Photos Get Social (along with everything else)

Yet again, Chris Ocken was quoted in Chicago Style Weddings magazine on page 396 (398 in the digital version) in a story about top photography trends this year.  “It’s essential to make photos viewable on iPhone and iPads and to allow brides access to smaller versions of their images for Facebook, Twitter, and emailing,” Chris said. “In our immediate society, brides and everyone else have come to expect quick and easy access to images from just about anywhere.”

Who knew Chris was so quotable? That could even be him on the cover. (It’s not.) Click here to see if your wedding date is open.

How to Hire a Photographer

Chicago Style Weddings talked with Chris for an article in their current issue about how to hire a photographer. It’s on page 376 (378 in the digital version). “It is also very important that a couple know what style they want — traditional, journalistic, commercial, or a style that combines several elements, like my own fine art documentary approach,” Chris explains in the story. At Ocken Photography we pride ourselves on letting your day unfold while we make wonderful photographs without getting in your way. Click here to see if your wedding date is open.

Stealth Photographers

Ocken Photography is known for our documentary photography approach to weddings, and Chris recently spoke with Chicago Style Weddings magazine about just that. He’s quoted on page 392 (394 of the digital version) of the most recent issue in an article about photojournalism and photographic trends. Chris explained his approach as a “more documentary, realistic style” that really showcases the bride and groom’s style “rather than setting up shots and doing lots of post-production work. Most all of my brides appreciate not ‘seeing’ me much during the day as I work unobtrusively to capture the emotion and setting of what’s happening around me,” he said.

Each of the Ocken siblings works according to these general guidelines, so you’re bound to be pleased — and maybe even surprised — by the moments we capture when you don’t even know we’re there. Kind of like Batman… Click here to see if your wedding date is open.

Feeling the (Bridal) Budget Pressure

Chicago Style Weddings caught up with Chris recently to talk about the pressures brides feel as they prepare for their weddings. You can find the article in the latest issue of the magazine on page 381 (383 in the digital version), but here’s a highlight from Chris on the pressure of creating (and sticking to) a photography budget. “These images are really one of the few things you get to keep after the wedding. Don’t worry about the extra $500 — hire the photographer you feel is going to do the best job for you.”

All the Ocken siblings stand by that advice. (And it’s a big moment when they all agree, people!) Photographs are forever. Click here to see if your wedding date is open.

The best brides are photographed by us!

 

 

Ocken Photography is a wonderful company to work with. We build a trust with all our clients and they love us for it.  Call today and see why we are considered by our clients as the finest photography company in the country.

Kayla Johnson was married to Joel Rogers in June in Conway, Arkansas. The ceremony was held at the beautiful Greene chapel on the campus of Hendrix College.  We have photographed on Hendrix College campus many times and have fully enjoyed all the photos we have taken.

Photo by Bob Ocken

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Capturing the Fine Art of Chicago

Bob took a group of kids from CARTI in Arkansas to visit the great city of Chicago. We toured the cities many museums and sites, shop and had wonderful food and a great time.  This photograph is the view outside our hotel on State Street. Photo by Bob Ocken