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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!

 
September 01, 2018
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Thank you all for joining  2018  Holiday Mini at studio!  I had lots of fun photographing your little one!

Please read below instruction before visiting online gallery!

*How to order *

  1. Professional prints and high res digital files are available for purchase, professional prints make great gifts as well as  keepsake! Online gallery is up for 2 weeks only,  Get your orders in NOW  and share these adorable photos with friends and family for Holidays!   All prices are listed in online galley.
  2. Special Offer! Buy more Save More!    Receive 10% off on order of $150 and more, receive 15% off on order of $250 and more, receive 20% off on order of $350 and more!! Discount will be applied to shopping cart automatically at check out.
  3. Digital photos order will be E-mailed to you automaticaly right after your transacation is complete. Please make sure you enter correct E-mail address at check out. Prints order will take 3-5 business days.
  4. Enjoy your pictures!

 

November 18th session

December 1st Session

December 2nd Session

 

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

 

All the best, Aika

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

This Mother’s Day, I want you to exist in photographs for your children, for people who love you and for yourself.

Create memories that last a lifetime.

Contact studio photo@aikacardin.com for more info!


My portrait studio is located in downtown Walnut Creek!

 

2017 Mother’s day, Mother & Daughter, Mommy & me session in Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Oakland, South Bay, East Bay San Francisco. Portrait session in Studio. Aika Cardin Photography Studio.

 
April 28, 2018
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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 and you can order professional print and digital file of all your favorite photos from below online gallery!  there are so many cute ones!!!

All prices are listed in online gallery and you will receive 10% off on order of $100 and more and 20 % off on order $200 and more!  and discount will be added automatically when you check out! These adorable photos make great keepsake as well as gifts for family members!

* Please note that total number of images shown are different per ballerinas. There are many pictures and online gallery is divided by two by the time of your session time:

6/2 session time 9:00am – 10:55am

 

6/2 session time 11am – 1:55pm

 

I hope you enjoy the pictures!!

 

********  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.

 

 

 
April 01, 2018
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2018 Bravo Bash Photo Day for TUTU School, Walnut Creek & Montclair

I’m so excited to photograph all little ballerinas for Bravo Bash !  This year’s Bravo Bash Photo Day will be held on June 2nd Saturday from 9am – 2pm at my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek!    Sample photos will be up soon and it’s going to be so so cute!  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 a E-mail confirmation with direction to studio.  Can’t wait!  This is a complimentary photo session by TUTU School & Aika Cardin Photography and print and digital file  are available for purchase from $35 ~ on online gallery and special package will be available !

 

Sign up from here

 

******************   Spring & Summer Family and Extended Family Portrait Session *****************

When is the last time your had your family pictures taken?  Family gathering coming up soon with grandparents?  Take time to create memories that last forever.  E-mail : photo@aikacardin.com for more information and availability!  Business headshot, kids model headshot are also available at studio and on location.

One of the most popular location with Golden Gate Bridge !

Capture these special moments! They grow up so quickly…..!

Maternity, newborn family Session, family session, business headshots, model headshots sessions are available at studio in Walnut Creek!

 

 

Thank you all for joining  2018  Spring & Easter  Mini!  I enjoyed photographing your little one!   Please read below instruction before visiting online gallery!

*How to order *

  1. Professional prints and high res digital files are available for purchase, professional prints make great gifts as well as  keepsake! Online gallery is up for 2 weeks only till April 7th,  Get your orders in NOW to share these adorable photos for Easter and create some gifts for family members !    All prices are listed in online galley.
  2. Special Offer! Buy more Save More!    Receive 10% off on order of $150 and more, receive 15% off on order of $250 and more, receive 20% off on order of $350 and more!! Discount will be applied to shopping cart automatically at check out.
  3. Digital photos order will be E-mailed to you automaticaly right after your transacation is complete. Please make sure you enter correct E-mail address at check out. Prints order will take 3-7 business days.
  4. Enjoy your pictures!

 

March 17th, Saturday

 

March 18th Sunday 

 

 

************   Family, extended Family Session  ******************

Family members getting together for Mother’s Day, Birthday, wedding anniversary?  Give a gift of memories to celebrate !  It’s a best gift you can give that last forever.

Please email photo@aikacardin.com for availability and more details!   Also booking Family Session, business headshot session!

 

 

 

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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I’m so excited to offer Valentine’ session again this year and I will be offering outdoor and indoor Sessions.  Outdoor session is great for older kids and siblings with older kids,  indoor session is great for babies and little ones.  Register today for 15 minutes portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography!  Bring your children in with their Valentine outfit to capture their cuteness. These mini are so popular and it sells out quickly,  Reserve your spot now!

DATE:

January 27thSaturday 9:30am – 12pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek. INDOOR SOLD OUT

January 28th Sunday, 9:30am-12pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek. INDOOR SOLD OUT

January 28th Sunday 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Heather Park, Walnut Creek  OUTDOOR – SOLD OUT

RECOMMENDED AGE: 6 months old ~     ( baby should be able to sit up )

WHAT TO WEAR:   2 studio session backdrops are Valentine theme pink heart backdrop and classic wooden backdrop, both really cute! Bring in two outfits to photograph on both backdrops ! Dresses, tutu, pants, hat, Valentine theme sweaters, etc! Outdoor session, nature is your backdrop with cute Valentine props!

PROP: I will have lots of cute Valentine theme props for you to use! chairs, heart shaped sunglasses, bow and arrow, Banner, etc!   Outdoor session will include heart shaped balloons .

FEE: $ 35  per child, include 15 min photo session, one outfit change, two backdrop set up for studio, all fun props to use!

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

Online gallery will be available on February 3rd. Professional print and digital file is available for purchase from $35 ~. Special package will be available. No refund will be issued for cancellation within 48 hours from your session time.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FROM HERE



Please consider your little ones nap time when you select a time!  If the available dates/ time are not shown in below calendar, it means it’s already booked. 

~Indoor Studio Set up ~

~ Outdoor  ~

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!

 

 
January 01, 2018
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I’m super excited for 2018 Spring & Easter Mini!  I’m going to recreate Janie & Jack theme set up in my way!  I”m in LOVE with their current Spring collection and set up.  ( see photo above)  I Love the style of Janie & Jack !  Please note that I’m not affiliated with Janie & Jack and there is no need to wear their clothes for photo shoot,  but dress up Spring clothes will look super cute !  I will also have Easter color backdrop so bring two outfits!   Actual set up photos will be ready soon but you know it will be so cute!

DATE:

March 17th Saturday 9:30am – 12pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek.  SOLD OUT

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

RECOMMENDED AGE: 6 months old ~     ( baby should be able to sit up )

WHAT TO WEAR:   2 studio session backdrops are white French panel Janie & Jack theme  for Spring and Easter color for Easter phots!  both really cute! Bring in two outfits to photograph on both backdrops !

PROP: I will have cute Spring and Easter prop to match with theme, please feel free to bring your own egg basket, etc!

FEE: $ 35  per child, include 15 min photo session, one outfit change, two backdrop set up for studio, all fun props to use!

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

Online gallery will be available on March 24th.  Professional print and digital file is available for purchase from $35 ~. Special package will be available. No refund will be issued for cancellation within 48 hours from your session time.

Please note this event is  kids only, please email photo@aikacardin.com if you are interested in family portrait session.

 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FROM HERE

 


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!

 

Please email photo@aikacardin.com to schedule your Spring Family Session!  Love the color of Spring !

My Studio is perfect for newborn family , baby milestone and headshots Session!