DIY Coffee Creamers

Tacoma, WA

Last weekend I had some gals over and we made DIY coffee creamers a long side our coffee tasting party. Some of you coffee enthusiasts love it black, but I personally like to add a little something to my cup of jo’. And while coffee’s great, sometimes creamers are not; they can be loaded up with artificial flavors and preservatives. So wether you like a steamy Chemex brew or an iced coffee in your favorite hipster mason jar, below you will find some of my favorite recipes to go a long with it!

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I bought the above canning jars to put our various creamers in. Add equal parts of half and half or heavy whipping cream with regular milk or sweetened condensed milk. Depending on your milk tolerant you can always just use almond milk or all half and half. I personally don’t like sweetened condensed milk, so I just used half and half. Then you can add a variety of the below ingredients depending on what you want or mix it up to what sounds good to you!

Maple Almond – 1 tbsp maple syrup and 1 tsp pure almond extract

Cinnamon Vanilla – 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)

Mocha – 2 tbsp cocoa powder and 1 tsp espresso powder/extract

Coffee – 1/2 tbsp espresso powder or espresso powder/extract

Vanilla Hazelnut – 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp hazelnut extract

Once all your ingredients are added, just shake really well for a few minutes. I have looked into trying a lavender and honey creamer soon too for this summer! Let me know how it went for you and if you have other ideas as well, please comment below!

Shawna & Matt Wedding at Historic 1625 Place

Tacoma, WA

Shawna and Matt were married last weekend on 3/14 (Pie Day) and celebrated at Historic 1625 Place with lots of yummy homemade pies. Their day was nothing short of lots of joy, laughter, happy tears and a beautiful union. Lauren Kelley Photo let me tag a long on this big day, and it was a blast to shoot together! I had a blast roaming around this industrial area with them. Congratulations Matt & Shawna!

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Shamp Wedding

Tacoma, WA

This was my last wedding of 2014 and it ended with a beautiful November day! I was totally expecting it to rain this day, but it must have been fate because it was a gorgeous sunny day in the Pacific Northwest! Heather and Josh were married at the rustic Steilacoom Town Hall. This adorable venue was perfect for their fall wedding.
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Dorsey First Look

Camano Island, Washington

Sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains was not the only showcase of this beautiful day; Becky also took her groom and guests breath away with her stunning beauty. Here is a first glimpse of the Dave and Becky’s first look on their wedding day.
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Beautiful Belize

Here is a little – well large – showcase of this stunning small beach wedding! I was so honored to be able to be a part of this day and fly down to Belize for part of the week. Such a lovely setting for a wedding – right on the water and in adorable little cottages. Congratulations Jeremy & Heather!

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Andrews Wedding

Glendive, Montana

Carly and Kaleb painted bursts of joy all throughout their wedding day. Such an amazing couple with caring family and friends that made this day so special. It was such an honor to be able to travel to Montana to shoot this wedding. Congratulations Carly and Kaleb!
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First Glimpse

Glendive, Montana

Carly and Kaleb were married last weekend on July 12th. It was such an honor to photograph their wedding! Their first look was probably one of THE sweetest moments I have shot so far in my career. So of course, I had to blog about it first thing. It has been fun shifting through some of their photos and I am very excited to share with you all more soon from this glorious day! Congratulations Carly and Kaleb!

 

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