Holiday Bokeh

Bokeh:The blur, or the æsthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. The term comes from the Japanese word boke (暈け or ボケ), which means "blur" or "haze", or boke-aji (ボケ味), the "blur quality". 

I have discovered a new love. Holiday Bokeh. I was photographing some recent and favorite ornaments for you all, when I was reaffirmed how much I love shooting wide open. I am fascinated by the way the christmas light sparkle in real life, and I adore the way they blur in photographs. Happy discovery. Happy day. Happy Holidays. 

This is my newest ornament. It's from our first honeymoon. Bluejay and I decided to call our anniversaries honeymoons instead of anniversaries. Because I'm a holiday elf, I get new ornaments from every big event or trip. I'm spoiled :) This is from our camping honeymoon in Duluth. It rained all weekend. Our tent wasn't waterproof. We slept in the car. But we stuck it out. Now it's a memory!

These vintage style ornaments are my all time favorite!

This one is Bluejay's least favorite. He hung it on the back of the tree. I moved it to the front. I like coffee... a lot. So it needed to be up front. And I wanted to remind my mom that in 13 days we get to sit at Starbucks across the table from each other and chat in person. I can't wait!