Archive for 'Life style Newborn family session'


isn’t she beautiful?  When it comes to newborn session, I like to keep it simple.   Timeless and classic. Not too much prop or crazy big bow, simply to capture the beauty of newborn baby as is.   All my life style family newborn sessions taken place at comfort of client’s home.   This family just moved from San Francisco to Walnut Creek and grandparents were visiting from San Diego so we created precious portraits of their first grand child and grandparents portraits.   These portraits will be cherished forever ….!  27 28 31 34


Emiri, she is one of the cutest baby I’ve ever photographed!  I know Emiri’s mom for more than 6 years now.  We became friends when we both lived in New York City and we had so much fun together, traveling, shopping, dining, concerts, etc, everything NYC offers, we did it together. What a great memories!   Time flies by and now I have almost 4years old son and she just welcomed her first baby girl, last December.   I was so excited to photograph Emiri’s 3 months old portraits.  First we headed to Koishikawa Kourakuen in Tokyo for cherry blossom.  At age 3 months old, there are lots of break during the session, feeding, changing,  and sometime baby falling asleep… 😉  Those are all cute and precious moments and I’m here to capture all of them 😉    We were able to create sweet portraits with cherry blossoms and more at home.   I’ll be photographing Emiri throughout this year and can’t wait for a next session.  Next one is when she is sitting up on her own!   I love the Spring in Tokyo!


One of my favorite!

This one is displayed in her living room!  Love this one!

So sweet….

Mom requested to photograph while she is feeding.  This is such a special moments and I wish I have pictures like this with my son!!!


Davin was one of the most calm 10days old I’ve ever seen!  Mom and Dad requested to do newborn session outside at the park, they wanted ” nature look”.   So we met at one of my favorite park in Concord and we were also so lucky to have gorgeous warm Fall weather!  I DO LOVE sooting outside, but shooting newborn outside could be little difficult as you want to keep newborn warm as much a possible to keep him happy!  Davin did so well throughout the session and we were able to try lots of fun props mom brought in 😉  I love all images and hard to pick a favorite from this session…  😉  Thank you for letting me capture Davin’s special time of his life. Enjoy the pictures!!


So cozy….

This mom and dad’s profession, so cool, isn, it?

Little turtle!!! How adorable is this?

So handsome!


The baby boy ” Finn” was born 2 days after our maternity session at Crissy Field in San Francisco!   I’m so glad we were able to do a maternity session just in time.  We had lots of fun there. it was gorgeous evening in city and lots of people were out enjoying the nice evening by the water.  Big brother, Jack loved playing in sand and picking up, rocks!   R Family lives in beautiful townhouse in S.F and I LOVED their beautiful hardwood floor which I use to create Finn’s portraits in bucket 😉   Congratulations, R family!  Enjoy the pictures !!


Beautiful evening in San Francisco!

Boys and rocks…. 😉

Soon to be a big brother!

Finn, 10 day old

Love these ones of mommy and Finn!!


Remember them?  It has been such a pleasure to photograph Terra & Kenyon for their “gender reveal session” in flower field in Spring, then “maternity session” at the beach in Summer, and now they finally welcomed their baby girl ! Mom requested to do their newborn session at their house to document this special time of Zoey’s new life.  Although I LOVE my newborn session at studio with black and white, I ALSO LOVE visiting client’s house for newborn session, too.  When I photographed whole family in their living room, first I asked mom and dad, how they usually spend time and sit on the sofa including their dog and that’s how the image was created.  Because I know that during the newborn period, time just fly by and everything goes blurry when you try to remember it later on.  Thank you for letting me photograph this such a special time for your family!


Gender revealing session in Spring!

It was so emotional and it made me cry, too!

Maternity session at the beach in Summer

One of my all time favorite maternity image!

And here’s Zoey!

Love this one!

This mom’s smile tells everything…..

And Zoey’s smile 😉  Don’t you love newborn’s smile??


I had the pleasure of meeting D family for maternity session a few months ago and I was so excited to see them again for their little girl’s newborn session this time!  I LOVE the way how her big brother was looking at her, the proud face of being a big brother and he was so sweet and gentle with his baby sister.  What a beautiful family of five.  I can’t wait to document next milestone of Claire at 6 months old!    Enjoy the pictures !


This picture is going up on her nursery.


Mika was 10 days old when I photographed her.  She was so sweet and sleepy and her newborn session was just perfect!  While her big brother was jumping around, touching her nose, tickling her, she still slept through…   Mom requested to do newborn session at their new house in San Jose to capture Mika’s precious time of beginning of her life.  I enjoy doing newborn session at client’s house using their living room, backyard as a background and it’s lots of fun.  I met T family last year  for holiday session and it’s such a joy to watch family growing through my lens.  Congratulations, T family!  Can’t wait to photograph Mika again when she is 6 months old!  Enjoy the pictures!!

What a beautiful family.

Big brother’s love ♥

She look so tiny in daddy’s hand 😉

Little princess!


Look who is turning one!  Lilly’s mom contacted me to do Lilly’s photo session to create her 1st Birthday party invitation.  She wanted to go with “ladybug” theme!  How cute is she in red polka dots outfit with some Stella & Dot jewelry?  We had so much fun together and I love how her invitation came all together!  Have  a wonderful 1st birthday party and looking forward to seeing you again for holiday family session next month!!

Lilly’s newborn portrait, last October… wow, time flies!

Lilly came to visit my Halloween booth when she was 2 weeks old in her ladybug outfit 😉

Customized 1st Birthday party invitation.  isn’t this sooooo cute?  ( I took out contact info for privacy reason. )

Back of the card with letter O-N-E !


Isn’t he so handsome?  I loved photographing Jagger, he was around 10 days old when I met him.  Mom wanted outdoor newborn portraits and since his dad surf, we came up with idea of photographing baby with daddy’s surf board at beach 😉  It was lots of fun but it was little bit windy by the water so we met up again at the park later on to finish up the session.  Mom ordered the blue hat with his name on it and it looked so cute on him!    It has been almost 3 years since I started photographing this family.  I love watching family glow through my lens!    Congratulations, Mom and Dad, Enjoy your pictures!



So excited about this new product!!  Aika Cardin Photography is now offering Mobile Photo Album!  The Mobile Photo Album is an album that saves as an application right on your cell phone.  You can share the album with friends and family to show off your Aika Cardin Photography special moments at any time you would like.  Check out the photos below of what the product will look like on your mobile device.  It will work with i phone, I pad and Android.

This cool product will only be available as a part of collection, not for individual sale. For more information or questions about my collection, please contact me at 978-239-6528.

A little about the mobile photo gallery

Once your album is ready for viewing, I will email you a link and you will be prompted to add the app to your home screen on your phone or other mobile device (i.e., iPad). Once the link is downloaded, here is an example of how the app will look:


How cool is this?  Your own app!  See the icon ” Leo” ?

First page of Mobile photo Album

Here’s a slide show of recent peak so you can have  a peek!