I do most shots myself with a tripod and a shutter remote (you can see it in my hand). I use a 70-300mm zoom and stand about 15 feet away from the camera to get the shallow DOF. It usually takes around 3 tries to get it right.
That's how you do it! Hopefully I'll get a 85mm 1.8 one of these days for some real bokeh porn. Wonderful shot and fit, Berlin.
^ Definately the last one looks best ARW