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.
Jenn Ocken rules! Not only did she spend an amazing weekend photographing the 24th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and visiting with her “blues family,” she was honored with the Blues Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year Award. “I was so honored and speechless,” Jenn says. “I just love the Blues Foundation and its mission. No matter how long blues artists have been in the music industry, they all benefit from the organization. I want to thank Joe and the Blues Foundation for such a great honor — and I will see you at the Blues Music Awards in May!”
We are participating in Bloomingdale’s “Pre-Wedding” Party event on March 6, 2008, at the Home & Furniture Store at Medinah Temple in Chicago.
Please come by and visit us!
Chris was fantastic. He immediately became part of the family. No one knew he was the photographer. Best of all, our pictures are breathtaking…. They capture each expression, each emotion. Our friends and families all say they are the best photographs they have ever seen. Chris will be part of us forever.
— Long Island, NY (married in Chicago, December 2007)
Chicago-based Ocken Photographer Chris has long been a political junkie, and he’s pleased to be on the run with the presidential candidates once again.
Although Chris covered Bill Clinton’s campaigns in the 1990s for the Associated Press, this time around, he’s chasing Mike Huckabee — a continuation of a project he started in graduate school.
Much has changed since then, as you’ll note from Chris’s 1998 photo of Huckabee campaigning for governor during a boat trip down the Arkansas River (above), which contrasts quite starkly with his photo of a much-thinner Huckabee amidst the microphones on his 2008 Iowa Caucus campaign bus (below).
More pictures coming soon… as long as Huckabee keeps performing well.