Set your camera on your tripod Attach your camera to your tripod with all moving parts secured down. This will make things a lot easier if you are capturing more than one portrait, or if you are taking a group portrait with yourself in the photo too.
Set your camera to manual Make sure to set your camera to manual or aperture priority, and set a large aperture such as 1.8. The larger the aperture, the more effective the bokeh will be.
Set up your lights Suspend your LED or fairy lights so that they will be in the background of your portrait.