Greater Chicago Area
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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.
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“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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Questions and AnswersRead More Show Less
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:
- Downtown Chicago
- Chicago Suburbs, North - Schaumburg / Evanston
- Chicago Suburbs, West - Naperville
- Chicago Suburbs, South / Southwest
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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