Visit Lamps and Lighting by Design in Baton Rouge

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!

Definitely “A Stem Above” –
Erin and Tony’s Wedding!

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

Erin and Tony\'s wedding day

Meet the Staff – Baton Rouge

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

Nancy Chesson – Old State Capitol Event Coordinator

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 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

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.