So this week our theme is “Bokeh”. Bokeh is the “blurry” part of the image, usually the background. I have taken tons of pictures of my kids with bokeh, but for our theme I wanted to try something different. To get some ideas, I Googled “bokeh” portraits and found the ones I was drawn to the most had lights in them. I would have loved to get some images with street lights in them, but that was not possible today. As usual, I wait until the last moment to shoot, but despite my last minute scramble I like what the girls and I were able to come up with. My oldest was getting eaten alive my mosquitos so most of her images were unusable because she looked so upset. Luckily, my little 7 year old was happy to help. I got a new prop and she was more than happy to show it off for me. The flower crown was made by my friend, Kat Morris, aka Kitty, of Fritzi Marie. She makes them in all colors and sizes. Isn’t this one gorgeous??
To achieve good bokeh, I like to shoot wide open. These were all shot at 1.8 with my Canon 85mm prime lens.
Please continue to our next fabulous photographer, Christine Blaylock | Suburban Chicago, IL Newborn & Child Photographer. I cannot wait to see how her bokeh themed images turned out!