Creating Bokeh with Christmas Lights

This is year number 3 with my inspiration photo by

I have learned quite a few things in the past 3 years and have tried to develop my own style.
I do have to give this photo a ton of credit
because it is what inspired me to learn.

So lets start where it all began.
this photo

My first year (2011) with my new camera
this is what I ended up with

Then the next year (2012)
I tried this

Now we are in present day

This year I did my set up in a room with a bed and a large window

To edit the photos
I use
CoffeeShop PowderRoom 2
Florabella Actions
Bokeh Overlay Tutorial



  1. What brand of backdrop stands do you have? I'm trying to figure out what is a good brand to get. Thanks!

    1. I bought it off of amazon from I am not very happy with it though. I cracked all the knobs on it after I tightened them up to make the backdrop stand higher. This happened the very first time I used it. I never complained, I just figured out how to make it work for me. I still use it with the crack knobs but if I start doing newborn photography again I am going to get a new one. If you find a good one please let me know :)

    2. Thanks! I ordered one off Amazon: Limostudio. It just feels a little un-sturdy but no cracked knobs for me yet. The Cowboy Studio reflector stand I got feels a bit more sturdy. Maybe checkout some of what Cowboy Studio has on Amazon?


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