Pam Steenland & John Crow

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

Courtney McKiernan & Jeff Buckley

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

Hannah Hein & Thayne Munce

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

Cherie Raque & Kevin DiDio

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

Shelly Ulrich & Todd Gustavson

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

Erin Breidenbaugh & Jason Feffer

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

Holly Larkin & Todd Scochran

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

Kim Rosenfeld & Chris Lee

Chris and Jennifer Ocken were fantastic. Their pictures were beautiful, they were so incredibly friendly and willing to meet and discuss our interests in what we wanted, and the results were perfect. They made our picture-taking as painless as possible, actually making it quite fun and were SO prepared for every moment that our pictures were better than we could have hoped. We recommend Ocken Photography with utmost certainty.
— Chicago, Illinois, married June 2004

Laura Wolfe & Jason Swain

Jennifer made the day fun, which calmed many nerves (including my mom’s). And her flexibility before, during, and after our wedding day has been so helpful. We recommend Ocken Photography highly for price and quality.
— Chicago, Illinois, married July 2004

Heather McDonald & Jeremy Jones

I’m not sure we could have had a better photographer. Jennifer was so nice and seemed to just blend in. When we received our proofs it then seemed she was everywhere at once. We had so many great photos it was truly hard to narrow it down. Some of them looked straight out of a wedding magazine.
— Dallas, Texas, married July 2004

Brian Keller & Beth Schoenhard

We would definitely recommend Ocken Photography. They were so amazing and so wonderful to work with. They really listened to what we wanted and we are so happy with our pictures. We have received so many compliments on our photos. They had a great turn-around time on our proofs — we had them back within a week or two of our wedding. Ocken Photography has been a pleasure to work with and we plan on using them again when we have kids!

— Chicago, Illinois, married July 2004