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Ocken Photography

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL 60622 US (map)

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312-970-0225

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ABOUT US

Our approach is simple: We document your day. We are there for you, and we do what we can to help your celebration go smoothly—all the while capturing spontaneous, natural moments among... Read more
Our approach is simple: We document your day. We are there for you, and we do what we can to help your celebration go smoothly—all the while capturing spontaneous, natural moments among family and friends as the day unfolds.

We reach beyond photojournalism to tell your wedding story in fine art images, each infused with the unique atmosphere, emotion and personality of your event. We consider it an honor to be part of your most celebrated day, and urge you to simply wrap yourself in the moment—only later will you realize your most beautiful memories have been preserved in photographs. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We can do most enhanced techniques, but we are mostly a documentary photography firm, we like to create classic, timeless photographs
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
As a working journalist, I can photograph in any lighting conditions. From the very very dark, to the the brightest sunny day.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We photography exclusively in digital format.
How many photographers do you work with?
We have three lead photographers and two associate photographers. You know your photographer the day of our first meeting.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, we want to the best possible job for you and limit ourselves to only one event per day. And rarely do we shoot more than one wedding per weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have several backups in place, but it should be known that we have never missed and event.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We bring much more equipment than we need. However, we only bring camera and flashes with us, not a huge setup. Our goal it to photograph the event and not to be noticed.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Always, the worse thing that can happen for us is to not be able to shoot because of broken equipment. We always bring backups.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We have a set charge for a specific number of hours, then and hourly charge after that.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
We are there for you on your day, so we can extend or come early as you need. There is an hourly charge for anything over the agreed upon amount, but we make sure you understand that before we extend the hours.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Traditionally at weddings the client provides a meal because we don't like to be 'away' from the bride. Which means we usually don't take a break per-say. We do take small sections of downtime, but only when the occasion calls for it.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, we have been all over the world photographing weddings. Traveling to shoot photographs is one of our favorite things. Remember, it's better to have your photos in town than half way around the world. So take us with you!
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
We generally have the enhanced proofs online for you to view and share around 10 days after your wedding. We really like to beat you back from your honeymoon.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
We put the edited and enhanced proofs online for you, then your get the high resolution files via download in JPG format. The files are large enough for you to print whatever size you wish.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Any product we give the client is theirs to keep forever.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, we offer usage rights. Which gives you the right to print anything you wish for as long as you wish. The only thing you can't to do is profit from the images by selling them to ads or magazines or anything like that.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, we try hard to get our photos listed and published. If you are not comfortable with this, you may easily opt out.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, our basic package includes a copy of the high resolution edited and enhanced files.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Of course, photos online is the best and easiest way to share your memories with family and friends.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We have classic and contemporary albums for you to choose from. Also, we are happy to find new and unusual ways to display your photos if you choose.
When will the client get the final album?
The album process takes about one month. This may seem long, but we want to make sure you have input and like the way the album is going to look before we print it.

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Ren
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Bob Ocken is the only photographer i would use for any event.
Bob Ocken is the only photographer i would use for any event.
Bob Ocken is the only photographer i would use for any event. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Bob was an amazing photographer. He took amazing pictures..so many that I'm still having trouble deciding which ones to put on my walls. I am not a big fan of the "cheesy" photos, which is one of the reasons I love Bob. He did such a amazing job on engagement and bridal portraits and family photos and pics throughout my wedding night...but what he also manages to catch are the intimate, real moments. He has a knack for taking beautiful photos when you don't realize...and many of these shots are my favorites.
Bob was so easy and fun to work with.....highly recommend using him!!!
Bob was an amazing photographer. He took amazing pictures..so many that I'm still having trouble deciding which ones to Read more...
Bob was an amazing photographer. He took amazing pictures..so many that I'm still having trouble deciding which ones to put on my walls. I am not a big fan of the "cheesy" photos, which is one of the reasons I love Bob. He did such a amazing job on engagement and bridal portraits and family photos and pics throughout my wedding night...but what he also manages to catch are the intimate, real moments. He has a knack for taking beautiful photos when you don't realize...and many of these shots are my favorites.
Bob was so easy and fun to work with.....highly recommend using him!!! Read less
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Janis
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Bob Ocken is absolutely the kind of photographer/artist you want working on your wedding. He will make sure to capture everything that is important to you on your special day. He is extremely professional, knows how engrained he needs to be in the festivities, and our guests enjoyed his presence. He does amazing engagement sessions, as well!
Bob Ocken is absolutely the kind of photographer/artist you want working on your wedding. He will make sure to capture Read more...
Bob Ocken is absolutely the kind of photographer/artist you want working on your wedding. He will make sure to capture everything that is important to you on your special day. He is extremely professional, knows how engrained he needs to be in the festivities, and our guests enjoyed his presence. He does amazing engagement sessions, as well! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We requested simple straight forward photography to document the day. We weren't into angled shots or pictures of my shoes and the like that are so popular. Bob and his assistant did a great job of listening, getting the pictures we wanted, and taking a few of those other trendy photos that we thought we didn't want. Turns out I am very glad he took those pictures as well, many of them ended up in our wedding album.
We requested simple straight forward photography to document the day. We weren't into angled shots or pictures of my shoes Read more...
We requested simple straight forward photography to document the day. We weren't into angled shots or pictures of my shoes and the like that are so popular. Bob and his assistant did a great job of listening, getting the pictures we wanted, and taking a few of those other trendy photos that we thought we didn't want. Turns out I am very glad he took those pictures as well, many of them ended up in our wedding album. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that Chris Ocken was a part of our special day. He is such a great guy and knows how to handle pushy wedding families. He put me at ease with his sense of humor and knowing Chris was behind the camera meant that was one less thing I had to worry about. He worked seamlessly with our coordinator allowing all of our special moments to be captured perfectly. He was perfect!!!
I am so happy that Chris Ocken was a part of our special day. He is such a great guy and knows how to handle pushy wedding Read more...
I am so happy that Chris Ocken was a part of our special day. He is such a great guy and knows how to handle pushy wedding families. He put me at ease with his sense of humor and knowing Chris was behind the camera meant that was one less thing I had to worry about. He worked seamlessly with our coordinator allowing all of our special moments to be captured perfectly. He was perfect!!! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Bob is an incredibly talented photographer who produced a beautiful set of images, giving us exactly what we wanted and more. He is extremely creative, professional, dependable, and an overall pleasure to be around. As soon as our initial meeting began, I knew Bob was a perfect fit. He was clear and efficient, guided us throughout the entire process, and the end result was better than I could have imagined. Thank you Bob!
Bob is an incredibly talented photographer who produced a beautiful set of images, giving us exactly what we wanted and Read more...
Bob is an incredibly talented photographer who produced a beautiful set of images, giving us exactly what we wanted and more. He is extremely creative, professional, dependable, and an overall pleasure to be around. As soon as our initial meeting began, I knew Bob was a perfect fit. He was clear and efficient, guided us throughout the entire process, and the end result was better than I could have imagined. Thank you Bob! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris was very professional. He captured every moment of our wedding day. I am more than happy with the quality of images he delivered. I would recommend his services to anyone who wants an exceptional photographer with a creative eye for their wedding or special event.
Chris was very professional. He captured every moment of our wedding day. I am more than happy with the quality of images Read more...
Chris was very professional. He captured every moment of our wedding day. I am more than happy with the quality of images he delivered. I would recommend his services to anyone who wants an exceptional photographer with a creative eye for their wedding or special event. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris is fun, personable, creative, professional and awesome at what he does. He was more knowledgable than our wedding planner at informing us of what to expect and providing direction in regards to the big day and how it would flow. No fake smiles when working with Chris. It was so fun looking at our pictures for the first time. He captured moments that we will remember forever, and was never "in your face". We are very happy with Ocken Photography.
Chris is fun, personable, creative, professional and awesome at what he does. He was more knowledgable than our wedding Read more...
Chris is fun, personable, creative, professional and awesome at what he does. He was more knowledgable than our wedding planner at informing us of what to expect and providing direction in regards to the big day and how it would flow. No fake smiles when working with Chris. It was so fun looking at our pictures for the first time. He captured moments that we will remember forever, and was never "in your face". We are very happy with Ocken Photography. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris and Mona were beyond amazing for our wedding! My whole family and new family loved them! And we will be using them again!!
Chris and Mona were beyond amazing for our wedding! My whole family and new family loved them! And we will be using them Read more...
Chris and Mona were beyond amazing for our wedding! My whole family and new family loved them! And we will be using them again!! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris was amazing to work with! He was so fun and energetic and my wedding party and family loved him! I've been in weddings before where the photographer makes you take millions of pictures and we often got bored, however, Chris knew exactly what he was shooting for and once he got it, we were done! Our pictures turned out phenomenal, two months later my husband and I are still looking at them daily! We had a blast and will definitely be recommending Ocken Photography to all of our friends and family.
Chris was amazing to work with! He was so fun and energetic and my wedding party and family loved him! I've been in Read more...
Chris was amazing to work with! He was so fun and energetic and my wedding party and family loved him! I've been in weddings before where the photographer makes you take millions of pictures and we often got bored, however, Chris knew exactly what he was shooting for and once he got it, we were done! Our pictures turned out phenomenal, two months later my husband and I are still looking at them daily! We had a blast and will definitely be recommending Ocken Photography to all of our friends and family. Read less
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Ocken Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank Abby! You are the best... I was in Fort Wayne over new years, and every time we went out to eat I was SURE I was going to see you or someone in your family!

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