About Me Monday: Christmas Prep | Central Ohio Photographer

I cannot believe Christmas is THIS WEEK!!!! Thankfully, I think I’m ready. Over the past several weeks I have been doing a lot of preparations. For some reason, I am extra excited about Christmas this year and I cannot wait to see everyone, play cards with my family, eat some great food, and watch the kids open their gifts.

We had a great Christmas program at our church this year and I am so thankful to know the true meaning of Christmas. We celebrate this holiday season because God manifest Himself in flesh and came to earth as a baby boy to save His people from their sin’s. Happy Birthday, Jesus!

I hope you enjoy a little look into the Christmas preparations at my house and I look forward to sharing my Christmas with you in next week’s blog post.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!


Got my cards out a little late this year…BUT I got them out.


Our Christmas tree

Kitchen decorations

Even our bathroom looks festive.

Time to wrap the presents

Excited to try some new recipes this year


Photo Challenge Friday | Central Ohio Photography

This weeks photo challenge was actually fairly simple. Take a photo displaying bokeh.

What is bokeh?

According to Wikipedia, bokeh is defined as “the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens” or “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.

About my photo:

I just so happen to have a Christmas tree set up in my home right now and figured it was the best option to create an image containing bokeh.

My settings:

Nikon D750 on Manual Mode: ISO 1250, f/2.8, 1/80 sec

Tamron 24-70mm lens: Manual Focus

Resulting images:


                                                    Major bokeh


                                           Just a touch of bokeh