Archive for 'LOCATION'


Mom of L family is a cousin of my client and she hired me for a extended family session with grandparents and her sister and kids!  They were renting a beautiful home in San Francisco for family to spend time together so we started from house then we headed to Palace of Fine Art for more family portraits!  I really enjoy extended family session to capture special bounding of grandkids and grandparents. Also, when kids are older in teenager and off to college, you don’t do family portraits session as often compare to when kids were little so this a a great change to create some beautiful mom and boys and family portraits!  Mom ordered beautiful custom designed album, canvas wrap wall collage as a keepsake to display at their home!    Thank you L family for a fun session!   


Here’s gorgeous L Family!  I photographed L family for their life style newborn session at their house in San Francisco last September. As they are my baby collection client which is the package of three sessions to capture baby’s first year, we met in Embacadero in San Francisco for their second session.  Their youngest daughter, Ariana is crowing and sitting up, such a cute age to create milestone portraits!  We started at Cupid’s span then walked to brick wall building plaza for different look!  Thank you for a fun session, L family, next time Ariana will be walking !


As you know, I mainly photograph babies, children and families, when I got a referral from a good friend of mine for Melanie and Ricky’s engagement session, I couldn’t say no. We spoke on the phone, planned the session together and we had so much fun!!  We started from Baker Beach, Cupid’s span in Embarcadero,  Embarcadero Pier and finished at Potrero Hill at sunset with beautiful skyline of San Francisco in backdrop.  The session was filled with smiles and laughs!  They are going to use these pictures to display at wedding.  Two large canvases are in order and I can’t wait for them to see them!

July 01, 2017

Legion of Honor – San Francisco

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Presidio, San Francisco


East Bay

Old Borges, Ranch, Walnut Creek

Heather Farm, Walnut Creek

Central Park, San Ramon

Markham Nature Park, Concord


South Bay

Vasona Park, Los Gatos

Stanford University, Stanford

Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto

Sharon Park, Menlo Park

I don’t have sample family photos, yet as it’s a new South Bay Location this year!  It will be pretty with wooden fence, trees and lake in backdrop.


Below locations are not part of mini sessions, Please schedule regular session if you are interested!

San Francisco Skyline

Baker Beach, San Francisco

Embarcadero & Pier, San Francisco





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.


I have been photographing B family for many years and it was so much fun to see them again! Last time when I photographed them, their older daughter Maddie was shorter than mom and now she is taller !  I enjoy capturing family growing up through my lens and I feel so honored that B family chose me again to create family’s memory this year! We started session at Lover’s Lane in Presidio, we were so lucky that there were no one there!!( usually this place is so popular with engagement, wedding, maternity and family photo sessions and it’s usually impossible not to have any people in background!!!)   then we headed to Potrero Hill to have beautiful San Francisco skyline!   Very classic San Francisco Portraits!  Mom ordered Holiday cards already !!!  First Holiday cards order for this year!  Enjoy the pictures, B family!  


Here’s a beautiful K Family from Pleasanton,CA.  We photographed at two locations in San Francisco and our first stop was at Potrero Hill where you have skyline of San Francisco in background  then we headed to Presidio for some woody look 😉  I LOVE photographing and creating beautiful family portraits in San Francisco.  San Francisco offers such a beautiful backdrop for family portraits!   Thank you , K family for choosing me!













East Bay, South Bay, San Francisco, best family photographer, family photo session at Potrero Hill, Presidio.



2017 Bravo Bash Photo Day!

I’m so excited to photograph little ballerinas again this year for Bravo Bash!

You can sign up your complimentary ballet portrait session from HERE. ( please make sure to check the date and location below)

NEW!  June 25th Sunday 9am-10:30am at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek

June 4th Sunday 9am-12pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek

June 10th Saturday 9am-12pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek

June 10th Saturday 2pm-5pm at Montclair TUTU SCHOOL

Each session is 10 minutes long, please come dressed in photo ready in Bravo Bash costume to maximize the shooting time. My studio is located at #200 Botelho Dr, Walnut Creek.  You will receive the detail direction to studio a day before the session date.  Online gallery will be available 1 week after your session date, prints and digital files are available for purchase.

Please E-mail me with any questions:


This is B family’s very first professional photo session as a family and I feel so honored that they chose me!  They were referred to me by my client. The referral is the best compliment I can get and I’m very thankful for my wonderul clients!

We started family session at Love’rs Lane in Presidio then headed to Baker Beach to catch the sunset.  Baker Beach is the most popular location for family session and scenery is just breathtaking with golden gate bridge in background. We had so much fun running around an walking on the beach! They have purchased beautiful gallery wrap canvas to display in their home and digital files for keepsake.  My goal is to create beautiful ” wall art” for your family, a portrait that gives you a smile every time you walk by.    Thank you , B family,  Enjoy your pictures!


February 10, 2017


Thank you for coming by Father & Daughter Photo Booth at TUTU School Walnut Creek and Montclair!  I enjoyed creating ” Daddy and me” portraits as well as ” princess ” portraits for little ballerinas!  Many sweet moments are captured and I hope you like them!  Professional Prints and high resolution digital files are available for purchase from below online gallery.  Don’t miss out the special promotion of ” buy more, save more”,  for you to invest in these beautiful portraits for keepsake.  Professional prints make a great gift for daddy and grandparents!


2/11 Saturday, Walnut Creek


2/12 Sunday, Montclair


Online galley is up for 2 weeks only, please complete your purchase by March 12th, Sunday.   Please enter below promo code when you check out in online gallery to redeem the offer.  Please note that once transaction is completed, I’m not able to adjust the order or add promo code. Individual digital file and professional prints pricing are listed in online gallery.

Save 10% on total order of $100 or more     TUTU10

Save 15% on total order of $150 or more      TUTU15

Save 20% on total order of $200 or more     TUTU20

Digital files purchase are instant download and professional prints order will be mailed to your within 4-7 business days.

I hope you enjoy the pictures!


Now Booking Spring Family Session!
It finally stopped raining and I’m so excited to create beautiful Spring family portraits for my clients!  It’s such a beautiful time of the year and it’s a great time to update your family portraits! Only a few spots weekend spots left in April. Please Email for availability and more information.

January 23, 2017

I’m so excited to be a part of  Father & Daughter Dance for Tutu School again!  I had so much fun photographing everyone last year and I look forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones!  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!


Tutu School, Walnut Creek

February 11th, Saturday 2pm-5pm

Tutu School, Montclair

February 12th, Sunday 2pm-5pm


What to wear

Pastel, white, cream colors will look great!

This is a quick 5 minutes session to create a special memory of Father & Daughter Dance!  There will be two backdrops ready for you, castle theme one for your little ballerina and classic cream color one for a portrait with daddy. You can select one or do both as long as time allows! Professional Prints and digital files are available for purchase and start from $ 20~. 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!