure to work with such a professional!
– Nancy Chesson, Marketing and Events Coordinator Louisiana’s Old State Capitol
Thanks to the model, Charlotte Cox, Bustle Baton Rouge for the dress, Rene Uze (hair) and the Old State Capitol for helping me produce such a beautiful portrait.
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:
225-590-3731 or 312-498-0407
It’s the season to schedule your bridal portrait!
Visit Bob and let him create a wonderful work of art of you in your dress.