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

Kasey Dunn & Todd Morgan

Jenn and Chris were FABULOUS!! They were so pleasant to work with throughout the entire planning process. The day of the wedding was chaotic, horrible weather, and quite a few unexpected events, but they made the most of it and we could not be any more pleased with the way our pictures turned out.
— Lake Forest, Illinois, married September 2006