Archive for 'Studio Session'

 
March 18, 2019
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I’m super excited for 2019 Spring & Easter Mini and I’m working on adorable new Spring set up in studio!  this year’s theme is white and greens with some Spring colors !  I like simple and timeless look for boys and girls so that focus of portraits is your child instead of busy props or backdrops.   I will also have Easter color backdrop so bring two outfits! Above sample photos are from my pinterest board to put some ideas together ( not my photos ) and actual set up photo will be ready soon but you know it will be super cute and you will love it!

DATE:

April 6th Saturday 10:30am – 1:30pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek.  

April 7th Sunday , 10:30am – 1:30pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek. 

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

WHAT TO WEAR:   2 studio session backdrops are white  for Spring and Easter color for Easter phots!  both really cute! Bring in two outfits to be photographed 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 a week after your session date.  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!

 

Easter theme Backdrop

Outfit ideas! 

Do you know anyone who might be interested in this adorable Spring mini?  Please spread the word for me!!

 

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!

 

 

*************   Spring Family Session *************

Flowers are blooming and Spring is a great time to update your family photos!  Please email photo@aikacardin.com for my availability. I’m available to travel to any beautiful location in San Francisco and  bay area!

 

How about a gift of memories to grandma?  Schedule three generation portraits session for grandma’s birthday, wedding anniversary or just because!

NEW!!   Birthday Party Photoshoot at studio!

Girls said it was the best birthday party ever!!   My Birthday Party Photoshoot package includes hair & make up,  photoshoot with best friends to remember this special day!  Girls love getting hair and make up done and it is so much fun because you are with your best friends!  I’m here to capture and document special day for birthday girl! Email photo@aikacardin.com for more info and availability!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring and Easter Mini session in Walnut Creek photo studio. Serving Walnut Creek, Alamo, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Dublin, Orinda, Concord, Clayton, Oakland, Fremont, Lafayette, Los Gatos, San Jose, Burlingame, San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay. Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Family Photographer.

 

*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!

Maternity Family Session –

 

Studio family Session –

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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 09, 2018
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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 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!