*Surprise* Meeting at the Beach!

For Jenn and Mitsy Murphy (long time client and now a good friend), the connection at the beach yesterday was a serendipitous turn of events! The day started with a “Hey, how are you doing?” phone message from Jenn. Mitsy called back to reschedule their lunch plans for Jenn’s birthday because the whole family went to the beach on a spontaneous get-away! Coincidently, Jenn was on her way to the exact same beach… with cameras in hand (as always). Mitsy was floored. What are the odds? And like Jenn and her cameras, Mitsy had packed all her white shirts, khaki pants for boys, and her daughter’s sweet summer dress.  So, after Jenn’s scheduled appointment she headed over to make some wonderful pictures of the Murphys.

“Every day I am reminded of how sweet life is,” says Jenn.”This was a perfect unexpected evening with good friends.”


Sweet Baby Catherine

Beautiful Catherine and her family recently enjoyed a photos session with Bob. The resulting images truly reflect her joyful personality!

Melvin: “Little Rock’s Legendary Broom Man”


Melvin, known as “Little Rock’s Legendary Broom Man,” can usually be found in the Heights area of Little Rock. He has been selling brooms for the blind for more than 30 years and is also a cancer survivor. Look for this photo of Melvin in CARTI Perspective magazine.

Gorgeous Gus

Beautiful baby Gus visited Ocken Photography Little Rock for the occasion of his eight-month portraits. What a cutie!

Baby Gus
Baby Gus

Growing Up!

Jenn says thanks to Lani, Nick, and Lawson for allowing her to visit and document the now9-month-old Lawson in the comfort of his own home. Jenn was blessed to be one of the first people to meet Lawson when he was born last September in Baton Rouge. She documented him at just one day old in the hospital.

“It is wonderful to watch children grow up,” says Jenn.



Details, Details & More Details

Joy and Scott’s wedding was just amazing at White Oaks Plantation. Check out how we can capture the details of the day, even as your story unfolds. The flowers and decor in these photos was designed by Fleur Du Jour in Baton Rouge, LA.


Brad and Kristen

Thanks so much to Brad and Kristen for taking your Sunday afternoon and running around Baton Rouge with me to capture your engagement portraits. I am super excited for your wedding in October!!



Outside Pictures Are More FUN!

“Jenn! It was such a lovely day and Lucas told me again that he likes you and
never wants to do his pictures ‘on the inside’ again. : )  I’ve never been
more excited to see the pictures — but I’m having fun imagining them in the
– Lani Laugar


Traveling and Family Time

Through all her travels this past month Jenn found some time to catch up with family and friends. Meet the ever-growing Evan Robert, Chris and Jessica’s son! You met him a few months ago as a newborn, and here he is with my Great Aunt Monie, who lives in Des Plaines, IL. She is kickin’ it at 93 years old — the oldest member of our family, and Evan is the youngest. “It was refreshing to share some time with family while hanging out in Chicago to shoot a wedding,” says Jenn.