Get ready with holiday cards

Before you know it, the holidays will be here, and Ocken Photography can help you get prepared. We are excited to introduce an exclusive collection of photo cards just for our clients.Each card features the Ocken Photography image of your choice — either one you already have, or one that will be taken in an upcoming portrait session or wedding celebration.These cards are great for holiday greetings, and they also make fun, personalized thank you cards; baby, engagement and graduation announcements; or invitations to any reason to celebrate. Keep the cards blank inside to use them as every day notes.

Click here to view Holiday/Thank you Card templates.

Don’t see quite the right thing? Custom-created cards are also available.
Click here to view Custom Photo Cards and check out our past work.

Contact Ocken Photography in your area for more information or a price quote.

Out of the Box Bridal Show

Attention Chicago Area brides to be! Join us for a fun, relaxed afternoon that will actually help in the planning of your wedding. And mix and mingle with an intimate assortment of Chicago’s hippest wedding vendors—in a crazy cool location—without fighting a crowd of thousands!

Out of the Box Bridal show at Catalyst Ranch
on Sunday, October 21, 2007 from 12pm to 4pm.

Jonn Richardson Video

Another of Jenn Ocken’s passions is blues performers, and she spends quite a lot of time documenting their performances. She created this photo diary of guitarist Jonn Richardson’s last two years — since he won the Albert King Award in 2005. The award is given to the most promising guitarist at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN. Get more information about the blues at http://www.blues.org/.

Engagement in the Rain

Erin and Tony had the best attitudes when the rain came pouring down on us during their engagement portrait! Erin, owner of A Stem Above florists, knows that when it comes to wedding events, the show must go on — despite the weather — and she and Tony agreed to be flexible. We escaped under scaffolding and the El tracks at Lake Street and State Street and photographed away. The available light of the city and reflected light from the rain and puddles lent a special glow to the atmosphere and allowed us to create a beautiful set of portraits. Thanks so much to Erin and Tony for their fearlessness when it came to getting a little wet. We had a great session.

Rachel Frazer

I LOVE them!!! I do not know how we will ever decide which ones to get. There are just so many I really love, I don’t know how I will ever choose. I can’t get over how much I love them. I can’t believe how wonderful the ones in the pool are too! I am already envisioning my wall in the kitchen.

— Rachel, Baton Rouge mom

Janet Lefley & Dan Applebaum

The artist’s book is really beautiful! It is a great collection of some of the really special moments from our wedding. We’re already enjoying looking through it.

— Winnetka, Illinois, married June 2007

Magazine Featured Wedding

Jennifer Jimenez and Tim Fisk are featured in Southern Bride. We photographed their wedding and if you missed the spread, we have it for you here. Click on the pages to view them bigger, and then again to view them extra jumbo size.

Rachael Hoyt & Stephan Brown

Bob Ocken was amazing! He played a major role in making my wedding day

less stressful. Not only is he an amazing photographer, but he is fun and personable. My whole wedding party loved him and loved hanging out with him throughout the day. He was there for me, and made that very clear from the beginning.

— Little Rock, Arkansas, married January 2007

Clare Koller & Dan Brunnert

Ocken Photography did a wonderful job with our wedding. They were professional, easy to work with, organized and very laid back! They took all the anxiety and nerves out of wedding planning, and I knew the pictures from the day would be incredible — and they were!

— Chicago, Illinois, married December 2006