lifestyle portraits & custom artwork

A one-stop shop for a portrait session tailored to you and your family needs, with professional-quality prints and custom artwork curated for your home. 

You're a busy parent, and you want to be able to have everything simplified for you and the family. 

As an entrepreneur or business professional, you're looking for digital assets to sell YOU, your brand and your business.

You are here to appreciate a boutique experience that you deserve to have.

What you’re after:

Spilt Coffee Studio is a lifestyle portrait studio located in the heart of Park Ridge, IL. Life's most precious moments deserve to be cherished, and I'm here to capture them in their full splendor. Whether it's a milestone celebration, a family portrait, or a personal branding session, I've got you covered. My commitment to excellence and attention to detail guarantees that your photographs will tell a story that goes beyond words.
Enjoy the difference with a full photography studio experience.

And I am here to
help you see it.

there's beauty in life's messes...

That's what I'm here for!

Good news! You've come to the right place.

Capture those amazing moments and share them with the world.

What if you could…

oh hey there, nice to meet you!

I get it – life gets busy. As a working mom, the day-to-day routine can be a whirlwind. I would know, because I am in the thick of it. I take all the help I can get with a fresh cup of coffee while running multiple businesses with my husband, as we raise our two boisterious boys. But that's why Spilt Coffee Studio was created. I'm here to offer you a touch of luxury in the form of professional photography services. You've got enough on your plate, so let me take care of capturing those precious moments.

Hey there!
I’m Nikki.

Have we met?

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The Studio

Located in the heart of Park Ridge

Tucked away on the second floor of the iconic and historic Pickwick Theater, the studio provides clients with a boutique feel in uptown Park Ridge. The building is just steps away from NW-Line Metra and complimentary street parking. Park Ridge has a small town feel with plenty of specialty shops, beauty salons, delicious restaurants and other small businesses to enjoy. Nearby Rosemont and downtown Chicago offer even more experiences if you want to make a day of it.

The studio itself has minimalistic MCM vibes with a touch of boho and vintage. The north-facing windows offer natural light, and the multiple backdrop options provide different colors and styles for every need. Clients have access to a wardrobe that includes clothing options in muted tones and soft fabrics. I strive to give you a professional, intimate and luxury photography experience conveniently located in Park Ridge. I am here to serve not only the town itself but also the surrounding suburbs and greater Chicagoland area.

Why should you invest in a  professional?


I'm not here to just take photos of you, I'm here to create timeless portraits that tell your story. 
You can't go back in time to recreate those moments that you wish you could when life got too busy. 
That's why it's my job to capture those sentimental moments and to curate beautiful, custom artwork for your home...without the stress of you having to add more to your to-do list. I help at every step of the way, and take care of it all so you don't have to.
The gallery you receive will be beautiful, hand-edited images with warm-tones and subtle vintage vibes. I am more than happy to fulfill any special editing requests! 
My studio offers in-house printing through a professional print lab. Whether you choose a collection or ala carte options,  I ensure the quality and care go into every print, album, and fine art product.

Signature Portrait Sessions

"I’m soooo thankful for your photos 😭😭 You made my bump so so beautiful. I can’t stop looking at our pictures!"

-N, nonprofit @batasole

payment plans available

Family & Motherhood Collections start at $490

If you're looking for cake smash, milestones, or annual holiday family portraits to hang on the wall of your home.

You're a soon-to-be mama (or second, third, fourth, fifth round mama) and want to remember the miracle of life, and have gorgeous maternity keepsakes.

You want to make newborn baby announcements and capture those adorable sleepy, scrunchy faces, fingers and toes. They won't be newborns for long!

This is for you if:

Whether the session be just of the kiddos, the whole family, soon-to-be mama, new sibling addition, or a combination of all of the above, you can trust me to capture those adorable moments. I have tricks and treats to keep everyone entertained during the photoshoot!

Family, Maternity & Newborn

Average Timeline: 2-3 weeks
average client investment is $800-$1800 (including session fee)

Senior Collections start at $390

payment plans available

average senior investment is $600-$1000 (including session fee)

You want a timecapsule of the transformation that has taken place, showcasing not only the senior's physical changes but also of their evolving personalities and aspirations.

(To the senior) Your parents are always taking embarrassing photos of you, and you want to see yourself the way that you want to show off and remember.

As a senior going off into the next stage of education and professional level, they need to level up their social media presence in this modern day life.

This is for you if:

Dear parents: If you look back at your senior photos, what would you like to tell that younger version of yourself? How much have you changed, and how much have you stayed the same? Senior year is such a pivotal time in a young adult's life; it's when they leave the nest of familiar settings and step into the world of growth and challenges. Let me capture those senior portraits so that they can remember their younger self, and annouce this next chapter of their lives.

Seniors & Grads

Average Timeline: 2-3 weeks

"Thank you so much!
I love the photos!

-S, co-founder of

*(all inclusive price) $225 includes both the retainer and photoshoot fee and this includes 2 professional digital images

Headshots start at $225*

each additional retouched
image is $50

You need to update your LinkedIn profile picture. Let's face it, people do look at it. And I am here to make you look (and feel) your best.

You're an entrepreneur who needs digital images for their social media, with a combination of headshots and action shots to showcase you and your business.

You're looking to refresh your bio pic for your website, plus additional digital assets for advertising and promotional materials.

This is for you if:

One of the easiest ways to invest in yourself is with a professional headshot. It makes a first impression in the online world, and it represents who you are as a professional. Having a quality headshot helps establish your online footprint and builds trust with your current and future customers. They want to see who they are doing business with.

Personal Branding & Professional Headshots

Average Timeline: 1 week

payment plans available

Branding Packages
start at $690

average branding investment is
$1000-$4000 with options for marketing materials, website design and social media management

"I love them!!! Thank you soooo much!! Obsessed!! 🥰🥰

-N, interior designer & influencer

Session Retainer Fee

A $295 retainer fee is due to confirm our session date and covers our consultation call, booking, studio time and gallery/slideshow preview.


Everyone has different photography needs, and that's why I offer a variety of digital images, premium print and custom wall art options. These are curated collections and packages to meet most needs but also have ala carte choices as well.
There is no minimum and no limit spend.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million.
Whether it is a social media reel, a highlight/interview video for your business, or a short film to tell a story, I can do that.

Film/Video Add-Ons

There are many perks of a studio with four walls and a roof, but if you're looking for more environmental/lifestyle looks, we can always do outdoor and on-set locations as well. I can scout those or you can tell me the address.

Additional Locations

If you want to look and feel your best with the help of someone else, please let me know if you'd like me to add professional hair and make-up services from local Park Ridge businesses.

Professional Hair & Make-Up Services

Optional Add-Ons

  • Pre-consultation call (or email/text if you prefer)
  • Book date and time with session fee and contract
  • Receive prep and outfit guide

  • (Optional) Hair and make-up services
  • Photoshoot!
  • Choose viewing day before you leave

  • From chosen viewing day (whether in-person or online), you will have access to a private viewing slideshow to view all your edited images!
  • Choose your collection or ala carte options for both digital and fine art print
  • Enjoy your digitals right away, and receive your custom artwork within days/weeks depending on your choices
  • Cherish and display your family portraits with pride!


6. Enjoy

You did it! As time goes on, you will be able to look back at these timeless portraits and cherish them forever. You are allowed to invest in these heirloom keepsakes. You'll be glad you did.

5. Artwork

You've made your decisions on what custom artwork you want to showcase in your home. From there, I will ensure quality goes into creating your wall art/prints. You may pick them up in the studio if you place order through me, or use the slideshow link to have artwork delivered to you directly!

4. Preview

Like I mention in our pre-consultation conversation, I will send you a private viewing gallery/slideshow to view edited images from the session for 14 days. You can choose your collection or ala carte options. There is no limit or required minimum to purchase.

3. Day-of Session

Smile! (Don't worry, the crying photos are some of my favorites too!) Whether our session is in-studio or a requested location, we'll spend our time together getting all the shots we need. I'll make sure to get all the posed and candid moments of our lifestyle session.

2. Details

Once we schedule a date and time for our the shoot, I will send you session information and personalized guides for outfit ideas and general FAQs about the studio and photoshoot.

1. Book

Contact me to inquire about the type of portrait session you are looking for. I will then schedule a call (or we can email/text) to make sure I get all the details, and then I will send you a contract and session fee to book my photography services.

The Process


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3 S Prospect Ave Suite 9, Park Ridge, IL 60068