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I LOVED photographing B family! Mom requested to schedule their family portraits session while their oldest son was back home from Texas during his Fall break from college.  We started a session at my studio in Walnut Creek first then headed to Old Borges Ranch for more casual setting!   It could be challenging to schedule a family session as you have to coordinate everyone’s schedule but it was all worth it!  You will have these beautiful photos to look back.   As you can see, the oldest son is tall and he is 6’5″ !!!     Mom and dad turned 50 this year and they also celebrated their 25 th wedding anniversary so this photo session was extra special to capture and document family’s milestone!  Thank you, B family for choosing me!

 

It’s my favorite time of the year, Halloween & Christmas!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing little ones in their Halloween costumes, Fall colors, and their adorable Holiday outfits.  Register today for a 15-minute portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography!  Bring your little one in to capture their cuteness and magic of the season.  These mini sessions are very popular and will sell out quickly. Reserve your spot now!

 

 

 

 

~ Halloween & Fall Photo Booth ~

 

 

DATE:      October 27th, Saturday, 9:30am – 12:30pm  at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in Walnut Creek SOLD OUT

               

RECOMMENDED AGE: 5  months old ~ 5  years old (recommended: baby should be able to sit up with support)

Halloween & Fall set up!  I will have orange fall trees background set up ( see the very first photo above) with pumpkins and brown panel set up  where we will capture your little ones in their Halloween and favorite Fall outfits!  My motto is always simple, simple, simple…the adorable little ones should be the focus and the backdrop is an accessory.  Why do I do this?  As a mother of a four years old girl, ( I have nine years old boy, too!)  I LOVE how the little ones look in adorable Fall outfits!!  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 the big hat as it will create a shadow over their cute little face. Please feel free to bring any Halloween theme prop like treat bag to make this photo session more special! Halloween mini sessions are the perfect way to remember the excitement of Halloween!

FEE: $30 per child, include 15 min photo session , use of two backdrop with Halloween/ Fall props,  one outfit change

please add $20 for a sibling  (due to a limited shooting space, no more than two children total.)

The online gallery will be available on October 30th.  Professional Print and the digital file is available for purchase from $35~.  Special Package will be available!   No refund will be issued for cancellation within 48 hours.

~ Sample Fall Outfits ~

 

~ Holiday Photo Booth ~

It’s time for Holiday Photo Booth!  Magical birch forest for  ” Winter Wonderland” 2018 look! This will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before!!  As usual, Holiday photo booth will have two backdrop for you to use!  Classic Holiday light set up and Winter Wonderland set up !

15 minutes, 2 backdrops!  Reserve your spot now!

 

DATE: November 18th, Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm  at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in Walnut Creek      SOLD OUT

              December 1st Saturday 9:30am -11am  at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in Walnut Creek  

              December 2nd Sunday 9:30am -13:30pm  at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in Walnut Creek  

           

RECOMMENDED AGE: 5 months old ~ 7 years old (recommended: baby should be able to sit up )

FEE: $ 30  per child, include 15 min photo session, one outfit change, two backdrop set up

please add $20 for a sibling  (due to a limited shooting space, no more than two children total.)

Professional Print and the digital file is available for purchase from $35~.  Special Package will be available!   No refund will be issued for cancellation within 48 hours.

 

CLOTHING:  Winter Wonderland backdrop – I recommend light color, fairy dress, cozy sweater, boots, winter clothes,

Classic Holiday Lights backdrop – I recommend all holiday colors outfits!

 

 

SIGN UP HERE for Halloween & Holiday Photo Booth: Please consider your little ones nap time when you select a session time!  If the available dates are not shown in below calendar, it means it’s already sold out. Please email me at photo@aikacardin.com to get on the waitlist. 


How to Prepare:

~ Feeding little ones ~

Please feed your little ones before you arrive and make sure they drink plenty of water.  15 minutes can seem like a long time to a little kid so let’s make sure we make them comfortable so they can put on their best smiles!

~ 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 try to avoid large hat as it will create a shadow on the face.  The full diaper doesn’t photograph well… Please have a diaper changed right before the session!

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

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Studio Session

Studio session is perfect for maternity, newborn, baby, glam up Holiday Family Session and headshots! Studio is convinientrly located in downtown Walnut Creek! Email photo@aikacardin.com for more details!

Holiday Family Session

Holiday Family Sessions are in full swing right now!  Do you have a perfect family portrait for your 2017 Holiday Card?  Grandparents coming in town for Holidays?  Extended family sessions is a great way to capture the Holiday memories!

E-mail photo@aikacardin.com for availability!

 

This is my 6th year photographing S Family!  We have photographed at many locations in last 6 years and this year, we chose San Francisco!  Lover’s Lane in Presidio is such a fun place to create Holiday family photos and we all had fun there!  We photographed at another very iconic San Francisco location, Potrero Hill with San Francisco Skyline as backdrop!!    I LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing S family !  Mom always coordinate such a cute family outfit together 😉

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Here’s the second location ! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful skyline of San Francisco!

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Contact photo@aikacardin.com to schedule your family session!

 

I visited D family’s beautiful house in Alamo, California for family photo session.   I have photographed their older daughter at Alamo Elementary School’s gala fundraising event earlier this year!  I was excited to see her again and photograph her family.   They have a beautiful backyard and mom wanted family portraits there.   Mom came to my studio a week after photo session to view photos and she purchased four gorgeous 20 x 20 framed photos to display at their home.  I hope those pictures will give everyone a smile when they look at them  and that is my goal of my business!  Thank you, D family for a fun session!

 

 

I had a lot of fun photographing I family!  They are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary and their daughter, You is turning fourteen, so this was a very special session to celebrate family’s milestone!  I family lives in Menlo Park in South Bay , San Francisco and mom requested photo location as green, nature backdrop.  We met at one of my favorite park in South Bay, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, this park is always filled with flowers and it is so perfect for any type of photo session, baby, children, senior and family session!   Thank you for a fun session, I family and Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary!

素敵な I ファミリー様の家族写真撮影です。結婚20周年記念とお子様の14歳のお誕生日ということで、お母様より撮影の以来がありました。Menlo Park にご在住ですので、そこから近い Elizabeth Gamble Garden で撮影を行いました。この公園は緑、お花が多く、私のお気に入りの撮影スポットです! 笑顔が絶えずとても楽しい撮影でした!


 

サンフランシスコ日本人カメラマン、日本人フォトグラファー、結婚記念、赤ちゃん、子供、家族写真撮影、サンフランシスコ、サウスベイ、イーストベイ、フォトスタジオ。ウォールナットクリーク。 San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay, Japanese photographer, Wedding Anniversary, family, baby, kids portraits.

 

 

 

I recently photographed C family when their 3rd baby arrived.  2 months later,  C family requested another family photo session as grandparents were visiting from Hong Kong to meet their grandson.  What a great opportunity to create a family portraits with grandparents!    We met at one of my favorite photo location in South Bay, Elizabeth Gamble garden in Palo Alto.   C family ordered a large canvas of group photo for grandparents to take it back to Hong Kong!

 

 

 

Family photo session with grandparents!  I visited W family’s house in Hayward, California.   Grandson was visiting from Germany and mom scheduled a photo session to capture special moments of grandson and grandparents together .  We started from their house then headed out to the park near by.   I love grandparents session,  it’s so special and it’s so precious.  These are the photos that will be treasured for many years to come.   Grandma and grandpa come to my studio in Walnut Creek to view photos and they have ordered a beautiful canvas to display at home!   Thank you, W family for having me!

 

Mom contacted me for a maternity session, we were planning to meet at park in Walnut Creek then I received another email that mom was in John Muir  hospital in Walnut Creek for bed rest.  She told me that she didn’t have any photos of her belly and photos with her older daughter and husband and she asked me  I could photograph her family at hospital. Off course, I said yes.   She got a permission from her OBGYN Dr. to leave her room for only 20 minutes.   We met at courtyard of John Muir Hospital and did a photo session!  A few days after the photo Session, a baby arrived premature and he was in ICU for 2 months.   Baby is happy and healthy and I was so excited to meet the baby at their beautiful home in Walnut Creek for a newborn family session!

They had a beautiful backyard over looking Mt. Diablo!   Mom requested to take photo with a little graduation hat Copeland received when he left ICU at John Muir Hospital.  Copeland was wide awake when I started his solo portraits,  I know most photographers try to put baby in sleep for newborn portraits but for me, I like awake baby so that I can capture beautiful eyes !

U family signed up on my Baby Collection Package which is a package of three sessions to capture baby’s first year.  I’m super excited to photograph him again when he is around 8 months ( sitting up stage) and over 1 year old ( walking stage)!  Thank you, C family for letting me capture special moment of your famiy!  Grandma was visiting to meet her grandson from South Carolina , too!

 

 

 

 

 

It has been over  a year since I opened my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek and I l love it that I can offer studio and outdoor session together in one session!   We started C family’s photo session at my studio with mom and dad’s business headshots, then family portraits,  I recommend dressing up for studio session and casual outfits for outdoor !  We drove to a park near studio and did more fun and candidate outdoor portraits!   Kids enjoy running around outside !  C family purchased 30 x 40 gallery wrap canvas to display in their living room and I can’t wait for them to hang it up on their wall! It is so nice to have a a beautiful family portraits displayed on the wall.   Thank you C family for a fun session!

Are you ready to update your family portraits?  Please contact studio for availability!  E-mail : photo@aikacardin.com

 

Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Oakland, Lafayette, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Burlingame, South Bay, San Francisco studio and outdoor natural light family portrait photographer.

 

Look at this beautiful house !  I visited C family in Burlingame to photograph them with their new addition to their family, baby #3, Nolan!   The house was filled with beautiful natural light and we created beautiful family portraits together.  Nolan’s grandpa was visiting from Hong Kong to meet him , I love creating photos of grandpa and grandkids. It is so special .  Thank you C family for letting me capture this special moment for your family and thank you for signing up on my Baby Collection Package!  I’m looking forward to photographing Nolan again soon!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Style newborn family photographer, photo session in Burlingame, Palo Alto, Redwood shore, Menlo Park, Los Gatos, South Bay. Studio located in downtown Walnut Creek and available to travel 😉