How to Hire a Photographer

Chicago Style Weddings talked with Chris for an article in their current issue about how to hire a photographer. It’s on page 376 (378 in the digital version). “It is also very important that a couple know what style they want — traditional, journalistic, commercial, or a style that combines several elements, like my own fine art documentary approach,” Chris explains in the story. At Ocken Photography we pride ourselves on letting your day unfold while we make wonderful photographs without getting in your way. Click here to see if your wedding date is open.

Stealth Photographers

Ocken Photography is known for our documentary photography approach to weddings, and Chris recently spoke with Chicago Style Weddings magazine about just that. He’s quoted on page 392 (394 of the digital version) of the most recent issue in an article about photojournalism and photographic trends. Chris explained his approach as a “more documentary, realistic style” that really showcases the bride and groom’s style “rather than setting up shots and doing lots of post-production work. Most all of my brides appreciate not ‘seeing’ me much during the day as I work unobtrusively to capture the emotion and setting of what’s happening around me,” he said.

Each of the Ocken siblings works according to these general guidelines, so you’re bound to be pleased — and maybe even surprised — by the moments we capture when you don’t even know we’re there. Kind of like Batman… Click here to see if your wedding date is open.

Feeling the (Bridal) Budget Pressure

Chicago Style Weddings caught up with Chris recently to talk about the pressures brides feel as they prepare for their weddings. You can find the article in the latest issue of the magazine on page 381 (383 in the digital version), but here’s a highlight from Chris on the pressure of creating (and sticking to) a photography budget. “These images are really one of the few things you get to keep after the wedding. Don’t worry about the extra $500 — hire the photographer you feel is going to do the best job for you.”

All the Ocken siblings stand by that advice. (And it’s a big moment when they all agree, people!) Photographs are forever. Click here to see if your wedding date is open.

The best brides are photographed by us!

 

 

Ocken Photography is a wonderful company to work with. We build a trust with all our clients and they love us for it. Call today and see why we are considered by our clients as the finest photography company in the country.

Kayla Johnson was married to Joel Rogers in June in Conway, Arkansas. The ceremony was held at the beautiful Greene chapel on the campus of Hendrix College. We have photographed on Hendrix College campus many times and have fully enjoyed all the photos we have taken.

Photo by Bob Ocken

Capturing the Fine Art of Chicago

Bob took a group of kids from CARTI in Arkansas to visit the great city of Chicago. We toured the cities many museums and sites, shop and had wonderful food and a great time.  This photograph is the view outside our hotel on State Street. Photo by Bob Ocken

Featured in Arkansas Bride

We are featured in the new Arkansas Bride magazine. Check out our photograph in the “Photographer Favorite” section. Guess which photo Bob took?  Hint –  it’s the classic and timeless one. We think it’s very “Town and Country”.

Beautiful New Senior Portrait!

“Invest in an Artist…..Photography is forever!”

Ocken Photography’s approach is simple. Fun and relaxing. We offer the flexability of location or studio sessions. For seniors we leave all the “cheesy props behind leaving room for the seniors true personality to emerge. Ocken Photography allows up to 4 outfit changes with unlimited time and locations. Ocken Photography’s approach to the family portraits and the “kiddo” portraits is to allow the natural personalities and relationships to emerge. We have the patiences to let things happen natural. We create photographs that are original to you and your family. Ocken Photography offers two types of maternity sessions. One is for the more reserved woman and the other involves a more artistic approach with fabric wraps. Bridal and engagement sessions are included in our wedding packages but, we can also photograph these for anyone who wishes. All portrait sessions include web viewing for all to see your amazing portrait session.