A Pletcher Family Christmas Tradition: 2016 Holiday Photo Shoot

Ever since we were married (6 years ago! I can’t believe it!) We get our photo taken each year for our Christmas card!  After 6 years of doing this, I’m going to call it a Pletcher family Christmas tradition!

Rent The Runway Monique Lhullier Dress for a Christmas Tradition The Pletcher family Christmas tradition with Rent the Runway and Tommy Hilfiger A Christmas tradition with blogger, Ashley Pletcher and her husband wearing Monique Lhullier and Tommy Hilfiger. Blogger, Afternoon Espresso, shares her Christmas tradition with her Glam Holiday Card. A Christmas tradition for Joey and Ashley, blogger of Afternoon Espresso. The details of this Monique Lhullier dress from Rent the Runway are stunning! Blogger Ashley Pletcher and her hubby enjoyed photo for their Glam Christmas Card. Snuggling up in the forest with this glamorous Christmas card idea! Tommy Hilfiger tuxedo and Reindeer bowtie details are perfect for this holiday glam Christmas card. These Asos bow pumps are the perfect addition to this gorgeous Monique Lhullier dress from Rent the Runway Going glam this year in Monique Lhullier ball gown from Rent the Runway for the Afternoon Espresso Blog Christmas Card.

Me:  Monique Lhullier Dress from Rent the Runway // Asos Pumps // Gold Bag (old) Love this one better! // Crystal Dot bracelet // Michele Watch 

Joey:  Tommy Hilfiger Tuxedo // Reindeer Bowtie and Pocket Square // White Shirt // Magnanni Shoes 

This year’s Christmas card was so fun!  I really wanted to do a glam card because we hadn’t done one yet!  Don’t worry, I’m not going to go all Kardashian with you with our Christmas tradition (Really, though, I always look forward to their card each year, but they didn’t do one this year! I am so bummed!)  Anyway, Joey and I hardly ever get our photo taken other than the occasional selfie.  Even when we travel, it’s usually just us so we take the photos individually.  I think this is the perfect way to document each year of us! Joey usually grumbles a little when I start prepping for it each year, but by the end of the shoot his inner model self comes out and he secretly loves it.

Some of our other Christmas traditions include watching A Charlie Brown Christmas while wrapping presents, Christmas morning crepes, and snuggling in our pajamas with some mulled wine on Christmas Eve!  I’m so looking forward to a relaxing weekend with friends and family!  What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Photography by Merritt Lee