Our Anniversary Photo Session
Back in October, Finn & I posed for a little anniversary photo session with our wedding photographer (Gina Cristine Photography). Gina is amazing at weddings (check out the stunning pictures she took at ours!), and wants to continue her relationships with her clients well after they say, “I do.” So in order to get the word out about her new anniversary session options, she asked us to pose for some pics one night downtown.
We figured it would be a fun night, and it gave us an excuse to get dressed up and hit the town…with a photographer documenting it all, of course. Gina advised us to go with a glamorous look, that would work with the beautiful Chicago architecture and dimly lit restaurants we planned to shoot at.
I honestly had nooooo idea what to wear. It’s not like I have a closet full of ballgowns. So, I tried Rent the Runway for the very first time. I’m not exactly a fashionista, and I certainly don’t keep up with famous fashion designers or know labels…at all. I really just wanted a dress that was beautiful, elegant, and most importantly FIT! There’s a Rent the Runway storefront in Chicago, so I went there about a week before our photos to try on some options. It was fun to look at all of the gorgeous gowns and play dress-up, but I ultimately didn’t find what I wanted right then and there at the store.
I came home in a bit of a panic, and immediately started looking at Rent the Runway online to see if they had anything in my size and available. I found this black dress, ordered it, and crossed my fingers that it would fit when it arrived the next week. Thankfully it fit like a glove. And boy was the quality nice. I can see why people like their designer labels. After my wedding dress, this was the nicest garment I had ever worn on my body.
All in all, a fun night with my favorite guy. He’s definitely a keeper.
So cheers to a wonderful 2015! We hope everyone enjoys their New Year’s Eve. We’ll see you bright and early tomorrow in 2016.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.