We started our southern wedding season a bit early this year — thank you! — with a wedding in Chicago and Dallas. Congratulations to Lauren and Rob, who were married at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Their reception was held at the beautiful Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens. The couple lives and works in Dallas, we look forward to working with them throughout the years.
YOU ALL are so awesome, and WE are extremely grateful. Thanks for helping us prove to the world what you already know. For over 20 years we work hard every weekend to create timeless treasures for generations of your family to see. You have trusted us to capture the most important moments on your wedding day. We love what we do for you, we love to see your joyful faces when we show you the photographs. And we love to create the perfect wedding album for you to share with your children, and watch your grandchildren flip through.
We love to show off what we do, so please take some time and visit our galleries and Facebook pages for Arkansas and Chicago. And be careful, we are totally doing the happy dance right now as we type!
Another of our brides, Anne Stover and her new husband Andrew Ruder, made it into Chicago Social Brides! We had a great time traveling with them to their Ludington, Michigan wedding. The couple was married in a gorgeous small church and had a beautiful barn reception. Anne and Andrew’s wedding photograph featured on page 356 in the “Hitched in Chicago” section of the Spring 2013 issue! I just love how many photos we are getting into magazines for our newest friends! (we posted the photo in color and full crop) Enjoy.
When not working with brides, we really like to join forces with great partners like The Left Bank Jewelry, a wonderful little wedding boutique on Webster in Lincoln Park. Susan Metropoulos has a great collection that includes just about every bridal accessory you might dream of and probably some you haven’t! And all with a wonderful French flair. Check out her lovely ad, featuring an Ocken Photography photo, in the current CS Brides on page 275. Then finish the job by paying her a visit, and heck, why not check in with us too? We’d love to take some photographs for you as well!
Our bride Kristin Mays and her new husband Louis Levine view the wonderful skyline, wait a minute, they aren’t even looking! Kristin and Louis had this wedding photograph featured on page 335 in the “Marketplace” section of the Spring 2013 issue of CS Brides! I just love how many photos we are getting into magazines for our newest friends! We added a second photo just because we could. Enjoy.
Our bride Gabby Brady and her new husband Chad Pendley had their wedding photograph featured on page 352 in the “Hitched in Chicago” section of the Spring 2013 issue of CS Brides! I just love it when I can get photos into magazines for my newest friends! Enjoy.
If one day could be any more fun, I am not sure how. Caitlin and Jonathan’s wedding was just the right amount of extra fun! Caitlin’s wedding dress was inspired by her own personality, while Jonathan didn’t wear anything near traditional, straight down to red socks! It all came together at the wonderfully kooky Catalyst Ranch in Chicago. Photos by Chris Ocken and Mona Luan
Ocken photography is looking forward to meeting all the newly engaged couples and help with their wedding planning. You know we make the most amazing wedding photographs, but did you know we also have the best wedding vendor referrals? Like Shelia Vaughtis a great consultant, Becky Clements has some of the best floral designs, Joe Snell really knows how to rock withCentral Arkansas Entertainment. Lets us know how we can help.
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Thanks for the great review from Ashley:
Professional + Personal = Perfect Wedding Day Photos
Bob was absolutely wonderful to work with. He’s very personable and wants to try and get to know the bride and groom and cater to your style. As a bride without much knowledge about the photography business and what “shots” I wanted, he knew how to capture it all and his suggestions were great. Overall, I was well pleased with the selection of proofs from the bridal portraits as well as the wedding day. He has a great demeanor and sense of humor that kept everyone light, yet also exerted initiative to keep things moving when taking group shots. With all the stress that can come with the wedding day, I knew that I didn’t have to worry about the photographer (being on time, getting the right shots, etc) which was a huge relief! I really liked that on the day of the wedding he took photos that told a story rather than still, posed pictures. The classic wedding photos of course were posed, but I loved the way he captured, smiles and body language, etc. when you weren’t looking. While the price was a bit out of our range, we understand why now (such great shots!) and realize that splurging on a photographer was totally worth it. I would definitely recommend Ocken Photography to anyone looking for a wedding photographer, I now understand why some call him “one of the best in the business.”