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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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Urban Glam Wedding at Loft on Lake

Real Wedding Ideas: #city - urban, #dahlias, #glam, #gray, #program, #warehouse - industrial

An artistic shot of the wedding bands.

The wedding bouquets have a soft combination of peach, purple, green and white flowers.

The satin wedding gown, buttoned and sashed.

The bride's low bun and teardrop earrings highlight the back of her gorgeous strapless dress!

The twigs give this flower arrangement a rustic twist. We adore the pale green hydrangeas.

White wooden chairs and pale peach rose petals lining the wedding ceremony aisle.

The groom flashes a smile as he suits up before the ceremony. We love the monochromatic look of his white tie against a crisp white collared shirt.

Kelly and Jeff spiced up the traditional ceremony program with some clever commentary! Okay, okay. It was probably just Kelly.

The exquisite bridal bouquet, full of white hydrangea, cafe au lait dahlias, peach roses, sherbet ranunculus, majolica spray roses, silver brunia, dusty miller, scabiosa pods, silver dollar eucalyptus and tree ivy accents.

A stunning image of the bride and groom sharing a kiss. Every bride should have this photo!

The bride wore a simple white veil for the ceremony.

The bride sharing a laugh with her bridesmaids. We love that although each bridesmaid dress is gray, they're all different styles!

Strike a pose!

The couple look so relaxed hanging out on the bridge. This photo has a cool, urban edge.

The newlyweds take a stroll along the LaSalle Street Bridge.

This series of images taken outside in downtown Chicago are so modern! We're willing to bet many of these are framed around the bride and groom's home...

Pink and white escort cards clothes-pinned to ribbons of lace and burlap.

The reception room. Simple, low table centerpieces, dusty lavender table cloths, and peachy-pink napkins.

This pink ombre ruffed cake is to-die-for! It's perfectly perched on an elevated glass cake stand.

The bride and groom taking a spin on the dance floor.

The bride's mermaid gown has beautiful movement at the bottom!

The bride showing off her glam rhinestone cuff.

Wedding Photographer: Cage and Aquarium
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Wedding Reception Venue: Loft on Lake
Wedding Catering: Phil Stefani Signature Events
Wedding DJ: Cage and Aquarium
Wedding Planner: Naturally Yours Events
Wedding Flowers: Pistil and Vine
Wedding Cake: Luscious Layers
Wedding Videography: Windy City Productions
Wedding Officiant: Judge Pete Church
Ceremony Music: Quartet Parapluie
Wedding Transportation: Chicago Trolley
Wedding Invitations: Julie Hanan Designs
Bridal Makeup and Hair: Morgan Blaul

You Need To Know...
Vendor Type { Photographer }
Company Founded { 2007 }

Verified Reviews from Real Brides & Grooms

“Shelley Anderson is an amazing photographer, I appreciated that she truly listened to my thoughts and ideas, but also added her expertise.”

“The pictures were urban, creative, unique, and gorgeous.”

“Shelley was very open to all suggestions. I stressed to her that I did not want to be posed or have any cliché shots. I wanted very natural pictures, and just wanted the pictures to tell the story of the day. I was very happy with Cage and Aquarium’s work.”

“We had our pictures in 6 weeks! Great turnover, I’d say. They even rushed a ‘Thank You’ shot for us so we could get our thank you cards out in a timely manner! They were very accommodating.”

Her prices were VERY reasonable and she was very open to negotiate services based on our budget.”

“The moments were all captured and the style of the photos was exactly what we wanted—modern, quirky and romantic.”

“I was not at all concerned about my wedding photography for a second. It was the only thing that I had complete peace of mind over.”

“They were incredibly personable and followed up with us on a consistent basis from start to finish.”

“Our photos were great and no essentials were missed. They provided us with the photojournalistic style that we wanted.”

“They were unbelievably supportive, friendly and made the process so easy. They had great suggestions and were a true pleasure to work with.”

“I always suggest Cage and Aquarium for future brides, and everyone I show my wedding shots to compliments me.”

“Cage and Aquarium was one of the most professional vendors we worked with. I give them top marks.”

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