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” Gift of memories ”  Family gave grandma an extended family photo session as a Mother’s Day gift . We had set this session dates from months ago as some of the family members live in Los Angels.  Grandma and Grandpa are also cerebrating their 40th wedding anniversary so this photo session was extra special!  We met a park in San Ramon and it was a lot of fun!  I have been photographing their grandkids for last 3 years and it was so nice to photograph them again as a whole family this time!   They came to my portrait studio in Walnut Creek to view their photos and they invested in beautiful canvas collage to display in grandma’s house.  I’m a strong believer of displaying photos on the wall to show the love of the family, not just keeping photos in computer as digital files and that’s why I offer beautiful framed prints, canvas and custom design album so that you can remember and treasure these special memories forever.    Thank you for a fun session, C family and congratulations on 40th wedding anniversary!

 

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.

 

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!

 

I LOVE watching and documenting my baby collection clients growing up through my lens. It seems like it was only yesterday when I went over Alexander’s house in Burlingame for life style newborn session, this time, we met at park in Walnut Creek for his 8 months old family session!  I LOVE this age, he is able to sit up on his up and super smily!  It was such a fun session and I can’t wait to photograph him again when he is 1 year old!  My Baby Collection is a perfect way to capture baby’s first year milestone. 

 

Life style newborn family session at Alexander’s home in Burlingame.

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I had so much fun photographing Lucy & Ryan from Martinez for their maternity session. We met one of my favorite park in Walnut Creek and the evening light was just perfect!  Lucy changed outfit during the session form Jeans to white dress, She looked absolutely beautiful.Thank you for choosing me to create your maternity portraits, Lucy & Ryan!  I hope to photograph you again as family of 3 next time!  

 

B family is from Alameda and  a friend of my long time client and mom contacted me to schedule a business headshot session and family session. We started at my portrait studio in Walnut Creek to create business headshot for dad then headed to park for outdoor family portraits!  This is their first family session in 10 years!!!!    Life get busy and time passes by, it it important to take a moment to crate a memory for you and for your family and I’m so glad they did!  We had so much fun creating beautiful portraits together. A few weeks after the session, mom came by my studio to view photos and she ordered custom album and large canvas of family portrait to display at entrance of the house.  I can’t wait for them to display it!!  Thank you for choosing me, B Family ! 

 

More baby headshot sessions at my studio!  Here are some of the baby models I have recently photographed!  They came from San Francisco, Napa, San Jose and all over from bay area to my portrait studio in Walnut Creek for their headshot sessions!  I’m an agency preferred photographer for San Francisco and bay area’s top talent/ modeling agencies and I enjoy creating headshot for future rising stars!  Best of luck to their exciting modeling journey!!!  

 

I want to show you the most beautiful photos you have ever seen of yourself.  Every Woman needs a beautiful portrait of herself.

I offer makeover and contemporary magazine style photo shoot for woman.   You come to my studio, you experience full makeover by my team and a photo shoot. We can design the shot that suits you, in the outfit that you would like to be photographed in.

 




 
June 04, 2017
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Photos are ready!  I’m so excited to share adorable photos of your ballerinas from Bravo Bash Photo Day for TUTU School, Walnut Creek and Montclair!

Please read below information before visiting Online gallery.

********  HOW TO ORDER *********

Photo session was complimentary by TUTU School and Aika Cardin Photography!

All prices are listed in online gallery and you will receive 10% off on order of $100 and more. please use promo code ” 10%off ” at check out. Please note I won’t be able to adjust the discount after order was placed. Please make sure to use promo code to take advantage of special offer!

 

June 4th Sunday : Photo Day at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in Walnut Creek

June 10th Saturday : Photo day at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in Walnut Creek 

June 10th Saturday : Photo Day at Montclair TUTU School  

 

* Please note that total number of images shown are different per ballerinas depends on their age.

Enjoy the pictures and share them with your family members!

 

********  Summer & Fall Family Session  ********

When is the last time you had your family photos taken?  Schedule your Summer and Fall Family Session to capture the love of  family and to remember this sweet stage of childhood. Please E-mail  photo@aikacardin.com for availability.

 

 

 

 

I have been photographing B family since their first child is 1 year old, we’ve done many sessions together, annual Holiday family sessions, maternity and newborn sessions for second child and now mom is expecting baby #3! I was really excited to create beautiful maternity portraits for her at my new studio in downtown Walnut Creek!  I can’t wait to have them back here for newborn session in June! Congratulations!! 

Behinds the scene!  I work with hair and make up artist to make you feel extra pretty! Hair & make up service can be added per request.

I view photos with clients after the session.  You can feel and touch the products and bring it home with you.  I believe in tangible item that last forever that you can look back and share with your children, grandchildren and passed on generation.