A perfect day!

Congratulations to Jordan and Ben Cargill, who where married at the Galloway Chapel in Ferndale, Arkansas on October 20. They live in Dallas and we are so happy they choose Ocken Photography to celebrate with them and a very small collection of friends and family.  We are honored to be a part of their day. Enjoy!

Distinctive bridal portraits

Bob Ocken loves to shoot brides! And nobody photographs brides like he does. Ocken Photography only creates a handful of these caliber portraits a year, why not make your portrait one of them? Bob’s clientele are some the best and most exclusive brides in Arkansas and around the country. Bob says, ” I love pushing the boundaries of my creativity and to me this portrait feels like it was shot in the Caribbeans. But it was shot using only one flash in very exotic backyard in central Arkansas, no flight necessary.” Enjoy!

New Client – Noble Toy Company

We have been helping new clients like hipsters takes to skinny jeans. One of our newest is Noble Toy Company, which is currently working a kickstarter campaign and killing it, click on over and help them out if you can.Noble Toys have been pushing our photos out and recently got them in Time Out Chicago’s Hipsqueak section, check it out here.

To Learn more about Noble Toys:
http://www.noble-toys.com
https://www.facebook.com/NobleToyCompany

Gabby + Chad’s wedding and the 5 Grain Events Blog!

http://fivegrainevents.com/blog/gabby-and-chads-delightful-wedding-at-the-south-shore-cultural-center-06-16-12

Photographer:Ocken Photography(Chris Ocken + Mona Luan) / Ceremony + Reception:South Shore Cultural Center/ Wedding Planner:Five Grain Events(Sara Balsom) / Dress:Pronovias(purchased atWedding Belles) / Bride’s Shoes:Badgley Mischka/ Groom’s Attire:Joseph A. Bank/ Invitations:Fitzgerald’s Fine Stationery/ Cake:Sugar Fixe Patisserie(Oak Park) / Desserts:Food for Thought/ Flowers:Life Made Pretty(Adrianna Amarei) / Caterer:Food for Thought

New bike for Orbea USA’s website

Check out the brand new redesigned Ordu Gold time trial bike. With new ergonomic and aerodynamic upgrades you can go as fast as it looks. Bob and Ocken Photography have been working with Orbea for close to a year now. “I have one of the best jobs ever!”  — Enjoy!

Rhino Photo

It’s very funny, I shot a photograph of a Rhino at the Little Rock, Arkansas Zoo in 1996 when I was working or the Associated Press.  I keep seeing that photo all over the place, I just saw it in the Houston Chronical.  I have seen it in papers in Europe.  I seemed to be haunted by a photo o a rhino, and that’s a good thing!  What do you think?

5 years in Chicago Social Brides

It’s difficult to believe that I have been working with CS Brides for 5 years already, which means I have been working in Chicago for 11 years now!  Congratulations to Chicago Social Brides on a beautiful 5th anniversary edition and a great launch party.  We all look forward to another 5!