Archive for 'Holiday'

 

They’re HERE!  I am finally ready to announce my most anticipated sessions of the year.  My Fall & Holiday mini sessions often sell out quickly, so this year I’ve opened up more dates, including weekends because I adore my new and repeat clients who wait all year for this. These shorter sessions are perfect for busy families who are ready to update their family portraits or create stunning 2017 Holiday Cards.

Holiday Family Mini Sessions will be held  here in beautiful East Bay, South Bay and  San Francisco, we have so much to choose from that there is surely something that fits your family style, urban, woods, garden, fall leaves, etc!  I have also added a new locations this year for my repeating clients! (THANK YOU for being such amazing clients for many years!)  Check out my location guide  and just pick your location and time from the calendar below! Holiday Mini sessions will be focused on photojournalistic ‘lifestyle’ portraits: portraits of your family interacting, candids, and kids playing in the leaves and some formal poses!

It is very important to me that clients have a printed memory on their wall to enjoy and cherish for many years, therefore, my holiday mini package includes professional prints!  Professional prints make great gift for grandparents and family members as well!

2017 Fall Holiday Mini Session – only $175

  • Welcome Email with wardrobe advice and session preparation
  • 25 Minute Outdoor Session in natural light up to 5 immediate family members
  • Private Online Ordering Gallery to choose from
  • 2 professional prints – size 8×10
  • 1 Digital Holiday Card** – so popular!! 
  • Custom Mobile App ** my clients love this!!
  • Online Card Ordering Gallery through Minted.com   **

Due to time constraints, mini-sessions are not available for babies under 4 months old or groups larger than 5.  Please schedule a full family session for newborn and large group/ extended family portraits.  If you would like to do an outfit change, studio ” modern & classic” session, special locations, Napa Session , Golden Gate Bridge, session at your home, etc, please schedule a full Family Session!  Please E-mail at photo@aikacardin.com for availability.  ** These items are included with purchase of digital file package.  Additional professional prints and digital files are available for purchase.

For babies and toddlers, please make sure session time doesn’t conflict with children’s nap time!

 

DATE & LOCATION 

SAN FRANCISCO

October 1st, Sunday– Palace of Fine Arts  SOLD OUT

1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm

October 1st, Sunday – Presidio SOLD OUT

4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm

October 21st, Saturday – Legion of Honor 

10:00am, 10:30am, 11am

October 21st, Saturday – Palace of Fine Arts 

1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm

October 21st, Saturday – Presidio SOLD OUT

4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm

 

EAST BAY

October 13th, Friday – Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek  SOLD OUT

3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm

October 14th, Saturday – Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek  SOLD OUT

3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm

October 20th, Friday – Heather Farm, Walnut Creek  SOLD OUT

4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm

November 3rd, Friday – Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek SOLD OUT

3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm

November 11th, Saturday ( Veterans Day) – Central Park, San Ramon  SOLD OUT

9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am

November 11th, Saturday – Markham Natural Park, Concord – Fall colors SOLD OUT

2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm

November 17th, Friday – Markham Natural Park, Concord – Fall colors SOLD OUT

2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:15pm, 3:45pm

November 18th, Saturday – Markham Natural Park, Concord – Fall colors  SOLD OUT

2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:15pm, 3:45pm

 

SOUTH BAY

 

September 23rd, Saturday – Stanford University, Stanford 

1:00pm, 1:40pm, 2:20pm, 3:00pm

September 23rd, Saturday – Sharon Park, Menlo Park

4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm

October 28th, Saturday – Vasona Park, Los Gatos 

9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am

October 28th , Saturday – Stanford University, Stanford  SOLD OUT

1:00pm, 1:40pm, 2:20pm

October 28th, Saturday – Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto SOLD OUT

4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm

 

If the available time doesn’t show up in drop down list on the date of session below, it means it’s already taken.  Please E-mail me to get on the waiting list! photo@aikacardin.com


 

 

Turn around time : 

You will receive your private online gallery in 1-2 weeks, online gallery is hosted for 2 weeks and you will receive your prints order in 1-2 weeks.  Purchaed Digital files will be available to download in 1-2 business days after order is received.

**Digital Holiday Card  is a web-sized digital card (not recommended for printing) for you to share on Christmas day by email / social media. I will customize your card with one of your 8×10 prints image or purchased digital files with below overlay (I will have new ones, too!). Aren’t they super cute?  This digital holiday card has been SO POPULAR and I see them posted all over on social media on Christmas day! Your customized digital card will be e-mailed to you in first week of December for you to share !

**Custom Mobile App is a digital photo album that you can take with you on the go and easily let you share your beautiful photos with your friends and family!  Purchased digital files will be added to the mobile app. You can download your Mobile App to your phone and tablet!  It’s really cute and my clients LOVE it!

**Online card ordering gallery through minted.com.  Minted.com is a online card printing site and offers beautiful and high quality holiday cards. Your purchased digital files will be uploaded to minted.com website by me for your convenience! All you have to do is pick your favorite design and your holiday cards are done. How easy is that??

Additional products:

*Professional Prints starts from $45 ~. Digital file Package starts from $325~. ( 10 for $325, 15 for $375~). All digital files are high resolution, individually retouched and ready to share with friends and family!

Repeating Clients :

Repeating family clients will receive additional 2 digital files with purchase of digital package!

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Payment of session fee is due upon booking to secure your spot through above calendar.  Deposit is non-refundable should you cancel but  is it transferable to another date you wish to amend your booking .  $25 fee will apply for rescheduling within 10 days of session date.  In the event of adverse weather, sessions will be rescheduled to nearest available date.  You will receive email with our exact meeting location 3 days before your session date.

*Please use non- AOL Email address when you schedule a session.  Somehow, my server doesn’t communicate well with AOL Email address and I won’t be able to reply to AOL Email.

Schedule your Holiday mini session today!  Looking forward to creating your holiday memories!!

 

Featured on Minted!  My clients photos are featured in 2017 Holiday Card Collections !  I LOVE the quality of the products and designs Minted. offer!

 

 

My Portrait studio is located in downtown Walnut Creek!  Studio session is perfect for headshot, newborn, baby and family portraits!

 

Holiday Fall Mini Session at Old Borges Ranch, Heather Farm, Pace of Fine Arts, Legion of honor, Stanford University, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Vasona Park in Walnut Creek, Concord, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Menlo Park, San Jose, Hilsborough, Redwood City, San Ramon, Danville, Pleasanton, Dublin, Alamo, Lafayette, Oakland, Piedmont, San Francisco.

 
December 01, 2016
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Thank you all for coming to my Holiday Photo Booth at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek!  I enjoyed photographing your little ones in adorable holiday outfits! Please read below instruction before visiting online gallery!

How to order:

1: Add all images you like in shopping cart !

2: Photo Booth fee include 1 high res file, please enter promotion code at check out to redeem. Promotion code is your last name. 

3: If you would like to receive professional prints by Christmas, please place order by December 11th. Professional prints make great gift to family members as well as keepsakes for Holidays.  Digital files are instant download.

4: Share the link, share the images with friends and family to show off your adorable little ones!!!

*** Online Gallery ***

Online galley is up for 2 weeks only. Please complete your selection by December December 15th.

November 16th Wednesday

November 17th Thursday

November 19th Saturday

 

I hope you enjoy your pictures and have a wonderful Holidays!

 

Best, Aika

 

I LOVE Holiday season because all family members get together for Thanksgiving and Christmas!  It’s a perfect time to create family portraits with grandparents with grandkids, multi-generation family group portraits to enjoy for many years to come!  My schedule is looking pretty busy till December so please contact me now to schedule your session!   Multi generation/extended family session can be done at your backyard or pretty outdoor location near by!  E-mail: photo@aikacardin.com
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Danville extended family holiday session

Danville extended family holiday session

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December 12, 2015
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 THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING BY MY HOLIDAY PHOTO BOOTH!  IT WAS SO GREAT TO MEET YOU AND I HAD LOTS OF FUN PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR LITTLE ONE IN ADORABLE HOLIDAY OUTFIT!  IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE LOTS OF FAMILIAR FACES AND ALSO NEW LITTLE ONES!!

Here’s a link to download your Holiday Digital Greeting Card and online gallery to purchase high res digital files and professional prints.  For Digital Card,  click on your little one’s image on dropbox link and click  ” ↓ ”  on bottom right corner to download your card!  Card should be saved to your computer’s ” download folder”. These cards are perfect to post on Social Media and sharing them by e-mail.  Please note that these cards are created for online sharing purpose only.  You can purchase high resolution digital files separately.  I have selected the best image which works best for the card. There will be no exchange of pictures. Thank you!

Professional prints make a perfect gift for family members! Please place prints order by December 16th, Wednesday to receive prints order before Christmas.

Online gallery is available for 2 weeks only. Please make your selection by December 26th.

 

December 4th, Friday – Small Talk Family Cafe

Online gallery

Digital Holiday Card

 

December 5th, Saturday – Small Talk family Cafe

Online gallery

Digital Holiday Card

 

December 8th, Tuesday – Itsy Bitsy Yoga with Hilarie – Sports Basement, Walnut Creek

Online gallery

Digital Holiday Card

 

~ Extended Family Session ~

Family members getting together for Holidays? Schedule extended family session to photograph 3, 4 generation together! Portraits are a Christmas Gift that will be cherished long after toys are outgrown…and the session itself is a fun family memory!  Contact photo@aikacardin.com for availability.

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Danville extended family holiday session

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East Bay best family photographer

 

I LOVE it when client schedule family session with grandparents, especially when they are visiting from out of town.  It creates such a beautiful memories to remember for years.    We did two location, Old Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek and one of my favorite park in Concord. The Fall color was so beautiful there! I family is here as expat and they are here in San Francisco for very limited time.  Now they have beautiful pictures of memory to bring home!
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I LOVE every image from this session!  Can you tell we had so much fun?  It was a beautiful morning in Walnut Creek, perfect day to create holiday family pictures for Holiday Cards! Thank you M family for fun day and enjoy your pictures! Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer Walnut Creek best family photographer

 
November 03, 2015
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It’s my favorite time of the year, Halloween & Christmas!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing little ones in Halloween costume and their Holiday outfit for Christmas.  Register today for 15 minutes portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography!  Bring your little one in their costume to capture their cuteness!!!! These photo booth are so popular and it sells out quickly. Reserve your spot now!

2015 Halloween promo

~ Halloween Photo Booth ~

DATE:     October 16th, Friday  9;30am ~ 2:30pm at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek  SOLD OUT!

                 October 17th, Saturday 8:00am ~ 12:30pm at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek  SOLD OUT!

                October 20th, Tuesday 9:30am-1:30 pm at Itsy Bitsy Halloween Party by Hilarie’s Helpful Hints at Sports Basement SOLD OUT!

 

 

RECOMMENDED AGE : 3  months old ( recommended :baby who is able to sit up with support ) ~3 years old

FEE: $30 / child, include 15 min photo session and one web-sized digital Halloween Greeting Card

Digital Halloween Card and online gallery to purchase high resolution images will be available by a week before Halloween.  Digital Halloween Card is perfect to share on web and social media to show off your little ones’ cuteness!  Digital Card is web-sized and not recommended for printing.  You can purchase high resolution files from online gallery. Retouched high resolution file is $15 each , professional print starts from $20~.

Halloween & Fall set up!  We will start with Halloween costume first with pumpkin theme set up and  if time allows, we will shoot with adorable Fall outfits with fall theme set up!  My motto is always simple, simple, simple…the adorable little ones should be the focus and backdrop simply an accessory.  Why I do this?  As a mom of 16 months old girl ( I have 6 years old boy, too!)  I LOVE how little one looks in adorable Fall outfit!!  Fall theme set up is optional and I highly recommend choosing simple outfit like overalls, dress, sweater and pants, etc for a quick outfit change.  For Halloween Costume, please avoid a costume with big hat as it will create a shadow on adorable face. Please feel free to bring any Halloween theme prop like treat bag to make this photo session more special!

 

 

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~ Holiday Photo Booth ~

DATE: December 4th, Friday, 9:30am ~ 2:30pm, Small Talk Family Cafe, Walnut Creek

              December 5th, Saturday, 8:00 am ~ 12:30pm,  Small talk Family Cafe, Walnut Creek

              December 8th, Tuesday,9am ~ 1:00 pm at Itsy Bitsy Yoga Holiday party by Hilarie’s Helpful Hints at Sports Basement, Walnut creek

           

RECOMMENDED AGE : 3 months old ( recommended: baby who is able to sit up with support) ~3 years old

FEE: $30/ child, include 15 min photo session and one web-sized digital Holiday Greeting Card

Sibling, please reserve 2 slots

Digital Holiday Card and online gallery to purchase high resolution images will be available on December 12th.  Digital Holiday Card is perfect to share on web and social media to show off your little ones’ cuteness!  Digital Card is web-sized and not recommended for printing.  You can purchase high resolution files from online gallery. Retouched high resolution file is $15 each , professional print starts from $20~. Baby’s Holiday portraits make a great gift for family members!

CLOTHING:  I will have red, silver, gold and blue ornaments which we can coordinate to match your little ones outfits! I will also have red bear robe ( see below sample image) and other holiday photo props for you to use !  Can’t wait to see your little ones Holiday outfits1

 

SIGN UP FROM HERE:

 * Please consider child’s nap time when you pick a time!    For sibling, please reserve 2 slots.

How to Prepare:

~ Feeding little ones ~

Please feed your little ones before you arrive and make sure they drink plenty of water. I know the session is only 15 minutes but we all know kids can make – or – break 15 minutes!

~ Clothing ~

Please make sure to try on the clothes in advance so that you can adjust the size. Most importantly, your little one has to be comfortable!  Please ry to avoid large hat as it will create a shadow on face.  Full diaper doesn’t photograph well… Please have diaper changed right before the session!

Please feel free to Email at photo@aikacardin.com with any questions and looking forward to photographing your little ones!

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~ Fall Family Session ~

Do you have a perfect family portrait for 2015 Holiday Card?  Fall is a great time to create family portraits to celebrate the season!

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~ Extended family Session ~

Your family members getting together for Holidays?  Schedule extended family session to photograph 3 or 4 generations together!  Portraits of grandkids and grandparents are so precious!  I have lots of extended family sessions scheduled already in December. Email photo@aikacardin.com for more info and available dates!

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December 09, 2014
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Thank you all for coming by my ” Cute & Classic  Baby’s First Christmas Portraits ” photo booth!  I enjoyed photographing all babies in cute holiday outfits!

Here’s a link to download your little one’s Christmas Digital Greeting Card and online gallery to purchase high res digital files.

For Digital Card,  click on your little one’s image on dropbox link and click  ” ↓ ”  on bottom right corner to download your card!  Card should be saved to your computer’s ” download folder”. These cards are perfect to post on Facebook and sharing them by e-mail.  Please note that these cards are created for online sharing purpose only.  You can purchase high resolution digital files separately for printing from below online gallery.  I recommend http://www.mpix.com for your printing and photo gifts ordering.  Baby’s Christmas Photos makes a great gift for grandparents!!

 

Online Gallery  link is available for 2 weeks only. Please make your selection within that time frame.

 

December 2nd, Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga Holiday Party at Sports Basement, Walnut Creek

Digital Card

Online Gallery

 

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December 10th. Holiday Boutique at Small Talk Family Cafe, Walnut Creek

Digital Card

Online Gallery

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

 

 
December 07, 2014
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Cute&classic baby's first Christmas portraits

~ Cute & Classic!  Baby’s Christmas Portraits ~

Please join us for a fun Holiday Celebration to create  ” Cute & Classic ” Baby’s  First Christmas Portraits!  Each Session is 5~10 minutes and include 1 digital holiday greeting card. Online gallery will be available to purchase high resolution files.   Bring your little ones in their Holiday best for their Photo Opportunity!

 

*December 2nd, Tuesday  10AM-1PM at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek

Itsy Bitsy Holiday Party by Hilarie’s Helpful Hints

No need to sign up in advance, please stop by my photo booth when you arrive the party and pick up  the number !

 

*December 10th, Wednesday 9:30AM-12:30PM  at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek

Holiday Boutique

Sign up from here! 

SOLD OUT

 

Drop in will be taken between reserved sessions. Making reservation is highly recommended.

 

Cute & Classic Baby’s first Christmas Portraits mini session $20 / child

Digital holiday card and online gallery to purchase high resolution images will be available within 1 week after your session date.

Retouched high resolution file $15 each

 

 

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Looking forward to seeing you !

 

 

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