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Cage and Aquarium

Wedding Photographer
Main Office Location:
1803 W Byron #104
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Contact: Shelley Anderson
Phone: 312/725-2243
Service Area:

Greater Chicago Area


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Special Offer or Discount

Here Comes The Guide brides receive $100 off their wedding package when mentioning this offer!


Services Offered

Her colleagues say Shelley’s love of everything wedding-related is absolutely contagious and inspiring. And her involvement in hundreds of weddings (including her own!) proves her insight and experience is unmatched. She is organized, detailed, and with her keen and artistic eye, able to capture beauty in even the tiniest of details. Her presence while shooting a wedding is calm, collected, and comforting. Brides really love working with Shelley—she is always happy to chat about your big day and is brimming with ideas! Her images are natural and storytelling, with an urban edge. And backed by a talented team of second shooters, Cage and Aquarium will be there every step of the way to capture every important moment of your wedding day.

All Wedding packages include:

  • Full day of coverage by two photographers
  • DVD of high-resolution images
  • Online proofs

A la carte items are also available, including an engagement session with a DVD of high-resolution images, custom designed albums, proofs in a custom photo box, and canvas wrapped prints. Combined DJ and photography packages are offered at a discounted rate for both services.

Questions and Answers

What 3 words best describe your work?

Photojournalistic, creative, professional.

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

When Shelley Anderson and Tyler Huffman, co-owners of Cage and Aquarium, fell in love and tied the knot, combining their professional specialties into one became the next natural step in their lives together. With her deep-rooted love for photography, Shelley began photographing weddings in 2004. As a lifelong musician of many instruments, Tyler expanded his appreciation of music and became a deejay in 2007. As the two grew in their separate fields, it all suddenly made sense to fuse them together. The couple combined their creative forces to create a premier Chicago event company.

What have weddings taught you?

That we love to photograph them! Being a wedding photographer isn’t for everyone, but I feel like I definitely found my niche. Since photographing more than 200 weddings—and attending my own—I still absolutely love the wedding day and everything that comes with it. I enjoy meeting couples during the planning process because there are so many fun things about to happen in their lives. The wedding is one of the most significant of these occasions, and I am honored when asked to photograph this special moment.

Why should someone hire you?

Because we are passionate about what we do. We look forward to capturing the candid, emotional moments of each unique day that will help couples cherish their wedding photos forever.

About This Company

Imagine the convenience of booking both an incredible wedding photographer and a rockin’ DJ company in one fell swoop—and for a reasonable price! If this combined package of two major wedding vendors is right up your alley, look no further than Cage and Aquarium—a premier Chicago event DJ, photography, and live music service.

While you aren’t required to book both their DJ and photography services, it makes a lot of sense. Not only will Cage and Aquarium give you a nice price break, but it’s also really important for your DJ and photographer to be on the same page. As the DJ emcees the flow of events at your reception, it’s crucial that the timing and communication with the photographer is on point. That way, your photographer will effortlessly capture all the major moments and formalities. Needless to say, Cage and Aquarium has this teamwork down to a science.

Cage and Aquarium Covers These Areas:

  • Illinois
    • Downtown Chicago
    • North Chicago Suburbs / Schaumburg / Evanston
    • South/Southwest Chicago Suburbs
    • West Chicago Suburbs / Naperville
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that Cage and Aquarium normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.

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