We are the Knot Best of Weddings 2013

YOU ALL are so awesome, and WE are extremely grateful. Thanks for helping us prove to the world what you already know. For over 20 years we work hard every weekend to create timeless treasures for generations of your family to see. You have trusted us to capture the most important moments on your wedding day. We love what we do for you, we love to see your joyful faces when we show you the photographs.  And we love to create the perfect wedding album for you to share with your children, and watch your grandchildren flip through.

We love to show off what we do, so please take some time and visit our galleries and Facebook pages for Arkansas and Chicago. And be careful, we are totally doing the happy dance right now as we type!

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Jon Lee and Chelsey Thompson married June 9, 2012

More of our Brides in CS Brides

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Our bride Kristin Mays and her new husband Louis Levine view the wonderful skyline, wait a minute, they aren’t even looking! Kristin and Louis had this wedding photograph featured on page 335 in the “Marketplace” section of the Spring 2013 issue of CS Brides! I just love how many photos we are getting into magazines for our newest friends! We added a second photo just because we could. Enjoy.

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Tis the Season to, well, get engaged

Ocken photography is looking forward to meeting all the newly engaged couples and help with their wedding planning. You know we make the most amazing wedding photographs, but did you know we also have the best wedding vendor referrals? Like Shelia Vaughtis a great consultant, Becky Clements has some of the best floral designs, Joe Snell really knows how to rock withCentral Arkansas Entertainment. Lets us know how we can help.

Enjoy!

Help Us Become #1 on The Knot

We know you already think that we are the best, but we need to prove it to the Knot. Please help us become one of the Knots best in business by clicking here and give us a quick review, you will be registered for a free give and many thanks from us.

Thanks for the great review from Ashley:
Wedding: 5/5/2012

 

Professional + Personal = Perfect Wedding Day Photos
Bob was absolutely wonderful to work with. He’s very personable and wants to try and get to know the bride and groom and cater to your style. As a bride without much knowledge about the photography business and what “shots” I wanted, he knew how to capture it all and his suggestions were great. Overall, I was well pleased with the selection of proofs from the bridal portraits as well as the wedding day. He has a great demeanor and sense of humor that kept everyone light, yet also exerted initiative to keep things moving when taking group shots. With all the stress that can come with the wedding day, I knew that I didn’t have to worry about the photographer (being on time, getting the right shots, etc) which was a huge relief! I really liked that on the day of the wedding he took photos that told a story rather than still, posed pictures. The classic wedding photos of course were posed, but I loved the way he captured, smiles and body language, etc. when you weren’t looking. While the price was a bit out of our range, we understand why now (such great shots!) and realize that splurging on a photographer was totally worth it. I would definitely recommend Ocken Photography to anyone looking for a wedding photographer, I now understand why some call him “one of the best in the business.”

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

First Dance Fever

Put a little spring in your step — it’s time for the first dance! Be sure to check out page 418 (digital page 420) of the latestChicago Style Weddings magazine to see our photograph sprawled out all over. This shot is one of my favorites and was taken at the Wilder Mansion outside Chicago.