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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!

 
September 01, 2018
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Christmas is my favorite time of the year and my Holiday Christmas theme photo sessions are very popular and sell out quickly!  I usually offer two set up, One is classic white and Christmas lights set up with ornaments, the other set changes every year for my amazing repeating clients 😉      Putting some fun ideas together for this year’s Holiday photos and I can’t wait to see familiar faces!!!

 

Classic White and Christmas Lights set up

2017 was Winter Wonderland theme!    Stay tuned for 2018 set up!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

2018 Winter Bravo Bash Photo Day for TUTU School, Walnut Creek & Montclair

I’m so excited to photograph all little ballerinas for Winter Bravo Bash !  This year’s Winter Bravo Bash Photo Day will be held on below dates at my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek!

 

November 17th Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm 

November 26th Monday 2pm – 4pm 

Reserve your spot now before it’s gone! Please make sure to select the happy time of your ballerina!  ( avoid nap time!)  Once booking is completed online, you will receive an  E-mail confirmation with direction to studio automatially.   Can’t wait!  This is a complimentary photo session by TUTU School & Aika Cardin Photography and print and digital file will be available for purchase from $35 ~ on online gallery and special package will be available !

 

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*********   Fall & Holiday Family Session  **********

Do you have a family photo you love to create 2018 Holiday Card? When is the last time you had your family photos taken?  Fall is a great time to update your family photos!  I offer family photo session at my studio and beautiful locations in East Bay, San Francisco and South Bay!  Please feel free to E-mail me for availability and more info!      Your extended family getting together for Thanksgiving and Christmas?  Capture the special moment with grandparents and create 3. 4 generations portraits!

 

 

Studio Session
Maternity & newborn session Business headshot & personal Branding session at studio


 

I have many clients become friends when I photograph their family for over years an P family is one of them. I have photograph their little girl, Emily since she was baby, Emily came to all my themed photo sessions for Valentine, Easter, Father’s Day, Halloween and Christmas  for last two and half years, and family sessions.  This time, mom requested  a family session at iconic location in San Francisco as they are moving to Florida.   We started at Presidio for forest look then headed to Baker beach to create family portraits with Golden Gate Bridge in background.  So many memories together and I’m sad that they are moving across the country but we both love traveling so we are planning to meet up at beautiful location next year for next family session!

 

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I photographed K family 3 years ago in Walnut Creek for their Holiday Family Session and I was so excited to see them again !  Mom is expecting baby #2 and she looked absolutely beautiful, I love to glow of expecting mom.  We met at Presidio in San Francisco first then headed to Baker Beach for sunset.  Presidio and Baker Beach are both popular photo locations for maternity session, family session, and milestone session.  Kids can run around and we have so much fun together!   Mom and dad ordered 7 beautiful gallery wrap canvases to display in their home. It’s going to look so beautiful and I know they are going to to bring everyone smile!

 

 
January 11, 2018
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This is my 7th year photographing Takase Family!  First time I met Takase family, their son, Akio  was 1 year old then we have done sessions every year, including newborn session for their daughter, Mika!  I truly enjoy watching family grow through my lens.   This time, Takase family chose Stanford University for their 2017 Holiday  Card Family Session. Such a beautiful family and so much laugh and smile during the session!  I can’t wait to see them again! 

 

Family photographer in South bay, East Bay, San Francisco, Stanford University, Stanford, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Burlingame, Hilsborough.

 

I’m so excited to be a part of Valentine Dance ( used to be called Father & Daughter Dance)  for Tutu School again!  I had so much fun photographing everyone last couple years and I look forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones this year!  This is a complimentary photo session by Tutu School, Walnut Creek & Montclair and Aika Cardin Photography, exclusively for Tutu School students. Please sign up and reserve your spot from below calendar!

February 17th 3pm-5:30pm ~   Tutu School, Montclair

February 18th 2:30pm – 5pm ~  Tutu School, Walnut Creek

Please make sure to sign up on correct location:


 

What to wear

Pastel, white, cream colors will look great!

 

Session

This is a quick 5 minutes session to create a special memory of Valentine Dance!  There will be two backdrops ready for you, castle theme one for your little ballerina and textured light blue/ while color one for a portrait with daddy, grandpa. ( sample dance photos above are taken at my studio, actual backdrop for Valentine Dance is textured light blue / white and it’s really pretty! ) . You can select one or do both as long as time allows! Professional Print and digital file are available for purchase and start from $ 30~. Photo sessions will be scheduled back to back, so be sure to arrive at Tutu School at least 5 minutes before prior to your time slot and that your child is dressed and ready to go!

 

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

 

 

 

 

 

This is my third year shooting at this beautiful park, Vasona Park in Los Gatos and it’s such a perfect location for family photo sessions!  it started as super foggy day. I had never shot in fog like that before and I was little nervous how photos would turn out but I LOVE the finished results!  I think fog provides soft beautiful look in background!  The couple brought their dog to include in their holiday photos and it was lot of fun!!!   Some formal and lots of candidate sots of them playing.   So cute!


 

My photo studio is located in downtown Walnut Creek! Perfect for business headshot, personal branding, baby and family portraits.Email photo@aikacardin.com for inquiry!

 
January 01, 2018
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San Francisco

Baker Beach

Legion of Honor 

Palace of Fine Arts

Presidio

S.F Skyline

Embarcadero area & Pier

 

East Bay

Old Borges, Ranch, Walnut Creek

Heather Farm, Walnut Creek

Foothill Regional Park – Walnut Creek

Central Park, San Ramon

Markham Nature Park, Concord – Fall

 

South Bay

Vasona Park, Los Gatos

Stanford University, Stanford

Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto

Sharon Park, Menlo Park

 

Napa

Studio in Walnut Creek

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Spring, Fall, Holiday Family Session at Legion of Honor, Palace of Fine Arts, Presidio, San Francisco, Vasona Park, Los Gatos, Stanford University, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto, Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek, Heather Farm, Walnut Creek.