Having the Ockens as our wedding photographers was one of the best decisions we made during our planning. They made us feel very comfortable on our big day. It really felt like we being photographed by our friends. The photos they took are fabulous — really beyond words. Our friends and relatives are raving about them! Also, I know that we will continue to use the Ockens for our family milestones.
— Winnetka, Illinois, married August 2006
Chris Ocken was wonderful to work with.
He was comfortable and funny all day long, and throughout the album process he has been completely helpful and flexible with everything.
— South Bend, Indiana,
married September 2006
I wanted to thank you again for the great job you did at our wedding. The photos turned out great and were exactly what we were looking for… everyone else loves them too! It’s hard to find a photographer who isn’t afraid to try new things and be different, but Jenn knew how to be creative and get the shots we wanted. We both highly recommend her.
— Chicago, Illinois, September 2006
Jennifer Ocken is by far one of the best photographers out there. I have never felt more comfortable with someone. I met with four different photographers before deciding to bring her from Chicago to Cleveland for my big day. That was the best decision I made! She took the time to meet everyone and know who was important to me so that she could capture them in her photos on my special day. She was extremely helpful in holding things, helping me out if I needed her, and acting like “one of my girls”! Her artistic eye is amazing! You don’t even know she is there and when you see your photos, they are absolutely amazing and beautiful. I can now look forward to having children and having Jennifer capture all of those wonderful moments.
— Cleveland, Ohio, married June 2006
He was a joy before and during the wedding. The pictures are literally works of art. He kept the mood light during the wedding day — even while he was keeping things moving along very very well. I couldn’t recommend Chris Ocken more.
— Chicago, Illinois,
married October 2005
We wanted to tell you how much we loved having you do our wedding photography. I was so emotional (and stressed!) that day, and you were such a big help. We just really appreciate you and we loved your fun personality. We love they way there is a picture of nearly everything possible — and all the pictures that we didn’t even know about. Some of the things you did with the light are amazing! We will treasure them forever and are so happy to have such a great set of pictures to remind of us of the special day.
— Lake Zurich, Illinois, married August 2005
Jennifer was truly wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. Her enthusiasm and energy were contagious and made the photography aspect of our wedding enjoyable. Best of all, the pictures were outstanding! It really is possible to get great pictures and have fun at the same time.
— Elgin, Illinois, married May 2005
My wife and I were thrilled by Bob’s work. He listens to what you are looking for and understands what is expected. He has a wonderful eye and an even better personality. Bob ensured that we will have beautiful memories of our wedding.
— Little Rock, Arkansas,
married May 2005
The Ockens were amazing. They captured our day beautifully with elegant and artistic photos. We were happy to see moments we didn’t remember from our whirlwind day.
— Chicago, Illinois, married October 2004
Chris was fantastic to work with: casual, accommodating, and a helpful supporter during the wedding day when my family was too busy to calm me down! If my husband and I had to plan our wedding all over again, we’d make sure Chris was involved.
— Oak Park, Illinois, married October 2004
Chris Ocken did a fantastic job capturing the essence of our day! My husband and I appreciated the amazing quality of his work, as well as his fun, easy-going personality. Chris caught all of the unique moments and really told the story of our special day through pictures. We have already recommended the Ockens to a number of our friends and
will continue to do so for years to come!
— Barrington, Illinois, married November 2004
Jennifer was wonderful. She was not pushy but helped the flow of the wedding. We did not have a wedding planner or a bridezilla so we needed someone to help. She put corsages on people and helped bustle the bride, meanwhile taking hauntingly beautiful B/W and vibrant colors of dancing and toasts. She was a pleasure to work with.
— Charleston, Arkansas, married October 2004