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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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Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Chris and his assistant Mona were beyond amazing! Words cannot even begin to describe how well they handled our family! Everyone thought they were long time friends with us as how easily they interacted with everyone and how comfortable the made everyone feel. Chris and Mona did an AMAZING job of managing our crazy family (both my husband's family and my family consists of divorced and remarried parents (some of whom do not get along the best). He did a great job getting all our photos done so we could enjoy some time together even after pictures before the reception started. We are so happy to have found Chris. We intend to use his services as we grow our family to document our lives together through images!
Chris and his assistant Mona were beyond amazing! Words cannot even begin to describe how well they handled our family! Read more...
Chris and his assistant Mona were beyond amazing! Words cannot even begin to describe how well they handled our family! Everyone thought they were long time friends with us as how easily they interacted with everyone and how comfortable the made everyone feel. Chris and Mona did an AMAZING job of managing our crazy family (both my husband's family and my family consists of divorced and remarried parents (some of whom do not get along the best). He did a great job getting all our photos done so we could enjoy some time together even after pictures before the reception started. We are so happy to have found Chris. We intend to use his services as we grow our family to document our lives together through images! Read less
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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:
2+ years 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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