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Isabelle came to studio with her big sister, Zoey, her mom, dad and grandma for her newborn family portrait session!  The big sister Zoey just turning 4 and she was so sweet to her little sister during the session!  At newborn family session, I go through as many poses I can to capture those sweet and precious moments between baby and mom, dad and sibling.  Grandma was in town from Los Angels and I love it when grandparents join in couple photos.  It is so special and sweet to create grandparents & grandkids portraits!  My photo studio is located in downtown Walnut Creek with plenty of parking on site!  Studio session is great and convenient as you don’t have to worry about tiding up your house for photo session!  But if you prefer to photograph at your home, I’m available to travel as well!    Please email me at for more information and inquiries!



Newborn, Baby, Family Photo Studio in downtown Walnut Creek. Serving Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Lafayette,  Oakland, Palo Alto, Hilsborough, San Mateo, Burlingame, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Jose, Los Gatos, South Bay, East Bay Area and beyond.

April 03, 2019

I LOVED LOVED LOVED documenting Isla from when she was in her mom’s belly to 1 year old.  Isla signed up on my Baby Collection Package which document Baby’s big milestone in first year. I photographed Isla at maternity session, newborn stage, sitting up stage and standing stage!  All milestone sessions are family session so that I can capture special moments between sibling, mom and dad!   Baby’s first year FLY BY especially for second, their child and my Baby Collection is a perfect way to capture and document those adorable milestone that you want to remember!   Please contact studio for more details and availability!

Isla’s mom invested in Baby’s first year album which shows all mom’s favorite photos from all 4 sessions we did together!  What a perfect way to remember and show it to your child when she is older !


*Second Session – Maternity Session December, 2018

I was so excited when mom told me she was expecting baby #2 and we had so much fun creating adorable maternity family photos at one of my favorite park in Walnut Creek!  Little Kira is now 18 months old running around!  What a big difference from last session.  She is going to become a big sister soon and I can’t wait to photograph them as a family of four soon!


First Session – February, 2018

Kira came to my studio for baby milestone family session. This sitting up stage (when baby is around 7-9 month )is absolutely my favorite age group to photograph! They are usually so chubby, cute and smile and I just LOVE it!!  Both mom and dad are Dr. so it looks up a while to set up a session date in their busy work schedule and we had to reschedule one due to the rain, too….!   We started session at my portrait studio in downtown Walnut Creek, we created family portraits, mommy & Kira, Daddy & Kira and Kira’s individual portraits.  Studio session is perfect for baby because we can do some naked baby portraits in warm environment.  We went to park after to create outdoor portraits , I love it that now I can offer studio and outdoor session in one session,  it’s so much fun to create two different look of family portrait in one session! I can’t wait for them to display these beautiful pictures on their wall!

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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!






I LOVE three generation portrait session!  Mom is a owner of  TUTU School in Walnut Creek and Montclair     and we have been working together for last couple years!  Her mom was visiting from Philipins and we did a three generation portrait session at my studio in Downtown Walnut Creek.   We had so much fun and I love how pictures turned out!   These pictures will be cherished for many years to come!  


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 😉

June 01, 2018

Happy 1st Birthday Estella! She came in studio with her mom for mommy and me portraits and cake smash session!  She is two big brothers who I met in family session at Baker Beach and Palace of Fine Arts a few weeks ago!  Mom wanted to create special 1 year old portraits for her third child, Estella!  Second and third child tends to get less pictures taken compared to first one so I’m so glad mom decided to take extra time to create Estella’s 1 year old milestone photos!  We started with Estella’s portraits, photos with mom then Cake Smash!  Thank you for coming to my photo studio in Walnut Creek!


Maternity, newborn, model headshot, business headshot, Personal Branding,  family portrait, extended family portrait studio in Walnut Creek, East Bay, San Francisco.  Baby, Children, family photographer,  Aika Cardin Photography.

Serving East Bay, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Livermore, Lafayette, Oakland, San Francisco, South Bay, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, San Jose, Los Altos, Stanford, Burlingame,  Redwood shore.   Available to travel to beautiful locations in Bay Area, San Francisco!


Saira and her mom and dad came from Fremont for her newborn family portrait session!   Saira is a beautiful sweet baby and I absolutely enjoyed photographing her and create her very first portrait! She even showed me some smile during the session, too! How sweet!    Thank you fo choosing me to create your family’s very first family portraits and I look forward to photographing you again at Saira’s next milestone!