Archive for 'Studio Session'

 
January 09, 2019
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I’m so excited to offer Valentine Mini 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. Sign up today for 15 minutes portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography!  Bring your children with their Valentine outfit to capture their cuteness. These mini are so popular and it sells out quickly,  Reserve your spot now!

 

DATE:

January 19th Saturday  9:30am – 1pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek.  INDOOR

January 20th Sunday  9:30am-1pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek. INDOOR

January 20th Sunday  3:30pm – 5:00pm at Heather Park, Walnut Creek  OUTDOOR 

RECOMMENDED AGE: 6 months old ~  10 years old   ( baby should be able to sit up )

WHAT TO WEAR:   Two studio 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 2nd. 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.

You will receive automated Email confirmation with location info once booking is completed.  If you didn’t receive Email confirmation ( please check junk/ spam folder), please contact me !

 

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 Set up ~

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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September 16, 2018
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I opened my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek in March 2017 and I LOVE LOVE LOVE having my own place to meet with clients and do a photoshoot!  My style is modern and classic and I like a simple backdrop, I want the focus of portrait to be my clients not busy backdrop.  Here’s what’s available in my studio! Each backdrop is different in sizes and recommended number of people that fit in the backdrop is also listed for your reference.

 

” NEW”  French panel backdrop – largest backdrop in studio, up to 12 people

 

Light Grey/ light blue textured canvas – good for 8 people

Light Grey/ Light blue sparkle – good for 4 people

Grey/ black textured  ~ good for  up to 10 people

Black solid ~ good for up to 4  people ~

Grey solid ~ good for up t0 8  people ~

Light grey solid ~  good for up to 4 people

Beige textured with brown sofa ~ good for 4 people ~

White backlight with white sofa ~  good for 5 people ~

White wall with floor ~  good for large group and family ~

Brush textured ~  good for 4  people ~

 


 
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

 

 

 

 

So cute!  Little Olivia came to my photo studio in Walnut Creek  with her two big sisters, mom and dad! I have photographing girls for TUTU School recital Photos last couple years then we did Holiday maternity Family Session last year in Walnut Creek! Olivia wanted to see what was happening in studio so she was awake most of the session.  Look at her big beautiful eyes!  It is nice that mom takes time to bring baby #3 to photo session to capture this big milestone.  After 1st child, #2, # 3…. get less photos taken as life gets super busy for family.   Welcome to the world, Olivia!  I look forward to photographing you again at  your next milestone!

 

 

Welcome to the world, Cristiano!  I have been photographing S family since last year!  This time, they brought their new addition to the family, Cristiano!  I love seeing family growing up through my lens.   Cristiano was such a happy baby during the photo shoot and he even showed me some smile!    I can’t wait to photograph him again at his next milestone!

 

 

 

What a beautiful Family!   Mom has her own dental practice in Napa and she found out about my service through Contra Costa Dentistry in Walnut Creek where I have a huge and gorgeous family photo gallery wrap canvas displayed at entrance.   Canvas is from a photo session of the owner, Contra Costa Dentistry, Dr. Tiffany Ham .   

I LOVE Referrals.  Most of my clients find me through friends and I LOVE it! Big thank you to my amazing clients, too!

For M Family Session, we started at my studio in downtown Walnut Creek , we did beautiful family portraits in backight, and also business headshot for mom and dad!   Then headed to one of my favorite park near my studio and created more fun photos together!  Mom has invested in 5 beautiful canvases to display at her home. It’s going to look so beautiful.    My goal is for clients to have printed memory on the wall so that you can look at it everyday, give you smiles and passed down on generation.  Thank you for a fun session, M Family!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

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 21, 2018
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I’m so excited to offer Father’s Day Mini Session again this year!  Father’s Day Mini Session was the most popular mini session last year as those photos made such a perfect Father’s Day gift! Surprise Daddy with adorable portrait of your little one!

Dress your little one in Daddy’s favorite sports team like, Giants, 49ers, A’s, Golden State Warriors, etc, bring daddy’s favorite tie, hat, anything that you think daddy would love to see on his baddy/little girl.  Men are the hardest to shop for but I don’t know a dad who doesn’t love pictures of their kids!   Moms!  Please join for a couple of  portraits together with your kids if you would like!   I will be offering Father’s Day Mini  at my portrait studio in downtown Walnut Creek.  Sign up today for Father’s day special portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography!

~ Father’s Day Mini ~

 

Second backdrop option.  Beautiful soft pink for girls, and blue for boys!  Be creative on outfits to match the backdrop! It will be a beautiful classic portraits.

 

DATE:  June 3rd, Sunday, 9:30am-1:30pm  SOLD OUT

PLACE: Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek

RECOMMENDED AGE: 6 months old ( baby who is able to sit up on her/ his own ) ~ .

SET UP & PROP: You can bring 2 outfits for two different set up.  One for Father’s Day and one for Summer look( pink or blue backdrop) !  I will do my best to create as much cute pictures I can in 15 minutes! As always, my motto is simple, simple, simple… the adorable little one should be the focus and backdrop is simply an accessory! I will have some mini baseball bat, balls and Father’s Day sign, chairs on site, please feel free to bring your own prop, Daddy’s favorite items to cordinate with little one’s outfits to make this Father’s Day Portraits even more special!

FEE: $30/ child include 15 min photo session with one outfit change, two backdrops set up and fun  Father’s day signs and 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 June 9th.  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.

 

If the available time doesn’t show up in calendar, that means it’s sold out. Please email me to be on a waiting list!  photo@aikacardin.com 


 

*** Summer Family Session ***

Is your little one turning one? Are you expecting? Celebrate special milestone with Summer Family Session or just because…! Family members visiting ?  Schedule photo session with grandparents to create timeless portrait with grandparents and grandkids! I photograph at studio,  beautiful locations in bay area and San Francisco. Beach, Ranch, Open Space, or simple at your home to capture the love of the family as life style family session!