fueled by caffeine and chaos
My background is in hospitality, restaurants and events so I understand the importance of attention to detail while providing the uptmost customer service. I also know, that time flies when you're trying to juggle the home and work life balance. You're doing so much, that your kids grow right before your eyes! So please, let me take care of what could be a stressful task, and take your portraits. From there, we can choose your favorite images and create custom artwork that you can show off at home.
I started photography when I worked in the restaurant and bar industry. As a nationally known mixologist, bar consultant and barista, I made it a habit to take pictures for social media and even when I was a hobbyist, my photos have been featured in high-profile social media accounts and publications.
Now as the owner and photographer of Spilt Coffee Studio, you may have seen my work on multiple covers of The Real Park Ridge, Park Ridge Neighbors, and Edison Park Neighbors to name just a few.
𝑨𝒔 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏:
☕️ Prior to photography, I was in the restaurant and hospitality industry for over 15 years. I wanted to pay respects to a huge chapter in my life with the name for my studio.
☕️ Caffeine fuels my day. As a working mom, I need all the help I can get. Coffee is my partner-in-crime to be able to wear the hats of being a mother, wife, entrepreneur and creative.
☕️ Last but not least, the photo above represents quite literally the namesake of Spilt Coffee Studio. The name came to me after a sleepless night and a frustrating morning. I was juggling my cup and trying to rush out the door when I spilled my thermos. I started crying, and my amazing husband said, “don't cry over spilt coffee”. While I probably cried harder when he said that, the phrase stuck with me.
That brings us to Spilt Coffee Studio. Life isn’t perfect. I’m here to help you find beauty in life’s messes. I’m going to capture memories of your family the way you want to remember them.
Spilt Coffee Studio is located in the heart of uptown Park Ridge, on the second floor of the iconic Pickwick Theater. The studio is 30 minutes/10 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, and serves Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐨
𝟑 𝐒 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐀𝐯𝐞, 𝐒𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝟗
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐑𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞, 𝐈𝐋 𝟔𝟎𝟎𝟔𝟖